New Zealand vs Sri Lanka: Match Preview, Match Details, Pitch Report, Match Prediction, 3rd ODI

New Zealand Cricket Team

Match Preview

New Zealand and Sri Lanka are going to face each other for the 3rd ODI tomorrow at Seddon Park.

Additionally, the Kiwis are leading the series 1-0 after the 2nd ODI was washed away by rain. Therefore, this game has become all-important for both sides.

On the other hand, in the first ODI, Sri Lanka faced a 198-run defeat against New Zealand.

This game will decide whether Sri Lanka will level the series or will New Zealand will seal the series 2-0.

Therefore, we can expect another high-scoring game from these two sides tomorrow at Hamilton.

Match Details

Match: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI

Venue: Seddon Park, Hamilton

Date: 31st March 2023

Time: 6:30 AM IST

Pitch Report

The surface at Hamilton is a balanced one for both batters and bowlers. Additionally, the pacers will get some assistance with the new ball in hand. However, as the game will progress, batters will find it easy to bat. As the venue is small, we can also get to see a lot of fours and sixes being hit here. Therefore, the team winning the toss should look to bowl first.

Full Squads for New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 3rd 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, 3rd ODI

New Zealand

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

Sri Lanka

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

Probable Winner

From the team combinations, we can say that New Zealand has a better chance of winning this series.

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