New Zealand v Sri Lanka 2nd Test, Prediction & Betting Tips

Zia Rana Dec 29, 2014 10 Comments 71,863 views
New Zealand v Sri Lanka 2014-15
New Zealand
New Zealand
vs Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
ScheduleSaturday, 3 January 2015 at 22:00 GMT / 22:00 UK / 03:30 IST
VenueBasin Reserve, Wellington

New Zealand celebrated 2014 as the best one after winning the fifth Test of the year when they defeated Sri Lanka by a vast margin of eight wickets on December 29, at Hagley Oval, Christchurch. The Black Caps piled up 441 runs in their first innings, dismissed the Islanders for 138 mere runs who faced a follow on. The visitors exhibited a better show in the second innings by smashing 407 but a target of 105 runs was achieved by the home side after losing just two wickets. The Kiwis got a lead of 1-0 in the two Test series and will try to grab the second Test while the Lankan Lions are capable of squaring it.

Brendon McCullum - A brilliant knock of 195 in the 1st Test
Brendon McCullum - A brilliant knock of 195 in the 1st Test

Players to watch

The skipper of New Zealand, Brendon McCullum, powered 195 runs in the first innings, James Neesham and Kane Williamson scored 85 and 54 while Tom Latham, Hamish Rutherford, Ross Taylor and BJ Watling carry a positive batting record behind them. Trent Boult along with Tim Southee broke the back of the rival batting by grabbing seven and six wickets while James Neesham and Neil Wagner claimed three each. The right arm off spinner Mark Craig can be a vital partner for the above four bowlers.

Dimuth Karunaratne registered his maiden Test ton for Sri Lanka while blasting 152 runs in the second innings whereas Angelo Mathews hit fifties in both outings. Their most experienced batsman Kumar Sangakkara is required to keep up his reputation whereas Kaushal Silva, Lahiru Thirimanne, Niroshan Dickwella and Prasanna Jayawardene should demonstrate brave knocks. Suranga Lakmal and Angelo Mathews were their main wicket takers with three each but they need big support from rest of their bowlers.

Time & Venue

Saturday, January 3 – Wednesday January 7, 2014 @ 22:00 GMT (Previous day), 11:00 local Basin Reserve, Wellington.


Mostly sunny throughout the match with the temperatures around 15-20ᵒC.


The winning skipper will opt to field first.

The Pitch

The grassy track will assist the ball to swing either ways and the pace bowlers will enjoy more than the batsmen.


New Zealand – Brendon McCullum (C), Tom Latham, Hamish Rutherfors, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, James Neesham, BJ Watling, Mark Craig, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult.

Sri Lanka – Angelo Mathews (C), Dimuth Karunaratne, Kaushal Silva, Kumar Sangakkara, Lahiru Thirimanne, Niroshan Dickwella, Tharindu Kaushal, Prasanna Jayawardene, Dhammika Prasad, Shaminda Eranga, Suranga Lakmal.


The spirited Black Caps will make it 2-0.

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10 Responses to “ New Zealand v Sri Lanka 2nd Test, Prediction & Betting Tips ”
  1. -->Munna bhai You said " Always start fresh with new insights and prediction " but this game look same result. I just follow ur 1st test match prediction !!! ( bhai if Srilanka bat 1st is this could be a Jackpot match ??? )
    Bhai pls give some information about the Srilanka { Srilanka can bouncing back from failure ?? }

    • Sub continent teams visiting countries with fast pitches are always on losing side. This is rule of thumb. But if you apply this rule of thumb to all matches then there will be one match which will sink you and that is why I said always start all matches with fresh perspective keeping in the mind that visitors are always losers unless the pitch they are visiting is like their own backyard.

      Yes if SL bats first then it might open up trading a lot as NZ odds will go up and when NZ bat odds will come down under normal circumstances. NZ are not looking in a form to collapse so I expect them to score always. SL on the other hand are more prone to collapse. If you put both teams on a tarazu and ask yourself which team is likely to dominate keeping all stats and performance in mind then NZ will be always favourite.

      However also remember that it's Cricket and shit happens and when it happens it happens big time.

      Last match was jackpot match as I started match with backing NZ and greened up at the end of first day.

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      • Thx alot Munna bhai... I hope this could be a jackpot match for all your fans & followers !!! Bhai pls dn`t forget to give update information on 4th or 5th day to save someone from drowning !!! You really saved me Aus vs ind 5th day ....... I will not forget......Thx Thx Thx Munna bhai ////////

  2. Munna bhai, I already green up newsland with 0 liability !!! What should do next .....balance it or no action !!!! Give some information on that match bhai

  3. PLs someone give predicction on 5th day !!!! Newsland can win /draw / Srilanka !!!!

    • It could be any result. SL requires another 345 runs in 90 odd overs which is not a Herculean task. Sangakkara is in good form and of he gets company then he alone can win the match. In worst case SL can collapse.

      Here is what going to happen tomorrow. If no quick wickets fall early or in first session then SL will try to win. If SL loses few wickets in first session then they will slow down to build partnership and if no more wickets in 2nd session then they might think of winning the match.

      Draw is proportional to SL wickets. If wickets keep falling then SL will keep pushing for draw.

      Order of possibilities
      1) NZ wins
      2) Draw
      3) SL wins

      If you are in profit then cashout. If not then wait for first session become making your next move.

      • Bhai yeh photu mast laga rakhi hai. hume bhi batao kaise lagate hain yeh photo?


          Go there, create account using the same email which you use to post comment here. Upload your photo on that website and it will automatically appear here as long as you keep using the same email.

      • THx Munna bhai, i follow Your prediction !!! This match look same like India vs Australia 3rd test final day !!!! Srilanka got 90 overs and 9 wicket !!!! i hope for them to win ( i wait for 1st session )...........Thx bhai "teach us how to put picture on comments" after this we can see picture on all comments !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. As predicted this Test match turned out to be a jackpot for Tarazu. It's still Aus or Draw. India win is ruled out. Blues are 5 down and I expect them to add another 100 on day 4 which will give Australia 2 sessions to score as many runs as possible. Kangaroos will aim to give India 400 runs for 3 sessions. Indians are left with only one option and that is to avoid defeat and push for draw. They will go for full tuk tuk tomorrow to frustrate Australians. Kohli is last established batsman left which will follow tailenders.

    The least possible result - Australian collapse and India's victory - looks impossible but you never know it's Cricket.

    If you have balanced trazu between Aus and Draw then leave it as such and chill out.

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