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New Zealand and Sri Lanka are set to face off in Match 27 of the 2022 T20 World Cup at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The Sri Lankan side have had contrasting results so far after starting with a comfortable win against Ireland and then losing the plot to host nation Australia in their previous match. With two points in two matches, Sri Lanka is in third position in the points list and they will have to win the next meeting to stay in the match.
New Zealand meanwhile started the tournament with a bang after outclassing Australia in their opening game. However, the match against Afghanistan was washed out. Despite this, they are currently at the top of the points list with three points in two games. The Blackcaps have an excellent net run rate and all they have to do is keep winning.
Match Details New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, Match 27, T20 World Cup 2022
Location: Sydney Cricket Ground
Date and time: October 29, 13:30 IST
Broadcast and Live Streaming: Star Sports Network
The SCG has been a hitting paradise thus far and it has been difficult for the fast bowlers who haven’t had much help from the wicket. The spinners get a bit of a turn if they can fly the deliveries and the skipper who wins the toss will try to bat first.
Likely to play XIs for NZ vs SL New Zealand:
Devon Conway (World Cup), Finn Allen, Kane Williamson (c), Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult
Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Pramod Madushan, Lahiru Kumara
Suspected top performers from NZ vs SL Probable best hitter: Finn Allen
Finn Allen was in superb form with the bat and he managed to keep veteran batter Martin Guptill on the bench with some notable performances. The right-hander scored a 16-ball 42 against a quality Australian tempo attack and set the stage for a big total to be posted. He will be a player to keep an eye on in the upcoming game.
Probably best bowler: Trent Boult
Trent Boult cleared the tail against Australia with two impressive wickets and was pretty good with the new ball too. The left-armed sailor can harass the best hitters around the world and is a tough bowler to face, especially when singing. He can beat the Yorkers in the last overs and will try to add some more wickets to his column in the coming match.
Also check: Dream11 Team Prediction for NZ vs SL
Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. When making your prediction, keep the mentioned points in mind and make your own decision.