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New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Fantasy Prediction, Pitch Report, Weather Forecast, Playing XI for NZ v SL 3rd T20I

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Fantasy Prediction, Pitch Report, Weather Forecast, Playing XI for NZ v SL 3rd T20I
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Fantasy Prediction

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Match Preview and Prediction

The 3rd and final T20I between Sri Lanka and New Zealand will be played at John Davies Oval, Queenstown. The last game was won by New Zealand due to some brilliant performances from Adam Milne who took 5 wickets and Tim Seifert who scored 79 runs. This match will be a series finale and both teams will be looking to clinch the series title.

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Match details

Match– NZ vs SL, 3rd T20I, Sri Lanka tour New Zealand, 2023

Venue– John Davies Oval, Queenstown

Date & Time– 8th April 2023, 6:30 AM IST

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Match Pitch Report

The pitch at John Davies Oval has generally been a low-scoring one, with batsmen struggling to get runs on it.

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Weather Forecast

The weather is expected to be clear for this game.

Expected XI 

Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis(w), Kusal Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka(c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madushanka, Pramod Madushan, Kasun Rajitha

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

NZ v SL: Teams H2H (Last 10 Games)

Matches Played10
New Zealand Won7
Sri Lanka Won3

Venue: John Davies Oval, Queenstown 

Matches Played 7
Bat 1st Won2
Bat 2nd Won5

Avg. 1st inning score: 151

Pace vs Spin


Record at Venue

New Zealand Batsmen T20 Records at the venue

Benjamin Lister188*0
James Neesham2636359*1
Mark Chapman25527.5551
Tim Seifert13636360

New Zealand Bowler’s T20 Records at the venue

Benjamin Lister28314.316
James Neesham37316.714
Mark Chapman110

New Zealand Top Picks

James Neesham

He has been quite successful with the ball so far, having taken 3 wickets in two games. He is batting at No. 6 and has a good record at this venue as well. His all round value makes him a must-pick for fantasy teams.

Henry Shipley

He has taken 1 wicket in each of his last two matches. The conditions were batting-friendly at both grounds, yet this time they are playing on a low-scoring pitch which puts the bowlers in a better position.

Daryl Mitchell

He has been very successful in his batting performances on this tour. He scored 66 runs in the first T20I and didn’t bat in the second T20I. He is the most reliable pick in the batting section for your fantasy teams.

Adam Milne

In his last match, he managed to take a five-wicket haul which makes him an ideal selection for fantasy teams as the conditions in this game are likely to be favourable for bowlers.

Ben Lister

In the first game, he managed to take one wicket and in the second game, he had a successful outing as he got two wickets with a good economy. He has already played at his venue picking up 3 wickets in 2 games. He will be a good pick for fantasy teams, as conditions are favourable for bowlers.

Sri Lanka Top Picks

Wanindu Hasaranga

Hasaranga is likely to enjoy this ground, with its favourable conditions for spin bowling. His performance in the last match was below par, but he has still managed to score 30 runs and pick up two wickets in this series. His all-round value makes him a good pick for fantasy teams.

Dasun Shanaka

Although his batting numbers have been below average in this series, he has still been a valuable asset due to his ability to both bat and bowl. In this series, he has scored 8 runs and taken 2 wickets so far. His all-round value makes him a good pick for fantasy teams.

Maheesh Theekshana

Despite bowling well and having an impressive economy rate, he could only manage to get one wicket in this series. Fortunately, the conditions at the upcoming venue should be more suited for him as a bowler. New Zealand has an abundance of left-handed batters, making Theekshana’s performances against left-handed batsmen particularly impressive.

NZ v SL Differential Picks

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. He has taken two wickets in this series so far. If Sri Lanka opts to bowl first, then he is an ideal choice for a fantasy team.

Pathum Nissanka

After scoring a half-century in the previous ODI, he has played poorly in the last two matches. Sri Lanka are in need of an anchor batsman to stabilize their innings after a series of sub-par batting performances. Nissanka is an ideal individual to stay at the crease and stabilize the innings.

NZ v SL Safe Captaincy Picks

James Neesham

Wanindu Hasaranga

Daryl Mitchell

NZ v SL Differential Captaincy Picks

Dasun Shanaka

Adam Milne

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