Despite scoring more than 400 runs, New Zealand still lost their last match against Pakistan by 21 runs due to the DLS method. With the victory over New Zealand, Pakistan’s semis hope is still alive.
New Zealand has to win its next game against Sri Lanka with a bigger margin or it all depends on Pakistan and Afghanistan’s upcoming matches.
On the other hand, Sri Lanka’s hope for the 2023 World Cup semis is hanging by a loose thread after getting a huge margin defeat by India.
Any defeat in the upcoming two matches against Bangladesh and New Zealand will directly eliminate Sri Lanka from the 2023 ICC World Cup.
Let’s dive into the New Zealand and Sri Lanka overall ODI records:
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Head-to-Head ODI Records:
In ODI cricket, New Zealand and Sri Lanka have faced each other 101 times. New Zealand won 51 times and 41 times Sri Lanka defeated the Kiwis. Eight times the match got no results and one time the match tied.
The table below shows all the records of ODI matches for the New Zealand vs Sri Lanka:
|Matches||New Zealand||Sri Lanka||Tie||NR|
M Chinnaswamy Stadium Pitch Report
The venue for the NZ vs SL is the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru mostly known as the batting pitch. The 22-yard strip at M Chinaswamy stadium and the smaller dimensions of the ground offer a great opportunity for the batsman.
The heavy rain already disturbed the NZ vs Pak on 4th November. Now there is a possibility that heavy rain will wash away the New Zealand and Sri Lanka upcoming match on 9th November. The temperature forecast for the 9th of November will be at 26°c, mostly cloudy and thunderstorms.
M Chinnaswamy Stadium ODI Records
M Chinaswamy Stadium had witnessed 41 ODI matches from which 15 matches were won by the team who batted first and 22 matches were won by the team bowling first.
The table below shows the overall ODI records for the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.
|Won Batting First||15|
|Won Bowling First||22|
|Average First Innings Score||237|
|Average Second Innings score||216|
|Highest Team Totals||401/6 by NZ vs PAK|
|Lowest team Totals||114/10 by INDW vs RSAW|
World Cup 2023 Squad New Zealand and Sri Lanka
New Zealand Squad
Sri Lanka Squad
Kusal Mendis (c&wk), Kusal Perera, Pathum Nissanka, Lahiru Kumara, Dimuth Karunaratne, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Maheesh Theekshana, Dunith Wellalage, Kasun Rajitha, Angelo Mathews, Dilshan Madushanka, Dushan Hemantha, Chamika Karunaratne.
The NZ vs SL match is scheduled at 2 p.m. IST on Thursday.