SL vs NZ Dream11 Team Prediction 3rd ODI World Cup 2019: Preview

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SL vs NZ Dream11 Team Prediction 3rd ODI World Cup 2019: Preview

Sri Lanka and New Zealand will collide in the morning match of a first double-header of World Cup 2019 at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff. We will provide SL vs NZ  Dream11 Team Prediction, Preview and Probable Playing XI for the match.

Team Sri Lanka have been revamped for World Cup’19 due to their poor form recently but still are a strong side containing quality batsmen in form of Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, and Angelo Mathews along with hard-hitting allrounders like Thisara Perera and Isuru Udana supplementing pace attack led by Lasith Malinga. Spin allrounders Dhananjaya De Silva and Jeevan Mendis will also play a crucial role in their World Cup campaign.

They lost their both warm-up encounters one to South Africa while another to Australia. Dimuth Karunaratne and Angelo Mathews were the positives against Proteas while Lahiru Thirimanne and Dhananjaya De Silva starred with the bat against Australia. Nuwan Pradeep, Suranga Lakmal and Jeffrey Vandersay took two scalps each in warm-up encounters. They will hope for a unison effort from all teammates to give a tough challenge to the mighty New Zealand team.

Team New Zealand is a well-balanced side capable to give a challenge to any team on their day. The onus will be on skipper Kane Williamson to lead the batting attack along with Guptill, Ross Taylor, and Henry Nicholls along with all-around performances from Jimmy Neesham, Colin De Grandhomme, and Mitchell Santner. Trent Boult will spearhead their quality pace attack along with Southee, Henry, and Ferguson.

New Zealand won the first warm-up game against India while lost another to West Indies. In the first warm-up match, Trent Boult was at his lethal best to destroy India’s top-order taking four-wicket haul while Jimmy Neesham took three scalps. Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor starred with the bat while in a second warm-up match, Kiwi bowlers failed to restrict Windies resulting in a target of 422. Trent Boult took another four-wicket haul while Kane Williamson and Tom Blundell played impressive knocks of 85 and 106 respectively in losing cause for their team. They will be hope to ease the nerves of a big tournament and gain some early momentum defeating Sri Lanka team.

A good contest can be expected between both teams.

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When and Where:

SL vs NZ, 3rd Match, ICC World Cup 2019.
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
03:00 PM, 01st June 2019.

Venue Stats:

Average 1st innings score: 227
Average 2nd innings score: 216

Pitch will provide assistance to pacers in initial overs and then support batsmen.


Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera, Kusal Perera (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Mendis, Isuru Udana, Milinda Siriwardana, Avishka Fernando, Jeevan Mendis, Lahiru Thirimanne, Jeffrey Vandersay, Nuwan Pradeep, Suranga Lakmal.

Kane Williamson (c), Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Colin Munro, James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Tom Blundell (wk), Tom Latham (wk), Mitchell Santner, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee, Matt Henry, Ish Sodhi.

Team News:

Sri Lanka:

Lahiru Thirimanne is likely to be the opening partner of Dimuth Karunaratne. Avishka Fernando can also get a chance if he is fit.

With Malinga back in the hunt, Anyone among Nuwan Pradeep or Suranga Lakmal will miss their place in the playing XI.

D Karunaratne will open the innings along with L Thirimanne/A Fernando. Kusal Perera, K Mendis, Angelo Mathews, and Dhananjaya De Silva will follow them.

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Dhananjaya De Silva, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis and I Udana will play the role of an allrounder.

Lasith Malinga and Isuru Udana will lead the pace attack along with S Lakmal/N Pradeep and Thisara Perera while Jeevan Mendis and Dhananjaya De Silva will be the key spinners.

New Zealand:

Anyone among Colin Munro or Henry Nicholls can open along with Guptill. If fit, Henry Nicholls can be preferred otherwise Munro can get a chance.

Tom Latham has recovered well from injury and can play tomorrow. If unfit, Tom Blundell will take his place in the playing XI.

Anyone among Tim Southee or Matt Henry can play. Even Ish Sodhi can get a chance.

Henry Nicholls/Munro and Martin Guptill can open the innings. Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, and Tom Latham/Blundell will follow them.

James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, and Mitchell Santner will play the role of an allrounder.

Trent Boult and Lockie Ferguson will lead the pace attack along with James Neesham and Colin de Grandhomme while Mitchell Santner will handle the spin department.

Probable Playing XI:

D Karunaratne (c), L Thirimanne, Kusal Perera (wk), K Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya De Silva, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Isuru Udana, S Lakmal/N Pradeep, L Malinga.

Henry Nicholls/C Munro, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), J Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult, Tim Southee/M Henry/Ish Sodhi.

SL vs NZ Dream11 Team Prediction:

Wicket-keeper: Kusal Mendis and Kusal Perera both are good. Tom Latham is also good but His batting order is down.

However, We can pick Tom Latham in Grand League teams.

Batsmen’s: Kane Williamson, Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor, Dimuth Karunaratne, Colin Munro/H Nicholls and A Mathews are good to pick for small leagues.

L Thirimanne is good for grand leagues.

All-rounders: Thisara Perera, James Neesham, Dhananjaya de Silva and Colin de Grandhomme are the best choices.

M Santner is also good.

Bowlers: Trent Boult, Lasith Malinga, Lockie Ferguson and Isuru Udana are good for small leagues.

Team updated.

K Mendis (wk)
K Perera (wk)
Martin Guptill
K Williamson (C)
C Munro
D Karunaratne
James Neesham
T Perera
Trent Boult (Vc)
L Ferguson
M Henry

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C and Vc Choices:  K Williamson, R Taylor, J Neesham, D Karunaratne, A Mathews.

Key Players:

Sri Lanka:
Kusal Mendis
A Mathews
D Karunaratne
Kusal Perera
Thisara Perera
I Udana
D De Silva
Jeevan Mendis

New Zealand:
K Williamson
Ross Taylor
M Guptill
Trent Boult
J Neesham
C de Grandhomme
M Santner
H Nicholls (If play)

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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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