This is the first match of the Super Saturday doubleheader. It’s the Kiwis who take on the Lankan at Cardiff. On paper, Sri Lanka shouldn’t be counted to be one amongst the four semi-finalists, but they can upset any team on their day, on the other hand, Kiwis Batting relies on their top 4 batsmen who scored nearly 57% of the team runs. Let’s Discuss NZ vs SL Dream11 and Fantasy Cricket Tips and get to know what team combination you should pick.
Match Details: New Zealand vs Srilanka
Date: 1st June, 2019
Time: 03:00 PM IST
Venue: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Pitch Report: Matches that have been played so far at this ground are high scoring, team batting 1st have won most of the matches. Expect a score around 315 at this ground.
New Zealand:Colin Munro, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson (c), Tom Blundell, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Matt Henry, Colin de Grandhomme, Tom Latham, IshSodhi
Srilanka:Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Avishka Fernando, Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews, KusalMendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Perera (wk), Thisara Perera, Isuru Udana, MilindaSiriwardana, Jeevan Mendis, Jeffrey Vandersay, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga and Nuwan Pradeep
NZ vs SL Fantasy Tips:
New Zealand’s home conditions are very similar to what you get in England and that could be another advantage for them. In the 2 warmup matches that they have played, one has been in the losing end (Windies) and one they have won (India).
Batting and Allrounder: Martin Guptill is a definite starter for the opening slot, along with him either of Munro/ Nicholls will play. Then comes the core of the team, Captain Kane Williamson ( coming off a good warmup match) and Ross Taylor ( Most runs for NZ). Keeping duties will be taken by Tom Blundell ( scored 100 against WI) as Tom Latham is yet to recover. Then comes their Allrounder Jimmy Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, who can do a bit of both but doesn’t give you assurance in both.
Bowling: Fast Bowling is led by Trent Boult who extract swing of the pitch and Yorkers at the death, supported by Tim Southee and Lockie Ferguson and the spin department is handled by Mitchell Santner and IshSodhi.
If they get all pieces together, then they can beat any team in this world cup, though they might not be favorites but they can be darkhorse of this world cup.
X-Factor: Ross Taylor
Probable XI:Colin Munro/ Henry Nicholls, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson (c), Tom Blundell (w), Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult, Tim Southee
No other team has had a more difficult build-up to CWC 2019 than Sri Lanka. The side has changed captains, made wholesale changes to their lineup, lost tournaments, dropped in rankings, and then repeated the whole process once again. Finally, Dimuth Karunaratne is going to be leading the Sri Lankan team for the ICC World Cup 2019.
Batting and Allrounder: DimuthKarunaratne’s job will be to provide stability at the top and allow the natural stroke-makers in the team like Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Angelo Mathews, and Thisara Perera to keep the scoreboard ticking. IsuruUdana is the player to watch out for, his clean hitting and bowling can be crucial for the Lankans
Bowling: They do not have much in their bowling department,Lasith Malinga needs to take the bulk of responsibility in the bowling along with Nuwan Pradeep and Suranga Lakmal.
X-Factor: Angelo Matthews
Probable XI:Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Kusal Perera (wk), Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera/Isuru Udana, Jeevan Mendis,Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga and Nuwan Pradeep
NZ vs SL Dream11 Team
Keeper – Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera
Batsmen – Dimuth Karunaratne, Kane Williamson,Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor
All-Rounders – Thisara Perera, James Neesham
Bowlers – Nuwan Pradeep, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Rotobash Fantasy Cricket Team:
Keeper – Kusal Perera
Batsmen – Kane Williamson,Dimuth Karunaratne(VC), Martin Guptill,Ross Taylor(C)
All-Rounders – Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera
Bowlers – Trent Boult,Lockie Ferguson, Lasith Malinga,Nuwan Pradeep
- Dimuth Karunaratne
- Kane Williamson
- Ross Taylor
- Kusal Perera
- Angelo Mathews
- Martin Guptill
Grand League Choice:
- Trent Boult
- Martin Guptill
PUNT: Martin Guptill
ICC ODI World Cup Prediction:
New Zealand is looking much solid when compared to Srilanka, so expect them to win this match.
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Post Match Updates
New Zealand won by 10 Wickets.
Man of the match: Matt Henry