Preview and analysis of ICC Men’s ODI Cricket World Cup Match-41 between NZ vs SL, featuring Dream11 prediction, fantasy tips, expected playing 11, pitch report, team information, and Dream11 team suggestions

NZ vs SL ICC Men’s ODI Cricket World Cup Match Prediction 

Match:  New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 
Time:   09 Nov, 02:00 PM (IST) 

Series:: ICC Men’s ODI Cricket World Cup Match 
Venue:  M Chinnaswamy Stadium – Bengaluru, India 

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NZ vs SL Preview: 

  • Kane Williamson is a brilliantly consistent international player and he averages 48.74 in ODIs with 13 centuries and 44 fifties. His calmness at the wicket will be very important in this game and we are backing him to be New Zealand’s highest run scorer against Sri Lanka. Trent Boult has a strike-rate of 29.2 in this format and has taken 4+ wickets in 16 ODIs across his career. He gets late swing and is dangerous across the innings. Boult is our tip for New Zealand’s top wicket taker in this match.
  • Pathum Nissanka hit 41 runs from 36 balls in the last match and has scored four half-centuries in the tournament. Although he is still yet to make a century in the 2023 Cricket World Cup, the opener is our pick for Sri Lanka’s highest run scorer against New Zealand. Dilshan Madushanka is the leading wicket taker in the competition with 21 wickets after taking 3/69 against Bangladesh on Monday. He is a strong choice for Sri Lanka’s top wicket taker in Thursday’s game.
  • With New Zealand needing to get a positive result in this game, their captain will be crucial to their success. We recommend choosing Kane Williamson to hit over 31.5 runs in this clash.

Live Streaming of NZ vs SL: 

TV Channels: This game will be broadcast on Sky Cricket, Sky Sports PAK, Willow TV and Star Sports.

Live Streaming: You can live-stream the match on Disney+ Hotstar and Sky Go.

Weather & Pitch Report


Humid conditions are forecast across this match on Thursday and there is a strong chance of thunderstorms interrupting the play. The temperature will be in the mid 20s throughout the game. 

Pitch Report:

This is a very good batting wicket as we saw in Bengaluru in the last game with 601 runs scored from only 75.3 overs. We can expect good pace and true bounce at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium for this fixture.

Toss Prediction: 

Two of the three matches in Bengaluru have been won by the team batting first in this competition but with rain forecast across the second half of the match, we expect both sides to choose to field first if they win the toss.

NZ vs SL Team NEWS: 

NZ Team News: 

A victory in this game should be enough for the Black Caps to secure a top four place with their already superior net-run-rate over Pakistan and Afghanistan. Ish Sodhi was very poor in the last game and we expect Kyle Jamieson to replace him in the XI for this fixture.

SL Team News: 

There were two changes for Sri Lanka ahead of their clash with Bangladesh on Monday with Kusal Perera coming back in at the top of the order and Dhananjaya de Silva taking an all-rounder slot. Although Perera made only 4 against Bangladesh, we are not expecting any changes for this match.

Predicted Playing11: 


1.Devon Conway(WK)

2. Rachin Ravindra

3. Kane Williamson(C)

4. Daryl-Mitchell

5. Mark Chapman

6. Glenn Phillips

7. Tom Latham(WK)

8. Mitchell Santner

9. Ish Sodhi

10. Tim Southee

11. Trent Boult


1.Pathum Nissanka

2. Kusal Perera

3. Kusal Mendis(WK)(C)

4. S Samarawickrama(WK)

5. Charith Asalanka

6. Angelo Mathews

7. Dhananjaya de Silva

8. Maheesh Theekshana

9. Dushmantha Chameera

10. Kasun Rajitha

11. Dilshan Madushanka

NZ vs SL Team Combo: 

NZ Team Info – 

  • Devon Conway and Rachin Ravindra will probably open the inning.
  • Rachin Ravindra is having topmost fantasy points in this series.
  • Kane Williamson will bat at the one-down position. He is the backbone of the batting team.
  • Daryl-Mitchell and Mark Chapman will handle the middle-order batting.
  • Kane Williamson will lead the New Zealand as a Captain. He is also a good Batsman
  • Tom Latham will do the Wicket Keeping for New Zealand.
  • Rachin Ravindra and Mitchell Santner will take care of the spin bowling of his team.
  • Rachin Ravindra is having topmost fantasy points in this series.
  • Trent Boult and Tim Southee will lead the pace attack of his team.

SL Team Info – 

  • Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Perera will probably open the inning.
  • Kusal Mendis will bat at the one-down position. He is the backbone of the batting team.
  • Sadeera Samarawickrama and Charith Asalanka will handle the middle-order batting.
  • Charith Asalanka was the highest fantasy points gainer in the previous match.
  • Kusal Mendis will lead the Sri Lanka as a Captain. He is also a good Wicket-Keeper
  • Sadeera Samarawickrama will do the Wicket Keeping for Sri Lanka.
  • Maheesh Theekshana and Dhananjaya de Silva will take care of the spin bowling of his team.
  • Dilshan Madushanka and Kasun Rajitha will lead the pace attack of his team.
  • Dilshan Madushanka is having topmost fantasy points in this series.

Winning Chances: 

After scoring 401 in their last match before losing on DLS, New Zealand do come into this match after having found some form and we expect them to be too strong with both bat and ball for Sri Lanka. In Delhi, Sri Lanka showed plenty of character to stay in the game after the dismissal of Mathews and fought back brilliantly with the ball but ultimately they were not good enough to beat a poor Bangladesh side. Our prediction is for New Zealand to win this game and qualify for the semi-finals..

NZ vs SL Key Players: 

New Zealand 

Kane Williamson 

The skipper returned from injury in the last game and hit 95 runs from 79 balls to back up his 78 not out against Bangladesh in his only previous appearance in the tournament..

Rachin Ravindra 

Only Quinton de Kock and Virat Kohli have hit more runs than the young all-rounder in the Cricket World Cup 2023 who has already passed 500 runs in the competition.

Tim Southee 

The right-arm fast medium bowler has also come back from injury during the tournament but has picked up at least 1 wicket in both of his appearances so far.

Trent Boult 

The left arm pace bowler went wicketless in the DLS defeat against Pakistan at this venue but only bowled 6 overs before the rain arrived. He will get movement through the air with the humid conditions.

Sri Lanka 

Pathum Nissanka 

The right-handed opener is one of only two players for Sri Lanka to have hit over 300 runs across the tournament and he has timed the ball very well throughout.

Charith Asalanka 

The left-hander hit six fours and five sixes in his 108 runs from 105 balls in Match 38. He comes into this game with an ODI average of 40.84.

Dilshan Madushanka 

The 23 year old pace bowler has been one of the outstanding performers in the competition and he dismissed Tanzid Hasan, Litton Das and Mushfiqur Rahim against Bangladesh.

Angelo Mathews 

The experienced batting all-rounder became the first international player to be timed out in the last game. But he responded with 2/35 with the ball and he will be desperate to contribute with the bat on Thursday.

NZ vs SL Team Forms: 

NZ Team Form: 

After winning their first four matches of the campaign, New Zealand come into this game looking to avoid their fifth successive defeat.

SL Team Form: 

Sri Lanka won back to back games earlier in the competition but they have since lost their form again and are hoping to avoid their fourth successive defeat in this clash..

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New Zealand (NZ) Squad: 

Devon Conway, Rachin Ravindra, Kane Williamson (c), Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (wk), Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Kyle Jamieson, Will Young, James Neesham.

Sri Lanka (SL) Squad: 

Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis (c & wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Maheesh Theekshana, Dushmantha Chameera, Kasun Rajitha, Dilshan Madushanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Dushan Hemantha, Chamika Karunaratne, Lahiru Kumara, Dunith Wellalage

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