The New Zealand cricket team is all set to take on Sri Lanka in Match 27 of the 2022 T20 World Cup on Friday, October 29 at the Sydney Cricket Ground. They are leading the table in Group 1 with three points from two matches, while Sri Lanka ranks fifth with two points.
New Zealand’s last match against Afghanistan got abandoned without a ball being bowled due to rain at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. They won the opening match of the Super 12 stage, by 89 runs against Australia. The Kane Williamson-led team will be keen to secure their second win of the season.
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On the other hand, Sri Lanka is coming on the back of a loss against Australia in their recent game. They lost by seven wickets, as Australia chased down 158 runs comfortably. Sri Lanka would be hoping to get back to the winning ways against New Zealand.
Details: NZ vs SL, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022, Super 12, Group 1, Match 27
Date and Time: October 29, 2022, 1:30 PM IST
Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
The pitch at the Sydney Cricket Ground is expected to offer help for the batters. The team that wins the toss is likely to bat first and try to put on a big score on the track. The wicket might be a little on the slower side.
Predicted Playing XIs
New Zealand (NZ): Kane Williamson (C), Devon Conway (wk), Finn Allen, Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult
Sri Lanka (SL): Dasun Shanaka (C), Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara, Binura Fernando
— Sri Lanka Cricket 🇱🇰 (@OfficialSLC) October 28, 2022
NZ vs SL – Fantasy Team Suggestions
Fantasy Team 1: Devon Conway (VC), Kusal Mendis, Kane Williamson, Dhananjaya de Silva, Pathum Nisssanka, James Neesham, Michell Santner, Wanindu Hasaranga (C), Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Maheesh Theekshana
Fantasy Team 2: Kusal Mendis, Fin Allen, Kane Williamson, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Pathum Nisssanka, James Neesham, Michell Santner, Wanindu Hasaranga (VC), Tim Southee (C), Trent Boult, Maheesh Theekshana