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

  • date Mar 17, 2023
  • Start Time 03:30 IST / 2:00 GMT
  • Stadium Name Basin Reserve - Wellington, New Zealand
New Zealand NZ
Sri Lanka SL
580/4 d
164 & 358 (f/o) (142)
New Zealand won by an innings and 58 runs
Betting Tips
  • Daryl Mitchell has had a remarkable 12 months in Test cricket and he is our pick for New Zealand's highest run scorer against Sri Lanka in the Second Test.
  • Tim Southee is always a very big threat in home conditions. We recommend backing the captain as New Zealand’s top wicket taker in this match.
  • After his century in the second innings, any doubts that Angelo Mathews no longer was top class have been forgotten. He is our tip for Sri Lanka’s highest run scorer against New Zealand.

NZ vs SL Win Probability

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Our Prediction

New Zealand are favorites to win

NZ vs SL 2nd Test Match Prediction & Betting Tips

New Zealand will take on Sri Lanka at the Basin Reserve, Wellington. The Second Test of the two-match series gets underway at 11:00 local time on Friday 17th March.

New Zealand

The hosts have been involved in two of the most entertaining and close Tests of all time over the last two weeks and will fancy their chances of winning from any position ahead of this match. Neil Wagner sustained a back injury in the First Test and will not play in this game.

NZ Team Batting

After scoring 132 in the Wellington Test win over England, Kane Williamson was again a key player as this time he dived off the final ball of the match to claim a bye and take New Zealand to victory. Daryl Mitchell continued his good form with 102 and 81 in Christchurch.

NZ Team Bowling

Tim Southee and Matt Henry were both excellent across both innings of the First Test before Blair Tickner came to life with 4-100 in the second inning of the game in Christchurch. Scott Kuggeleijn is expected to come into the side to take the place of Neil Wagner.

NZ Team Form

After losing seven Tests in a row, New Zealand are now targeting their third successive victory in this format.

Sri Lanka

The defeat earlier this week means that Sri Lanka can no longer qualify for the World Test Championship Final at The Oval in June. However, they will not be too down with how the First Test turned out and they will be pleased with how close they came to getting a win.

SL Team Batting

As expected, Angelo Mathews produced the goods in the First Test and he certainly deserved to be on the winning side after hitting 115 in the second innings and 47 in the first. As a team, their total of 355 in the first innings will be their target again in this Test.

SL Team Bowling

In conditions which favoured the home team, there were very good performances from Kasun Rajitha, Asitha Fernando and Lahiru Kumara particularly in the first innings. Fernando was the standout performer with seven wickets and he will be a major threat again in this match.

SL Team Form

Sri Lanka have now lost three of their last five and two of their last three Tests.

NZ vs SL, Basin Reserve, Wellington Pitch Report

The match will be played at the Basin Reserve, Wellington. We expect another green wicket which will offer plenty of assistance to the seam and swing bowlers.

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

Betonline USA

New Zealand Predicted Playing 11

Tom Latham, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Blundell (wk), Michael Bracewell, Tim Southee (c), Matt Henry, Blair Tickner, Scott Kuggeleijn,

NZ vs SL Prediction
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Match Prediction

Sri Lanka Predicted Playing 11

Oshada Fernando, Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Kasun Rajitha, Prabath Jayasuriya, Asitha Fernando, Lahiru Kumara

Everygame USA

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Prediction

After a brilliant conclusion to the First Test, cricket fans from across the globe will be keeping an eye on this Test in Wellington. It will be very hard for Sri Lanka to play with the same level of consistency and we think their bowlers may struggle a little although their batting line-up is very experienced and full of talent. We expect a close game but are backing New Zealand to win by a more comfortable margin in this Test.

Final Verdict

New Zealand are favorites to beat Sri Lanka

Posted On 16th March 2023 09:52:47 AM
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