Match info –
Match of – Sri Lanka VS New Zealand
Type – Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand
Date – 17 January 2015
Venue – Eden Park, Auckland
New Zealand VS Sri Lanka 3rd ODI Cancelled
TV list –
Fox Sports, Star Sports will be showing this match live throughout the whole world.
Squad List –
The squads for this match are –
Sri Lanka –
Dhammika Prasad, Suranga lakmal, Dimuth Karunaratne, Rangana herath, Shaminda Eranga, Dinesh Chandimal, Nuwan Kulasekara, Mahela jayawardane, Sachitra Senanayake, Tilakaratne Dilshan, jeevan mendis, Kumar Sangakara, Lahiru thirimane, thisara Perera, lasith malinga, Angelo mathews
New Zealand –
Daniel Vettori, Nathan McCullum, Mitchell McClenaghan, Tom Latham, Tim Southee, Martin Guptill, Ross taylor, Brendon McCullum, Trent Boult, Corey Anderson, Kyle Mills, Grant elliot, Adam milne, kane Williamson, Luke ronchi
Head to Head –
Matches played – 91
Sri Lanka won – 38
New Zealand won – 38
Tie/Abandon – 15
In comparison of last 5 matches played between these two opponents, New Zealand won 2 matches while Sri Lanka managed 1 win. One match was abandoned due to unavoidable circumstances. As if these aren’t bad news enough for them, their star player and one of the best batsmen of the world Kumar Sangakara said that he is retiring from ODI and it came as a shock for all Sri Lankan cricket fans.
On the other hand, New Zealand is turning into a dominating country. Their skipper Brenden McCullum is looking so good on the field that almost all the bowlers of the world are starting to fear him even more. He is getting runs and those runs are coming at a very good pace. Return of Daniel Vettorii in their side will be another plus point for them.
From our point of view, New Zealand is the favorites in this match despite Sri Lanka having the home field advantage.
Our prediction for this match is New Zealand will win this match.