New Zealand vs Sri Lanka: Match Preview, Match Details, Pitch Report, Match Prediction, 2nd T20I

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Match Preview

New Zealand and Sri Lanka are going to face each other for the 2nd T20I today at Dunedin.

Additionally, in the first T20I, Sri Lanka took a 1-0 lead as the game entered the Super Over stage and will now be looking to win the series by defeating the hosts yet again.

Meanwhile, New Zealand will look to level off the series and make the 3rd T20I an exciting one to watch for their fans.

Unfortunately, Sri Lanka has already lost the Test and ODI series against New Zealand so this is a positive start for them.

Despite facing a defeat in the 1st T20I, New Zealand are still favorites of winning this series at home.

Therefore, we can get some high-scoring action between these two sides today at University Oval.

Match Details

Match: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I

Venue: University Oval, Dunedin

Date: 5th April 2023

Time: 6:30 AM IST

Pitch Report

When it comes to Dunedin, then the surface here is an excellent one for batters to bat on when it comes to T20 cricket. Moreover, the average first innings score at this venue is 169. Furthermore, the pitch will assist pacers with swing and seam but the game will be mostly dominated by batters.

Full Squads for New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I

New Zealand

Chad Bowes, Mark Chapman, Will Young, Daryl Mitchell, Henry Shipley, James Neesham, Rachin Ravindra, Tim Seifert (wk), Tom Latham (c & wk), Adam Milne, Benjamin Lister, Ish Sodhi, Matt Henry

Sri Lanka

Charith Asalanka, Lasith Croospulle, Nuwanidu Fernando, Pathum Nissanka, Chamika Karunaratne, Dasun Shanaka (c), Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Kusal Mendis (wk), Kusal Perera (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 T20I

New Zealand

Chad Bowes, Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, Henry Shipley, Rachin Ravindra, James Neesham, Tom Latham (c & wk), Tim Seifert, Ish Sodhi, Benjamin Lister, Adam Milne

Sri Lanka

Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Dhananjaya de Silva, Chamika Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis (wk), Kusal Perera, Maheesh Theekshana, Pramod Madushan, Dilshan Madushanka

Probable Winner

From the team combinations, we can say that New Zealand will make a comeback in this game.

On the other hand, Sri Lanka will also try to win this series 2-0.

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