Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions: ICC Cricket World Cup, 2023 - Sri Lanka vs New Zealand - 41st Match - 9 November 2023
The 41st match of the ICC Cricket World Cup will take place between Sri Lanka and New Zealand on the 9th of November, 2023 at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru.
Sri Lanka Form Guide:
Sri Lanka are currently placed at the 8th position on the points table with 2 wins to their credit.
The top run scorer for Sri Lanka in the ICC Cricket World Cup is Sadeera Samarawickrama with 372 to his name.
The top wicket taker for Sri Lanka in the ICC Cricket World Cup is Dilshan Madhushanka with 21 scalps under his belt.
Sri Lanka have been pipped by Bangladesh in their previous match.
Sri Lanka batted first and they posted a total of 279 before being bowled out. Pathum Nissanka at the top of the order was simply brilliant. He scored 41 off 36 balls. Charith Asalanka was the star of the show, making 108 off 105 balls. He propelled Sri Lanka to 279 before they were bowled out.
During the chase, Bangladesh lost Tanzid Hasan and Litton Das early on. After their dismissals, Shakib Al Hasan and Najmul Hossain Shanto played superbly and got Bangladesh within the finish line. They scored 82 and 90 runs respectively to take Bangladesh over the line with 3 wickets in hand.
New Zealand Form Guide:
New Zealand are currently placed at the 4th position on points table with 4 wins to their credit.
The top run scorer for New Zealand in the ICC Cricket World Cup is Rachin Ravindra with 523 runs to his name.
The top wicket taker for New Zealand in the ICC Cricket World Cup is Mitchell Santner with 14 scalps under his belt.
New Zealand have lost their previous match against Pakistan by 21 runs (DLS method).
New Zealand batted first and they posted a huge total of 401 for 6 in 50 overs. Rachin Ravindra at the top of the order scored 108 off 94 balls. Kane Williamson also chipped in and smashed 95 off 79 balls. On the back of these brilliant knocks, New Zealand got to an over par total.
During the chase, Pakistan lost Abdullah Shafique early on but after his dismissal, all hell broke loose as Fakhar Zaman started smashing them out of the ground. He scored 126 off just 81 balls when rain arrived. The match did restart again but only for 2 overs. The rain didn't stop later and Pakistan were declared winners by 21 runs (DLS method).
Let’s have a look at the squads:
New Zealand squad: Kane Williamson (c), Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Kyle Jamieson, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitch Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Will Young.
Sri Lanka Squad: Kusal Mendis (c), Kusal Perera, Pathum Nissanka, Dushmantha Chameera, Dimuth Karunaratne, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Maheesh Theekshana, Dunith Wellalage, Kasun Rajitha, Angelo Mathews, Dilshan Madushanka, Dushan Hemantha, Chamika Karunaratne
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? – New Zealand
Who will win?- New Zealand
Top Batter (Runs Scored) – Rachin Ravindra (New Zealand), Sadeera Samarawickrama (Sri Lanka)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) - Trent Boult (New Zealand), Maheesh Theekshana (Sri Lanka)
Most Sixes – Rachin Ravindra (New Zealand), Sadeera Samarawickrama (Sri Lanka)
Player of the Match- Rachin Ravindra (New Zealand)
Team Scores Batting first – New Zealand 340+, Sri Lanka 300+
Match Handicap: New Zealand
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In-Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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