New Zealand is in their greatest form in the T20 World Cup as they got a roaring victory against the last year’s World Cup defending champions, Australia in the first match of the 2nd round.
Sri Lanka got stunned against Namibia in their first clash and overcame it to get a safe spot in the second round. The NZ squad played at their best momentum against the Afghans and washed them out but there was a decline in the performance of the Sri Lankans. They got a woeful defeat from Australia and their 6 players are ruled out within 2 weeks due to being injured.
The Sri Lanka team will play under pressure and have to come out powerful to win the match. The game would be interesting to watch the gameplay of the pair Tim Southee and Trent Boult.
As per the latest cricket news, there is no rain forecasted for the clash between NZ and SL. This pitch has recorded the three highest first innings in the tournament matches.
Date & Time – October 29 at 7 Pm Local & 1.30 Pm IST
Venue – Sydney Cricket Ground
Words By Tim Southee
‘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 with the game because it does move at such a quick rate. And if you don’t move with it you get left behind.’
Words By SL Assistant Coach, Naveed Nawaz
‘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.’
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, and Jeffrey Vandersay.
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, and Martin Guptill.
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