Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand, NZ vs SL, 2nd T20I Preview and Fantasy Prediction

By Real11 - Apr 3 2023 558 Views


Sri Lanka tour New Zealand, 2023

NZ vs SL, 2nd T20I



After agonisingly losing their first T20 in the super over against Sri Lanka, New Zealand will look to bounce back in the second T20 on Wednesday, April 5. The opening match of the series went right down to the wire. Ish Sodhi smashed a last ball six off Dasun Shanaka to take the match to the super over.  However, Sri Lanka got their noses in front courtesy Charith Asalanka and Maheesh Theekshana. The latter dismissed James Neesham and Mark in the super over, allowing the hosts to register only 8 runs. Charith Asalanka then finished off the game in fine fashion smashing Adam Milne for consecutive boundaries in the second and third ball of the super over. As we head into the second T20I, let us have a look at how these two sides will fare out on Wednesday. 


Match Details

Match: NZ vs SL, 2nd T20I, Sri Lanka tour New Zealand, 2023

Date: Wednesday, April 05, 2023

Time: 6:30 AM (Apr 05)

Venue: University Oval, Dunedin


Pitch and Weather Report

The University Oval, Dunedin wicket is good for batting. Only one T20I match has been played here. 409 runs were scored across the two innings in that match. We can expect another similar high scoring encounter. 

Morning cloud and a possible shower with a maximum temperature of 22 degree celsius is forecasted on matchday. 


NZ vs SL Squads

NZ:  Chad Bowes, Tim Seifert, Tom Latham (c & wk), Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, James Neesham, Rachin Ravindra, Adam Milne, Henry Shipley, Ish Sodhi, Ben Lister, Will Young, Matt Henry 

SL: Kusal Mendis (wk), Kusal Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dasun Shanaka (c), Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madushanka, Pramod MadushanBench:Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Lasith Croospulle, Nuwanidu Fernando, Dunith Wellalage, Matheesha Pathirana, Sadeera Samarawickrama


NZ vs SL Probable Playing XIs

NZ: Rachin Ravindra, Chad Bowes, Will Young, Mark Chapman, James Neesham, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (C), Henry Shipley, Ish Sodhi, Matt Henry, Ben Lister 

SL: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis , Kusal Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charitha Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (C), Chamika Karunaratne, Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madushanka, Pramod Madushan


Match Prediction

Despite losing the opening game, the hosts showed a lot of heart and put on a courageous show. They have the resources to turn things around in the second fixture and we fancy them to emerge victorious and level the series. 


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