Tuesday, 19 November 2013

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 1st T20 prediction

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Sri Lanka and New Zealand are playing their 1st Twent20 game at Pallekele. The One day International game was hugely ruined by the bad weather conditions in Sri Lanka. This game could also follow the same fate as the last games. Weather conditions are pretty much bad at the Venue where rain could play a major role in the game. 

The match is scheduled to begin at 7:00 PM IST. You can watch the live Telecast at TenCricket. Both New Zealand and Srilanka will be hoping for a decent weather condition as the game is of huge importance for both teams. Sri Lanka were always a better side compared to New Zealand. For them, the pressure is hugely on skipper Dinesh Chandimal, who is questioned by cricket experts for his ability to lead the team. Good performance by the team and himself could manage the selectors and so called cricket experts to stop criticizing him. 

For New Zealand Nathan McCullum is in a tremendous form and expected to continue here at Pallekele. The main problem with NZ is surely the top order as they are constantly struggling to give a better opening followed by building good partnerships. Over all as everyone knows anything can happen in T20 format. Big performance by a single player could open the gateway towards victory. So as usual, predicting this game solely on statistics is merely impossible! Fortunately we here to give the best Predictions! You can see the live score of the game here

Match Info

TOURNAMENT: New Zealand tour of Sri Lanka

DATE: 19th November, 2013

TIME: 13:30 GMT | 19:00 local

VENUE: Pallekele

RAIN PROBABILITY: YES, game could be shortened by overs or come up with No Result.

STATISTICS: Sri Lanka has a bad record in chasing the target in T20 formats. But back in few game, they are proving they can chase hardcore targets with ease. This could be a huge advantage for them and can bounce back with the kind of batting line up in the squad.

For New Zealand, team is hugely dependent upon Nathan McCullum to score big runs. For this reason, they have both advantages and disadvantages. If Sri Lanka will succeed to take early wickets in the game, followed by Nathan McCullum, they might not even be able to give a competition against Sri Lanka. But as a famous rule, No one knows who's day today! So keeping that in mind here are the key players for both teams, who can fire today. 

KEY PLAYERS FOR  SR: Mahela Jyawardane, Chandimal and Malinga. 

KEY PLAYERS FOR NZ: Nathan McCullum, Rutherford and Neesham. 

New Zealand Team Squad:                                                                                                                                                      
Rutherford, Latham, Munro, Ronchi (wk), Ellis, Mills (capt),  Broom, Elliott, Neesham, N McCullumMcClenaghan.

Sri Lanka Team Squad:                                                                                                                                                             
Dilshan, Jayawardene, Mathews, Chandimal (capt), ayake, Malinga, Sangakkara (wk), Thirimanne, Thisara Perera, Kulasekara,  Mendis.

PREDICTION: (Probability)

Sri Lanka: 57%
New Zeand: 43%

TOSS PREDICTION: New Zealand could win the toss and may elect to field first. 


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