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New Zealand vs. Sri Lanka T20 World Cup Match Preview

Zia Rana Mar 30, 2014 No Comment 39,122 views
ICC T20 World Cup 2014
New Zealand
New Zealand
vs Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
ScheduleThursday, 23 September 2021 at 14:44 GMT / 15:44 UK / 20:14 IST

The Black Caps and the Lankan Lions will enter the field for an exciting game of cricket that will place one of them in the top four teams of the tournament. Both of them have secured four points each, while winning two out of three games played so far. New Zealand defeated the Englishmen along with Netherlands while they lost against the Proteas. Sri Lanka clinched victories against South Africa and Netherlands whereas they were beaten by England. The upcoming game will be a treat to watch and both units will try to catch the spot for the semi finals.

Mahela Jayawardene - Hungry for runs
Mahela Jayawardene - Hungry for runs

Players to watch

The skipper of New Zealand, Brendon McCullum, has grabbed his form in their previous encounter vs. Netherlands whereas Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson are in good nick. Corey Anderson and Nathan McCullum can win them the match with the ball on their day.

The experienced trio of the Islanders, Mahela Jayawardene, Tillakaratne Dilshan and Kumar Sangakkara will be the key batsmen while Nuwan Kulsekara and Ajantha Mendis can make life difficult for the rival batsmen.

Weather

Clear evening with temperatures around 24-31ᵒC

Toss

The winner to field

The Pitch

Suitable for batting and spin bowling

Teams

New Zealand – Brendon Mccullum (C), Corey Anderson, Trent Boult, Anton Devcich, Martin Guptill, Ronnie Hira, Mitchell McClenaghan, Nathan Mccullum, Kyle Mills, Colin Munro, Jimmy Neesham, Luke Ronchi. Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Kane Williamson.

Sri Lanka – Dinesh Chandimal (C), Lasith Malinga, Chaturanga de Silva, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Rangana Herath, Mahela Jayawardene, Nuwan Kulasekara, Suranga Lakmal, Angelo Mathews, Ajantha Mendis, Kusal Perera, Thisara Perera, Seekkuge Prasanna, Kumar Sangakkara, Sachithra Senanayake, Lahiru Thirimanne.

Prediction

Sri Lanka has more chances to win the encounter

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