New Zealand vs Sri Lanka – T20 Prediction
Betting Tips for New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, Only T20I
- Martin Guptil has odds of 3.60 (make INR 360 by betting INR 100) to be best batsman for New Zealand and for Sri Lanka Kusal Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella and Kusal Perara share odds of 4.50 (make INR 450 by betting INR 100) BET NOW
- Tim Southee holds odd of 4.00 (get INR 400 by wagering INR 100) to be New Zealand’s best bowler and for the Sri Lankans Lasith Malinga is ahead with the same odds. BET NOW
- Martin Guptil has odds of 7.00 (betting INR 100 you can win INR 700) to be the Man of the Match and is followed by Colin Munroe who has odds of 11.00 (betting INR 100 you can win INR 1100) BET NOW
- In the highest opening partnership market New Zealand has odds of 1.66 (get INR 166 betting INR 100) and it is 2.20 (get INR 220 betting INR 100) for the Lankans BET NOW
- For most sixes in the match New Zealand has odds of 1.61 (win INR 161 by wagering INR 100) and Sri Lanka has 2.75 (win INR 275 by wagering INR 100) BET NOW
Tim Southee the stand-in captain after Kane Williamson being rested for the T20 series would be cherishing the prospects of leading a side that is in red hot form. The top order had showed T20 style of batting during the ODI series and might not even have to switch gears to score quick runs in the upcoming game. But he would know that the Sri Lankans have shown good form too and hence there is no room for complacency as far as the upcoming game is concerned. Southee would hope to end this leg of their long season on a right note with a win.
The batting is looking extremely strong for the side with Martin Guptill and Colin Munroe at the top. They have batted well in the ODIs and would look to continue with their form. Ross Taylor has also played splendidly and same goes for Henry Nicholls. With Glenn Phillips at the end the side has good batting line-up. Bowling is also strong for the side with Southee and Lockie Ferguson with the new ball. Mitchell Santner and Ish Sodhi are likely to trouble the opposition with their spin bowling.
If the performance in the ODI series is anything to go by Sri Lanka has shown remarkable improvement even in their loss during the ODI series. They competed in all the three games and nearly pulled off a stunning victory in the 2nd ODI. As they end this otherwise miserable tour with a T20 game the side would hope they have something to finally cheer about. Malinga would hope his side’s powerful hitters take advantage of the small ground at Eden Park and rekindle the romance of Sri Lankan cricket which fans around the world are missing so dearly.
The batsmen have done well in the ODI series and the openers Niroshan Dickwella and Dhananjaya de Silva have done well. Kusal Mendis and Kusal Perera have also batted well. With Dinesh Chandimal and Thisara Perera in the lower order the side would surely count on its batting prospects in the upcoming game. It is their bowling which is giving the skipper bit of headache with Malinga himself not in great form. Lakshan Sandakan has shown good form in the ODIs and lot would depend on how Lahiru Kumara and Nuwan Pradeep bowl in the next game.
Our Prediction for New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, Only T20i
New Zealand would win this T20i
After their miserable performance during the Test series the fortunes didn’t change for Sri Lanka in the recently concluded ODI series where they went down 3-0. The good point about the Sri Lankans was their fighting spirit which was seen after a long time. New Zealand on the other hand have been at their clinical best throughout the season and defeated the visitors convincingly in both the Test Series and the ODIs. With only one T20 contest remaining as a part of their tour the Sri Lankan team would look to win it at Eden Park, Auckland and the Kiwis aren’t likely to be too generous towards their visitors and shall make it a competitive game.
The kind of form that New Zealand has shown in the 3-Match ODI series would put them in the driver’s seat as far as the T20 international is concerned. Expect great action on the top betting sites when the match goes in play.