The Kiwis will take on the former world champions, Sri Lanka, at the SCG in today’s t20 world cup match. It’ll be a thrilling contest, with New Zealand aiming to keep their streak going. As for Sri Lanka, they’ll have a job at hand, considering the four losses they’ve faced against the Kiwis in their past five encounters.
Here are the match details:
- Match Date and Time: 29th October 2022, 1:30 PM IST
- Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Moore Park, Australia
- Tournament: ICC T20 World Cup 2022
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka- Previews and Betting Tips
New Zealand kicked off their campaign with a remarkable 89-run win over the Aussies. Devon Conway was the star of the show with his extraordinary knock of 92*(58). Their previous match at the MCG was abandoned without a ball being bowled. The points were shared between New Zealand & Afghanistan. The disappointing no-result did not affect the points table, as New Zealand sits atop with 3 points.
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka went up against hosts Australia in their previous encounter. Being asked to bat first, Sri Lanka started extremely slow. They kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Pathum Nissanka top scored with 40(45). However, Charith Asalanka’s 25-ball 38* got Sri Lanka to 157/6. Regardless of being a small total, Sri Lankan bowlers gave their all. Lahiru Kumara’s pace was unplayable while wickets from Maheesh Theekshana and company helped tremendously. Nonetheless, they couldn’t build pressure, and a magnificent 18-ball 59* by Marcus Stoinis handed a defeat to the Lankans.
The tournament has been a rollercoaster ride for the two teams. However, New Zealand are in red-hot form and have a brilliant track record against Sri Lanka. With this, we predict New Zealand to be the winner of today’s t20 world cup match. In a close contest like this, we advise you to do your research. Keep track of the weather and pitch conditions alongside the player and team performances. That helps you in placing credible and reliable bets. In contests like these, placing in-game bets is the best option. It provides you with the best match odds as the match situation changes.
The Kiwis are all set to continue their campaign and claim some valuable points. New Zealand have firepower like no other and will look forward to taking on the Lankan bowlers. With the help of his 58-ball 92*, Devon Conway got his total to 431 runs in just 9 games. He now averages a whopping 71.83, and there’s no turning back. His partner Glenn Phillips has 276 runs in his past 10 games. This explosive duo will look to be very deadly with the bat.
On the other hand, the experienced Tim Southee has the bowling unit in control. He has claimed 14 scalps in just 9 matches. He will be accompanied by the services of speedster Trent Boult and leg-spinner Ish Sodhi, who will come in very handy. These are some Kiwis players that Sri Lanka will have to watch out for and compete against.
Squad: Kane Williamson(C), Martin Guptill, James Neesham, Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson
As for Sri Lanka, they seem to be low in confidence and will need some backing up from their key talents. Batter Kusal Mendis has been the star of the show with his exceptional knocks. He has amassed 329 runs in just 10 matches with an average of 36.56. Alongside him is the young sensation Pathum Nissanka who has 307 runs in just 9 games. The duo possesses plenty of potential and will need to carry the responsibility of the batting unit. As for the bowling unit, it has been the spin twins that have been exceptional. Wanidu Hasaranga & Maheesh Theekshana have 17 and 14 wickets, respectively, while being the go-to bowlers for their country. They won’t let go without a tough fight as we expect a thrilling cricketing contest.
Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis(Wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Danushka Gunathilaka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka(C), Wanidu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Pramod Madushan, Lahiru Kumara, Maheesh Theekshana
Also, Read >> T20 World Cup Winners List
Pitch and weather Conditions
The weather forecast has predicted it to be sunny all day with zero chance of precipitation. Cricket fans can expect a game filled with cricketing action without any interruptions. The temperature is expected to fluctuate between 18 to 24 degrees throughout the day, with moderate humidity at 39%.
Meanwhile, the pitch offers equal help to both the batters and bowlers. The pacers thrive in these conditions, especially in the first half of the fixture. However, batters will receive value for their shots as the game progresses. The SCG also has long boundaries, which will be advantageous for the spinners.
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka: Betting Tips
|Betting Tips||Betting Odds||Operator Links|
|Toss Prediction||Sri Lanka to Win||1.90||Bet on Parimatch|
|Top Batsman – Sri Lanka||Kusal Mendis||4.00||Try Dafabet today|
|Match Winner||New Zealand||1.42||Check Odds on Crickex|