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SL vs NZ DREAM11 Match Prediction | 1st Test Match GRAND LEAGUE TEAM | Fantasy Team, Stats

By Dheeraj Singh @Cric_kette

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka DREAM11 GRAND LEAGUE TEAM 1st Test | New Zealand vs Sri Lanka | ICC CWC 2019

Galle, June 01, Saturday at 10:00 AM IST

The first of the two test matches between Sri Lanka and New Zealand starts tomorrow at Galle. A 15-member New Zealand squad is touring Sri Lanka to play two test matches as a part of the inaugural ICC Test championship.

The first test will be played in Galle while the second is scheduled to be played at the P. Sara Oval, Colombo from August 22, Thursday.

Galle Venue Stats-

Avg 1st inn score: 379

Avg 2nd inn score: 302

Avg 3rd inn score: 231

Avg 4th inn score: 152


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SL vs NZ Fantasy Team News:

Sri Lanka:

  • Both the teams have released a 15-man squad
  • Dimuth Karunaratne will lead the home side whilst the visitors will play under the leadership of Kane Williamson
  • Dinesh Chandimal, Akila Dananjaya, Dilruwan Perera, Angelo Mathews and Niroshan Dickwella are the returnees in the Sri Lankan squad
  • Kasun Rajitha, Chamika Karunaratne, Asitha Fernando, Danushka Gunathilaka, Dilruwan Perera, Shehan Jayasuriya, and Angelo Perera are missing out
  • The visitors have included four spinners in the likes of William Somerville, Ajaz Patel, M Santner and Todd Astle
  • Tim Southee, Trent Boult, and Neil Wagner will lead the pace attack along with seam-bowling all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme
  • Lockie Ferguson has been left out

SL vs NZ Squads:

Sri Lanka:

Dhananjaya De Silva, Akila Dananjaya, Dimuth Karunaratne (c), L Embuldeniya, Suranga Lakmal, Dinesh Chandimal, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Niroshan Dickwella, Oshada Fernando, Lahiru Kumara, Angelo Mathews, Lakshan Sandakan, Vishwa Fernando

New Zeland:

Kane Williamson (c), Will Somerville, Neil Wagner, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Ajaz Patel, Jeet Raval, Ross Taylor, Todd Astle, Tom Blundell, BJ Watling


Also Read: SL vs NZ Dream11 Match Prediction

SL vs NZ Dream11 Fantasy Teams:

Team 1 & 2: As per the conditions

The subcontinent pitches assist spinners more than pace bowlers and as the game progresses to day 4 & 5 it becomes even more difficult to bat on these pitches. So, we will be picking spinners as captain and vice-captains here –

Wicketkeeper: K Perera

Batsmen: A Mathews, K Mendis, K Williamson, R Taylor

All-rounder: D D Silva, M Santner

Bowlers: A Dhananjaya, T Boult, A Patel, W Somerville

Captain & vice captain – M Santner/A Dhananjaya

Wicketkeeper: K Perera

Batsmen: A Mathews, K Mendis, K Williamson, R Taylor

All-rounder: D D Silva, M Santner

Bowlers: A Dhananjaya, T Boult, A Patel, W Somerville

Captain & vice captain -A Patel  & D D Silva


Team 3 & 4: X-Factors

K Williamson, Ross Taylor and A Mathews are the most experienced in their side and are also good players of spin bowling. Williamson averages around 80 against Sri Lanka whilst A Mathews has 55+ average against Kiwis.

Wicketkeeper: K Perera

Batsmen: A Mathews, D Chandimal, K Williamson, R Taylor

All-rounder: D D Silva, M Santner

Bowlers: A Dhananjaya, T Boult, A Patel, W Somerville

Captain & vice captain – K Williamson  & R Taylor

Wicketkeeper: K Perera

Batsmen: A Mathews, D Chandimal, K Williamson, R Taylor

All-rounder: D D Silva, M Santner

Bowlers: A Dhananjaya, T Boult, A Patel, W Somerville

Captain & vice captain – K Williamson  & A Mathews


Team 5 & 6: Unorthodox combinations

Tom Blundell made a hundred on his test debut while William Somerville and Ajaz Patel were instrumental in the historic 2-1 series win against Pakistan in UAE. So, here we will be betting on something similar –

Wicketkeeper: K Perera

Batsmen: D Chandimal, Kusal Mendis, H Nicholls, R Taylor

All-rounder: D D Silva, M Santner

Bowlers: A Dhananjaya, T Boult, A Patel, S Lakmal

Captain & vice captain – H Nicholls & D Chandimal

Wicketkeeper: K Perera

Batsmen: D Chandimal, Kusal Mendis, H Nicholls, R Taylor

All-rounder: D D Silva, M Santner

Bowlers: A Dhananjaya, T Boult, A Patel, S Lakmal

Captain & vice captain – K Mendis & T Boult

Dheeraj Singh @Cric_kette

A 90's born who has witnessed Sachin becoming "The God", Dhoni becoming "The only Captain to have won all the ICC trophies" and Kohli turning into a "run-machine". Cricket is something I am crazy for and I try to deliver the best and true I can in my every writing.