ICC Women’s T20 World Cup – India vs Sri Lanka Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is India Women vs Sri Lanka Women taking place? Saturday 29th February, 2020 – 08:00 (UK)

Where is India Women vs Sri Lanka Women taking place? Junction Oval, Melbourne

What is the expected weather for India Women vs Sri Lanka Women? 22c with sunshine and cloudy intervals

What channel is India Women vs Sri Lanka Women on? This match will be televised live on Sky Sports Cricket

Where can I stream India Women vs Sri Lanka Women? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match live via Sky Go

Where can I get tickets for India Women vs Sri Lanka Women? Ticket information for all ICC Women’s T20 World Cup matches here

THE TEAM NEWS

INDIA WOMEN

  • India became the first team to qualify for the semi-finals on Thursday as they scraped a three-run win against New Zealand but that match could have been very different has New Zealand not dropped three catches in the field.
  • Shafali Verma continued her good start to the tournament with the bat as she topscored with 46 runs to follow her previous two innings of 29 and 39 but the batting has not been their strength in the tournament so far with skipper Hermanpreet Kaur only scoring 11 runs in her three innings so far which she will be desperate to improve on here.
  • Despite already qualifying for the final four, they are unlikely to rotate as they still have plenty of room for improvement so they could well name an unchanged side for this match against their continental rivals.

SRI LANKA WOMEN

  • Despite winning a warm-up match against England, Sri Lanka have not quite brought that form into this competition as they have lost out to New Zealand and Australia in their opening two matches but they have competed well in both games.
  • They continue to rely heavily on skipper Chamari Atapattu who hit a fifty last time out and she will need to score big at the top of the order if they are to have any chance of winning here, although they desperately need more batters to step up.
  • 18-year-old Umesha Thimashini came into the side at number three last time out and chipped in with a useful 20 runs so she could well retain her place ahead of Achini Kulasuriya once again.

THE PREDICTION

India have been in excellent form in their opening three games and despite having already qualified for the semi-finals, they will be keen to maintain their 100% winning record. Sri Lanka are proving to be no pushovers in this tournament but they just lack the all-round quality to really push the top teams. They will likely find India to be just too good for them in all facets of the game unless complacency creeps in. A comfortable win is on the cards for India which will see them top the group.

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