NZ vs SL- Weather Forecast And Pitch Report Of Sydney Cricket Ground, ICC T20 World Cup 2022, Match 27

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NZ vs SL- Weather Forecast And Pitch Report Of Sydney Cricket Ground, 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.

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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.

Tim Southee and Trent Boult
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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

All-rounder Marcus Stoinis smoked an unbeaten 18-ball 59 as he powered Australia to a comfortable 7-wicket win over Sri Lanka in ICC T20 World Cup 2022 Group 1 match. Chasing a par 158, Australia crossed the finish line with 21 balls to spare.

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Australia needed 69 off 46 balls when Marcus Stoinis walked in, and there was potential for this to be a low-scoring thriller. But then the all-rounder muscled six sixes and four fours in an 18-ball innings, in which he basically bullied every ball he faced. He hit Australia’s fastest T20I half-century, off 17 deliveries, and ended up making 59 not out, at a strike rate of 328.

Australia 158 for 3 (Stoinis 59*, Finch 31*) beat Sri Lanka 157 for 6 (Nissanka 40, Asalanka 38*, Starc 1-23) by seven wickets

In the Super 12 match against Sri Lanka, Paul Stirling scored 34 and Harry Tector scored 45, but apart from them, none contributed more than 15. Meanwhile, Ireland allrounder George Dockrell took part in the T20 World Cup Super 12 match against Sri Lanka on Sunday despite testing positive for Covid-19.

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Sri Lankan opener MOM Kusal Mendis scored an unbeaten 68 while the spin duo of Maheesh Theekshana and Wanindu Hasaranga claimed two wickets apiece.

Brief Scores:- Ireland 128/8 (Tector 45, Stirling 34, Theekshana 2/19, Hasaranga 2/25) lost to Sri Lanka 133/1 (Mendis 68*) by 9 wickets 

Sri Lanka coach Chris Silverwood remains optimistic his unfancied team can make a push at a semi-final berth despite a seven-wicket defeat to Australia at Optus Stadium, but their cursed injury run continued with quick Binura Fernando suffering a hamstring injury.

Binura Fernando [Image-Getty]
Binura Fernando [Image-Getty]
Binura Fernando, however, faces a race against time to play against New Zealand-NZ after clutching at his right hamstring just five deliveries into Australia’s innings to continue Sri Lanka’s wretched injury run with Danushka Gunathilaka, Dushmantha Chameera and Dilshan Madushanka already casualties.

Sri Lanka Probable XI: Kusal Mendis (wk), Pathum Nissanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara, Pramod Madushan

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

NZ vs SL- Weather Forecast And Pitch Report Of Sydney Cricket Ground, ICC T20 World Cup 2022, Match 27

The pitch at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney is a balanced pitch which has been good for both of the departments so far, however, batting first should be the call as per the matches held so far compared to batting second and an average score on this pitch is likely to be 160+. 13 matches have been played here and the side batting first won 7 times.

The NZ vs SL ICC T20 World Cup 2022 game starts at 1.30 pm IST on October 29th, Saturday. There are only 1-3% chances of rain as the weather will be generally clear and sunny. The temperature is expected to be around 24 degrees Celcius in the day time and 12 degrees Celcius at night according to weather.com. Winds will flow from West South West at 15 to 30 km/h. Humidity will be 41-55%.

As far as the pitch is concerned, Sydney Cricket Ground- SCG has one of the best batting stripes in Australia. There is true pace and bounce, especially in white-ball games. A score between 170-180 can be expected from the team batting first.

The last two matches played in Sydney were the South Africa vs Bangladesh match and India vs Netherlands match. In the 1st match, South Africa scored 205/5 and won the match by 104 runs. The India vs Netherlands match happened after the conclusion of the South Africa vs Bangladesh match and India reduced the Netherlands to 123/9 after scoring 179/2, thereby winning the match by 56 runs.

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