New Zealand will take on Sri Lanka in the 17th match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2023 at Boland Park in Paarl.
New Zealand suffered a massive setback in the first two games of the tournament as they were thrashed by Australia and South Africa by 97 and 65 runs respectively. They bounced back in style in the next match and had a statement victory over Bangladesh as they defeated them by 71 runs. They will look to continue their form into their next game against Sri Lanka. They are in a must-win situation to keep their qualification hopes alive.
On the other hand, Sri Lanka is in a good position as they won two out of their three opponents in this World cup tournament. They defeated South Africa and Bangladesh by three runs and seven wickets respectively. Their first loss came against Australia in their last match as they were defeated by ten wickets. They will be looking for a win today against New Zealand and cement their qualification spot from group A.
ICC T20 World Cup 2023: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, Match 17 – Match Details, Live Streaming, When and Where to Watch
Date: February 19, 2023, 10:30 pm IST
Venue: Boland Park, Paarl
Live Streaming: The ICC T20 World Cup 2023 will be streamed live on the Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar.
ICC T20 World Cup 2023 New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, Match 17 – Key Players
Amelia Kerr– The right-hand batting all-rounder has been a key player for New Zealand. She is destructive in her batting and has become one of the best all-rounders. In her last 10 matches, she has scored 263 runs with an average of 37.57. In this world cup too, she has shown her all-around exploits. In their opening game against Australia, she scored 21 runs and bagged three wickets. In the next two matches, she recorded scores of 10 and 16 while picking one wicket.
Eden Carson – The 21-year-old right-arm off-break bowler has been in fine form lately. She boasts of a record of 16 wickets in 11 matches. In her last two games in this tournament, she has bagged five wickets, two against South Africa and three against Bangladesh. In her last 9 matches, she has taken 14 wickets with an economy of 4.96. These stats really prove that she will not be taken lightly by the Sri Lankans.
Harshitha Samarawickrama – The top-order left-hand batter is a key player for New Zealand. She is destructive in her batting and has cemented her spot in the team with her performance. She has been in fine form throughout the tournament scoring a 69 not out against Bangladesh and a crucial 34 against the mighty Aussies. She has scored 619 runs in 34 innings in her T20 international career.
Inoka Ranaweera – The experienced slow left-arm orthodox bowler has been in fine form recently. In this tournament, she has taken four wickets in the last three games. She has bagged 72 wickets in 65 innings so far in her T20 international career. In her last 10 matches, she has taken 17 wickets with an economy of 4.51. These stats really prove that she will be a strong force to reckon with.
ICC T20 World Cup 2023: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, Match 17 – Head-to-Head
New Zealand and Sri Lanka have faced each other on nine occasions in T20Is, with the former dominating by winning all matches against the latter.
ICC T20 World Cup 2023: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, Match 17 – Pitch Report and Weather Forecast
The pitch at Boland Park is expected to provide a good contest between bat and ball. The fast bowlers should find some help from the surface, but the batsmen should also be able to score runs if they get their eye in. The team winning the toss may choose to bat first and try to put up a big score, but both teams will have to be at their best to secure a win in this match. The conditions at Boland Park can change quickly, so it will be crucial for both teams to adapt to the conditions and play to their strengths.
The weather at Boland Park is expected to be sunny with the temperature hovering around 18° C. There is a two percent chance of rain with the humidity ranging around 79% and wind speed at six km/h.
ICC T20 World Cup 2023: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, Match 17– Probable Playing XIs
New Zealand Playing XI: Bernadine Bezuidenhout (wk), Suzie Bates, Georgia Plimmer, Amelia Kerr, Sophie Devine (c), Maddy Green, Hannah Rowe, Lea Tahuhu, Jess Kerr, Eden Carson, Molly Penfold.
Sri Lanka Playing XI: Harshitha Samarawickrama, Chamari Athapaththu (c), Vishmi Gunaratne, Anushka Sanjeewani (wk), Nilakshi de Silva, Malsha Shehani, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Ama Kanchana, Sugandika Kumari, Inoka Ranaweera, Achini Kulasuriya.
ICC T20 World Cup 2023: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, Match 17 – Squads
New Zealand: Sophie Devine(c), Suzie Bates, Bernadine Bezuidenhout (wk), Eden Carson, Lauren Down, Maddy Green, Brooke Halliday, Hayley Jensen, Fran Jonas, Melie Kerr, Jess Kerr, Molly Penfold, Georgia Plimmer, Hannah Rowe, Lea Tahuhu.
Sri Lanka: Chamari Athapaththu (c), Oshadi Ranasinghe, Harshitha Samarawickrama, Nilakshi de Silva, Kavisha Dilhari, Anushka Sanjeewani, Kaushini Nuthyangana, Malsha Shehani, Inoka Ranaweera, Sugandika Kumari, Achini Kulasuriya, Vishmi Gunaratne, Tharika Sewwandi, Ama Kanchana, Sathya Sandeepani.
ICC T20 World Cup 2023: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, Match 17– Dream11 Prediction
Wicketkeeper – Bernadine Bezuidenhout, Maddy Green
Batters – Harshitha Samarawickrama, Suzie Bates, Nilakshi de Silva
All-rounders – Amelia Kerr (C), Lea Tahuhu, Chamari Athapaththu(Vc), Oshadi Ranasinghe
Bowlers – Eden Carson, Inoka Ranaweera