SL vs NZ Dream11 Prediction: 2nd T20I | Lockie Ferguson ruled out

SL vs NZ Dream11 Team Prediction and Preview: 2nd T20I

Sri Lanka and New Zealand will face off in the second T20I at Pallekele. We will provide SL vs NZ Dream11 Prediction, Preview, Probable Playing XI and Dream Team for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket.

Kiwis defeated Sri Lanka by 5 wickets in the first T20 in a closely fought encounter. Batting first, Kusal Mendis came at an unusual position opening the innings and played a stroke-filled knock of 79 runs. Also, Niroshan Dickwella scored 33 runs and was supported by late cameos from Udana and Shanaka to take the team to a good total of 174. Kiwi skipper Tim Southee was the pick among bowlers taking two scalps while Mitchell Santner took one wicket.

In chasing the target, New Zealand top-order failed to give a good start and were limping on 39/3 on the board. Ross Taylor and Colin De Grandhomme stabilized the innings scoring 48 and 44 runs respectively. Daryl Mitchell and Santner also made handy contributions to ensure victory for the visitors. T20 Specialist Malinga along with debutant Wanidu Hasaranga bowled good spells taking two wickets each in losing cause for their team.

Sri Lanka will be eager to bounce back and keep series alive defeating New Zealand whereas Kiwis will want to continue the winning momentum ahead and seal the series in the second T20I.

When and Where:

SL vs NZ, 2nd T20I, New Zealand tour of Sri Lanka 2019.
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele.
3rd Sept 2019, 07:00 PM.

Venue Stats:

Average 1st innings score: 169
Average 2nd innings score: 147

Pitch is expected to favor batsmen. Death bowlers can also yield good points.

Squads:

SL:
Lasith Malinga, Avishka Fernando, Danushka Gunathilaka, Shehan Jayasuriya, Isuru Udana, Lahiru Madushanka, Dasun Shanaka, Niroshan Dickwella, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Wanidu Hasaranga, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Lakshan Sandakan, Akila Dhananjaya.

NZ:
Tim Southee, Tom Bruce, Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Ross Taylor, Tim Seifert, Colin de Grandhomme, Todd Astle, Mitchell Santner, Daryl Mitchell, Scott Kuggleijn, Seth Rance, Ish Sodhi.

Team News:

Sri Lanka:

  • Place of Kasun Rajitha can be risky, and pacer Lahiru Kumara or L Madushanka can replace him in the playing XI.
  • Kusal Mendis and Kusal Perera can open the innings. Avishka Fernando, Niroshan Dickwella, Shehan Jayasuriya and Dasun Shanaka will follow them.
  • Shehan Jayasuriya, Dasun Shanaka, W Hasaranga, and Isuru Udana will play the role of an allrounder.
  • Lasith Malinga will spearhead the pace attack along with Kasun Rajitha/Kumara, Shanaka and Udana.
  • Akila Dananjaya, W Hasaranga will be the key spinners along with Shehan Jayasuriya.

New Zealand:

  • Lockie Ferguson has been ruled out of the series due to injury. No replacement has been announced.
  • Martin Guptill and Colin Munro will open the innings. Tim Seifert and Ross Taylor will handle the middle order. Colin de Grandhomme, D Mitchell and M Santner will follow them.
  • Colin de Grandhomme, Daryl Mitchell and M Santner will play the role of an allrounder.
  • Scott Kuggelejin, Seth Rance and Tim Southee can also be handy with the bat.
  • Tim Southee will spearhead the pace attack along with Kuggelejin, Seth Rance, Grandhomme and Daryl Mitchell.
  • Ish Sodhi and M Santner will handle the spin department.
  • After a disappointing show by the pace duo of Seth Rance and Scott Kuggleijn, Third spinner Todd Astle can be preferred. Chances of same are less.

Probable Playing XI:

SL:
Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera (wk), Avishka Fernando, Niroshan Dickwella, Dasun Shanaka, Shehan Jayasuriya, Isuru Udana, W Hasaranga, Akila Dananjaya, Lasith Malinga (c), Kasun Rajitha/Lahiru Kumara.

NZ:
Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Tim Seifert (wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Ross Taylor, Daryl Mitchell, M Santner, Scott Kuggeleijn, Tim Southee (c), Seth Rance, Ish Sodhi.

Key Players for SL vs NZ Dream11:

Wicket-Keeper:

Primary Options: Kusal Perera, Niroshan Dickwella, and Tim Siefert.

Kusal Perera is in super attacking form from past one year but failed to make a mark in test series. He will be eager to score big tomorrow after early departure in the first T20I.

Niroshan Dickwella has been appointed as deputy to Malinga and is an attacking batsman. He scored 33 runs in the last match.

Tim Siefert proved his talent in the last series and is a brilliant batsman. He will bat at one down but failed in the opening encounter.

Batsmen for NZ vs SL Dream 11 Prediction:

Primary Options: Ross Taylor, Kusal Mendis, Martin Guptill, Avishka Fernando, Colin Munro.

Ross Taylor has performed exceptionally well from past two years and is in good form. He also scored 41* runs in practice match and 48 runs in the first T20I.

Kusal Mendis is a talented performer and scored brilliant 79-run knock in the first T20I opening the innings.

Martin Guptill has the talent to play a big knock but failed throughout WC’19. His form in T20 blast was excellent and will be eager to perform well in this series. He scored 11 runs in the last match.

Avishka Fernando is an attacking batsman and has performed brilliantly in limited chances. He failed in the first encounter.

Colin Munro has a good record in this format and scored 48* runs in practice match. He can score at a blistering strike rate. However, He got out on a golden duck in the first T20I.

Other Options: Shehan Jayasuriya

Shehan Jayasuriya is a right spin all-rounder and can be equally effective in either of the departments. He will bat in the lower order and will bowl fewer overs.

All-rounders:

Primary Options: Colin De Grandhomme, Isuru Udana, Dasun Shanaka, M Santner, Daryl Mitchell.

Colin De Grandhomme has performed well in recent times. He scored 44 runs in the last match after getting promotion in the batting order. He also starred in the second test and is a must pick in NZ vs SL Dream11 team.

Isuru Udana is a lethal pacer and can be quite effective in death overs with his variations. He can also score attacking cameos with the bat. He scored 15* runs in just 3 balls in the first T20.

Dasun Shanaka is an attacking batsman and handy medium-pace bowler. He scored 17* runs in the first match.

Mitchell Santner can be effective in spin-friendly conditions with his turn and bounce. He bowled an excellent spell taking one scalp and scored 14* runs.

Daryl Mitchell scored crucial knock of 25* runs in the last match and can also bowl a few overs of medium pace.

Other Options: W Hasaranga

Wanidu Hasaranga made his debut in the last match and took two scalps. He can also score few runs with the bat.

Bowlers:

Primary Options: L Malinga, T Southee, Akila Dananjaya, and Ish Sodhi.

Skipper Lasith Malinga is defying age and is one of the best bowlers of this format. He took two scalps in the first T20. Considering his recent form, He is a must pick in NZ vs SL Dream11 team.

Kiwi Stand-in Skipper Tim Southee is in awful form recently but bowled good spell in the first match taking two crucial wickets. He can also score quick runs with the bat.

Akila Dananjaya is a wicket-taking spinner and took one scalp in the opening encounter.

Ish Sodhi can be a match-winner with his spin bowling. He took three wickets in practice match and took a plethora of wickets in Canada T20 League.

Other Options: Scott Kuggeleijn

Scott Kuggeleijn is a handy pace allrounder. He took four-wicket haul in practice match.

SL vs NZ Dream11 Team Prediction:

After the announcement of the playing XI, This team will be updated on Telegram.

Team updated:

K Perera(wk)
Tim Seifert(wk)
A Fernando
Kusal Mendis (C)
Colin Munro
M Guptill
C de Grandhomme (Vc)
Isuru Udana
L Malinga
Tim Southee
S Kuggeleijn

Captain and Vc Choices: Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Avishka Fernando, M Guptill, C Munro, Colin De Grandhomme, T Southee, L Malinga.

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