|ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Betting|
| New Zealand
||vs|| Sri Lanka
ScheduleFriday, 13 February 2015 at 22:00 GMT / 22:00 UK / 03:30 IST
VenueHagley Oval, Christchurch
The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, will take off with a match in Pool A, between the two great nations having solid back ground, New Zealand and Sri Lanka. The first managed to reach the semi-final spot in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, where they were beaten by the latter with a margin of five wickets. The Lankan Lions were outplayed by India in the final by a difference of six wickets on April 2, 2011, at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
The situation looks different in the present scenario as the Black Caps have emerged as one of the strongest contenders to lift the forthcoming trophy whereas the Islanders ae struggling on the fast tracks. The Kiwis recently defeated Pakistan 3-2 in the United Arab Emirates and ruled the home series against Sri Lanka 4-2 followed by a clean sweep over the Green Shirts 2-0. Earlier, the Lankan Lions humiliated England 5-2 in the seven match ODI home series but they need to re-equip themselves for the big event where they will take over New Zealand in the opener.
Ross Taylor, Kane Williamson, Grant Elliott and Martin Guptill batted superbly vs. Pakistan while Brendon McCullum, Tom Latham, Corey Anderson and Luke Ronchi are formidable batsmen. Their lethal bowling will be looked after by Grant Elliott, Kyle Mills, Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Adam Milne, Daniel Vettori and Nathan McCullum.
The strong batting line-up of the Islanders will revolve around Mahela Jayawardene, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara and Dimuth Karunaratne whereas Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne, Thisara Perera and Sachithra Senanayake are fine all-rounders. Their bowling department will be led by Lasith Malinga who will be assisted by Dhammika Prasad, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Kulasekara, Jeevan Mendis and Rangana Herath.
Saturday, February 14, 2015 @ 22:00 GMT (previous day), 11:00 local at Hagley Oval, Christchurch.
A gloomy weather and chances of rain with the temperatures around 12-19ᵒC.
The winner will opt to bowl first under cloudy and rainy weather.
The wicket proved vital for the bowlers as compared to the batsmen in the 1st ODI played between New Zealand and Sri Lanka where the former clinched the game by three wickets.
New Zealand – (From) Brendon McCullum (C), Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Grant Elliott, Luke Ronchi, Corey Anderson, Daniel Vettori, Kyle Mills, Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Mitchell McClenaghan, Nathan McCullum, Trent Boult.
Sri Lanka – (From) Angelo Mathews (C), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dinesh Chandimal, Thisara Perara, Dhammika Prasad, Jeevan Mendis, Nuwan Kulasekara, Sachithra Senanayake, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Rangana Herath.
Keeping in view the present form of New Zealand, they look like the possible winners.