New Zealand will look to seal the semi-final spot as they will take on Sri Lanka to be played in Bengaluru on 9th November 2023. It promises to be an exciting encounter as the Kiwis lost their previous match against Pakistan at the same ground after posting 401 for 6. They will look to stop the flow of losing 4 matches in a row including against India, Australia, South Africa, and Pakistan.
It was a superb batting performance by the Kiwis batting as Rachin Ravindra scored his 3rd century this tournament along with Kane Williamson’s brilliance that laid a strong foundation for a big total. The bowling lacked penetration as they took 1 wicket with Fakhar Zaman producing a superb knock before the rain stopped play.
On the other Sri Lanka needed a win to qualify for the Champions Trophy 2025. Sri Lanka struggled with their batting as they made 270 thanks to Charith Asalanaka’s brilliant century.
Details– New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, Match 41, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023
Venue– M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Date and Time– 9th November 2023, 2.00 PM IST
New Zealand and Sri Lanka faced each other in 101 One-day international matches with Kiwis winning 51 matches, Sri Lanka 41, 8 matches ending in no result, and 1 match ending in a tie. The last time these two teams met in ODI format was on 31st March 2023 when New Zealand thrashed Sri Lanka by 6 wickets.
Both teams met each other since their inception in 1979. Sri Lanka has a slender advantage with 6 wins while New Zealand won 5 matches. New Zealand thrashed Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in the 2019 edition of the World Cup.
The pitch at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru produced a high-scoring affair between Pakistan and New Zealand in a day encounter. With rain expected in tomorrow’s match, it promises to provide some assistance to pace bowlers initially and becomes a good pitch to bat on later.
It promises to be an exciting encounter with good-quality bowlers in each side. The captain that wins the toss would likely field first to put pressure on the batting side and then chase down the target.
New Zealand (NZ) vs Sri Lanka (SL)- Predicted Playing XI
Devon Conway, Rachin Ravindra, Kane Williamson (C), Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (WK), Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Mitchell Santer, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi/Lockie Ferguson.
Kusal Perera, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (C, WK), Charith Asalanaka, Sadeera Samawickrama, Dhanajaya de Silva, Mathews, Kasun Rajitha, Mahesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madhushanka, Chameera.
Fantasy Selection- NZ vs SL
Team 1– Devon Conway, Kusal Perera (VC), Kane Williamson (C), Charith Asalanaka, Tom Latham, Dhanajaya de Silva, Mitchell Santer, Kasun Rajitha, Trent Boult, Dilshan Madhushanka.
Team 2– Rachin Ravindra, Pathum Nissanka, Daryl Mitchell (C), Sadeera Samawickrama, Glenn Phillps, Mathews (VC), Santer, Rajitha, Southee, Chameera, Ferguson.