New Zealand vs Sri Lanka: Match Preview, Match Details, Pitch Report, Match Prediction, 3rd T20I

New Zealand Cricket Team

Match Preview

New Zealand and Sri Lanka are going to face each other for the 3rd and final T20I tomorrow at Queenstown.

Currently, the T20I series is evenly poised at 1-1 with both teams winning a game apiece. Therefore, this one is going to be a crucial one for both sides.

Furthermore, the visitors would want to win this series to at least have something to take back home.

However, New Zealand can dampen their chances of winning even this series as they have a better squad at their disposal.

Talking about the last game, then Sri Lanka could post only a paltry score of 141 which was quite easy for New Zealand to chase.

Adam Milne got his first five-wicket haul in this game and he is now the third bowler after Tim Southee and Lockie Ferguson to achieve this feat.

Moreover, New Zealand won the game quite easily with only 32 balls to spare and will now look to win this series 2-1.

Thus, we will have a good game once again between these two teams tomorrow.

Match Details

Match: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 3rd T20I

Venue: Queenstown Events Centre, Queenstown

Date: 8th April 2023

Time: 6:30 AM IST

Pitch Report

Currently, Queenstown hasn’t hosted any men’s T20I yet and this is going to be this venue’s debut game. However, the stats from two women’s T20Is has shown that teams batting first have won both times. Therefore, the team winning the toss should look to bat first at this venue.

Full Squads for New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 3rd 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, 3rd T20I

New Zealand

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

Sri Lanka

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

Probable Winner

From the team combinations, we can say that New Zealand will win this game against Sri Lanka and also the series.

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