The anticipation builds as the 41st match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 is set to ignite fierce competition between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at the renowned M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on November 9, with a scheduled start time of 2:00 PM IST.
New Zealand currently holds the fourth position on the points table after competing in 8 matches, while Sri Lanka stands at the eighth spot, having also completed 8 matches in the series.
Recent Encounters and Player Performances
Their last clash in the 3rd ODI of the Sri Lanka in New Zealand series witnessed remarkable performances. Matt Henry stood out for New Zealand with an outstanding 109 match fantasy points, while Dasun Shanaka excelled for Sri Lanka, topping their fantasy points leaderboard with 82.
In recent matches, New Zealand faced a defeat against Pakistan, while Sri Lanka suffered a loss to Bangladesh. Rachin Ravindra was the top fantasy player for New Zealand with 139 points, while Charith Asalanka claimed the accolade for Sri Lanka with 154 fantasy points.
Venue, Pitch, and Weather Conditions
The M. Chinnaswamy Stadium offers a balanced pitch, with an average 1st innings score of 250 runs. However, history shows that the team batting first has only won 30% of matches at this venue. The weather forecast predicts a temperature around 26°C with 67% humidity. Light rain is expected, potentially influencing the game.
NZ vs SL Squad Information
New Zealand (NZ) Squad: Tim Southee, Kane Williamson, Trent Boult, Tom Latham, James Neesham, Devon Conway, Daryl Mitchell, Ish Sodhi, Mitchell Santner, Mark Chapman, Matt Henry, Will Young, Tom Blundell, Lockie Ferguson, Kyle Jamieson, Glenn Phillips and Rachin Ravindra.
Sri Lanka (SL) Squad: Angelo Mathews, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva, Kasun Rajitha, Dushmantha Chameera, Kusal Mendis, Chamika Karunaratne, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dushan Hemantha, Charith Asalanka, Pathum Nissanka, Maheesh Theekshana, Dunith Wellalage and Dilshan Madushanka.
Key Player Picks for Dream11
For the Dream11 Fantasy Team, notable batters and wicket-keeper picks include Kane Williamson, Pathum Nissanka Silva, and Kusal Mendis. Among bowlers, Dilshan Madushanka, Maheesh Theekshana, and Matt Henry stand out. All-rounders such as Daryl Mitchell, Rachin Ravindra, and Dushan Hemantha are recommended picks.
Player Performances in Recent Matches
Rachin Ravindra, Glenn Phillips, and Mark Chapman were the top performers for New Zealand in the last match, while Dilshan Madushanka, Kusal Mendis, and Maheesh Theekshana excelled for Sri Lanka.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selections
For captain and vice-captain picks in the Dream11 team, Daryl Joseph Mitchell, Rachin Ravindra, Kane Stuart Williamson, and Pathum Nissanka Silva stand out for their consistent performances across recent games.
NZ vs SL Dream11 Team Today
Wicket-Keepers: Kusal Mendis and Devon Conway
Batters: Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson and Pathum Nissanka
All-Rounders: Rachin Ravindra and Dushan Hemantha
Bowlers: Dilshan Madushanka, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha and Tim Southee
Captain: Kasun Rajitha
Vice-Captain: Kusal Mendis
The encounter promises an enthralling battle between two formidable teams, each seeking to secure a crucial win in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. As the teams gear up for this significant clash, the stakes are high, making this match a must-watch for cricket enthusiasts worldwide.