New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Prediction – World Cup 3rd Match

Prediction New Zealand vs Sri Lanka

New Zealand won by 10 wickets (with 203 balls remaining)

  • Date: 1st June 2019
  • Time: 3:00 PM IST
  • Venue: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

Betting Odds

New Zealand – 1.30 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.130 if New Zealand wins) BET NOW
Sri Lanka – 3.30 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.330 if Sri Lanka wins) BET NOW

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New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Betting Tips, 3rd Match

  • Martin Guptill who bats at the top for New Zealand leads the odds table in the team top batsman market with 3.75 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.375) odds. BET NOW
  • Skipper Kane Williamson shares the same odds with Guptill and the experienced Ross Taylor follows with 4.50 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.450) odds in the same market. BET NOW
  • Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne is a good batsman and has odds of 4.50 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.450) in the top team batsman market. While batting all-rounder Angelo Matthews follows with same odds. Kusal Mendis leads the table with 4.00 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.400) odds in this market. BET NOW
  • New Zealand’s top bowlers, Trent Boult and Tim Southee will lead the bowling attack and the race to be top team bowlers with odds of 3.50 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.350) and 4.00 (be Rs.100 and win Rs.400) respectively. BET NOW
  • The senior bowler with great experience and currently in-form Lasith Malinga is the top contender to be the Sri Lanka team top bowler with 3.50 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.350) odds in the team top bowler market. Thisara Perera has 5.50 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.550) odds in the top bowler market for Sri Lanka. BET NOW
  • A noteworthy thing about Thisara Perera is that he’s picked more wickets in the last 10 overs for Sri Lanka and can be the top bowler if he continues to do that. BET NOW

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World Cup Match 3 Squad Comparison

New Zealand

Kane Williamson will lead the New Zealand side in the World Cup 2019. He was part of the New Zealand’s 2015 World Cup team that reached the final. 3 batsmen in the top order, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, and Ross Taylor featured in the previous edition of the tournament along with 2 bowlers, Tim Southee and Trent Boult.

This World Cup, New Zealand has some great additions to the squad with 3 batting all-rounders, Colin Munro, Colin de Grandhomme and James Neesham. While Neesham and Grandhomme are good bowling options, Munro may not be used to bowl 10 overs. This squad includes uncapped wicket-wicket-keeper batsman Tom Blundell along with 2 others – Tom Latham and Henry Nicholls. Looking at all the batting options, New Zealand look strong enough to cross 320 runs mark, whether they bat first or second. They’ve got batsmen in the middle with great hitting abilities to finish the innings on a high note.

Mitchell Santner, a slow-left arm bowling all-rounder is also handy with the bat. Apart form the two star bowlers, the bowling attack includes Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson and Ish Sodhi. Lockie Ferguson has great pace, though his action during the IPL was a problem, getting in the way of bowling at right places. There’s some correction Ferguson would need to do if he looks to make the most of his pace on English tracks.

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka hasn’t had a great year, losing quite many matches and series to visiting teams at their home. Though Sri Lanka may perform well on English pitches, with their bowlers. Among the batters, skipper Dimuth Karunaratne Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Perera will have the onus to give good starts and convert them into big partnerships at the top.

If the Sri Lankan top order manages to build big partnerships, all-rounders in the middle including Angelo Matthews and Thisara Perera can take it a notch up and finish things off perfectly for his side. More than often, Angelo Matthews had to carry the entire Sri Lankan innings on his shoulders when the top order failed as was seen in the Asia Cup 2018. However, the conditions in England are quite different, the pace offered by the pitch, and the fast outfield are conducive for batting.

Jeevan Mendis, a bowling all-rounder is also in the squad, along with Thisara Perera. Sri Lanka has 4 batting all-rounders, among which Isuru Udana has bowled really well in T20 leagues. It will be interesting to see how the skipper uses Udana. Lasith Malinga and Nuwan Pradeep will lead the pace attack.

Our Prediction for New Zealand vs Sri Lanka

New Zealand are favourites to win this match

New Zealand are a much stronger side on all fronts, and their players are in great touch. While Sri Lanka on the other hand have struggled in the past year to get their team together and win matches.

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