Last Update on: October 29th, 2022 at 12:25 pm
NZ vs SL- New Zealand Playing XI vs Sri Lanka (Predicted), ICC T20 World Cup 2022, Match 27. New Zealand-NZ will play against Sri Lanka in the 27th Match of Group 1 (N) in Sydney on October 29, 2022, in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022. New Zealand-NZ’s last match against Afghanistan was abandoned without a ball being bowled due to rain.
Sri Lanka lost to Australia by 7 wickets in their last match. New Zealand-NZ had beaten Australia by 89 runs in the first Super 12 match while Sri Lanka beat Ireland in their first Super 12 match by 9 wickets.
Australia are not only the defending Men’s ICC T20 World Cup 2021 champions but also the hosts of this mega event- ICC T20 World Cup 2022, and so understandably were one of the favorites entering this tournament. Their confidence was also sky-high thanks to playing some exciting cricket in this format since the tournament’s last edition.
But the Aussies were brought down to earth by their Trans-Tasman rivals on the first weekend of the Super 12 stage in ICC T20 World Cup 2022, as New Zealand-NZ completely outplayed them in their opening match. It wasn’t just the result that was the issue but also the performance; the bowling lacked penetration and the batting unit collapsed under pressure. This was Australia’s second loss on the trot following their defeat to India in the warm-up match.
New Zealand-NZ registered their first win in Australia in any format since 2011. New Zealand defeated Australia by 89 runs in the first Super 12 match. NZ’s pacer Tim Southee (3/6) was the one who started the Aussie downfall with his figures.
NZ spinner Mitchell Santner (3/31) owned the middle phase with his spell. NZ pacer Trent Boult (2/24) took care of the tail. Earlier, Devon Conway (92*) and Finn Allen (42) helped New Zealand to put on 200/3 after being put into bat first by Australia in the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 match.
New Zealand 200 for 3 (Conway 92*, Allen 42) beat Australia 111 (Maxwell 28, Southee 3-6, Santner 3-31) by 89 runs
The blackcaps were the runners-up of the most recent edition of the tournament that was held in the year 2021 in UAE wherein the side fell short in the finals against Australia, who won their maiden T20I World Cup and are the hosts this time around.
NZ vs SL- New Zealand Playing XI vs Sri Lanka (Predicted), ICC T20 World Cup 2022, Match 27
Finn Allen scored 13, 16, 62, 32, and 12 in the recent tri-series also featuring Pakistan and Bangladesh. He has a stunning strike rate of 166.99 having played 19 T20Is where he scored a ton and 2 fifties. His career best of 101 came against Scotland.
He was the 6th highest run-getter in the New Zealand-NZ tri-series by virtue of scoring 135 runs in 5 T20Is averaging 27 at a strike rate of 145.16. Finn Allen, who was picked ahead of Martin Guptill, showed his explosive power at the top, striking at just over 145 across five games. He scored 6 off 3 balls in the warm-up game against Proteas. He scored 42 off only 16 balls against Australia in the first Super 12 match.
Devon Conway who made his T20I debut in the year 2020 has been a major part of his side-NZ’s batting lineup for quite some time now. The wicketkeeper-batsman has amassed several important runs for his side while opening the batting.
With a total of 1033 runs in just 26 T20I innings so far in his career, Devon Conway’s numbers clearly show his abilities as a batsman in the shortest format of the game. The left-hander has a healthy Strike Rate of 136.1 and an average as good as 57.39. He will be an important part of his team’s plans for the 2022 T20I World Cup for sure.
He has 7 fifties beside his name including a career-best of 99* against Australia in 2021. He topped the batting chart in the recently concluded Tri Series 2022, having amassed 233 runs in 5 T20Is averaging 77.67. He didn’t bat in the warm-up game against Proteas. He top-scored with 92* off 58 balls against Australia in the first super 12 games while opening with Finn Allen.
Kane Williamson averaged 43 in 4 T20Is averaging 129 runs in the tri-series also featuring Pakistan and Bangladesh. The New Zealand-NZ skipper raised his bat for the first time in the final against Pakistan since the final of last year’s 2021 T20I World Cup and has since played 16 international innings without reaching 50.
That lack of form – which coincided with Kane Williamson’s troubling elbow injury – would have been a major barrier to the Black Caps’ chances of going one better than last year, when their skipper’s brilliant knock wasn’t quite enough to topple Australia.
But Kane Williamson will now cross the Tasman much more hopeful of repeating those feats, having struck 59 runs off 38 balls to lay what could have been a match-winning platform in the tri-series decider. Instead, once Kane Williamson fell, New Zealand managed only 29 runs from the final 25 deliveries, stumbling to 163-7. He scored 3 off 12 balls in the warm-up game against Proteas. He scored 23 against Australia in the first Super 12 match.
Glenn Phillips scored 12 against Australia in the first Super 12 match. Glenn Phillips, who is known for pulling off stunners on the field, grabbed the exceptional flying catch of Marcus Stoinis on the second ball of the 9th over, which was bowled by the left-arm spinner, Mitchell Santner. The veteran of 50 T20Is since his debut in 2017 averages 31.6 with the bat and has also picked 2 scalps.
James Neesham played 4 T20Is in the New Zealand Tri-Series 2022 and scored only 11 runs and was wicketless. NZ’s James Neesham played 54 T20Is since debuting in 2012. James Neesham didn’t bat or bowl against Proteas in the warm-up match. James Neesham scored 26* off 13 balls against Australia in the first Super 12 match but didn’t bowl. He had an excellent ICC T20 World Cup 2021 where he scored 86 runs averaging 43 including 35* off 23 against Namibia and 27 off 11 against England.
Mark Chapman, a veteran of 40 T20Is debuted way back in World T20 2014 but has played sporadically. He averages 24.55 in T20Is and has 4 scalps to his name. He scored 59 runs in the New Zealand Tri-Series in 3 innings averaging 19.67. He has scored 3 fifties.
Mitchell Santner picked 3/31 in 4 overs against Australia in the first T20 World Cup 2022 Super 12 game. NZ’s Mitchell Santner played a game in the Tri-Series 2022 involving Pakistan, Kiwis, and Bangladesh and picked up 2/27 against Pakistan. The left-arm orthodox spinner had a pathetic ICC T20 World Cup 2021 where he managed to pick only 2 scalps in 7 T20Is averaging 74.5.
Pacer Lockie Ferguson, who missed last year’s 2021 T20I World Cup due to a calf tear, picked 1/20 against Australia in the first Super 12 game bowling 3 overs. He has an excellent bowling average of 16.24 for picking 33 scalps in 22 T20Is. NZ’s Lockie Ferguson has been undergoing recovery from an abdominal strain recently. Due to this reason, he wasn’t part of the squad for the recently concluded tri-series as well. He was too expensive against Proteas in the warm-up game.
More than 14 years on from making his international debut as a 19-year-old, Blackcaps-NZ seamer Tim Southee, now 33, became just the third New Zealander to play in 100 T20s after Ross Taylor and Martin Guptill in the tri-series final in Christchurch on Friday.
He was the joint highest wicket-taker in the Tri-Series with Michael Bracewell by picking 8 scalps in 5 T20Is averaging 19.75. He didn’t bowl against Proteas. He picked 3/6 in 2.1 overs against Australia in the first Super 12 game. He now is the joint highest wicket-taker in T20Is with Shakib Al Hasan, as both of them have picked 125 scalps.
Ish Sodhi picked 4 scalps in 5 T20Is in the recently concluded tri-series but averaged 44. Veteran New Zealand leg-spinner Ish Sodhi has completed 100 T20I wickets. He achieved the feat against Bangladesh in the third match of the New Zealand tri-series, also involving Pakistan and Bangladesh. Ish Sodhi became the second New Zealander and fifth bowler overall to complete 100 T20I wickets. He was the third-fastest to get the milestone, having taken 78 matches.
Rashid Khan (53) and Lasith Malinga (76) are ahead of him. Ish Sodhi is the third spinner to accomplish the milestone. Shakib Al Hasan and Tim Southee have 125 scalps followed by Rashid Khan-119 and Lasith Malinga-107 before Ish Sodhi who has 104 scalps so far in 82 T20Is. Ish Sodhi picked the only wicket against Proteas-that of Reeza Hendricks in the warm-up game and picked 1/29 against Australia in the first Super 12 game of T20 World Cup 2022.
Trent Boult has been a pillar in the bowling department of his side for several years in all formats of the game. His impact in T20Is however is exceptional in particular. His incredible spells of bowling have often won his side games against the odds. His abilities to choke the runs and pick wickets both during the early phases as well as in the death make him an extremely difficult bowler to score runs against.
The left-arm pacer has picked 68 wickets in 51 T20Is so far averaging 22.4 and will be important to his side in the 2022 T20 World Cup. He picked 3 scalps in 4 T20Is in the recently concluded tri-series. He didn’t bowl against Proteas in the warm-up game but picked 2/24 against Australia in the first ICC T20 World Cup 2022 Super 12 game.