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PAK vs LKA 2nd WT20I match prediction 26 May 2022

Match date · 26 May 2022 · 14:30 IST
PAKW vs SL-W prediction
  • Pakistan Women have won their last five of their six T20I matches against Sri Lanka Women
  • Chamari Athapaththu has scored 411 runs at an average 41.10 in her last 10 T20Is
  • PAK-W captain Bismah Maroof played a crucial 25-run knock to help her team beat SRI-W in 1st T20I
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PAK-W vs SL-W 2nd T20I Predictions & Betting Tips

Pakistan Women played their first T20I match after July 2021 but came up with a spirited performance on Tuesday to beat Sri Lanka and take a 1-0 lead in the 3-match series. The second match which will be played on Thursday, May 26 becomes a must-win game for Sri Lanka Women and the visitors are expected to give it their all at the Southend Club Cricket Stadium in Karachi. The match will kick off from 2:30 PM IST. Notably, the series is a historic one as Sri Lanka Women are touring Pakistan for the very first time.

The two teams have played a total of 14 T20I matches against each other till date. Pakistan emerged victorious seven times, while Sri Lanka six. On Tuesday, they clashed against each other in the format for the first time since June 2018. Pakistan Women and Sri Lanka Women are placed seventh and eighth respectively in the ICC Women's T20I rankings for teams. Top talents including the likes of Chamari Athapaththu, Harshitha Madavi, Nida Dar and Bismah Maroof will be in action again for the second PAK-W vs SL-W end T20I. Ahead of the nail-biting encounter, I have brought you the best three betting tips from the PAK-W vs SL-W 2nd T2OI head-to-head encounter.

PAK-W vs SL-W Team Bet:

Mentioned below is the top team bet from the PAK-W vs SL-W head-to-head contest.

Pakistan Women to win

Very reluctantly we had predicted that Sri Lanka Women would manage to beat Pakistan Women in the first T20I as the Chamari Athapaththu-led side had one each of their last five matches in the format and the hosts were away from the format for almost a year. We also predicted that if Pakistan were to win, the likes of captain Bismah Maroof and Nida Dar would have to fire on all cylinders. The experienced duo did just what the doctor ordered as Pakistan Women beat Sri Lanka Women by six wickets and 10 balls remaining in the series opener. The two teams met each other for the first time after 2018 but not much has changed. Pakistan Women are rampant against Sri Lanka Women. The Women in Green have now won five out of their last six T20I encounters against Sri Lanka. The last time Sri Lanka Women defeated Pakistan Women was in March 2018. Ahead of the first match, Sri Lanka were on a 5-match unbeaten run but those wins had come against teams like Kenya, Malaysia and Scotland. Facing Pakistan in Pakistan is altogether a different ball game. Apart from 35-year-old bowling all-rounder Nida Dar, Batters from none of the teams impressed with the bat. The trend is expected to be similar. Sri Lanka Women will find it even harder to put up handy totals on the board because Pakistan have more than decent bowlers in their home conditions. They restricted SRI-W to 106 for eight. Left-arm spinner Anam Amin, who has played 58 T20Is for Pakistan, picked up three wickets for 21 runs in four overs. Tuba Hassan also starred on her debut and showcased beautiful leg-break bowling to take three wickets for just eight runs. Pacer Aiman Anwer chipped in with two wickets. Nida Dar, the veteran of 108 T20Is, spent 17 runs in four overs without any wicket, but she will sooner or later join the party. The road ahead for Sri Lanka Women batters will get tougher. When Pakistan Women last met Sri Lanka Women in the T20I format in 2018, captain Bismah Maroof scored 60 unbeaten runs and Nida Dar picked a 5-wicket-haul to help their team register a crushing win. Not much changed almost four years down the line on Tuesday. Maroof (28 off 32) and Dar (36* off 27) took the onus upon themselves again with a 51-run stand after the hosts lost three quick wickets. On the other hand, in-form Sri Lanka captain Chamari Athapaththu flunked when it mattered the most, getting trapped in the spin web of Pakistan. Harshitha Madavi also threw away her wicket after scoring 25 off 35. Considering everything, it's now clear that Sri Lanka have put themselves under a lot of pressure after losing the first game. Pakistan Women are sure to come all guns blazing to win their first T20I bilateral series after October 2018. If you feel the same, head over to Pari Match to grab the odds of 1.42 and place your bet on Pakistan from the PAK-W vs SL-W 2nd T20I head-to-head encounter.

PAK-W vs SL-W Player Bet:

Chamari Athapaththu and Bismah Maroof are my top two player betting tips for the PAK-W vs SL-W 2nd T20I match. Have a look at it for reaping the best returns.

Chamari Athapaththu to score over 19.5 runs

A lot was expected of Chamari Athapaththu in the first T20I. In fact, her presence and her current form was considered enough for Sri Lanka Women to beat Pakistan Women in the opener. However, that did not happen. PAK-W spun a quality spin web and Athapaththu faltered for just sis runs of as many balls. Big things in the series are still expected from Chamari Athapaththu. The 32-year-old has played 90 T20I matches so far to score 1873 runs at an average of 21.52. Athapaththu has a hundred and four fifties to her name in the format. Her record in the last 10 T20Is improves leaps and bounds. The southpaw has scored 411 runs at an average of 41.10 in her last 10 T20Is. Her good show with the ball which has seen her take eight wickets during the period has boosted her batting confidence further. But again, Chamari Athapaththu's record against Pakistan in the shortest format is worrisome. At a lowly average of15.66, she has scored only 141 runs in her ten matches against Pakistan. Her last five innings against Pakistan Women have seen her score - 6, 0, 13, 10, and 31 runs. Representing Falcons Women in the FairBreak Invitational Tournament in Dubai this month, Chamari Athapaththu was at her brutal best. In her first outing in the T20 tournament, she slammed 107 unbeaten runs. She followed it with scores of - 42, 42, 30, 20, 63 and 9. In total, Athapaththu scored 313 runs at an average of 52.16 to finish the tournament as the leading run-scorer. Chamari Athapaththu will look to take inspiration from that when she walks in a must-win situation for her team on Thursday. Pari Match is offering the odds of 1.87 if Chamari Athapaththu scores over 19.5 runs. Considering the reputation of the batter and the criticality of the situation, we should expect Athapaththu to comfortably score over 19.5 runs in the second T20I. Proceed to Pari Match and pick the odds of 1.87 for Chamari Athapaththu to score high from the PAK-W vs SL-W head-to-head encounter.

Bismah Maroof to score over 21.5 runs

Pakistan captain Bismah Maroof has a massive experience of featuring in 109 T20Is in which she has scored 2253 runs at an average of 27.47. The 30-year-old's record improves against Sri Lanka, the team against whom she has scored most T20I runs in her career. In her 14 matches against Sri Lanka, Bismah Maroof has scored 470 runs at an average of 52.22. The southpaw has scored as many as four fifties against the islanders. On Tuesday during the first T20I, Maroof played another crucial knock against Sri Lanka. Chasing a paltry total of 107, the visitors were three down for 45 when Maroof played a gutsy innings of 28 runs off 32 balls, stitching a 51-run partnership with Nida Dar. The effort saw Pakistan seal a comfortable 6-wicket win over Sri Lanka. During Pakistan Women's last T20I meeting against Sri Lanka Women in 2018, Bismah Maroof had scored 60 unbeaten runs off just 41 balls. The Lahore-born's last seven scores against Sri Lanka Women are - 25, 60, 1, 20, 42, 17 and 46. At the Southend Club Cricket Stadium, the venue for the first T20I in Karachi, Maroof averages 56.25 from six matches in which she has scored 225 runs. Earlier in May, Bismah Maroof warmed up for the Sri Lanka T20Is by featuring for Spirit Women in the FairBreak Invitational Tournament. In the T20 tournament in Dubai she registered scores of - 5, 19*, 40*, 18, 23, 0 and 1*. Sri Lanka Women lacked rhythm in the first T20I and Maroof is expected to get only better after her first international T20I outing after a while. Considering all the aforementioned facts, we can expect Bismah Maroof to comfortably score over 21.5 runs in the second PAK-W vs SL-W T20I. Our affiliate partner Pari Match is offering the odds of 1.87 for the same. So waste no time and head to the Pari Match website to place your bet on Bismah Maroof from the PAK-W vs SL-W head-to-head encounter.

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My Picks:

Pakistan Women to win @ 1.42 (Pari Match)

Chamari Athapaththu to score over 19.5 runs @ 1.87 (Pari Match)

Bismah Maroof to score over 21.5 runs @ 1.87 (Pari Match)

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