SLW vs NZW: 3rd ODI match prediction
SLW vs NZW: In the final match of the three-match ODI series, Sri Lanka Women struck bloodily at New Zealand Women. They achieved their first-ever victory over the Kiwis by defeating the guests by nine wickets. The Sri Lankan women will want to maintain their momentum and win the series 2-0. In this game, the New Zealand Women would try to mount a strong comeback and tie the series.
Except for their most recent victory, Sri Lankan women have struggled while playing New Zealand women. They have only won three of their past 15 ODI games, demonstrating their uneven play. In this match, the New Zealanders, who have a highly potent team, will attack the Lankans with ferocity. With such high stakes on both sides, we anticipate a competitive game.
SLW vs NZW: Match details
Match: SLW vs NZW 3rd ODI, New Zealand Women tour of Sri Lanka, 2023
Date: Monday, July 3, 2023
Time: 10:30 AM
Venue: Galle International Stadium, Galle
SLW vs NZW: Match Overview
Sri Lanka Women
In the game that was postponed due to weather, Chamari Athapaththu took the initiative and guided her team to a 9-wicket victory. It was their largest victory over a top-tier team by wickets. The Sri Lankan captain hopes that this victory would serve as motivation for her team. She will be concerned, though, because the team has struggled the past several years and is up against a formidable foe.
In the last game, Chamari Athapaththu hit a hundred, and she wants to get off to a strong start with Vishmi Gunaratne. The middle order must be led by Harshitha Samarawickrama, who must also score runs alongside Nilakshi de Silva and Anushka Sanjeewani. With a strong batting lineup, the team can count on contributions from Kavisha Dilhari and Oshadi Ranasinghe.
In the previous game, they bowled brilliantly and prevented the New Zealand hitters from freeing their arms. To put the team in a good position, Oshadi Ranasinghe and Udeshika Prabodhani must make early breakthroughs. Sugandika Kumari and Kavisha Dilhari need to take advantage of the circumstances. Inoka Ranaweera will need to deliver a good performance in a supporting position for the team.
New Zealand Women
Sophie Devine would try to move past the defeat from the three games. For an otherwise powerful side, it was a tough day at the office. They were penalized for their subpar bowling efforts and failed to increase the scoring rate. In order to tie the series, Devine would be expecting a fierce comeback from her players.
Both Bernadine Bezuidenhout and Suzie Bates, who appeared a little rusty in the last game, will want to establish a firm foundation. In the middle order alongside Amelia Kerr and Maddy Green, Sophie Devine must do well. Down the order, Georgia Plimmer, Hannah Rowe, and Brooke Halliday provide this lineup stability.
In this game, they must put in a stronger bowling effort. Devine and Lea Tahuhu will look for early wickets to put the hosts in trouble. In the middle overs, Frans Jonas and Eden Carson must be crucial players. Bates, Kerr, and Hannah Rowe will also be expected to contribute positively to the side.
SLW vs NZW: Key Stats
Women's Challenge to level series in New Zealand
Only once have the New Zealand Women lost against Sri Lanka, although they are a stronger team. In the previous 15 ODIs, Sri Lanka has only won three games, and they have been inconsistent. With the bat, Sri Lanka's women are overly reliant on their captain Chamari Athapaththu.
SLW vs NZW: Probable XI
Sri Lanka Women
Anushka Sanjeewani (wk), Inoka Ranaweera, Kavisha Dilhari, Vishmi Gunaratne, Harshitha Samarawickrama, Nilakshi de Silva, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Chamari Athapaththu (c), Sugandika Kumari, Udeshika Prabodhani, Hansima Karunaratne
New Zealand Women
Bernadine Bezuidenhout (wk), Sophie Devine (c), Suzie Bates, Melie Kerr, Georgia Plimmer, Brooke Halliday, Lea Tahuhu, Eden Carson, Maddy Green, Hannah Rowe, Fran Jonas
SLW vs NZW: Pitch report
The ball comes to the bat beautifully at the Galle International Stadium, allowing batsmen to perform their strokes. Fast bowlers won't find anything to like about the surface, but like many other sub-continental pitches, spinners will appreciate bowling on it since the ball twists sharply.
SLW vs NZW: Weather report
There will be a gloomy sky, which is not a good sign for Galle's weather. Given that the pitch is flat, we anticipate a high-scoring match in which the hitters may play their strokes up. In these circumstances, the team that bats first must strive for a total of 250 runs.
SLW vs NZW: Toss prediction
In the previous game, the pitch was favorable for batting. Since we anticipate a similar surface here, chasing will be challenging when spinners have a chance to flip the ball in the second inning. In this game, the team that wins the toss will almost certainly choose to bat first.
SLW vs NZW: Pre-play prediction
Best batter: Kavisha Dilhari (SLW), Sophie Devine NZW)
Best bowler: Udeshika Prabodhani (SLW), Fran Jonas (NZW)
Best all-rounder: Chamari Atapattu (SLW), Brooke Halliday (NZW)
Player of the match: Sophie Devine (NZW)
SLW vs NZW: Match Prediction
Although Sri Lanka Women enter this match with a huge victory, their inconsistent play will scare even their most ardent supporters. For them to score runs in every game, they must bat well and look past the Top 3. New Zealand boasts a team with a lot more experience and strong hitters and they are on the verge of a comeback. This could be it. In this game, they are just a win away from triumphing in the series.
To win: New Zealand women