Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 are set to feature Women’s T20 Cricket for the first time. Eight teams have been divided into two groups. The four teams in each group will lock horns and at the end of the group stage, the top two teams from each group will proceed to the semi-finals. And eventually, the top two teams from the semi-finals will square off against each other in the finals. The other two teams from the semi-finals will proceed for the bronze medal.
Match 4 of the Women’s Cricket tournament will witness a tough battle between English Women and Sri Lanka Women at Edgbaston, Birmingham on Saturday evening.
Considering the team combination, current form, and recent marvellous win against South Africa Women, England Women are brimming with confidence. The team also have a very strong record in home tournaments. They are expected to have a comfortable victory.
Sri Lanka Women won their last WT20I against India Women. With both the teams being evenly matched, another cracking match is definitely in the picture.
ENG-W vs SL-W Head-to-Head Stats in T20s
Out of 8 matches played in this format, English Women have come out victorious in all of them. Their last meeting was in Colombo in 2019.
ENG-W vs SL-W T20 Match Preview, CWG 2022
Match: England Women vs Sri Lanka Women, 4th Match, Group B, Commonwealth Games Womens Cricket Competition
Date and Time: 30th July 2022 (Saturday), 5:00 PM IST
We are expecting a high-scoring match between the two teams. With a balanced surface, the pitch at Edgbaston is known to be batting-friendly. The team winning the toss is more likely to opt for batting. Meanwhile, while the pacers are expected to have an advantage in the early overs, the spinners are likely to get lucky in the middle overs. Nevertheless, an interesting match is definitely awaiting us.
The weather during the upcoming match is expected to stay mostly cloudy or sunny or clear and rainy. The temperature is expected to hover around 12℃ with 81% humidity and a wind speed of 20 Km/hr.
Danni Wyatt, Sophia Dunkley, Nat Sciver (c), Amy Jones (wk), Maia Bouchier, Alice Capsey, Katherine Brunt, Sophie Ecclestone, Freya Kemp, Sarah Glenn, Issy Wong
Sri Lanka W
Chamari Atapattu (c), Vishmi Gunaratne, Harshitha Samarawickrama, Nilakshi de Silva, Ama Kanchana, Anushka Sanjeewani (wk), Inoka Ranaweera, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Udeshiki Prabodhani, Malsha Shehani, Sugandika Kumari
Heather Knight (c), Nat Sciver (vc), Maia Bouchier, Katherine Brunt, Alice Capsey, Kate Cross, Freya Davies, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Ecclestone, Sarah Glenn, Amy Jones, Freya Kemp, Bryony Smith, Issy Wong, Danni Wyatt
Sri Lanka W
Chamari Athapaththu (c), Nilakshi de Silva, Kavisha Dilhari, Vishmi Gunaratne, Ama Kanchana, Achini Kulasuriya, Sugandika Kumari, Hasini Perera, Udeshika Prabodhani, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Inoka Ranaweera, Harshitha Samarawickrama, Anushka Sanjeewani, Malsha Shehani, Rashmi Silva