January 4, 2019
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SL vs NZ Dream11 Team | Sri Lanka vs New Zealand 2nd ODI Match Prediction, Team News, Playing 11

By Akshay Singh

SL vs NZ DREAM11 Prediction | Sri Lanka vs New Zealand 2nd ODI  | Who Will Win

A decimating batting display from the returning Martin Guptill who scored a magnificent 138 meant that the Blackcaps registered a comprehensive 45 runs win and took the early honours in the three-match ODI series.

In a monstrous first innings score of 371, Ross Taylor, skipper Kane Williamson were the other contributors for the hosts with 54 and 76 runs respectively to their name. Playing an international game after a span of almost a year, Jimmy Neesham made his presence felt with the bat as he hit a blistering 47 of just 13 deliveries which included 6 humongous sixes.

Sri Lanka fought hard while chasing

Sri Lanka were on the backfoot throughout the first innings as their bowlers were tonked all around the park. Irrespective of the clumsy bowling effort, they were way too good in the chase as there openers Danushka Gunathilaka (43 off 62) and Niroshan Dickwella (76 off 50) stitched 119 for the opening wicket in just 17.1 overs.

After the fall of Gunathilaka’s wicket, in came Kusal Perera who blasted his way to a magnificent 102 of just 78 balls. Till the time he was at the crease, the target looked achievable but once he got out, wickets went down in clusters which eventually meant that the hosts go 1-0 up in the series.

Match Details

Where – Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui

When – 06:30 AM IST, January 05, 2019

SL vs NZ TEAM NEWS

  • New Zealand might not tinker with their eleven.
  • SriLanka could bring in Dhananjaya de Silva at the expense of Asela Gunaratne.

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
  • Ish Sodhi
  • Trent Boult
  • James Neesham
  • Tim Southee
  • Matt Henry
  • Ross Taylor
  • Lockie Ferguson
  • Colin Munro
  • Tim Seifert
  • Henry Nicholls

SL vs NZ Playing 11 (Probable)

Sri Lanka:

Niroshan Dickwella, Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Mendis, Danushak Gunathilaka, Kusal Perera, Thisara Perera, Asela Gunaratne, Nuwan Pradeep, Lakshan Sandakan, Sekkuge Prasanna (Doubt: Dhanjaya de Silva)

New Zealand:

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

SL vs NZ Dream11 Fantasy Team

Sri Lanka Fantasy Picks

  • Niroshan Dickewella played a blistering knock of 76 in the opening encounter.
  • Danushka Gunathilaka and the centurion from the last match Kusal Perera are safe choices in the batting unit.
  • Bowlers had a night to forget in the last game but the likes of Nuwan Pradeep, Lasith Malinga and Lakshan Sandakan, they have a core unit in their bowling strength.

New Zealand Fantasy Picks

  • A comeback century from Martin Guptill makes him an obvious choice here.
  • Jimmy Neesham who blazed his way to an unbeaten 49 and got 3 scalps to his name would be the hottest bet here.
  • Among other batsmen, the impetus would be on Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson.
  • Lockie Ferguson, Ish Sodhi and Trent Boult will be the key bowlers for the hosts.

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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