ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 – New Zealand vs Sri Lanka MATCH 3 Prediction

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka

In the New Zealand vs Sri Lanka today match prediction of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, New Zealand will meet Sri Lanka on 1st June at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff @3.00pm. It will be the first game New Zealand vs Sri Lanka for both these sides in this ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

Let’s read further to know the predicted playing XI, WI vs SL ICC team news, match highlights and fantasy tips and suggestions for playing the ICC World cup 2019 with Fantasy Power 11.

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Team News:- 

New Zealand and Sri Lanka are considered to be the most successful teams in earlier cricket world cup tournaments. They have always lifted their games for ICC events and end up being in contention for the title although they are not able to make that final leap.

Both New Zealand and Sri Lanka have run around too many times for their liking of their fans.

Teams’ recent ODI form

  • New Zealand (in last ten matches; oldest to latest): Won, Won, Lost, Lost, Lost, Won, Lost, Won, Won and Won
  • Sri Lanka (in last ten matches; oldest to latest): Won, Lost, Lost, Lost, Lost, Lost, Lost, Lost, Lost and Won (excluded one abandoned match due to rain washout)

Match Preview

  • New ZealandThe team was beaten 4-1 by India in New Zealand, however, they have did much better while playing in their own conditions before the discussed series. Other teams like Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and West Indies were all beaten easily without losing a single match.

New Zealand even managed to win two matches against England but lost the series 3-2.

New Zealand is equipped with a very strong batting lineup, considered far better than Sri Lankans batting squad. Players like Colin Munro, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Colin de Grandhomme, and Jimmy Neesham are all very good ODI players which completes the team.

Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult, and Matt Henry are the three fast-bowlers for New Zealand with Tim Southee being a very useful reserve if needed looking at the match conditions.

  • Sri Lanka- The batting for Sri Lanka will be led by Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Angelo Matthews, and Lahiru Thirimanne. Avishka Fernando is new to the team and is one of the youngsters to find a place in the squad. He is rated quite highly by the Sri Lankans.

Thisara Perera is the team’s powerful all-rounder in the lower middle order while Lasith Malinga, Suranga Lakmal, and Nuwan Pradeep will lead the bowling attack.

Fantasy Power 11


New Zealand vs Sri Lanka ICC World Cup 2019 match is going to be played at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff. A cloudy day has been expected for match day in Cardiff. This in general, usually means some movement with the new ball and so winning the toss to make the most of the conditions will be critical and worth to watch.

The pitch at Sophia Gardens is considered good for batting line up and it should flatten out after the first few played overs and favor the batsmen. The spinners find it tough at the venue and this is something that could help New Zealand.

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Predicted Playing XI New Zealand-

Kane Williamson (C), Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Ross Taylor, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Tim Southee, Colin de Grandhomme, Colin Munro, Mitchell Santner.

Predicted Playing XI Sri Lanka-

Lasith Malinga (C), Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Perera, Dinesh Chandimal, Asela Gunaratne, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Dushmantha Chameera, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara.


Fantasy Power 11

The ICC World cup 2019 match 3 nz vs sl dream 11 prediction will be a crucial one as this is the first match of both the teams in 2019 world cup series. No team would want to lose on this. Since the pitch is batting line up favorable and this causes a favorable move towards the New Zealand squad, Sri Lanka might lose on to this.

The previous records also state that the match will be entirely grabbed by the New Zealand team.

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