After an overwhelming test match battle between these to nations, Sri Lanka and New Zealand are set to confront each other at the shortest version of the game. The first of the three-match T20I series is to be played on 1st September at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy. This match will be the first occasion when we’ll see the Kiwis back in their colored after their heartening tie the World Cup finale. Sri Lanka, in spite of how they’ve done in the longest form of the game as of late, hasn’t been in best of contacts in the two shorter renditions of the game. Let’s Discuss Dream11 and Fantasy Cricket Tips and Prediction.
Match Preview: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 1st T20
Date: 1st Septmber, 2019
Time: 07:00 PM IST
Pitch Report: The average 1st innings score at this ground is around 170 runs. Looks like a good batting wicket but spinner will have a role to play so spinners are must-have in your Dream11 Team.
NZ vs SL Squad:
Sri Lanka:Lasith Malinga (c), Niroshan Dickwella, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Janith Perera, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Shehan Jayasuriya, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Akila Dananjaya, Lakshan Sandakan, Isuru Udana, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Lahiru Madushanka
New Zealand: Tim Southee (c), Todd Astle, Tom Bruce, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Scott Kuggeleijn, Daryl Mitchell, Colin Munro, Seth Rance, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert (wk), Ish Sodhi, Ross Taylor.
New Zealand vs Srilanka Fantasy Tips:
New Zealand: In recent times, New Zealand have been a power to manage in the tests and the ODIs, however, they have been common, best-case scenario, most definitely, in the shortest variant of the game. Kane Williamson and Trent Boult have been rested for this series. Tim Southee has been named as stand-in captain for this T20I series. Southee man has already the upper hand as in the practice match between these to teams, New Zealand won the game by 33 runs. Colin Munro was back in the squad after a very poor run in the ODI and shown his true colors. Munro produced his vintage self ahead of the three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka, hitting unbeaten 48 off 27 balls and having to retire. Ross Taylor had the option to support the batting, scoring quick 43 and got retired. On the other hand, bowling was top notch. Led by Scott Kuggeleijn, who did the most damage by picking up 4 wickets. Ish Sodhi ably supported him as he took 3 wickets. This team looks settled and ready for the T20I’s. In your Dream11 team take only players which are in form as this is the first match of the series
Probable XI: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Tom Bruce/Daryl Mitchell, Ross Taylor, Tim Seifert (wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Scott Kuggeleijn, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee (c), Lockie Ferguson
Sri Lanka: There hasn’t been a great deal of time since the Cricket World Cup 2019 was concluded. Additionally, there’s a great deal in like manner between the Sri Lankan T20 side and the ODI side and examining them based on execution in any of their ongoing matches would make sense. Lasith Malinga has retired from the ODI but he will lead the side in the shortest version of the game. Niroshan Dickwella has been named as vice-captain for this series. Without some of their senior players, there are ample opportunities on offer. They are packed with some power-hitters in the top order, and some exciting young bowlers to accompany Malinga. In your Dream11 team, Kusal Perera would be a must-have pick along with Avishka Fernando who had an amazing world cup (the only player who looked consistent in their lineup). Other than that Srilanka squad as they made quite a lot changes in the squad.
Probable XI: Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Perera (wk), Avishka Fernando, Kusal Menids, Niroshan Dickwella, Dasun Shanaka, Isuru Udana, Kasun Rajitha, Akila Dananjaya, Lasith Malinga (c), Lakshan Sandakan
NZ vs SL 3rd ODI Match Dream11 Team
Keeper –Kusal Janith Perera (VC), Tim Seifert
Batsmen – Avishka Fernando, Colin Munro (C) , Ross Taylor
All-Rounders – Dasun Shanka, Isuru Udana, Colin De Grandhomme
Bowlers- Lasith Malinga, Scott Kuggeleijn, Ish Sodhi
NZ vs SL 1st T20I Match Rotobash Fantasy Cricket Team:
Keeper – Tim Seifert, Kusal Mendis
Batsmen – Avishka Fernando (VC), Ross Taylor (C), Tom Bruce
All-Rounders – Colin Munro, Scott Kuggeleijn, Danushka Gunathilaka,
Bowlers – Lasith Malinga, Kasun Rajitha, IS Sodhi
Dream11 Choices for Captain:
- Colin Munro
- Kusal Perera
- Tim Seifert
- Avishka Fernando
Grand League Choice:
- Dasun Shanaka
- Martin Guptill
At this moment, New Zealand is looking much better and settled side between the two. But cricket is not about the team on paper, so cannot say which way match could go but New Zealand surely has the upper hand.
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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.