New Zealand vs Sri Lanka: Match Preview, Match Details, Pitch Report, Match Prediction, 2nd ODI

New Zealand Cricket Team

Match Preview

New Zealand and Sri Lanka will clash with each other in the 2nd ODI tomorrow at Hagley Oval.

In the first ODI, New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 198 runs and have taken a 1-0 lead and will now look to seal it tomorrow.

Additionally, batting first, New Zealand put up a total of 274 and set Sri Lanka to chase down a target of 275.

However, the visitors had a very bad outing in the second innings and were wrapped up for just 76 runs and thus lost the game.

Therefore, they will now look to play to get a series leveler in the 2nd ODI and make it a thriller.

Thus, we have a great game yet again between these two teams tomorrow at Christchurch.

Match Details

Match: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI

Venue: Hagley Oval, Christchurch

Date: 28th March 2023

Time: 6:30 AM IST

Pitch Report

The surface at Hagley Oval is a balanced one for both batters and bowlers when it comes to ODI cricket. Moreover, pacers will get good assistance from this wicket with the new ball in hand. Furthermore, the average first innings score is 248 and teams have won 12 from 24 ODIs played here so far. Also, there are chances of rain on Tuesday so fans can get a shortened game.

Full Squads for New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI

New Zealand

Chad Bowes, Henry Nicholls, Mark Chapman, Will Young, Daryl Mitchell, Henry Shipley, Rachin Ravindra, Tom Blundell (wk), Tom Latham (c & wk), Benjamin Lister, Blair Tickner, Ish Sodhi, 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, 2nd ODI

New Zealand

Chad Bowes, Mark Chapman, Will Young, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (c & wk), Henry Nicholls, Rachin Ravindra, Henry Shipley, Ish Sodhi, Matt Henry, Blair Ticker

Sri Lanka

Pathum Nissanka, Nuwanidu Fernando, Kusal Mendis (wk), Angelo Matthews, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Chamika Karunaratne, Wanindu Hasaranga, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Dilshan Madushanka

Probable Winner

From the team combinations, we can say that New Zealand will be able to seal this series.

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