NZ vs SL Dream11 Prediction: 1st ODI Match Playing 11, Pitch Report and Fantasy Cricket Tips for New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Dream11 Team

Published on: Mar 22, 2023 6:51 pm IST|Updated on: Mar 22, 2023 7:01 pm IST

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After a closely fought edge of the seat first test, New Zealand completely dismantled Sri Lanka in the second Test at the Basin Reserve in Wellington. Kane Williamson and Henry Nicholls hit double hundreds to set up a innings win versus the island nation. The action now moves to a three match ODI series starting on 25 March at the Eden Park in Auckland. Both sides are reeling from a whitewash away at the hands of India. Sri Lanka have a more than decent record in New Zealand but the Kiwis remain favorites at home. It is an important series specially for the visitors with ICC World Cup Super League points on offer. Here is our New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Dream11 prediction for the first ODI.

NZ vs SL Dream11 Prediction for Today Match

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI

25 Mar, 06:30 AM IST

Eden Park, Auckland

Where to Watch NZ vs SL Live?

The first ODI between New Zealand and Sri Lanka can be caught live on the Amazon Prime app.

Eden Park Pitch Report

Eden Park in Auckland has been a high scoring venue recently. The outfield might be tad slow but the boundaries are short. The new ball will swing around a bit but the pitch is generally flat and favors batsmen. The side winning the toss might opt to bat first and put runs on the board.

Last Result at the Venue

New Zealand chased down 306 set by India in the last match here in November 2022 with Tom Latham scoring a blistering 145* while Kane Williamson scored 94*.

Team Form Guide:

NZ (recent last): W W L L L
SL (recent last): NR W L L L

New Zealand Playing 11

  • The likes of Kane Williamson, Tim Southee, Michael Bracewell and Mitchell Santner have been released to play in the IPL.
  • Glenn Phillips, Finn Allen, and Lockie Ferguson are also available just for the first game.
  • Rachin Ravindra and Chad Bowes might be handed their ODI debuts.
  • Skipper Tom Latham and Will Young could play in the lower middle-order.
  • Daryl Mitchell, Ish Sodhi and Matt Henry also feature who are integral to the side.
  • Will Young and Henry Shipley are the all-rounders in the side along with Mitchell.

1. Finn Allen
2. Rachin Ravindra
3. Chad Bowes
4. Daryl Mitchell

5. Tom Latham (C)
6. Glenn Phillips
7. Will Young
8. Henry Shipley

9. Lockie Ferguson
10. Ish Sodhi
11. Matt Henry

Here are the best fantasy cricket picks for the match from New Zealand:

Daryl Micthell Stats in ODIs

No longer a joker in the pack, Daryl Mitchell has risen to be an important member in all formats.

Innings Runs Best Bat Avg Recent Form
16 489 100* 36.84 31, 9, 24

Lockie Ferguson Stats in ODIs

It might be the only ODI Lockie Ferguson gets in the series before flying to India and he would be looking to make the most of it.

Innings Wickets Economy Rate BBI Recent Form
53 85 5.66 5/45 2/63, 1/71, 0/21

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Sri Lanka Playing 11

  • Pathum Nissanka will open with the promising Nuwanidu Fernando.
  • Angelo Mathews returns to the white ball fold with the World Cup on the horizon.
  • Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Ashen Bandara, Nuwan Thushara and Jeffrey Vandersay drop out after a dissapointing series against India.
  • Dhananjaya De Silva, Dasun Shanka and Wanindu Hasaranga are the all-rounders in the side.
  • Sri Lanka might field three pacers given the conditions. Matheesha Pathirana might be handed the debut and play alongside Kasun Rajitha Lahiru Kumara.

1. Pathum Nissanka
2. Nuwanidu Gernando
3. Kusal Mendis
4. Charitha Asalanka
5. Angelo Mathews
6. Dhananjaya De Silva
7. Dasun Shanaka (C)
8. Wanindu Hasaranga
9. Lahiru Kumara
10. Kasun Rajitha
11. Matheesha Pathirana

Here are the best fantasy cricket picks for the match from Sri Lanka:

Pathum Nissanka Stats in ODIs

One of the most skilled batters in this Sri Lankan side. His average belies the talent he posseses.

Innings Runs Best Bat Avg Recent Form
21 649 137 32.5 85*, 3, 35, 72

Kasun Rajitha Stats in ODIs

Rajitha is truly enjoying bowling in these conditions and was by far the best quick in the Tests for Sri Lanka.

Innings Wickets Economy Rate BBI Recent Form
16 23 6.4 3/23 3/88, 1/46, 2/81

Who Will Win New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Match?

  • The Kiwis have won 28 games at home while Sri Lanka have notched an impressive 12 away wins in New Zealand.
  • Sides batting second have an advantage although equal number of matches (3) have been won by sides batting first or second in the last six ODIs here.
  • New Zealand have won six of the last seven on this ground.

New Zealand start as slight favorites as per our today match prediction.

NZ vs SL Dream11 Prediction

Wicket-Keepers: Tom Latham, Kusal Mendis
Batsmen: Pathum Nissanka, Angleo Mathews, Finn Allen
All-rounders: Dasun Shanaka, Daryl Mitchell
Bowlers: Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Kasun Rajitha, Ish Sodhi

NZ vs SL Dream11 Captain and Vice Captain

For Small League, Head-to-Head contests: Daryl Mitchell, Pathum Nissanka
For Grand League: Dasun Shanaka, Kusal Mendis

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