The T20 World Cup 2022 is on with full-blown excitement. We are seeing turnarounds, upsets, and whatnot. NZ Vs SL Match, In the Group 1 Match- New Zealand meets Sri Lanka in Game 27th at Sydney. Newzealand is the table topper while Sri Lanka is at number 5.
Let’s take a look at what to expect in NZ vs SL match:
Tired Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka has been roughed up, and they are in a state of chaos when they arrive in Sydney. They had begun their season in Geelong during the qualifications, and since then, they have suffered three fast bowler injuries. The Islanders were then playing a match in Hobart three days after the qualifying were through. They played Australia in Perth two days later. They have now been launched back over the entire continent to Sydney. By the way, there appears to be some concern inside the side over their schedule. Their following game is on Tuesday in Brisbane. They return to Sydney after that.
Though perhaps more significantly, Sri Lanka has a history of using its propensity for finding grievance in high-profile missions as a weapon to bludgeon its way to successful outcomes. Examples include the 2014 T20 World Cup, the T20 World Cup in South Africa in 2019, the 2019 Test Tours of South Africa, and of course the 1996 World Cup. However, they are up against a team that appears to be considerably more composed and well-drilled than they are.
Eased Out New Zealand
The tournament has gotten off to a good start for New Zealand. After crushing Australia in Sydney, they flew to Melbourne for their encounter against Afghanistan, but the weather forced the cancellation of play. Of course, they would have loved to play that game, but they haven’t had to deal with insane schedules or significant time zone shifts.
New Zealand has only lost three games out of the 13 that have been finished this year. They have a superior seam attack for Australian conditions, a nuclear top order, and strong firepower through the middle. While this is going on, Sri Lanka’s middle order is barely getting by, and after Tuesday’s defeat to Australia, their attack appears weak.
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka: Star Performers
Star Performers For New Zealand
It’s well known that players like Trent Boult, Tim Southee, and Lockie Ferguson are adept at turning it on. But Mitchell Santner, who has put up some outstanding figures this year, shouldn’t be overlooked. He bowled three for thirty-one against Australia during the powerplay and the middle innings. He has taken 17 wickets in 12 T20I matches this season, at an economy rate of 6.69.
Star Performers For Sri Lanka
Wanindu Hasaranga doesn’t typically get destroyed, but in the most recent game, he did, going for 0 for 53 from his three overs as he constantly attempted to toss the ball up and get Australia’s batsmen caught in Perth’s expansive outfield but failed. His bowling wasn’t quite suited to Perth’s bouncer of a surface, but Sydney, where Sri Lanka’s spinners have performed well in the past, may be a good fit. He seldom has consecutive poor games.
NZ Vs SL: What to Expect
Both the teams play unexpected cricket. Both the teams have been good boys with whom you empathize. You might will get confused today about deciding which team you should cheer for. Sri Lanka can turn around the game at any point. But if we go by convention, New Zealand are the favorite and we expect them to win the match and maintain the top spot in Group 1.