New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Match details
Match: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20I
Venue: University Oval, Dunedin
Date & Time: Wednesday, 5th April 2023, 6:30 AM IST
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Match Preview and Prediction
The second T20I of the three-match series between New Zealand and Sri Lanka will be played at the University Oval in Dunedin. Sri Lanka won the first match in a thrilling super over, with Charith Aslanka emerging as the hero of the match with his 67 runs off just 45 balls. The Kiwis are looking to bounce back from their loss in the first game of the series and seal a win, while Sri Lanka will look to seal the series with a win.
Sri Lanka Playing XI: Kusal Mendis(w), Kusal Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dasun Shanaka(c), Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madushanka, Pramod Madushan
New Zealand Playing XI: Chad Bowes, Tim Seifert, Tom Latham(w/c), Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, James Neesham, Rachin Ravindra, Adam Milne, Henry Shipley, Ish Sodhi, Ben Lister/Matt Henry
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Weather Forecast
The weather is expected to be clear for this game.
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Match Pitch Report
The University Oval in Dunedin is an excellent batting pitch, with good bounce and carry.
Teams H2H (Last 10 Games)
|New Zealand Won||6|
|Sri Lanka Won||4|
Venue: University Oval, Dunedin (Last 10 T20 Games)
|Bat 1st Won||3|
|Bat 2nd Won||7|
Avg. 1st inning score: 179
Pace vs Spin
|Pace or Spin||Inns||Wkts||BowlSR|
Record at Venue
New Zealand Batters (T20 Records)
New Zealand Bowlers (T20 Records)
New Zealand : Top Picks
Throughout the series, he has been a tough nut for the Lankan batsmen to crack. His last game was average, giving away 43 runs and claiming 1 wicket. However, over the two matches played here, he has bagged a total of 5 wickets.
He has been having a great run with the bat scoring 66 runs in his last outing. He was also performing well in both ODI and test series. The only caveat is that he didn’t bowl in the last game, but he could still be used as an extra bowler.
His performance in the previous game was exceptional. He bowled his full quota of overs and took 2 wickets for just 33 runs. Moreover, he is slated to bat at number 6, which makes him a great choice for fantasy teams. He had an outstanding performance at this venue, scoring a total of 194 runs in 10 innings with the bat and taking 10 wickets in 8 innings.
He performed well in the last game, scoring 27 runs, and his wicket-keeping added to his overall fantasy points. Being a top-order batsman on a batting-friendly pitch only enhances his value.
Sri Lanka: Top Picks
He is a great addition to your fantasy team, as he can contribute in both batting and bowling. In the last game, he bowled two overs and took two wickets. Plus, he’ll be batting at number six in the lineup.
After a string of average performances, he finally had an impressive game in the tour. Scoring 21 runs and taking two wickets while conceding only 30 runs in 4 overs, he is an ideal pick for fantasy teams due to his all-round value.
He is an ideal choice to spearhead Sri Lanka’s pace attack against New Zealand. His impressive record against left-handed batters makes him an especially suitable selection, given that the majority of New Zealand’s batting order consists of left-handers.
He had a great start to the game, scoring 25 runs from just 9 balls, but couldn’t convert it. His wicketkeeping will also be an addition for the fantasy teams. Being a top-order batsman on such favourable batting conditions further increases his value, however, he seems to be struggling against Henry Shipley’s bowling.
Differential Picks: NZ v SL
In his last game, he was dismissed for a duck but is in a good position to make a comeback and score well on the batting-friendly pitch. He had an impressive Super Smash, accumulating 245 runs in 9 innings.
Chad Bowes has not had a successful tour thus far, having only made 2 runs in his last game. However, given that he is the opener at a batting-friendly venue with an impressive average of 41.25, plus his previous notable scores in the Super Smash (359 runs in 11 innings) we can back him to perform this time.
Safe Captaincy Picks: NZ v SL
Differential Captaincy Picks: NZ v SL
Base Team: NZ vs SL
WK: Tom Latham, Kusal Mendis
Batsman: Daryl Mitchell
All Rounders: Wanindu Hasaranga, James Neesham, Dasun Shanaka
Bowlers: Henry Shipley, Pramod Madushan
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