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SL vs NZ Dream11 Team | Sri Lanka vs New Zealand Only T20I Match Prediction, Team News, Playing 11

By Akshay Singh

SL vs NZ DREAM11 Prediction | Sri Lanka vs New Zealand Only T20I  | Who Will Win

Inducing the last nail in the coffin would be the only thing in the mind of the Blackcaps when they face the distorted Sri Lankans in the last match of the tour i.e. the only T20I.

New Zealand will look to blank the visitors

After dominating in both Tests and One-dayers the Blackcaps will eye yet another win to leave Sri Lanka baffled. The hosts have rested their skipper Kane Williamson for this game which means Tim Southee will lead the charge, while some familiar names in the form of Mitchell Santner and Glenn Phillips have made it to the 13-member squad.

Santner would be donning the New Zealand outfit after a long injury lay-off. He played his last international game in March 2018 after which a knee injury sidelined him for almost 10 months.

Apart from him, uncapped fast bowler Scott Kuggelijn also finds a place who has just featured in 2 ODIs for the Blackcaps. They still possess a formidable challenge even without skipper Kane Williamson and will look to send Sri Lanka back without a single win under their belt.

Sri Lanka would want a farewell win

Sri Lanka have had a disappointing tour as they lost the two-match Test series 0-1 followed by 0-3 loss in the three-match ODI series. Now, with only a T20I left in this tour, Sri Lanka would want to end their disappointment on a high and give their fans some moments to cherish.

They haven’t tickled with their squad which means there aren’t any changes in the squad from the last ODI.

Match Details

Where – Eden Park, Auckland

When – 11:30 AM IST, January 11, 2019


  • New Zealand will be led Tim Southee in the absence of Kane Williamson.
  • Jimmy Neesham who was in the squad for the only T20I has been replaced by Doug Bracewell after sustaining a hamstring injury in the last ODI.
  • For Sri Lanka, Danushka Gunathilaka will be missing out after he got injured in the last ODI.

SL vs NZ Squads

Sri Lanka Squad:

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

New Zealand Squad:

  • Tim Southee (c)
  • Lockie Ferguson
  • Glenn Phillips
  • Scott Kuggelijn
  • Doug Bracewell
  • Colin Munro
  • Ross Taylor
  • Ish Sodhi
  • Tim Seifert
  • Martin Guptill
  • Seth Rance
  • Mitchell Santner
  • Henry Nicholls

SL vs NZ Playing 11 (Probable)

Sri Lanka:

Lasith Malinga, Niroshan Dickwella, Kusal Perera, Dasun Shanaka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal, Sekkuge Prasanna, Kasun Rajitha, Thisara Perera, Lakshan Sandakan. (Doubt: Sadeera Samarawickrama)

New Zealand:

Tim Southee, Colin Munro, Tim Siefert, Glenn Phillips, Martin Guptill, Mitchell Santner, Doug Bracewell, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Henry Nicholls, Scott Kuggelijn. (Doubt: Seth Rance)

SL vs NZ Dream11 Fantasy Team

Sri Lanka Fantasy Picks

  • Their batting will heavily rely on Kusal Perera, Thisara Perera and Niroshan Dickwella who were among runs in the ODI series.
  • Lasith Malinga, Dasun Shanaka and Lakshan Sandakan will be the bowlers to bank upon.

New Zealand Fantasy Picks

  • Ross Taylor, Colin Munro, Martin Guptill and Glenn Phillips will be the premier batters in this line-up.
  • Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson and Ish Sodhi will be the considerable choices in the bowling department.

Note: 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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