Sri Lanka (@15.0) vs New Zealand (@5.0)

Our Prediction:

New Zealand will win

Sri Lanka – New Zealand Match Prediction | 25-08-2019 00:15

The other three are New Zealanders and reflect the riches that the Kiwis have at their disposal. Batsmen: We have picked Dimuth Karunaratne, Kane Williamson, Henry Nicholls, and Ross Taylor in our team for this match. Karunaratne is another good Sri Lankan batsman and since there are not too many of those we can be reasonably sure of covering our bases with this pick. Kane Williamson was in sparkling touch in the warm-ups, Henry Nicholls looks likely to open the inning with Guptill, and Ross Taylor is in the form of his life in ODI cricket.

In their first test of the series, nothing went their way apart from winning the toss as Sri Lanka cruised past them to register a significant, unanticipated win. However, a loss in the first match of the series has not only washed away all their such plans but has also pushed them behind in the series. The Kiwis will be looking to draw level when they meet hosts in the second test of the series which is to be played at Colombo's P Sara Oval from Thursday, 22nd August. They'll be hoping to put up a similar performance in the next game, and for that, they'd undoubtedly have to put up a much-improved performance. New Zealand will be feeling Deja Vu as the same thing happened to them ten years ago where Sri Lanka hammered them at Galle, and they then went onto script a historic win in the second match of the series at P Sara Oval. A 2-0 win for the Kiwis over Sri Lanka would have pushed them to the top of the table, toppling India from the pinnacle in the process.

New Zealand is currently 4th in the ODI rankings while Sri Lanka is down at 9th (below Bangladesh and West Indies). They come to the ICC World Cup 2019 with very different aspirations. New Zealand has a very capable limited-overs team filled with players that play short format cricket around the world while Sri Lanka has one of the weakest squads at CWC 2019.

Our Dream 11 team for New Zealand vs Sri Lanka ICC World Cup 2019 is going to be focussed on in-form batsmen that have shown good form in the warm-ups. Sophia Gardens, Cardiff saw India go past 350 with ease and we think another high scoring game is likely in this match. Remember to follow us on twitter @cricketbettings. We will update the Dream11 picks for every World Cup 2019 match after the toss has taken place. Unlike T20's, we don't need to concentrate on just the top-order batters either.

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They also have the best ODI bowlers like Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult, and Matt Henry in their side. They have very good ODI players like Colin de Grandhomme, Jimmy Neesham, Colin Munro, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, and Tom Latham. They also have an option to include Henry Nicholls at the top of the order in place of Colin Munro. They also managed to win out of five matches played against England recently. They had beaten Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and West Indies were all beaten easily without losing a single match in these conditions. He be looking to make a huge impact on the cricket world cup. They are ranked at number four position in the ranking. The conditions where they are playing this big event of cricket are not much different from their home conditions. They have a good chance to win the crown of cricket for this world cup edition. New Zealand had been the most successful team in recent ICC tournaments. New Zealand has a very strong batting line up than Sri Lanka. Ross Taylor is the best ODI player and he is in excellent form these days. These players have plenty of power and hitting capability.

That is a gamble, given their cost, however. Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor have something to prove in this match, which could swing the game New Zealands way if they get back to form. Picking 3-6 of those is a tough selection. Dimuth Karunaratne starred in the first test for Sri Lanka and Angelo Mathews appeared to be back in good form too. Henry Nicholls and Tom Latham were excellent on home soil in this fixture in December, meanwhile, and Lahiru Thirimanne shared the excellent opening partnership with Karunaratne last time out.

Ross Taylor is in the best ODI form of his life and will be looking to make a huge impact on the cricket world cup 2019 while Kane Williamson is always in the conversation as one of the best batsmen in the world. This is a top-7 where there is plenty of power, proven ability to score centuries, and most of the players are in good form.

On paper, New Zealand have a better batting unit, but the home advantage for Sri Lanka's nullifies that factor. Sri Lanka have the advantage of playing at home, but with one match already gone, the Kiwi batsmen will be better acquainted to deal with the conditions as well as the Sri Lankan bowlers. Also, it reiterated that their win over the Proteas was no fluke and they could be a force to deal with in the longest version of the game. Sri Lanka exhibited high resilience and grit in the first match as they nailed down a tricky looking chase with considerable ease. Considering that as well as other reasons mentioned above, we think that New Zealand will emerge triumphant in what is expected to be yet another humdinger of a cricket match. Despite Kane Williamson failing in both the innings, it was a remarkable effort from the visitors to post a good total in both the innings.

When we compare the Sri Lankan team with other teams on papers, they are not a best and attacking team who can win against strong sides of this tournament. They also had changed their captain for this tournament. They have the spin bowlers like Jeevan Mendia and Milind Siriwardene who are no much experienced and they are not considered as world class bowlers. Avishka Fernando is the youngest players in their side who got a chance for this big event of cricket. Sri Lanka has come new and some experienced players in the side. Another weak point for this team is that they are the worst fielding side in the world. Sri Lankan batting will be depended on Kusal Perera, Angelo Matthews, Lahiru Thirimanne Karunaratne, and Kusal Mendis. Now Dimuth Karunaratne is going to be leading the side for this big tournament. They are much depended to their batting department to win against any team in this big tournament. Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep, and Lasith Malinga will be handling their bowling department. Sri Lanka has a lot of experienced bowlers in their side. Sri Lanka team had made many changes before this big event of cricket.

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In the second test, however, they will be looking to put up a better performance with their batsmen better acquainted to deal with Sri Lankan bowlers on the surfaces which are known to assist spin bowling. Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor are good players of spin bowling and its just a matter of time before the duo finds its rhythm back.

Despite two defeats in those games, the top seven was the same for both and could stay settled for the early part of this tournament. Sri Lanka tore up their team sheet ahead of the World Cup, appointing Dimuth Karunaratne as captain and recalling a number of players who had not played ODI cricket for at least two years. Star man Lasith Malinga did not bow in either of the two warm-up games, but he will come into the bowling attack for the World Cup.

Akila Danajaya's action was reported suspect for the second time this year, and although he is allowed to take part in the upcoming fixture, this might play on his mind when he takes his delivery stride. They'd like to keep the winning combination going, and unless some last-minute injury shows up, we are likely to see them field an unchanged squad in the second test of the series. Alongside him, it was the effort of Lasith Embuldeniya and Dhananjaya de Silva that kept them ahead in the first match, and the management will be looking up to them in the second match as well.

They were outplayed in all three departments of the game and eventually ended up on the wrong side of the result. New Zealand had a little to take home from their poor performance in the first Test of the series. The poor performance from their top-order was one of the biggest reasons for their loss, which was later on helped by lack of penetrative bowling by their spinners.