NZ vs SL 2nd ODI Match Prediction & Betting Tips
The second ODI of the three-match series between New Zealand and Sri Lanka takes place on Tuesday afternoon at the Hagley Oval. New Zealand are 1-0 up in the series after a 198 run victory in the first ODI at Eden Park, Auckland on Saturday. Read on as we preview this day-night ODI. This match gets underway in Christchurch at 14:00 local time.
New Zealand will be without two of their most powerful batters from the first ODI but it was their bowlers who stood out in that game. In cold conditions, we expect the hosts to be too strong once more.
Sri Lanka were outplayed in the first ODI and must find a way to produce more runs in this game if they are to be competitive. With the ball, they showed that they can cause New Zealand plenty of problems.
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI Match Live Streaming
TV channels: This match will be shown live on BT Sport, Spark Sport and Supreme TV.
Live Streaming: Fans can stream the match on Amazon Prime.
NZ vs SL Match Toss Prediction
The last three ODIs at the Hagley Oval have been won by the team batting second. We predict that both captains will want to field first ahead of this match.
NZ vs SL, Hagley Oval Pitch Report
We expect a similar surface to what we saw in the first ODI. There will be assistance for the quick bowlers and a par score will be no higher than 250.
Christchurch Weather Report
There is a chance of rain interrupting the action during the afternoon in Christchurch. The forecast is also for cold conditions and a high of nine degrees.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI Match 2023
New Zealand Team News & Playing 11
NZ Team News
There will be at least two changes for New Zealand from the first ODI with Finn Allen and Glenn Phillips all on their way to India for this year’s IPL. We expect to see Henry Nicholls and Mark Chapman come into the side. Lockie Ferguson is also now at the IPL after missing the first ODI.
NZ Key Players
- Daryl Mitchell - As expected, the upper-middle-order batter took on added responsibility in the team in the opening game. He hit five boundaries including two sixes in his innings.
- Tom Latham - Without the quick scoring pair of Finn Allen and Glenn Phillips in the team in this match, the skipper may need to score at a slightly quicker rate than he normally does.
- Henry Shipley - The 26 year old right-arm medium fast bowler took the Player of the Match Award in the opening game after recording his format best figures.
NZ Team Form
New Zealand have won two of their last five ODIs with Saturday’s big win ending a run of three successive defeats.
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New Zealand Predicted Playing 11
Chad Bowes, Will Young, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (c), Mark Chapman, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell (wk), Henry Shipley, Matt Henry, Blair Tickner, Ish Sodhi
Sri Lanka Team News & Playing 11
SL Team News
After being bowled out for 76 on Saturday, there will be plenty of calls for changes to the side ahead of this match. However, with New Zealand likely to be weaker than in the opening ODI, and with no injuries reported by the visitors, we expect to see Sri Lanka unchanged.
SL Key Players
- Pathum Nissanka - The right-handed batter hit two boundaries in the opening game of the series and has a top score of 137 in this format.
- Dasun Shanaka - The captain bowled well on Saturday but was dismissed first ball with the bat. He will have been embarrassed by the result and we expect him to lead by example in this ODI.
- Chamika Karunaratne - The right-arm pace bowler dismissed Finn Allen and Will Young, two of New Zealand’s top three, before returning to dismiss numbers nine and ten later in the innings in Auckland.
SL Team Form
Sri Lanka have now lost four successive ODI defeats with losing margins of 198 runs and 317 runs in their last two matches.
Sri Lanka Predicted Playing 11
Pathum Nissanka, Nuwanidu Fernando, Kusal Mendis (wk), Angelo Mathews, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dilshan Madushanka, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Head to Head
Although New Zealand have a very strong recent record over Sri Lanka in ODIs, they lead the head to head by a margin of only nine wins. Sri Lanka’s last ODI win over New Zealand was in 2015.
NZ vs SL Head to Head Stats in ODI's
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Betting Odds
Even though New Zealand’s batting line-up is likely to be weaker than in the opening game, they are again very strong favourites with the bookies.
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Who will win New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI Match?
After a one-sided Test series and now a one-sided first ODI, it is clear that New Zealand are more comfortable in local conditions. With cold weather forecast, we expect New Zealand to be the stronger side once more.
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Prediction
It would be a big surprise if Sri Lanka were unable to produce a stronger display, particularly with the bat, in this game. However, New Zealand know how to get the best out of a home pitch, particularly in the forecast cold weather. We are predicting a closer match than on Saturday but are backing New Zealand to win again.