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NZ vs SL, ODI World Cup 2023, Live Updates:Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Perera have started the proceedings for Sri Lanka against New Zealand. On the other hand, the likes of Trent Boult and Lockie Ferguson are eyeing some quick wickets for New Zealand.New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson won the toss and opted to bowl against Sri Lanka in their ODI World Cup 2023 match on Thursday. New Zealand have included Lockie Ferguson in their Playing XI, in the place of Ish Sodhi. On the other hand, Sri Lanka have benched Kasun Rajitha and have included Chamika Karunaratne. (Live Scorecard | Points Table)
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NZ vs SL Live Score: We are underway
The ODI World Cup 2023 match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka begins. For Sri Lanka, Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Perera have started the proceedings while Trent Boult will be bowling the first over for New Zealand.
NZ vs SL Live Score: National anthems
Players of both the teams are out on the field for their respective national anthems. The ODI World Cup 2023 match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka will begin in a few minutes.
NZ vs SL Live Score: Sri Lanka’s Playing XI
Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis(w/c), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Dushmantha Chameera, Dilshan Madushanka
NZ vs SL Live Score: New Zealand’s Playing XI
New Zealand (Playing XI): Devon Conway, Rachin Ravindra, Kane Williamson(c), Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Tom Latham(w), Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson
NZ vs SL Live Score: Here’s what Kusal Mendis said at the toss
I was looking to bowl. But unfortunately we are batting first. Very important game today. If we do the basics well, we should do well. NZ is a calm team. We played here against and played well. One change for us. Rajitha is not playing but Chamika is playing.
NZ vs SL Live Score: Here’s what Kane Williamson said at the toss
We will have a bowl first. Little bit of weather around. Little bit of unknowns. By and large we have won a few and lost a few. Been there and there abouts. Some close ones which could have gone either ways. Here we are here today, would want to address the issue in front of us. Lockie comes in for Ish Sodhi. Adjust to what is in front of us. Make use of the ball first up.
NZ vs SL Live Score: Toss
New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson won the toss and opted to bowl against Sri Lanka in their ODI World Cup 2023 match on Thursday.
NZ vs SL Live Score: Here’s what Devon Conway said before the match
Nice to have a couple of days off. We played some golf. We played our last game here. We have some good memories. We played well against Pakistan. We are trying to stay consistent as possible. Couple of results didn’t go our way. It is about being consistent. trying to do better in the coming games. As a team, we don’t have much differences in the batting and the bowling. We try and back each other as much. It is not our batters versus the bowlers.
NZ vs SL Live Score: Kiwi bowlers eye redemption
New Zealand’s batting has not really collapsed except against South Africa but their bowling lacked sting when it was needed. The Kiwis made 400 against Pakistan at this venue but their bowlers continued the rudderless ways, leaking runs in plenty and left clueless against Fakhar Zaman’s onslaught. The Kiwis bowlers failed in critical thinking when the going was getting tough for them, and it was quite surprising to see even experienced bowlers like Trent Boult and Tim Southee operating without a Plan B.
NZ vs SL Live Score: Head to head
New Zealand and Sri Lanka have faced off in 101 ODIs in the history of the format, with their first-ever clash dating back to June 1979. While the Black Caps have won 51 matches, the Lankans have emerged triumphant on 41 instances. Eight encounters have concluded with no result while one match ended in a tie. Interestingly, New Zealand have won each of their last seven ODIs versus Sri Lanka. The highest score in these fixtures is 371/7 by the Kiwis while the lowest has been 76/10 by Sri Lanka.
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Live Score: Weather report
After rain played a spoilsport during New Zealand’s previous match against Pakistan, all eyes will be on today’s weather forecast. The temperature at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru is expected to hover around 27 degree celsius, accompanied by 78% humidity.
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Live Score: Pitch report
The M Chinnaswamy Stadium is typically known as a high-scoring venue due to its shorter boundaries. No total can be considered safe at this venue. In the last match played here, New Zealand posted 401/6 while batting first. In the 41 ODIs played here, Teams batting first have won 15 matches whereas teams fielding first have emerged victorious on 22 occasions. Hence, teams prefer chasing at this venue. The average first innings total at this stadium is 237 runs.
NZ vs SL Live Score: Qualification scenario for NZ
Pakistan (+0.036) and Afghanistan (-0.338), who also have eight points apiece, can also potentially reach 10 points with a win over England and South Africa in their respective final league match. In that context, the Kiwis (+0.398) have to win sufficiently big to take care of the Net Run Rate as well. So, it is not an all too bright scenario for New Zealand, but a victory will at least keep them in the race to the semifinals for the time being.
NZ vs SL Live Score: Crucial match for New Zealand
Today’s match against Sri Lanka will be a crucial one for New Zealand as their semi-final spot is at stake. The Kiwis are currently standing at the fourth spot with a total of eight points.
NZ vs SL Live Score: Hello
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the ODI World Cup 2023 match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka, straight from M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. Stay tuned for all the live updates.
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