Stumps and bails analysis for the pick of Top Performers between New Zealand and Sri Lanka.
The team winning the toss is likely to want to bat second. Cloudy conditions and a small ground could all mean a big advantage for the team that chases in this match.
PITCH AND CONDITIONS
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka ICC World Cup 2019 match is going to be played at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff. A cloudy day has been forecast for match day in Cardiff. That usually means some movement with the new ball and so winning the toss to make the most of the conditions will be critical.
The pitch at Sophia Gardens is good for batting and we think it should flatten out after the first few overs and favor the batsmen. The spinners find the going tough at the venue and that is something that could help New Zealand.
Ask any cricket watcher or analyst about who the ‘dark horse’ is for the cricket world cup 2019 and there is a good chance New Zealand will be mentioned. The Kiwis are a very good ODI side that is capable of beating any other side on its day.
New Zealand was beaten 4-1 by India in New Zealand, however, they have done much better while playing in their own conditions before that series. Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and West Indies were all beaten easily without losing a single match.
New Zealand even managed to win two matches against England but lost the series 3-2.
New Zealand has a very strong batting lineup, easily better than Sri Lanka’s.
This is a top-7 where there is plenty of power, proven ability to score centuries, and most of the players are in good form. Ross Taylor is in the best ODI form of his life and will be looking to make a huge impact on the cricket world cup 2019 while Kane Williamson is always in the conversation as one of the best batsmen in the world.
The slot for the spinner will be a choice between Santner and Ish Sodhi. Wrist spinners may be the fashion but we expect Mitchell Santner to be picked ahead of Sodhi.
This is a New Zealand squad that has all bases covered and is experienced enough to know what it takes to win on the big stage.
|Top 3 batsman New Zealand||Top 3 Middle Order New Zealand||Top 3 Bowler New Zealand|
|Ross Taylor||Henry Nicholls||Mitchell Santner|
|Kane Williamson (c)||Tom Latham||Tim Southee|
|Martin Guptill||James Neesham||Trent Boult|
No other team has had a more difficult build-up to CWC 2019 than Sri Lanka. The side has changed captains, made wholesale changes to their lineup, lost tournaments, dropped in rankings, and then repeated the whole process once again.
As a result, it is Dimuth Karunaratne that is going to be leading the Sri Lankan team for the ICC World Cup 2019. He will have some new and inexperienced names to call upon mixed with some of the familiar names we have seen over the years.
On paper, this Sri Lanka side cannot be termed as weak like a team like Ireland or Scotland. It is, however, one of the weakest squad’s in this edition of the cricket world cup and most teams will be expected to beat it easily.
The best chance that Sri Lanka has to win is to hope that one or more of its batsmen have the tournament of their dreams. That is the only way the weaknesses in its fielding and bowling will be covered you.
|Top 3 batsman Srilanka||Top 3 Middle Order Srilanka||Top 3 Bowler Srilanka|
|Isuru Udana||Kusal Perera (wk)||Thisara Perera|
|Angelo Mathews||Kusal Mendis (wk)||Suranga Lakmal|
|Lahiru Thirimanne||Dhananjaya de Silva||Lasith Malinga|
Here are our predictions for New Zealand Vs Sri Lanka 3rd ODI ICC Cricket World Cup 2019
|Fantasy Predictions Players|
|If Srilanka Bat First||If New Zealand Bat First|
|T Perera||C Munro|
|D de Silva||Udana|
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