NZ vs SL T20 WC Prediction – 29 Oct 2022

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New Zealand vs Sri Lanka

ICC T20 World Cup 2022

New Zealand
Sri Lanka
  • Date: 2022-10-29
  • Start Time: 13:30
  • Location: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia
  • Tournament: ICC T20 World Cup 2022
  • Format: Twenty20
  • Prediction By: Malcolm Richards

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  • Prediction:
    New Zealand to Win
  • Best Odds:
    New Zealand: 1.44
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Climate plays an important role in cricket and everyone witnessed the same during the fixture between New Zealand and Afghanistan. Because of the unexpected rains, the match was dismissed and points were distributed among both teams. In match number 27, we will witness New Zealand against Sri Lanka on Saturday.

  • New Zealand defeated Australia in their opening game of the ICC T20 World Cup
  • Sri Lanka is coming after losing their second fixture against Australia
  • The fixture on Saturday between New Zealand and Sri Lanka is expected to be a thriller

NZ vs SL – ICC T20 World Cup – Venue Details

Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia

Date: 29th October 2022

Time: 1.30 PM (IST)

NZ vs SL – ICC T20 World Cup – Team Preview

New Zealand

The Kiwis started their ICC T20 World Cup campaign with a bang as they defeated one of the biggest contenders and former champions Australia in a high-scoring fixture. It was a complete shock as no one expected New Zealand to dominate the game. Their second fixture, against Afghanistan, was dismissed because of the weather conditions. Saturday’s game will be important for the team because it will help them to reach one step closer to the next round.

New Zealand is one of the most unexpected teams in the ongoing tournament. before the beginning of the world cup, they were not in form and all of their primary players were struggling to find out the winning momentum. However, their first fixture against Australia sorted everything out and gave them an opportunity to gain some confidence for the rest of the tournament. 

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka started off their journey to the ICC T20 World Cup with a huge disappointment after losing the fixture to Namibia. However, they did make a comeback and defeated UAE, Netherlands, and Ireland but lost their last fixture against Australia. It clearly shows that the Asia Cup 2022 winners are not prepared for the big stage like ICC T20 World Cup. It is disappointing to see the whole team failing and unable to win matches against strong teams.

One of the major concerns for the Sri Lankan team management is the poor performance of their opening batsman Kusal Mendis. Against Australia, Mendis was unable to give a good start and lost his wicket at a very early stage. The middle order is also struggling to handle the pressure of a crucial game and the batters are losing wickets easily.

Sri Lankan bowlers also struggled to break Australian partnerships in the last game and if they repeat the same performance, it won’t be good news for Sri Lanka.

NZ vs SL – ICC T20 World Cup – Probable Playing XI

New Zealand: Devon Conway (wk), Finn Allen, Kane Williamson (c), Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult

Sri Lanka: Kusal Mendis (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Ashen Bandara, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Binura Fernando, Lahiru Kumara

NZ vs SL – ICC T20 World Cup – Toss Prediction & Pitch Report

Sydney has witnessed some of the iconic cricket matches in history. Batters were able to score and spinners were able to pick wickets. However, the toss-winning team should opt to bat first because the chase will be difficult.

NZ vs SL – ICC T20 World Cup – Match Prediction

New Zealand has recovered from their poor form and they will be ferocious in the rest of the tournament. Sri Lanka is a weaker team as compared to New Zealand and hence we predict Kiwis will win the Saturday fixture.