New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Cricket World Cup 2023: Match Preview, Prediction, Probable XI, Key Players, Pitch Report, Head-to-Head

New Zealand Eyeing Victory Against Sri Lanka to Keep Semi-Final Hopes Alive. New Zealand will be looking to end their three-match losing streak when they take on Sri Lanka in a crucial ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 match on Thursday.

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Cricket World Cup 2023: Match Preview, Prediction, Probable XI, Key Players, Pitch Report, Head-to-Head


New Zealand and Sri Lanka will face each other in match No. 41 of ICC Men’s World Cup 2023 on Thursday (Nov. 09). The match will be played at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru, Karnataka, starting from 2:00 pm IST / 8:30 AM GMT.

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Match Details

November 09, 2023, ThursdayNZ vs SL2:00 PM IST / 8:30 AM GMTM. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Match Preview

The Black Caps have been one of the most consistent teams in world cricket in recent years, but they have struggled to find their form in this tournament. They started the tournament with a bang, winning their first four matches. However, they have since lost three in a row, including a disappointing defeat to Bangladesh in their last outing.

New Zealand is in fourth place in the Cricket World Cup standings thanks to Glenn Maxwell’s masterpiece against Afghanistan, but the Black Caps must continue to improve if they are to have the greatest chance of advancing to the tournament’s knockout rounds.

Kane Williamson and company can only find some respite in Bengaluru from Pakistan and Afghanistan if they win decisively against Sri Lanka. Even while a defeat wouldn’t completely eliminate them, the Kiwis would then have to rely entirely on other outcomes to go their way.

New Zealand won four straight games before succumbing to India in an unpredictable tournament thus far. Since then, the team has not won a game, and they would want to reverse that sequence against Sri Lanka.

The island nation’s sixth tournament loss came from a three-wicket loss to Bangladesh, an unsatisfactory development for a team that was playing in an environment that should have suited them.

Many of the famous names haven’t quite had the tournament they would have desired, despite the fact that players like Sadeera Samarawickrama, Pathum Nissanka, and Dilshan Madushanka have excelled in their respective fields.

With a passionate performance in Bengaluru, the side may alter that.

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Head -to-Head

New Zealand and Sri Lanka have met 101 times in One Day Internationals (ODIs) with New Zealand winning 51 ODIs and Sri Lanka 41 and one draw with 8 matches being no result.

MatchesNew Zealand WonSri Lanka WonNo ResultTie

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka World Cup 2023 Match Prediction

There is a 74% likelihood that New Zealand will win this match, according to Google’s win probability.

It will be decided by who bats first, according to CricTracker, thus the toss is crucial.

MyKhel has favor New Zealand win the match but Sri Lanka’s latest game showed a high level of discipline. and damages they can do should they continue to do so in this match, they will beat New Zealand.

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Match Pitch Report

The pitch is one of the best batting surfaces in India. It offers an even level of speed and bounce. Batters will find it easier to score as the pitch has a fast outfield and shorter boundaries. On the other hand, as the match progresses, the spinners will find it harder to get going.

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka World Cup 2023 Squad

New Zealand squad: Kane Williamson (c), Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Kyle Jamieson, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitch Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Will Young.

Sri Lanka Squad: Kusal Mendis (c), Kusal Perera, Pathum Nissanka, Dushmantha Chameera, Dimuth Karunaratne, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Maheesh Theekshana, Dunith Wellalage, Kasun Rajitha, Angelo Mathews, Dilshan Madushanka, Dushan Hemantha, Chamika Karunaratne.

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Probable Playing XI

New Zealand (NZ): Devon Conway, Rachin Ravindra, Kane Williamson (c), Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Tom Latham (wk), Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Trent Boult

Sri Lanka (SL): Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis (c, wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Maheesh Theekshana, Dushmantha Chameera, Kasun Rajitha, Dilshan Madushanka

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Key Players

New Zealand – Kane Williamson

Sri Lanka – Maheesh Theekshana


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