New Zealand vs Sri Lanka T20I Match Preview
Hosts New Zealand will be kept to end their tour with a victory when they take on Sri Lanka in the one-off T20 game played at Eden Park, Auckland. The home side achieved a whitewash over Sri Lanka in the three-match one-day series. Tim Southee will lead New Zealand for the one-off T20 that will be played on Friday.
On the other hand, Sri Lanka will be looking to salvage some pride in this one-off T20 game. Captain Lasith Malinga that the new players can bring enthusiasm and passion needed to end their winless streak on the tour.
Confident New Zealand keen to continue winning streak at Eden Park
NZ vs SRI One-off T20 Team News
Kane Williamson has been rested as Captain Tim Southee will lead the side for this one-off game. Martin Guptill, Glenn Phillips, and Colin Munro make up a powerful top-order that can certainly derail any opposition on their day.
Guptill has been in good form and will be one player to watch out for in this game. Henry Nicholls and Ross Taylor have been in excellent form for New Zealand. Taylor will be looking to do well in this game after scoring heavily in the one-day series.
In the bowling department, Seth Rance, Ish Sodhi, and Lockie Ferguson are first-choice bowlers for this game.
Sadeera Samarawickrama or Kusal Mendis will accompany Niroshan Dickwella at the top of the innings. Dickwella has done well on this tour for Sri Lanka and would be hoping to produce a big score in this game.
Kusal Perera is an aggressive player that will be slotted in at No-3 and The left-hander has been doing well in shorter formats of the game. Thisara Perera has been in splendid form and scored heavily in the one-day series.
Dhananjaya de Silva, Asela Gunaratne and Dasun Shanaka are quality all-rounders that will provide value with bat and ball.
Nuwan Pradeep, Seekkuge Prasanna, and Kasun Rajitha are bowling options for this game.
New Zealand: Colin Munro, Martin Guptill, Glenn Phillips, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Tim Seifert (wk), Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee (captain), Doug Bracewell, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson
Sri Lanka: Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Kusal Perera (wk), Kusal Mendis, Thisara Perera, Dasun Shanaka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Asela Gunaratne, Seekkuge Prasanna, Lasith Malinga (captain ), Lakshan Sandakan, Kasun Rajitha