Match 41: NZ vs SL| Match Analysis| Pitch Report| Best 11

The 41st match of the tournament will be played between New Zealand (NZ) and Sri Lanka (SL).

Current Standings:

PositionTeamsPointsNet Run Rate
4thNew Zealand80.398
8thSri Lanka4-1.160

New Zealand (NZ) Analysis:

The Kiwis started the tournament with a huge margin after defeating the defending champion England. But now after losing 4 matches back to back they are in a do or die situation. They have to win this final match of their group stages with a huge margin so that they can easily qualify for the semi final in the World Cup. They have been performing decently but require more effort from each of the players to lock their seat.          

Tournament performance so far:

Match NumberOpponentsResult
1st MatchEnglandWon by 9 wickets
6th MatchNetherlandsWon by 99 runs
11th MatchBangladeshWon by 8 wickets
16th MatchAfghanistanWon by 149 runs
21st MatchIndiaLost by 4 wickets
27th MatchAustraliaLost by 5 runs
32nd MatchSouth AfricaLost by 190 runs
35th MatchPakistanLost by 21 runs

Devon Conway started the tournament very well but after his first innings which was 152 against England he lost his rhythm. He has scored 314 runs in the tournament and some couple of 30’s after scoring his century but unable to convert those innings into a big one and got out early. Rachin Ravindra the young Lad from the team is the highest scorer from his team with 523 runs which includes three centuries and two half centuries. His average in the tournament is 74.71 with a strike rate of 107.39. He is currently playing his best in the tournament and also can bowl whenever required. 

Kane Williamson the skipper of the team smashed 95 runs in his returning match which was against Pakistan. He is looking in great touch and in two matches he scored 2 half centuries. Will Young scored 206 runs in the tournament which includes two half centuries. His highest score was 70 runs against  Netherlands. He performs quite well in the opening but due to the playing of Kane he has to remain in the dugout.

Daryl Mitchell One of the greatest players in the team has 375 runs in his credit which includes one century and two half centuries. He is a great hitter of the ball and striking with the strike rate of 108.07. He is contributing well in the middle part of the team and if he gets going in the death overs then he becomes more aggressive. Mark Chapman Is a hard heater of the ball but in this World Cup it was missing out. His highest score is 39 runs which came in the last match against Pakistan and in the remaining matches in which he batted, unable to contribute much. 

Glenn Phillips has been contributing well with bat and ball. He scored 227 runs in the tournament with two half centuries and his highest score was 71 runs which was against Afghanistan. With the ball he has taken 6 wickets in the tournament and his best performance was against Australia where he took three wickets. James Neesham played aggressively and he showed this against Australia where he scored 58 runs and took his team to a victory but unfortunately he got out and didn’t get there.     

Tom Latham, the wicket keeper of the team who did leadership in absence of Kane, hasn’t been looking in good touch with the bat in this tournament. He has two half centuries to his name and his highest score was against Afghanistan where he scored 68 runs. Mitchell Santner took most of the wickets for his team which is 14 wickets. But in the last couple of games he was unable to get a single wicket. His best performance was against Netherlands where he took 5 wickets. 

Trent Boult, one of the most experienced pacer in the team has 10 wickets to his pocket. He is a brilliant pacer in the death overs where batsmen find it difficult to play against him. Matt Henry got 11 wickets for his team but got injured and out of the World Cup.  He was replaced by Kyle Jamieson. Tim Southee, one of the most experienced bowlers has played the last two matches but was unable to show his class as he got 3 wickets in those 2 matches but his spells were expensive. 

Lockie Ferguson has 8 wickets in this tournament but was unable to play the last 2 matches due to his injury. Ish Sodhi played in the last match but gave away 44 runs in his 4 overs.  

Predicted 11 for the Match:

Kane Williamson ©, Devon Conway, Rachin Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (wk), Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee. 

Sri Lanka (SL) Analysis:

Sri Lanka has just two wins in their 8 matches. Now to qualify them in the Champions Trophy they have to win this last match by a big margin so that they can easily finish in the top 8 in the world cup. Their recent match which was against Bangladesh was finished in a high controversy due to the time out given to Angelo Mathews. They have some positives in the batting department but in the bowling point of view except Dilshan nobody else shows any convincing performances. 

Tournament performance so far:

Match NumberOpponentsResult
4th MatchSouth AfricaLost by 102 runs
8th MatchPakistanLost by 6 wickets
14th MatchAustraliaLost by 5 wickets
19th MatchNetherlandsWon by 5 wickets
25th MatchEnglandWon by 8 wickets
30th MatchAfghanistanLost by 7 wickets
33rd MatchIndiaLost by 302 runs
38th MatchBangladeshLost by 3 wickets

Pathum Nissanka has been playing consistently well for his team and is currently the 2nd leading scorer from his team with 330 runs in the tournament. He hit 4 half centuries in the World Cup. Batting with an average of 47.14 and with a strike rate of 90.91. Kusal Perera Is unable to score runs in this tournament. Having failed in all the matches he played except against Australia where he scored 78 runs. 

Kusal Mendis started the tournament very well with the half century and then followed by a brilliant century.  but after that when he came as a leader he failed to contribute with the bat. His score is 288 runs including one century and half century. His highest score was 122 runs which came against Pakistan. Sadeera Samarawickrama is currently the leading team scorer with 372 runs which includes 1 century and 2 half centuries. His average is 62 in the tournament  and contribute well with the bat everytime.

Charith Asalanka scored a brilliant century in the last match against Bangladesh Where he made 108 runs. In the tournament he has scored 280 runs with an average of 40. Dhananjaya de Silva is one of the greatest all rounders from his team but in this tournament he was unable to contribute in both the date departments. With the bat his highest score is 34 runs which came in the last match against Bangladesh and with the ball he didn’t get any wicket. 

Angelo Mathews got timed out in the last match and became the first one in international cricket. With the bat he couldn’t contribute much and got out early and with the ball he got 4 wickets. Maheesh Theekshana is the main spinner of the team and he has got only 5 wickets in the World Cup till now. He was injured earlier but when he came back he didn’t have any influence in his bowling till now.    

Dilshan Madushanka is the leading wicket taker from his team with 21 wickets in his pocket. He got a wicket in every match except against England and his best performance was against India where he got 5 wickets. The only thing that needs to be considered is his economy which is 6.49. Kasun Rajitha took 8 wickets till now in the tournament but was mostly expensive in his spell. He got his rhythm back in a few matches but after that he again gave away runs easily. 

Dushmantha Chameera played in the last three matches but only took one wicket and was mostly expensive in his spell. 

Predicted 11 for the Match:

Kusal Mendis (c/wk), Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Angelo Mathews, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Dushmantha Chameera, Dilshan Madushanka. 

Pitch Report and Weather Report:

The match will be played at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. Due to the short boundaries here huge runs can be scored and batsmen will enjoy the short boundaries. High scoring match is expected from both teams. Pacers might get some showing early on and under the lights. 

The weather must be cloudy most of the time during the match day. more than 80% chance of rain is possible. humidity will also be above 50%.Temperature may be 25 degree celsius during day time and will go down to 19 degree celsius in the evening.  

Head to head (NZ vs SL) in the World Cup:

They played 11 matches against each other in the World Cup

Matches won56
Highest score331289
Lowest score137136

Best 11 for the match:

Devon Conway, Kane Williamson, Daryl Mitchell, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Pathum Nissanka, Angelo Mathews, Mitchell Santner, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Trent Boult, Dilshan Madushanka.

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