Sri Lanka Women will take on New Zealand Women in the Women’s T20 World Cup’s 17th Match today.
Can Sri Lanka make history?
That stunning win over South Africa in the opening game and the follow-up victory over Bangladesh has given Sri Lanka a chance of reaching the semi-finals for the first time in this tournament’s history.
But they’re not home and hosed just yet, not by a long shot.
The huge 10-wicket loss to Australia has left Sri Lanka with a poor net run rate, which could well be significant.
In order to finish in the top two, Sri Lanka may well have to beat New Zealand – ranked third in the MRF Tyres ICC T20I Rankings – unless other results go their way.
Indeed, if they do beat the Kiwis then they will be guaranteed of progression to the semi-finals.
Should Sri Lanka lose to New Zealand then it will come down to the final set of matches, where South Africa are the big challengers to their top two spot. The tournament hosts will have plenty of fans on their side in their final match against Bangladesh.