NZ vs SL 3rd T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips
With the series tied at 1-1 ahead of this final match, New Zealand and Sri Lanka go head to head on Saturday afternoon in Queenstown. Sri Lanka won the first game of the series on a super over before New Zealand levelled the scores with a nine wicket victory in Dunedin on Wednesday. Read on as we preview the final game of Sri Lanka’s tour. This IT20 gets underway at the John Davies Oval at 13:00 local time.
New Zealand will be very focused ahead of this game as they look to complete another series win over Sri Lanka. They should have enough with bat and ball to win this match.
Sri Lanka have been their most competitive in this format but were well beaten in the last game. We expect to see them push New Zealand very close in this last IT20.
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 3rd T20 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
New Zealand have won the toss in both matches of the series and chosen to field first. We predict that the captains will decide to field first if they win the toss.
NZ vs SL, John Davies Oval Pitch Report
This is the first IT20 game at this venue and the first international since 2014. The ball normally dominates the bat in T20s in Queenstown and we expect a par score of no higher than 155.
Queenstown Weather Report
Sunny conditions are forecast for Saturday afternoon in Queenstown. We expect the temperature to be in the mid-high teens throughout the game.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 3rd T20 Match 2023
New Zealand Team News & Playing 11
NZ Team News
Although they had not got over the finish line in the opening match of the series, New Zealand selected the same XI for the second IT20 on Wednesday. They were brilliant in that game and we expect to see the same players chosen for this final match.
NZ Key Players
- Tim Seifert- the keeper-batter struck a brilliant 79 not out from 43 balls in Wednesday’s game. His innings included six sixes and he has always been an expert in the T20 format.
- Daryl Mitchell- after top scoring in the opening game of the series, the right-hander did not get a chance to bat in the second IT20. He needs 46 runs in this game to bring up 1000 IT20 runs.
- Adam Milne- the 30 year old fast bowler took the Player of the Match Award and recorded his best IT20 figures in the win in Dunedin.
NZ Team Form
New Zealand ended a run of three games without a win with a convincing nine wicket victory on Wednesday.
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New Zealand Predicted Playing 11
Chad Bowes, Tim Seifert, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (c), Mark Chapman, Jimmy Neesham. Rachin Ravindra, Adam Milne, Henry Shipley, Ish Sodhi, Ben Lister
Sri Lanka Team News & Playing 11
SL Team News
Kasun Rajitha came into the Sri Lanka XI for the second game in place of the wicketless Chamika Karunaratne and took the only wicket of the innings. We expect Rajitha to retain his place in an unchanged team to conclude the tour of New Zealand.
SL Key Players
- Kusal Perera- the 32 year old keeper-batter has hit 88 runs across the first two games of this series and has hit 13 half-centuries in IT20 cricket.
- Charith Asalanka- the middle-order batter has looked good in this series. He took the Player of the Match award with 67 runs from 41 balls in the 1st IT20.
- Wanindu Hasaranga- the bowling all-rounder went wicketless in Wednesday’s defeat but took 2-30 in the opening match of the series.
SL Team Form
Sri Lanka have won only one IT20, without the need for a Super Over, out of their last six games in this format.
Sri Lanka Predicted Playing 11
Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Kusal Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Kasun Rajitha, Dilshan Madushanka, Maheesh Theekshana, Pramod Madushan
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Head to Head
Sri Lanka last beat New Zealand without a Super Over in September 2019 when they won by 37 runs in Pallekele. Two of the 22 IT20s between the sides have been ties.
NZ vs SL Head to Head Stats in T20
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Betting Odds
Although the bookies are not expecting another one-sided contest like on Wednesday, they have New Zealand as strong favourites to get another victory.
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Who will win New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 3rd T20 Match?
There are some excellent players on both teams but New Zealand have been too good in their home conditions. On this pitch in Queenstown, we expect New Zealand to be the top side once more.
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Prediction
After two tests, three ODIs and two previous IT20s, Sri Lanka’s tour of New Zealand comes to a close in this game in Queenstown. Although the last match was very one-sided, we expect to see a much closer contest on Saturday afternoon. Sri Lanka have shown signs of their ability at times but overall have been outplayed. Our prediction is for Sri Lanka to have some good moments in this clash but for New Zealand to win.