New Zealand’s tour of Sri Lanka 2019 is at its full flow. After both teams shared the test trophy with one win to each side, now it’s time for some T20 action. Today Sri Lanka will take on New Zealand in 1st T20I.
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Sri Lanka vs New Zealand 1st T20I Preview
Sri Lanka is all set to take on New Zealand in 1st T20I off three. The match promises to be a thriller as we all know, how good these two teams can be when it comes to T20I Cricket.
New Zealand cricket team’s morale should be high at the moment, and that’s because after suffering from the loss in the 1st Test match of this tour, they have come back strongly. In the 2nd test they beat the hosts quite convincingly, and yesterday, in a practice T20 they beat Sri Lanka by 33 runs. On the other hand, Sri Lanka will be feeling relieved as the Kiwis have rested their regular captain Kane Williamson and main strike bowler, Trent Boult. New Zealand will be under the new captain. Kiwis Cricket Board has given this responsibility to their senior fast bowler Tim Southee.
Sri Lanka is capable of beating any team on their day. They will go into the series opener with their full strength XI. The prime fast bowler Lasith Malinga will lead the home side. Kusal Perera and Niroshan Dickwella will be the key men for the hosts.
With T20 World Cup 2020 around the corner, both the team will want to build a winning momentum from here on.
The visitors will go into the series with an inexperienced squad, and that should be a plus point for the hosts.
Sri Lanka vs New Zealand 1st T20I All You Need To Know
Here is all you need to know before Sri Lanka takes on New Zealand in the 1st T20I:
Sri Lanka vs New Zealand
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele
When Will The Match Start?
The match will start at 6:30 PM (PST)
The temperature is believed to hover under the 20s, but the humidity will be high. Cloud cover will be there, and there are chances of rain spells.
Sri Lanka vs New Zealand Squads
Avishka Fernando, Niroshan Dickwella(w), Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Danushka Gunathilaka, Shehan Jayasuriya, Dasun Shanaka, Isuru Udana, Lasith Malinga(c), Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Akila Dananjaya, Lakshan Sandakan, Wanidu Hasaranga, Lahiru Madushanka
Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Tim Seifert(w), Tom Bruce, Ross Taylor, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Scott Kuggeleijn, Tim Southee(c), Seth Rance, Lockie Ferguson, Ish Sodhi, Colin de Grandhomme, Todd Astle