New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20I Fantasy Prediction, Pitch Report, Weather Forecast, Playing XI for Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand

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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.

Playing XI

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)

Matches Played10
New Zealand Won6
Sri Lanka Won4

Venue: University Oval, Dunedin (Last 10 T20 Games)

Matches Played 10
Bat 1st Won3
Bat 2nd Won7

Avg. 1st inning score: 179

Pace vs Spin

Pace or SpinInnsWktsBowlSR
Overall2010321.8
Pace206421.5
Spin203922.2

Record at Venue

New Zealand Batters (T20 Records)

PlayerInnsRunsAvg
James Neesham1019438.8
Chad Bowes416541.25
Tim Seifert714520.71
Will Young314271
Tom Latham39832.67
Daryl Mitchell49648
Adam Milne22412
Rachin Ravindra22311.5
Mark Chapman11919

New Zealand Bowlers (T20 Records)

BowlerInnsWktsSR
James Neesham81013.2
Henry Shipley259.6
Rachin Ravindra5519.2
Adam Milne2412
Daryl Mitchell4418
Matt Henry4421
Ish Sodhi4233
Mark Chapman1212

New Zealand : Top Picks

Henry Shipley

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.

Daryl Mitchell

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.

James Neesham

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.

Tom Latham

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

Dasun Shanaka

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.

Wanindu Hasaranga

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.

Pramod Madushan

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.

Kusal Mendis

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

Tim Seifert

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

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

James Neesham

Daryl Mitchell

Wanindu Hasaranga

Differential Captaincy Picks: NZ v SL

Kusal Mendis

Tom Latham

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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