Match Prediction For New Zealand Vs Sri Lanka – 1st Test, New Zealand Tour Of Sri Lanka 2019 | NZ Vs SL

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Match Prediction For New Zealand Vs Sri Lanka – 1st Test, New Zealand Tour Of Sri Lanka 2019 | NZ Vs SL
Match Prediction For New Zealand Vs Sri Lanka – 1st Test, New Zealand Tour Of Sri Lanka 2019 | NZ Vs SL

ABOUT THE MATCH

New Zealand has banished the anguish of the Cricket World Cup final loss to one side and is back into test mode. The newly minted ICC Test Championship begins for both countries in this two-match series, which should be evenly contested in Sri Lankan conditions.

New Zealand vs Srilanka 1st Test Match is going to be played at Galle International Stadium, Galle, Sri Lanka, on the 14th of August 2019.

TOSS PREDICTION

The team winning the toss will likely to bat first. Both teams would want runs on the board and then try to create pressure with their bowling.

PITCH AND CONDITIONS

Warm temperatures are forecast for Galle during the test, but the threat of thunderstorms on each scheduled match day could mean possible stoppages.

Top Order Analysis:

New Zealand and Sri Lanka Top-order Analysis
New Zealand and Sri Lanka Top-order Analysis

Middle Order Analysis: 

New Zealand and Sri Lanka Middle order Analysis
New Zealand and Sri Lanka Middle-order Analysis

Top Order and Middle Order Analysis:

New Zealand and Sri Lanka Top and Middle order Analysis
New Zealand and Sri Lanka Top and Middle-order Analysis

Top bowlers Analysis:

New Zealand and Sri Lanka Bowling Analysis
New Zealand and Sri Lanka Bowling Analysis

Match Preview

New Zealand

  • New Zealand has a chance of securing the top spot in Test cricket when they take on Sri Lanka from Wednesday, exactly a month after their cruel World Cup defeat to England.
  • New Zealand, with 109 points in Test cricket, is ranked behind India on 113 points, but a 2-0 series win in Sri Lanka will see the Kiwis leapfrog the Asian heavyweights.
  • The Kiwis too are carrying plenty of spin options and are likely to play two of them. Mumbai-born left-arm spinner Ajaz Patel claimed five wickets in the warm-up game in Negombo and he is likely to be the second spinner to leggie Todd Astle.
  • As seam is New Zealand’s strength.
Top 3 batsman New Zealand Top 3 Middle Order New Zealand Top 3 Bowler New Zealand
Jeet Raval Ross Taylor Mitchell Santner
Tom Latham Henry Nicholls Trent Boult
Kane Williamson (c) BJ Watling (wk) Tim Southee

Sri Lanka

  • But Sri Lanka has some tough choices and in all departments.
  • Fernando became an instant hero and his subsequent snubbing from the World Cup squad earned the wrath of former players
  • New Zealand will be tough to beat.
  • Former captain Dinesh Chandimal, who also missed out on touring South Africa, is back in the squad and the wicketkeeper’s slot will be a toss-up between him and NiroshanDickwella.
Top 3 batsman Sri Lanka Top 3 Middle Order Sri Lanka Top 3 Bowler Sri Lanka
Dimuth Karunaratne (c) Kusal Mendis Suranga Lakmal
Lahiru Thirimanne Angelo Mathews Vishwa Fernando
Dinesh Chandimal Kusal Perera Lahiru Kumara

PROBABLE WINNING TEAM:

New Zealand has a higher chance of winning this test match at Galle. But Sri Lanka can pack a surprise to the Kiwis.

Click here to find out the Fantasy Picks.

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