SL vs NZ Dream11 Match Prediction | Who Will Win Today Match
Nelson, January 08 at 3:30 AM IST
New Zealand have wrapped up the series against Sri Lanka and would come out for a 3-0 whitewash at Saxton Oval on Tuesday. The hosts have piled 300+ totals in the two games so far in the series and defended the scores successfully, with not much resistance from the tourists.
In the series dominated by the bat, Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Ross Taylor and Jimmy Neesham have inflicted most of the damage with the bat for the hosts. Thisara Perera and Kusal Perera have also notched hundreds. As the two teams get ready for the final game of the series, this could well be another bat-dominated affair with batsmen in the groove.
Form Guide (last five fixtures, recent first)
New Zealand – W W L W L
Sri Lanka – L L W L L
Reactions from captains after 2nd ODI
Kane Williamson: Feels nice that we held our nerves and came out with a win. Thisara played outstandingly well and kept putting us under pressure.
Lasith Malinga: We got a partnership but then we lost wickets in the middle overs. We can’t change much overnight but mentally we need to do better.
With the series in the bag, New Zealand may opt to rest Trent Boult with Doug Bracewell getting his chance. Tim Southee or Matt Henry may sit out for Lockie Ferguson.
Dasun Shanaka might get a game for Sri Lanka.
SL Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Niroshan Dickwella
Batsmen -Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal
All-rounders – Thisara Perera (Doubt: Dasun Shanaka)
Bowlers – Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep (Doubt: Lakshan Sandakan, Dushmantha Chameera)
NZ Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Tim Seifert
Batsmen – Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls
All-rounders – James Neesham
Bowlers – Ish Sodhi (Doubt: Doug Bracewell, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee, Trent Boult)
Sri Lanka squad: Lasith Malinga (c), Lakshan Sandakan, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal, Asela Gunaratne, Thisara Perera, Seekkuge Prasanna, Nuwan Pradeep, Dasun Shanaka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Dushmantha Chameera
New Zealand squad: Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Tim Seifert (wk), James Neesham, Tim Southee, Matt Henry, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult, Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Doug Bracewell, Lockie Ferguson
Wicket-keeper – Niroshan Dickwella opens the batting and is more likely than is Kiwi counterpart to award you fantasy points.
Batsmen – Ross Taylor, Martin Guptill, Kusal Perera and Danushka Gunathilaka have all fired in the series so far, while Kane Williamson, Henry Nicholls and Kusal Mendis are among the safe bets.
All-rounder – Do not miss Colin Munro, James Neesham and Thisara Perera for their cricketing abilities and what they’ve done so far in the series.
Bowlers – A few changes are expected. Go for safe options Ish Sodhi, Lasith Malinga and Nuwan Pradeep.
Quick Tip: Changes in bowling are expected from both sides, pick few bowlers.
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