NZ will take on SL in World Cup 2023 match no. 41. (Source: X)
New Zealand will be facing off against Sri Lanka in match no. 41 of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Thursday. While 1996 champions Sri Lanka are out of the race for a semifinal berth, the Kiwis are currently in 4th spot in the Points Table.
However, Kane Williamson’s side have lost their last four matches in a row – including a rain-hit clash against Pakistan in Bengaluru last week. The Black Caps will be looking to make a couple of changes in their playing 11 looking at the weather prediction for the game in Bengaluru on Thursday.
All-rounder Kyle Jamieson, who replaced injured Matt Henry in the squad, could come into the side to replace Ish Sodhi while Lockie Ferguson has regained his fitness and could replace Tim Southee.
“Yeah, probably the first time we’ve had a fully fit squad, although obviously had to rule a player out and Matt Henry, but yeah, I believe everybody’s fit coming into this one. Or fit-ish,” NZ skipper Kane Williamson said in the pre-match press conference in Bengaluru on Wednesday.
Asked about the return of Ferguson into the lineup, Williamson said, “Yeah, I mean he balances out our attack nicely and made some really valuable contributions in the tournament so far and brings a bit of experience as well. So, naturally comes in and bowls with that high pace and it complements our new ball bowlers. So, yeah, we’ll have to have a look at the surface and decide on our balance.”
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Match No. 41 Details
Venue: M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Date & Time: November 9, 2pm IST onwards
Live Streaming and TV details: Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar website and app
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Match No. 41 Dream11 Prediction
Wicketkeepers: Devon Conway, Kusal Mendis
Batters: Daryl Mitchell, Pathum Nissanka, Kane Williamson
All-rounders: Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, Glenn Phillips
Bowlers: Trent Boult, Maheesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madushanka
Captain: Rachin Ravindra
Vice-captain: Dilshan Madushanka
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Match No. 41 Predicted 11
New Zealand: Devon Conway, Rachin Ravindra, Kane Williamson (c), Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (wk), Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi/Kyle Jamieson, Trent Boult, Tim Southee/Lockie Ferguson
Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis (c, wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Dushmantha Chameera, Dilshan Madushanka