New Zealand vs Sri Lanka: Match Preview, Match Details, Pitch Report, Match Prediction, 1st ODI

New Zealand Cricket Team

Match Preview

New Zealand and Sri Lanka are going to face each other for a 3-match ODI series starting tomorrow.

Additionally, the first game of the series is going to be played at Eden Park and will excite fans for sure.

Moreover, Tom Latham will be the skipper of the Kiwi side in the absence of Kane Williamson and Tim Southee. Additionally, they have a very young side for this series.

Unfortunately, Lockie Ferguson is not going to play the 1st ODI because of a hamstring injury.

On the other hand, Sri Lanka is coming into this ODI series after losing the Test series 0-1.

Therefore, they will look to play well in this series and also beat the hosts at their home grounds.

Thus, we will have an exciting game between these two teams in Auckland tomorrow.

Match Details

Match: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI

Venue: Eden Park, Auckland

Date: 25th March 2023

Time: 6:30 AM IST

Pitch Report

The surface at Auckland is an excellent one for batters. Moreover, pacers will also get a lot of assistance from this wicket. Therefore, the team winning the toss should look to bowl first.

Full Squads for New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI

New Zealand

Chad Bowes, Finn Allen, Glenn Phillips, Will Young, Daryl Mitchell, Henry Shipley, Rachin Ravindra, Tom Blundell (wk), Tom Latham (c & wk), Benjamin Lister, Blair Tickner, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry

Sri Lanka

Angelo Matthews, Charith Asalanka, Nuwanidu Fernando, Pathum Nissanka, Sahan Arachchige, Chamika Karunaratne, Dasun Shanaka (c), Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Kusal Mendis (wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama (wk), Dilshan Madushanka, Dunith Wellalage, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Maheesh Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana, Pramod Madushan

Probable Playing XI for New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI

New Zealand

Will Young, Finn Allen, Mark Chapman, Tom Latham (c & wk), Glenn Phillips, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, Ish Sodhi, Matt Henry, Henry Shipley, Blair Tickner

Sri Lanka

Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Nuwanidu Fernando, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Angelo Matthews, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara

Probable Winner

From the team combinations, we can say that New Zealand have a great chance of making a positive start in this ODI series.

Follow Crickdom on Twitter for more.

To Top