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- Series: ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022
- Match: NZ vs SL, 27th Match, Super 12 Group 1
- When: Saturday, October 29, 2022
- Time: 08:00 AM GMT
- Where: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka T20 World Cup 27th Match Preview:
New Zealand’s preparation for the T20 World Cup was unmistakable after a roaring 89-run victory over hosts and defending champions Australia in the first match of the second round. Sri Lanka survived the shock of losing to Namibia in their first encounter to advance to the second round.
The momentum of the New Zealanders was interrupted when their match versus Afghanistan was rained out. In the meanwhile, Sri Lankans have regressed. They were defeated by the Aussies by seven wickets and have lost six players in less than two weeks due to injury.
As a result, Saturday’s game is a must-win. Sri Lanka will be under greater pressure than their opponents and will have to play better than they have so far in the tournament to win, but New Zealand will have budgeted for both points against the Afghans and will feel the weight of one of them slipping away.
Neutrals will be interested to see Trent Boult and Tim Southee in action together for what may be one of the last occasions. Boult was freed from his NZC contract in August at his request so that he could spend more time with his family and play in T20 competitions. This marks the end of one of the contemporary game’s most notable and durable fast-bowling pairings. Neutrals will also be hoping that all of Sri Lanka’s players survive the game. Enough now with the injuries.
Daryl Mitchell has been declared fit in the wake of breaking a finger in the nets earlier this month. Whether he can be squeezed into an XI that performed so well in the Super 12 opener is another matter. Binura Fernando, himself an injury replacement, became the sixth Lankan player to be invalided out of the tournament after hurting a hamstring against Australia in Perth on Tuesday. Asitha Fernando has taken his place in the squad, but Kasun Rajitha looks likely to come in for Binura Fernando in Saturday’s XI.
Tim Southee Says: “If you’re going to last a long time in the game you have to change with the times, and I think the game is ever-changing. Batters are discovering new shots, hitting different areas, and bowlers are trying to stay ahead as well. You learn in depth the different conditions, having played in various parts around the world. The experience that you have banked over the years helps. You have to change the game because it does move at such a quick rate. And if you don’t move with it you get left behind.”
Naveed Nawaz Sri Lanka’s assistant coach Says: “We have to go back and sit down and figure out why this has happened and what’s the best solution. We haven’t had time to find long-term solutions, but we are trying to field the best 11 possible by replacing the injured players right now.”
Some Interesting Facts:
- NZ T20 Ranking: 5th
- SL T20 Ranking: 08th
- NZ Last 5 Matches: WLWWW
- SL Last 5 Matches: LWWWL
|New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Head-to-Head T20s stats
New Zealand/Playing XI:
Finn Allen, Devon Conway(w), Kane Williamson(c), Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult, Michael Bracewell, Daryl Mitchell, Adam Milne, Martin Guptill
Sri Lanka/Playing XI:
Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis(w), Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka(c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara, Ashen Bandara, Pramod Madushan, Kasun Rajitha, Jeffrey Vandersay