World Cup ODI 2023, NZ vs SL, Match 41 Preview and Fantasy Prediction
World Cup ODI 2023
NZ vs. SL, Match 41
New Zealand will square off with Sri Lanka in the 41st match of the World Cup ODI 2023. The game is scheduled to be played at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Thursday, November 9.
The Kiwis have lost four matches in a row and will fight for a slot in the semis. They are in the 4th place in the points table with 8 points. Their last loss against Pakistan dropped their Net Run Rate to 0.398. As the BlackCaps have the same number of wins as Sri Lanka and Afghanistan, they need to make sure that they win by a good margin of runs to boost their NRR.
Rain is expected to interrupt this match, NZ’s last game was also reduced due to rain. They now need to play with all they have and expect Pakistan and Afghanistan to lose their matches and remain at 8 points which will facilitate their qualification.
Match: World Cup ODI 2023, NZ vs SL, Match 41
Date: Thursday, November 9, 2023
Time: 02:00 PM IST
Venue: M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Pitch and Weather Report
A sluggish pitch, fast outfield, and shorter boundaries make M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru, one of the best batting venues in the world. The pitch tends to slow down as the match progresses. Batsmen can try out their shots on this wicket. We have seen various high-scoring battles in recent times on this venue, and batters find it easy to play on this pitch where there is little room for the bowlers. The team batting first will try to add 320 runs on the board to give some relief to their bowlers to restrict the run chase.
Bengaluru will have clear skies, and the match is expected to be played on a warm and cozy evening.
NZ vs. SL Squads
NZ: Devon Conway, Rachin Ravindra, Kane Williamson (c), Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (wk), Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Kyle Jamieson, Will Young, James Neesham
SL: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis (c & wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Maheesh Theekshana, Dushmantha Chameera, Kasun Rajitha, Dilshan Madushanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Dushan Hemantha, Chamika Karunaratne, Lahiru Kumara, Dunith Wellalage
NZ vs. SL Probable Playing XIs
NZ: Devon Conway, Rachin Ravindra, Kane Williamson (c), Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (wk), Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi/ Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Trent Boult
SL: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis (c & wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Maheesh Theekshana, Dushmantha Chameera, Kasun Rajitha, Dilshan Madushanka
New Zealand have lost their last four matches in this World Cup ODI as well as Sri Lanka who have lost three. Neither team has enough confidence but New Zealand has greater chances and should fight hard for a comeback. We expect the Kiwis to win this match as they have a penchant for winning at crucial stages.
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