- Sanjay Sanapoori | April 6, 2023 | 4:23 am
The T20 series heats up with some young talent on display. Sri Lanka in particular will be pleased with how their side has gone this series and will hope to cap off the tour nicely.
Sri Lanka may back themselves in the shortest format considering the line-up they come up against. The New Zealand side comes without a handful of seniors, who are absent due to the IPL, and that gives Sri Lanka, who are near full strength a strong chance of making an impact.
NZ vs SL Match Details
Date: April 8th, 2023
Time: 6:30 PM IST
NZ vs SL Weather Report
Cool-weather and chances of rain are in the forecast for the upcoming game.
NZ vs SL Pitch Report
With small boundaries and a fast outfield, batting second will be a better option.
NZ vs SL Head-to-Head
Played- 20 | New Zealand- 11 | Sri Lanka- 8 | No Result- 1 | Tie- 0
NZ vs SL Predicted Playing XI
New Zealand Playing XI
Tom Latham, Will Young, Chad Bowes, Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, James Neesham, Rachin Ravindra, Matt Henry, Adam Milne, Ish Sodhi, Henry Shipley
Sri Lanka Playing XI
Pattum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Dhananjay De Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka, Chamika Karunaratne, Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theeskhana, Pramod Madushan, Kasun Rajitha
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NZ vs SL Key Players
Dhananjay De Silva
Dhananjay De Silva has been a consistent performer for Sri Lanka over the last few years. He has silently made an impact in the line-up and is an asset both with the bat and ball, as he completes quick spells with his tidy off-spin.
Mitchell has proven to be a silent but important member of the side over the last year. He has produced some crucial knocks in the middle order when the other players failed to deliver. Now, with Williamson and Conway out, Mitchell will have some added responsibility and could be backed to do the hard work.
NZ vs SL Match Tips
Sri Lanka is pretty unpredictable in white-ball cricket. Beating New Zealand at home though remains a challenge, leaving New Zealand favorites.