January 6, 2019
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SL vs NZ Dream11 Team | Sri Lanka vs New Zealand 3rd ODI Match Prediction, Team News, Playing 11

By Akshay Singh

SL vs NZ DREAM11 Prediction | Sri Lanka vs New Zealand 3rd ODI  | Who Will Win

The Saxton Oval in Nelson would be playing the host of the third ODI for Sri Lanka and New Zealand. With the series already in the pocket, New Zealand will look to give a go to their bench strength in this match before the start of the only T20I which is slated to take place on January 11.

A heroic brilliance from Thisara Perera with the bat could not prevail yet another ODI series defeat for Sri Lanka as they start their new year on an embarrassing note. At one stage they were reduced to 128 for 7 but a lone hand effort from Thisara Perera who hit 8 fours and 13 towering sixes in his belligerent knock of 140 of 74 deliveries took the score to 298 which reduced the deficit of defeat by 21 runs.

For New Zealand, Colin Munro (87) and Ross Taylor (90) took the bowlers on and build a solid 122 runs stand for the 4th wicket which was garnished later on by James Neesham who continued his brilliant run of form with the bat as he got 64 off 37 which included 5 fours and 3 sixes.

Match Details

Where – Saxton Oval, Nelson

When – 03:30 AM IST, January 07, 2019


  • Changes in the playing 11 are expected among the two sides.

SL vs NZ Squads

Sri Lanka Squad:

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

New Zealand Squad:

  • Kane Williamson (c)
  • Colin Munro
  • Tim Seifert
  • Henry Nicholls
  • Doug Bracewell
  • Martin Guptill
  • Ish Sodhi
  • Trent Boult
  • James Neesham
  • Tim Southee
  • Matt Henry
  • Ross Taylor
  • Lockie Ferguson

SL vs NZ Playing 11 (Probable)

Sri Lanka:

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

New Zealand:

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

SL vs NZ Dream11 Fantasy Team

Sri Lanka Fantasy Picks

  • Kusal Perera got a ton in the first game, whereas Thisara Perera was the centurion in the second one.
  • Lasith Malinga would be leading the bowling attack, while Nuwan Pradeep would be his able ally.
  • Players like Dasun Shanaka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dushmantha Chameera could get a go in this game.

New Zealand Fantasy Picks

  • All-rounder Jimmy Neesham is in a scintillating form in the series having scored 49 and 64 runs respectively in the two matches.
  • The opening duo of Colin Munro and Martin Guptill have got them to solid start which has helped them to gain early command in the two matches.
  • Ross Taylor missed out on a ton in the last game and would be a safe bet here as well.
  • In the bowling department, the onus would be on Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee and Matt Henry.

Note: NZ could rest some of their key players in this dead-rubber game.

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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