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New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips

  • date Apr 05, 2023
  • Start Time 06:30 IST / 1:00 GMT
  • Stadium Name University Oval - Dunedin, New Zealand
New Zealand NZ
Sri Lanka SL
146/1 (14.4)
141 (19)
New Zealand won by 9 wkts

NZ vs SL Betting Tips

  • Daryl Mitchell was the star with the bat for New Zealand as he smashed 66 runs off just 44 balls, batting at a strike rate of 150. On the other hand, James Neesham managed to take 2 wickets with the ball, giving 30 runs in his quota of 4 overs. We predict him to take over 1 wicket in the 2nd T20I against Sri Lanka.
  • On the other hand, Sri Lanka was led by Charith Asalanka not only in the Super Over but even in the first innings as he scored 67 runs off just 41 balls, batting at a strike rate of 163. Wanidu Hasaranga was amongst the 3 bowlers to take 2 wickets for the away side, the spin maestro managed to concede only 30 runs in his quota of 4 overs.
  • Given the kind of form Hasaranga has been in, we expect him to take over 2 wickets in the 2nd T20I against NZ

NZ vs SL Win Probability

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Our Prediction

New Zealand are favorites to win

NZ vs SL 2nd T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips

New Zealand will be itching to seek redemption at the University Oval, Dunedin after losing in the Super Oval against Sri Lanka. While the Kiwis tied the game in a movie-like manner by smashing the ball straight into the crowd, it was Charith Asalanka who kept his composure in the super over to secure a hard-fought win in Auckland. Ahead of this crucial encounter, let us take a detailed look at the predicted playing XI, team news, and much more.

New Zealand was the dominant force in the Tests and the ODI series but the first T20I showdown saw the away side get the better of them in Eden Park. With plenty of household names missing from the home team’s T20 squad, the unpredictable Lankan Tigers have a rare chance of pulling off an uncanny win.

Sri Lanka managed to post a strong total on the board, batting in the first innings courtesy of Kusal Perera and Charith Asalanka. Moreover, three of their bowlers managed to even take 2 wickets each yet a six from Ish Sodhi sent the game to the ultimate Super over. However, the Asian giants will be high on confidence to win the series Dunedin.

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20 Match Live Streaming

TV channels: This match will be shown live on BT Sport, Spark Sport and Supreme TV

Live StreamingFans can stream the match on Amazon Prime.

NZ vs SL Match Toss Prediction

As both the previous T20 games played on this venue have been won by the team batting first, both captains will be looking to bat first after winning the toss.

NZ vs SL, University Oval Pitch Report

The pitch at University Oval might slow down as the match progresses. This is just why the fast bowlers can find it difficult in the second innings to take wickets.

Dunedin Weather Report

There would be clouds hovering during the match hours as there is a 20% chance of rain interrupting the game. The temperature is expected to be around 18 to 20 degrees.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20 Match 2023

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New Zealand Team News & Playing 11

NZ Team News

There are no injuries or absentees in the NZ squad after the end of the 1st T20I. Moreover, with only Will Young and Matt Henry being the only two players on the bench, it seems unlikely that the Kiwis are going to make any changes to their starting XI.

NZ Key Players

  • James Neesham - With the likes of Trent Boult, and Kane Williamson amongst other stars all out for this T20I series, James Neesham will be required to not only take wickets but even provide a quality end to the batting innings. He took 2 wickets in the 1st T20I and even scored crucial 19 runs at the end.
  • Daryl Mitchell - Being the best batsman for the Kiwis, he is entering the 2nd T20I after scoring an impressive 66-run inning in Auckland. His form will be crucial for the home side against a fast Sri Lankan bowling attack, with the new ball.
  • Mark Chapman - He got off to a good start by scoring 33 runs off just 23 balls but failed to convert it into a big inning. The 2nd T20I could be a perfect opportunity for redemption for this 28-year-old.

NZ Team Form

In their last T20 games, New Zealand has been involved in 2 tie contests. Moreover, the Kiwis have also lost 2 of the remaining 3 games.

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New Zealand Predicted Playing 11

Tom Latham (C) (Wk), Rachin Ravindra, Benjamin Lister, Mark Chapman, Henry Shipley, Tim Seifert, Adam Milne, Ish Sodhi, Chad Bowes, James Neesham, Daryl Mitchell

NZ vs SL Prediction
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Match Prediction

Sri Lanka Team News & Playing 11

SL Team News

Sri Lanka hasn’t been at its best in this tour of NZ and would be desperately seeking to clinch this T20 series after going 0-2 in the Tests and ODIs. They are already playing the best most suited combination and are unlikely to make any changes in their starting XI for the 2nd T20I.

SL Key Players

  • Kusal Perera - Having scored a solid half-century in the 1st T20I. He batted at a strike rate of 117 and even stabilized the innings when Pathun Nissanka departed early.
  • Charith Asalanka - He has scored 266 runs in the last 10 games for Sri Lanka and will be keen on building on his 67-run inning from the 1st T20I.
  • Maheesh Theekshana - The right-arm off-break bowler took 1 wicket in the previous game by conceding only 22 runs in his quota of 4 overs.

SL Team Form

Sri Lanka’s only T20I series win against New Zealand came in 2013. However, this is now a great opportunity for the Asian nation to register a win after NZ is already deprived of a handful of their regular players.

Sri Lanka Predicted Playing 11

Maheesh Theekshana, Pramod Madushan, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (C), Dilshan Madushanka, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis (Wk), Wanidu Hasaranga, Charith Asalanka, Chamika Karunaratne

NZ vs SL Team Form in Last Five Matches

NZ : T L L W T

SL : T L W L L

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New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Head to Head

While the last result saw Sri Lanka and New Zealand be involved in their first-ever tie, the latter nation has won 3 of their other 4 contests against Sri Lanka. That being said, amid the 21 T20I games these two teams have been involved in - there has been an almost equal tally with New Zealand winning 11 times whereas Sri Lanka became victorious on 9 occasions (including the last super over the contest in Auckland).

NZ vs SL Head to Head Stats in T20

  Matches Played NZ Won SL Won Tie NR
Overall 21 11 8 1 1
Last 5 5 3 1 1 0

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Betting Odds

Despite losing in the Super Over in Auckland, it seems like the bookmakers are still in favor of New Zealand courtesy of their dominance over the away side in the previous two formats. The bookmakers have placed a 60% win ratio on the Kiwis as compared to 40% on the Lankan Tigers.

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Who will win New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20 Match?

It seems like the batsmen of both teams will be the deciding factor as all would be required to score runs on their merit. However, with Sri Lanka having a strong spin attack, they do have the assets to clinch the series in Dunedin.

NZ vs SL Top Team Batsmen

We would recommend you pick - Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, and Mark Chapman from the New Zealand batting lineup. Although Mitchell was the star with the bat for the Kiwis in the first T2-I, Chapman, and Latham got off to good starts but couldn’t convert it into big innings.

We would recommend you pick - Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, and Charith Asalanka from the Sri Lankan batting lineup. While the latter two are entering the 2nd T20I on the backs of impressive half-centuries, Mendis got off to a glorious start, scoring 25 runs off just 8 balls but couldn’t hold his composure for long.

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NZ vs SL Top Team Bowlers

Our recommended choices from the New Zealand bowling lineup would be - James Neesham, Adam Milne, and Ish Sodhi. While the former two bowlers managed to take wickets in the team’s previous game, Sodhi’s spin in the middle overs can be the x-factor for the Kiwis in the 2nd T20I given the conditions of the wicket in Dunedin.

Pramod Madushan, Wanidu Hasaranga, and Maheesh Theekshana would be the obvious bowling choices from the Sri Lankan lineup. Not only did all these three bowlers take wickets in the first T20I, but Theekshana and Hasaranga’s spin on the pitch of Dunedin can be crucial in deciding the fast of this game.

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New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Prediction

While Sri Lanka managed to secure a win in the Super Over in Auckland, the Kiwi do look to have the better side on paper. On one hand, there is a better spin attack at the disposal of the away side, the short-handed New Zealand side will be looking to fire with their top order looking to provide them with the ideal start to save this series. Given that the 2nd T20I has all the potential to be another close encounter, we predict New Zealand to beat Sri Lanka in Dunedin.

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Final Verdict

New Zealand are favorites to beat Sri Lanka at odds of 1.50

Posted On 4th April 2023 10:03:00 AM
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