After a 2-0 series win in the recently concluded ODI series, New Zealand will host Sri Lanka in a three-match T20I series, starting on April 2nd, Sunday at the Eden Park, Auckland.
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions: Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand 2023 – NZ vs SL 1st T20I Match Preview:
The first game of the three match T20I series between Sri Lanka and New Zealand will be played at Eden Park, Auckland on April 2nd, Sunday.
New Zealand won the Test series 2-0, followed by a 2-0 series wrap in the ODIs, the Lankan lions will look to turn things around in the shorter format of the game and end the tour on a winning note.
Tom Latham will lead New Zealand in the T20I series as their regular skipper Kane Williamson has been released to take part in the IPL. Other key players like Tim Southee, Devon Conway, and Mitchell Santner have also been released after the Test series to participate in the IPL. Tom Blundell and Will Young have been recalled in the squad while uncapped players Chad Bowes and Ben Lister have received maiden call ups.
Meanwhile the Lankan side will be led by Dasun Shanaka. They have great record in this format since last one year. They won Asia Cup with the same squad. They would look to finish the tour on a winning note.
Key Players for Sri Lanka:
Dasun Shanaka: The skipper of Sri Lanka will be the key for his side. The 31 year all-rounder has put up many match winning performances for his side. He has scored 1328 runs in 80 innings and has been good with the ball as well.
Wanindu Hasaranga: The right-arm leg-spinner and an aggressive lower-middle order batter has been exceptional in the last few years. He is No.1 Ranked T20I bowler in the ICC rankings. He will be a key player for the Lankan side in the white ball series.
Key Players for New Zealand :
Daryl Mitchell: The hard hitting All rounder looks to be in prime touch . In the Test series he scored 200 runs in just 3 Innings at an average of 66.7. He is a good bowler as well picking up key wickets in the middle overs. In the odi series he picked 5 wickets in just 2 games.
Henry Shipley: The left-arm pacer was impressive in the ODI series, picking up 8 wickets in just 2 games, including a fifer in the first ODI.
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions : Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand 2023 – NZ vs SL 1st T20I Squads:
New Zealand Squad: Will Young, Tim Seifert, Chad Bowes, Tom Latham(w/c), Rachin Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Ish Sodhi, Matt Henry, Adam Milne, Mark Chapman, Henry Shipley, Ben Lister
Sri Lanka Squad: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis(w), Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka(c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Dilshan Madushanka, Lahiru Kumara, Lasith Croospulle, Nuwanidu Fernando, Pramod Madushan, Dunith Wellalage, Matheesha Pathirana, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Kusal Perera
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions : Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand 2023 – NZ vs SL 1st T20I Match Prediction :
What will be the Final Score of team batting First ?
The Final Score is expected to be 190.
Who will be the Man of the Match?
Daryl Mitchell is expected to be the Man of the Match.
Who will be the Best Batsman (Runs scored)?
Kusal Mendis is expected to score the most runs in this match.
Who will be the Best Bowler (wickets taken)?
Matt Henry is expected to take most wickets in this match.
When will the First Wicket Fall?
The first wicket is expected to fall at 25 runs.
What will be the First Over Runs?
First Over Runs is expected to be 5.
What will be the First Ball Runs?
First Ball Runs is expected to be 0
Who will score Most Fours?
Kusal Mendis is expected to score Most Fours.
Who will score Most Sixes?
Daryl Mitchell is expected to score Most Sixes.
Who will Win The Match?
New Zealand is expected to win the Match.
Disclaimer: These predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced so stay tuned.