Thisara Perera Played a great inning against NZ this year when these two teams clashed in New Zealand.
Sri Lankan team have lot of Left-handers like Thirimane, Karunaratane, Siriwardana, K. Perera, T. Perera.
Sri Lanka lost both their warm-up matches against strongest sides of World Cup.
On the other hand, New Zealand bowlers were all around the park against the West Indies. Cardiff pitch is very friendly to Swing & seam bowlers at the start but becomes Slow & spinner friendly as the game progress.
The biggest threat to NZ from Sri Lanka is spinners. Trent Boult is in great form and will continue to pick top order wickets with his outswing to left-handers.
Key Players for fantasy teams: Neesham, Nicholas, Guptill, Taylor, Southee, Henry, Boult, Malinga, Mattews, Perera, Siriwardana
c: de Grandhomme b: Henry
c: Guptill b: Henry
c: Latham b: de Grandhomme
c: Neesham b: Ferguson
c: Boult b: Santner
c: Henry b: Neesham
c: Santner b: Boult
Dimuth Karunaratne (c)
Kusal Perera (wk)
Dhananjaya de Silva
Where to watch/Live streaming
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HEAD TO HEAD: 98 matches
- New Zealand has been won 48 times against Sri Lanka while Lanka beated Blackcaps only 41 times in ODI cricket matches.
PITCH & CONDITIONS
16 ODI matches have been played at Cardiff (SG) since 2010. The will now examine some more details from the matches.
The average first innings score at Cardiff (SG) is 267 in matches where the full 50 overs were available. 300 has been breached 7 times at this venue in ODIs since 2010. The last 3 first innings scores here were 342, 211 and 236.
45% of runs here have been scored in boundaries. This is below the global average of 46% of runs in ODIs since 2010 being scored in boundaries. Batsmen at Cardiff (SG) strike at 86.6 run per hundred balls against pace bowlers. This compared to a strike rate of 83.4 against spin.
The team batting second won the last 8 out the last 14 completed matches played at Cardiff (SG).
Will win the Toss
Will win the Match