The world is ready to witness yet another big battle of World Cup T20. The 27th match of World Cup T20 2022 is scheduled to play between New Zealand and Sri Lanka on Saturday, 29th October 2022 at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney. We are posting a safe, accurate, and secure today match prediction for ICC T20 World Cup 2022.
We had seen some massive upsets in ICC T20 World Cup 2022. New Zealand beat Australia, Ireland beat England, and most recently Zimbabwe beat Pakistan. India is the only team in this tournament that had won both played matches while no other team had done this. New Zealand was unlucky as they won the first match against a strong team but in their next match Afghanistan was washed out by the rain, we think that New Zealand was going to win for sure.
Sri Lanka was good in qualifier matches and won two out of three matches. They also had a good start by beating Ireland in the first match of the super 12 but were beaten by Australia in the next match. The rain had made things very difficult and now this match is a must-win game for Sri Lanka but it is not easy to beat New Zealand in the conditions of Australia.
New Zealand Reviews
New Zealand is currently leading the table with three points. They had not lost any match but their one match was washed out by the rain. We think that they will win their matches against Ireland and Sri Lanka but things will not be the same against England. We can see an interesting competition between New Zealand and England. New Zealand is doing well in this tournament. Their only completed match against the defending champions, Australia is a big example of it where they scored 200 runs in 20 overs. Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, Kane Williamson, and James Neesham are the leading batters in the squad of New Zealand. Devon Conway was the highest run-scorer from their side who remained not out after scoring 92 runs on 58 balls with the help of seven boundaries and two huge sixes.
Finn Allen also performed well in their most recent completed match and scored 42 runs on just 16 balls and smashed five boundaries and three huge sixes during his inning. James Neesham had 26 runs to his name while Kane Williamson scored 23 runs. The bowlers of New Zealand were also good against the batters of Australia. They defended the target of 201 runs and send the full team of Australia back to the pavilion in 111 runs in 17.1 overs. Tim Southee proved the most successful bowler with three wickets to his name in 2.1 overs against just six runs. Mitchell Santner also performed well and picked up three wickets in four overs while he was charged with 31 runs. Trent Boult was the other bowler who performed well and picked two wickets in four overs while he was charged with 24 runs. Lockie Ferguson and Ish Sodhi picked one wicket each in the most recent completed match against Australia.
Sri Lanka Reviews
Sri Lanka was beaten by Australia in the previous match by a handsome margin of seven wickets. They did well with the bat and ball but were on the losing side. They lost the toss and were asked to bat first. The performance of their batting order was not much impressive. They scored 157 runs in 20 overs. Pathum Nissanka was the most successful and highest run-scorer from their side who scored 40 runs but destroyed 45 balls and smashed just two boundaries. Charith Asalanka performed well with the bat and scored 38 runs on 25 balls with the help of three boundaries and two huge sixes. He remained not out till 20th over. Dhananjaya de Silva was the other batter from their side who put some runs on the board. He scored 26 runs and smashed three boundaries. C Karunaratne remained not out after scoring 14 runs on just 7 balls with the help of two boundaries.
The bowlers of Sri Lanka were good in the early overs and picked the key wicket of David Warner on a total of just six runs but failed to pick wickets in the middle overs. They also failed to stop the batters of Australia from scoring runs in the middle overs. Chamika Karunaratne proved the most successful bowler from their side with one wicket to his name in three overs against 20 runs. Dhananjaya de Silva and Maheesh Theekshana also picked one wicket each while Binura Fernando, Lahiru Kumara, Wanindu Hasaranga, and the skipper, Dasun Shanaka were the bowlers who failed to pick any wicket. Wanindu Hasaranga proved the most expensive bowler leaking 53 runs in just three overs. The batters of Sri Lanka are doing their job properly but the bowlers still need to improve things.
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Head to Head Matches Record
New Zealand played 19 T20 matches against Sri Lanka where they won 10 matches while Sri Lanka won 8matches against New Zealand. One match between these two teams came with no result.
Favorite Team in Today Match Prediction
New Zealand is overall a strong team as compared to Sri Lanka at least on papers. According to our cricket match prediction, New Zealand is the favorite team who will win this match. There are many factors that make New Zealand a favorite team to win this match. Some of the key factors are mentioned as under:
Winning Chances of Today Match for the Both Teams
New Zealand is full of experienced and young players of the t20 foramt. The batting order of this team is also strong and some well-known hitters of the t20 format are part of the squad of this team, so the winning chances of today’s match for New Zealand have been increased. The equation of who will win today’s cricket match prediction and who will win the cricket match today is mentioned as under.
New Zealand has a 70% chance to win this match
Sri Lanka has a 30% chance to win this match
Toss Prediction in Today Match Prediction
The toss is playing an important role in the decision of all games of World Cup T20. Having a good total on the board is always a big advantage in these kinds of big matches. According to our toss prediction, the team who will win the toss may choose to field first.
Pitch Report and Conditions
The 27th match of World Cup T20 2022 is going to be held at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney. We had observed in the previous matches played here that the pitch here at this venue is good for batting. The pitch is bouncy and fast and run-scoring is not much easy in ealy and middle overs. We are hoping that the surface is bound to get slower and be a bit more difficult for batting in this match. A score of 170 is going to be tough to chase.
Weather Report for Today Match
The weather forecast in Sydney is predicting some clouds around on match day and the weather forecast is also predicting some chances of rain but we are hoping for a full and uninterrupted match.