In the Third contest of the ICC CWC 2019, “The kiwis” are going face to face with Sri Lanka. The match is going to be played at the venue of Sophia Gardens ground England. The tournament will be played in a round-robin format in which each team has to play against every other team.
Match 3: NZ Vs SL ICC CWC 2019 Live Streaming
In the Third contest can NZ beat Sri Lanka? Or Sri Lanka will be able to defeat “The Kiwis” we will see this on the 1st of June. Viewers in the NZ can watch the live streaming of the match on Sky Sports. On the other side viewers in Sri Lanka can catch the ball by ball streaming of the match on Sony Liv. Moreover, CWC 2019 Live Streaming can be seen from any part of the World, all you need is to check which TV Channel or broadcaster is offering live stream service in your region.
Match 3: Pre Match Analysis ICC CWC SL Vs NZ
Although New Zealand did not win any of the ICC cricket World cups until now, however, they have progressed into the Final multiple times in the history of world cups. They have played the Final of the ICC cricket World cup 2015 as well. New Zealand faced Australians in the Final, despite their victories throughout the world cup, they could not make it to the Final. Finally, Australia crumbled them in the Final with a massive margin of 7 wickets. Currently, the New Zealand cricket team is not really up to the Mark they once were. However, they have acquired some players like Williamson, Guptill and Trent Bolt who helped New Zealand cricket Team to touch the new heights of limited over cricket.
Recently, New Zealand hosted a couple of ODI series against several top-class teams. Although they were defeated by India on Home Grounds. However, they have defeated Pakistan, Sri Lanka and then Bangladesh which is a clear indication of their consistency in the game. In the captaincy of Williamson, New Zealand Cricket Team has revamped the way they adopt in the field which might help them to progress in the ODI ranking.
The players Like ROSS TAYLOR, MARTIN GUPTILL, WILLIAMSON, and TRENT BOULT will be their frontline players to smash the opponents in the coming world cup as recently they have shown how they took the match away single-handedly. in the recent series, all these players have shown what they are popular for. In addition to that, they have strengthened the batting Line up as it was collapsed after the retirement of McCollum then comes to the aggressive and fiery batsman Colin Munro, who has the potential to keep the momentum up from the early over’s. He will be joining Guptill to start the Inning. This incredible opening pair can be a nightmare for the opponents. The only thing they need to conscious about is their spin department. Though they have versatile spinners but the quality of bowling, a spin department demands to tackle the opponents is missing here in the team.
On the other side, the Sri Lankan team has been the champion of ICC CWC 1996. Till now they are unable to repeat the history. After the world cup of 2015 and the retirements of the player like Sangakkara, Dilshan, and Jayawardene the team was unable to maintain the temperament. The defeats faced by the Sri Lankan teams since from the past 2 years have affected a lot on their combinations which can be a serious threat to their World Cup preparations.
Recently they toured South Africa and Australia. After getting persistent defeats against Australia, they finally managed to do something exceptional as they defeated South Africa in the Test series. With this heroic achievement, they became the first Asian Team to win a test series against South Africa on their own land. It was definitely a great achievement, and being a young and inexperienced side they got some serious confidence to prepare them for upcoming victories but despite surprising victory in the Test series they failed to continue this momentum, consequently got defeated badly in ODI and T20. After getting defeated in Test, Africa made a great Comeback and smashes the Lankan team. There are Numerous things, Lankan think tank needs to focus on prior to the World cup 2019.
New Zealand Squad
Kane Williamson (captain), Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor, Tom Blundell, Jimmy Neesham, Colin Munro, Henry Nicholls, Ish Sodhi, Tom Latham, Mitchel Santner, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Colin de Grandhomme, Matt Henry, Tim Southee.
Sri Lanka Squad
Sri Lankan Squad of 25 players is listed below:
Dimuth Karunaratne(Captain),Angelo Mathews, Lasith Malinga, Kushal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Mohammad shiraz, Dinesh Chandimal, Niroshan Dickwella, Akila dhananjaya, Suranga Lakmal, Upul Tharanga, Kamindu Mendis, Thisara Parera, Dhananjaya De silva, Danushka Gunathilaka, Isuru Udana, Lahiru Thirimanne, Vishwa Fernendo, Dilruwan Parera, Angelo Parera, Dasun Shanaka, Asele Gunaratne, Nuwan Pradeep, Dashmantha Chameera, Avishka Fernendo.
Match timing New Zealand Vs Sri Lanka
Date: June 1, 2019
Match: SL vs NZ, 3rd Match
Venue: Sophia Garden
Time: 2:30 PM