In the first game of the three-match ODI series, Sri Lanka Women crushed New Zealand Women. They defeated the Kiwis by 9 wickets, their first-ever victory over them. The Lankan girls will look to maintain their momentum and win the series 2-0. In this game, New Zealand Women will look to make a strong comeback and tie the series.
Except for the most recent victory, Sri Lanka Women have struggled against New Zealand Women. They have only won three of the last 15 One-Day Internationals (ODIs). The Kiwis have a very strong team and will attack the Lankans hard in this game. Both sides have high stakes, and we anticipate a close race.
The 2nd ODI between Sri Lanka Women vs New Zealand Women will take place on June 30th, 2023 at Galle International Stadium, Galle.
Match Details to Note
Match: Sri Lanka Women vs New Zealand Women, 2nd ODI, New Zealand Women tour of Sri Lanka Women, 2023
Date: June 30, 2023 (Friday)
Time: 10:00 AM IST
Venue: Galle International Stadium, Galle
Chamari Athapaththu led her team to a 9-wicket victory in the rain-shortened game. It was their biggest win by a large margin against a top-ranked team. The Sri Lankan captain hopes that this victory will inspire her team. She will, however, be concerned because the team has been inconsistent in recent years and faces a difficult opponent.
Chamari Athapaththu scored a century in the previous game and would like to get off to a good start alongside Vishmi Gunaratne. Harshitha Samarawickrama must bat in the middle order and contribute runs alongside Nilakshi de Silva and Anushka Sanjeewani. The side has batting depth and can expect runs from Kavisha Dilhari and Oshadi Ranasinghe.
They bowled well in the previous game, not allowing the Kiwi batters to free their arms. To put the team in a strong position, Oshadi Ranasinghe and Udeshika Prabodhani must score early. Sugandika Kumari and Kavisha Dilhari must take advantage of the situation. Inoka Ranaweera’s performance in the supporting role will also be crucial.
Chamari Athapaththu (captain), Vishmi Gunaratne, Harshitha Samarawickrama, Nilakshi de Silva, Kavisha Dilhari, Anushka Sanjeewani (wicketkeeper), Oshadi Ranasinghe, Kawya Karvindi, Sugandika Kumari, Inoka Ranaweera, Udeshika Prabodhani, Hansima Karunaratne, Inoshi Fernando, Imesha Dulani, Hasini Perera
Players to watch out for:
Chamari Attapathu, who scored a brilliant century in the first game, will be Sri Lanka’s main player. Along with her, Vishmi Gunaratne scored a solid 50 and demonstrated her batting prowess. Nilakshi De Silva is another excellent batter who has the potential to change the game for Sri Lanka’s women.
Sri Lanka will rely heavily on their experienced bowlers O Ranasinghe and Inoka Ranaweera with the ball. Kavisha Dilhari, with her slow off-breaks, is also a good choice.
Possible Playing XI:
Chamari Athapaththu (c), Vishmi Gunaratne, Harshitha Samarawickrama, Nilakshi de Silva, Anushka Sanjeewani (wk), Kavisha Dilhari, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Sugandika Kumari, Inoka Ranaweera, Udeshika Prabodhani, Hansima Karunaratne
Sophie Devine would try to rebound from her loss in the previous game. It had been a bad day at work for an otherwise strong side. They failed to increase the scoring rate and paid the price for sloppy bowling. In this game, Devine will be looking for a determined fightback from her players as they attempt to level the series.
Bernadine Bezuidenhout and Suzie Bates appeared rusty in the previous game, and both will look to establish a strong foundation. Sophie Devine, along with Amelia Kerr and Maddy Green, must perform well in the middle order. Down the order, Georgia Plimmer, Hannah Rowe, and Brooke Halliday provide stability.
In this game, they must improve their bowling performance. Lea Tahuhu and Devine will look for early wickets to put the hosts on the defensive. Frans Jonas and Eden Carson will be crucial in the middle overs. Bates, Kerr, and Hannah Rowe are also expected to contribute.
Sophie Devine (captain), Suzie Bates, Bernadine Bezuidenhout (wicketkeeper), Eden Carson,Isabella Gaze (wicketkeeper), Maddy Green, Brooke Halliday, Fran Jonas, Melie Kerr, Jess Kerr, Rosemary Mair, Molly Penfold, Georgia Plimmer, Hannah Rowe, Lea Tahuhu
Players to watch out for:
Suzie Bates, the experienced New Zealander, will be crucial, as will skipper Sophie Divine and all-rounder Maddy Green, who scored 39 in the first game.
New Zealand has several good bowlers, but the top three are Leah Tahuhu, Sophie Divine, and Melie Kerr.
Possible Playing XI:
Sophie Devine (c), Suzie Bates, Bernadine Bezuidenhout (wk), Melie Kerr, Maddy Green, Georgia Plimmer, Brooke Halliday, Hannah Rowe, Lea Tahuhu, Eden Carson, Fran Jonas
Sri Lanka Women vs New Zealand Women Toss Prediction
In the previous game, the wicket was ideal for batting. We anticipate a similar surface here, and the conditions will be difficult for chasing in the second innings when spinners have the opportunity to turn the ball. In this game, the team that wins the toss will almost certainly choose to bat first.
Sri Lanka Women vs New Zealand Women Pitch Report
Batters have done well at Galle International Stadium in Galle because the ball comes to the bat nicely, allowing them to play their strokes. The wicket does not provide much for fast bowlers, but spinners, like all other subcontinental tracks, enjoy bowling on it because the ball turns sharply.
The weather forecast for Galle is not promising, with an overcast sky. Because batters can play their strokes on the up, we anticipate a high-scoring game. Under these conditions, the team batting first must aim for a total of 250 runs.
Sri Lanka Women vs New Zealand Women Prediction
Sri Lanka Women enter this game with a massive win, but the team’s inconsistency will worry even the most ardent supporters. To score runs from them in every game, they must bat well and look beyond the Top 3. New Zealand has a far more experienced team with strong hitters. They have the advantage in this game. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!
New Zealand Women is the favourite to beat Sri Lanka Women at the odds of 1.27.
Sri Lanka Women vs New Zealand Women Most Recommended Player for Bet:
Suzie Bates of New Zealand scored 28 runs in the previous match and looked good while at the crease. Bates is a seasoned cricketer who can be counted on to be New Zealand’s leading scorer.