New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, CWG T20I: Amelia Kerr to score over 53.5 points in player performance
From a fantasy and prediction perspective, the benefit of a spin bowling all-rounder is that you need not worry about workload management. When playing against an easy-to-beat team like Sri Lanka, for instance, Sophie Devine, a player who bats in the top three but bowls pace and must be cautious about managing her fitness, might not feel the need to burden herself with the bowling load.
Amelia Kerr, however, only bowls spin, so that is not the case. The 21-year-old bat will bat in the top 3 today, face a weak opponent, and bowl all 4 overs – you won’t find a better chance to surpass the 53.5 player performance market points than this.
If New Zealand bat first, Kerr’s chances of success will rise significantly. However, if they bowl first, a lot will depend on her bowling and fielding because the Kiwi opening pair of Suzie Bates and Sophie Devine is more than capable of achieving most of the chase target by themselves.
Author’s Prediction Success Rate – 80% (Calls Made – 5, Right Calls – 4, Wrong Calls – 1, Calls Void – 0)
Overall 12th Khiladi Cricket Predictions Success Rate – 80% (Calls Made – 24, Right Calls – 16, Wrong Calls – 4, Calls Void – 4)