January 2, 2019
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SL vs NZ Dream11 Team | Sri Lanka vs New Zealand 1st ODI Match Prediction, Team News, Playing 11

By Akshay Singh

SL vs NZ DREAM11 Prediction | Sri Lanka vs New Zealand 1st ODI  | Who Will Win

After a dominating show in the second Test which saw the hosts mercilessly thumping the visitors by a hefty margin of 423 runs to win the Test series 1-0, the Blackcaps will now move into the One-day series with a backpack of momentum and confidence.

A depleted Sri Lanka, on the other hand, have a lot to answer, they agonizingly survived the first Test when the final day was washed out due to heavy rains but they had no answers in the following Test as the Kiwis plundered them with a heavy margin.

There is a complete makeover in the Sri Lanka ODI squad which would be lead by the veteran Lasith Malinga who has got the opportunity to lead this young side in the limited overs format from now on. He got a new life in the Asia Cup 2018 and since then he has rejuvenated himself to take command of these young lads.

Weather and Pitch Conditions

New Zealand is generally cooler but at the Bay Oval in Tauranga humidity around 70% is expected. The last One-dayer played at this venue was played in February 2018 where England chased down 223 set by New Zealand. The surface is expected to assist the seam bowlers.

Match Details

Where – Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui

When – 06:30 AM IST, January 03, 2019


  • Both teams have announced their respective sides.
  • Martin Guptill, James Neesham and Doug Bracewell are named in the Blackcaps squad.
  • The Sri Lankan side will be led by Lasith Malinga.
  • Angelo Mathews won’t feature in this series due to injury.

SL vs NZ Squads

Sri Lanka Squad: Lasith Malinga (c), Kusal Perera, Asela Gunaratne, Niroshan Dickwella, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal, Seekkuge Prasanna, Nuwan Pradeep, Dushmantha Chameera, Lakshan Sandakan, Dasun Shanaka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Danushka Gunathilaka, Thisara Perera, Lahiru Kumara, Kasun Rajitha.

New Zealand Squad: Kane Williamson (c), Doug Bracewell, Martin Guptill, Trent Boult, Tim Southee, James Neesham, Ross Taylor, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Tim Seifert, Colin Munro, Henry Nicholls, Ish Sodhi.

SL vs NZ Playing 11 (Probable)

Sri Lanka:

Kusal Perera, Niroshan Dickwella, Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Mendis, Danushak Gunathilaka, Thisara Perera, D de Silva, Lasith Malinga, Dushmantha Chameera, Lakshan Sandakan, Kasun Rajitha. (Doubr: Sekkuge Prasanna)

New Zealand:

Tom Seifert, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Jimmy Neesham, Colin Munro, Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson. (Doubt: Doug Bracewell)

SL vs NZ Dream11 Fantasy Team

Sri Lanka Fantasy Picks

  • Their batting would revolve around the likes of Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal and Dhananjaya de Silva.
  • Bowlers like Lakshan Sandakan, Lasith Malinga and Thisara Perera are expected to be vital for the visitors.

New Zealand Fantasy Picks

  • Both Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor were phenomenal in the batting department for New Zealand in the Test series.
  • Tim Southee and Trent Boult along with Ish Sodhi will lead the bowling attack for the Kiwis.

Make SL vs NZ Dream11 Team as per your discretion from the squad listed in the article.

Akshay Singh

A retrospective individual who loves to impersonate for the readers with my writings

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