India Women vs Sri Lanka Women: Match prediction

Deadline: February 29, 2020 at 9:30 AM IST

Venue: Junction Oval, Melbourne

Pitch report

The pitch at the Junction Oval gets better as the match progresses. Shafali Verma started the onslaught and then Amelia Kerr exploded at the death in the second innings. That being said, there was enough turn for the spinners to keep a leash on run-scoring.

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Fantasy team

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Wicketkeeper: Anushka Sanjeewani

Batsmen: Shafali Verma (c), Jemimah Rodrigues, Smriti Mandhana, Harshitha Madavi

All-rounders: Deepti Sharma, Shikha Pandey, Harmanpreet Kaur, Shashikala Siriwardene, Chamari Athapaththu (vc)

Bowlers: Poonam Yadav

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Power players

Shafali Verma‘s scores read 29, 39, and 49. She has been getting better every match, suggesting to us that a half-century is on the cards.

Chamari Athapaththu‘s numbers in Australia are exemplary. She has blasted 250 runs in a mere 5 T20Is, including a hundred and a half-century. However, she is yet to score a fifty against India: in 16 matches against them, she has managed only 317 runs.

With 8 wickets in 3 matches, Poonam Yadav is the highest wicket-taker of the tournament. Against Sri Lanka, she has taken 16 wickets in 11 matches.

Shashikala Siriwardene‘s average reads the best for Sri Lanka against India. She has managed 294 runs at 24.5 and with an impressive strike rate of 99.6. In fact, she is the only player for Sri Lanka to score a half-century against India. She has also taken 10 wickets at 27.2.

Jemimah Rodrigues likes taking on the Sri Lankans. Her scores against them read 36, 57, 52*, and 46.

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Value picks

Radha Yadav has not gone wicketless in the last 22 T20Is.

Udeshika Prabodhani has taken the most wickets for Sri Lanka against India. She has claimed 14 wickets, maintaining an economy of 16.4.

The last time India locked horns with Sri Lanka, Harmanpreet Kaur smashed 63 off 48 at Katunayake. That was also the last time she scored a fifty and it was 18 months ago. In the ongoing tournament, she has scored a meagre 11 runs in 3 matches. It is about time she finds her lost mojo.

Probable XIs

India: Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Deepti Sharma, Veda Krishnamurthy, Shikha Pandey, Radha Yadav, Poonam Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad

Sri Lanka: Hasini Perera, Chamari Athapaththu (c), Umesha Thimashini, Anushka Sanjeewani (wk), Nilakshi de Silva, Ama Kanchana, Shashikala Siriwardene, Harshitha Madavi, Kavisha Dilhari, Sugandika Kumari, Udeshika Prabodhani

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