Another series in which Sri Lanka Women have failed to compete. India Women won the second T20 of the three-match series by 5 wickets, giving them a 2-0 unassailable lead in the series. Despite starting the game on a high note, the Sri Lankan team crumbled under pressure. In this game, they will look to play hard cricket in order to save face.
Sri Lanka has lost all of the last 12 games between the two teams. This would be on their minds as they faced off against a formidable opponent in the game. Their batting lineup appears to be in poor form, and the team will need an exceptional performance from its players to win this game and gain momentum ahead of the ODI leg of the series.
The 3rd T20I between Sri Lanka Women vs India Women will take place on June 27th, 2022 at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium in Dambulla.
Match Details to Note
Match: Sri Lanka Women vs India Women, 3rd T20I, India Women Tour of Sri Lanka Women 2022
Date: June 27, 2022 (Monday)
Time: 2:00 PM IST
Venue: Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Dambulla
Sri Lanka Women vs India Women Team Previews
Chamari Athapaththu would be devastated by the loss in the previous game. They had started well with a good partnership, but then suffered a batting collapse that left them 20 runs short of a competitive total. Having already conceded the series to the visitors, the Sri Lankan captain would welcome a win to regain confidence.
Chamari Athapaththu and Vishmi Gunaratne put on an 87-run opening wicket stand in the previous game, and the pair would need to replicate that performance. The middle order has appeared rusty, and players like Harshitha Madavi and Nilakshi de Silva will need to perform well and form partnerships with Kavisha Dilhari. For the side to be in a comfortable position, Hasini Perera and Anushka Sanjeewani must play good knocks down the order.
Udeshika Prabodhani gave up runs in the previous game and must perform well opening the bowling with Oshadi Ranasinghe. Sugandika Kumari has bowled well in both games, and the team is hoping for another strong performance from her. To win this game, Inoka Ranaweera, Dilhari, and Athapaththu will need to step up in the supporting roles.
Sri Lanka Women Squad
Vishmi Gunaratne, Chamari Athapaththu (c), Harshitha Madavi, Kavisha Dilhari, Nilakshi de Silva, Hasini Perera, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Anushka Sanjeewani (wk), Sugandika Kumari, Inoka Ranaweera, Udeshika Prabodhani, Ama Kanchana, Hansima Karunaratne, Achini Kulasuriya, Malsha Shehani, Tharika Sewwandi, Sathya Sandeepani, Rashmi de Silva, Kaushani Nuthyangana
Predicted XI: Chamari Athapaththu (c), Vishmi Gunaratne, Harshitha Madavi, Hasini Perera, Kavisha Dilhari, Nilakshi de Silva, Anushka Sanjeewani (wk), Oshadi Ranasinghe, Sugandika Kumari, Inoka Ranaweera, Udeshika Prabodhani
Harmanpreet Kaur would be content with winning the series in two games. They began as favorites and have lived up to their billing. The bowling attack has performed admirably in both games, but the Indian captain would like to see better efforts from her batters, who have been wasting opportunities due to poor shot selection.
Smriti Mandhana and Shafali Verma started well in the previous game, and the team would benefit from a strong performance from them at the top. Sabbhineni Meghana must convert her start in this game and add runs with Kaur and Jemimah Rodrigues in the middle order. They have good ball hitters in Yastika Bhatia and Deepti Sharma, who will look to do the big hitting in this game.
Renuka Singh and Deepti Sharma will have to get the side off to a good start with the new ball, as Sri Lanka’s batting strength lies with their openers. Radha Yadav and Vastrakar have been impressive in both games, and they will look to slow the scoring rate in the middle overs. Simran Bahadur and Kaur diversify this attack, making it more powerful.
India Women Squad
Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Sabbhineni Meghana, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Jemimah Rodrigues, Yastika Bhatia (wk), Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Simran Bahadur, Renuka Singh, Radha Yadav, Poonam Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Meghna Singh, Richa Ghosh
Predicted XI: Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Sabbhineni Meghana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Richa Ghosh (wk), Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Renuka Singh, Radha Yadav, Simran Bahadur
Sri Lanka Women vs India Women Toss Prediction
The wicket here has been difficult, and both teams have struggled. It slows down as the game progresses and is best for batting at the beginning of the game. The team that wins the toss here will try to capitalize by batting first in the game.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
The Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium in Dambulla is a difficult wicket, and batters have struggled on it. Instead of pushing the ball, they must accumulate runs. The surface provides no assistance to fast bowlers. Spinners have done well here because the ball stops on the batters and causes them to doubt themselves.
It will be a hot and humid afternoon in Dambulla, and the wicket will most likely be slow, as it has been in both previous games. Batters would struggle in this situation and would have to play to the merits of the ball. On this wicket, a score of more than 140 runs would be good for the team batting first.
Sri Lanka Women vs India Women Match Prediction
In this game, Sri Lanka Women will compete for pride. In both games, their batting weakness was exposed, and the team was no match for the hosts. It would be a difficult challenge for them to return here and put their mental fortitude to the test. The bowling attack of India Women impressed throughout the series. They have good ball hitters on the side, which would make them favorites.
India Women is the favourite to beat Sri Lanka Women at the odds of 1.07.
- In the last 12 T20 games between the two teams, India Women have defeated Sri Lanka Women.
- Sri Lanka Women suffered their sixth consecutive loss in their most recent game, and the team appears to be in poor form.
- The Sri Lankan middle and lower-middle order batters failed to reach double figures in the previous game.