Last Update on: March 27th, 2023 at 09:50 pm
The second NZ vs SL ODI will be played in Christchurch on March 28. New Zealand won the first ODI by 198 runs and are leading the series 1-0. The match starts from 6.30 am IST which is 2 pm local time.
Chasing New Zealand’s 275-run target, Sri Lanka were bowled out for just 76 to register one of their lowest totals in ODI cricket. Senior all-rounder Angelo Mathews top-scored with 18 runs. Henry Shipley took five 31 in seven overs as Blair Tickner and Dayl Mitchell took two wickets each.
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Tom Latham in the absence of Kane Williamson and Tim Southee will lead the side. Pacer Lockie Ferguson was ruled out of the first ODI with a hamstring injury and has now joined the KKR camp for IPL 2023. Matt Henry will lead the bowling attack in Ferguson’s absence with Ish Sodhi for support.
Sri Lanka will be led by Dasun Shanaka. The board has named a full-strength side knowing what is at stake in this ODI series. They have also recalled former skipper Angelo Mathews back into the side. Sri Lanka lost the Test series 0-2 heading into the ODIs. In the process, they have been knocked out from the WTC final race with India and Australia taking the top two spots.
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The 2023 ODI World Cup will be a 10-team tournament with the top seven teams have already qualified. India being the hosts have earned a direct qualification. The final team will be between Sri Lanka, South Africa, and West Indies who will earn a direct qualification. The Islanders need to win the series for direct qualification.
The likes of Ireland, Netherlands, and Zimbabwe will play the qualifiers in Zimbabwe in June. The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2023 will be hosted in Zimbabwe from 18 June to 9 July to decide the final two teams for India’s ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.
The first ODI in Napier between the two teams will be their 100th against each other. So far in 100 ODIs, The Kiwis have won 50 games while the Lankans have won 41. Eight matches ended in a no-result including one tied game.
Recent Venue Records (Hagley Oval, Christchurch)
STATS – T20
Total matches 11
Matches won batting first 5
Matches won bowling first 6
Average 1st Inns scores 164
Average 2nd Inns scores 134
Highest total recorded 208/5 (20 Ov) by NZ vs BAN
Lowest total recorded 32/10 (14.5 Ov) by BANW vs NZW
Highest score chased 177/3 (19.5 Ov) by PAK vs BAN
Lowest score defended 167/5 (20 Ov) by PAK vs BAN
Who Will Score Most Runs For New Zealand: Tom Latham / Henry Nicholls
Who Will Pick Most Wickets For New Zealand: Matt Henry / Henry Shipley
Who Will Score the Most Runs For Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka / Angelo Mathews
Who Will Pick Most Wickets For Sri Lanka: Wanindu Hasaranga / Lahiru Kumara
NZ vs SL Match Prediction- 2nd ODI, Who Will Win Today’s New Zealand vs Sri Lanka ODI Match?
Sri Lanka are yet to get over the shocking loss from the first ODI and New Zealand hav all the momentum heading into the second ODI. The Kiws are favourites to win the second ODI in home conditions.
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