SL Playing 11 for New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 1st Test; Top Picks, Fantasy Cricket Tips For NZ vs SL Dream11 Team Prediction

Published on: Mar 7, 2023 11:59 am IST|Updated on: Mar 7, 2023 11:59 am IST

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 1st test

Sri Lanka Playing 11: Sri Lanka need to win these 2 games to qualify for the final of WTC. This sounds simple on paper but to win a series on New Zealand is never an easy task. They need a miracle to even win a game in this series.

Sri Lanka playing 11 team news

  • Oshada Fernando is expected to open alongside the skipper Dimuth Karunaratne
  • Niroshan Dickwella will be the wicket keeper and also will be batting at #7.
  • One of Lahiru Kumara or Asitha Fernando will be in the playing 11
  • Kasun Rajitha and Vishwa Fernando are expected to lead the pace attack
  • One of Prabath Jayasuriya or Ramesh Mendis will be the only spinner in the team.

SL Playing 11

1. Dimuth Karunaratne
2. Oshada Fernando
3. Kusal Mendis
4. Angelo Mathews
5. Dinesh Chandimal
6. Dhananjaya de Silva
7. Niroshan Dickwella
8. Prabath Jayasuriya/Ramesh Mendis
9. Vishwa Fernando
10. Kasun Rajitha
11. Lahiru Kumara/Asitha Fernando

Sri Lanka squad

Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Oshada Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dinesh Chandimal, Kamindu Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella, Nishan Madushka, Ramesh Mendis, Prabath Jayasuriya, Chamika Karunaratne, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Asitha Fernando, Vishwa Fernando, Milan Rathnayake

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Dream11 prediction

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

  • Dimuth Karunaratne has healthy numbers against New Zealand in tests. He needs to lead from the front being the captain of the side. It is not going to be easy in tackling the new ball spells of NZ pacers.
Tests vs NZ Runs Average Strike rate Highest score vs NZ Last 5 scores vs NZ
9 740 43 46 152 21, 65, 122, 39, 0
  • Angelo Mathews is the most experienced batsman in SL setup and he has terrific numbers against NZ in NZ vs SL dream11 prediction.
Tests vs NZ Runs Average Strike rate Highest score vs NZ Last 5 scores vs NZ
11 839 52 45 120* 7, 2, 28*, 50, 22*
  • Kusal Mendis is expected to play attacking cricket in NZ vs SL match as he showed some glimpse in the practice game.
Tests vs NZ Runs Average Strike rate Highest score vs NZ Last 5 scores vs NZ
6 471 42 44 141* 20, 32, 10, 53, 67
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