NZ vs SL Dream11 Prediction, 1st Test, Top Fantasy Picks, Player Availability News, Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand, 9th March 2023


Welcome to NZ vs SL Dream11 Prediction for Today’s Match Fantasy Cricket Tips. New Zealand (NZ) will take on Sri Lanka (SL) in the 1st Test of the Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand on Thursday. Check out our top fantasy picks, player availability news, pitch report, and predicted playing XIs & more.

Sri Lanka will meet New Zealand for the first time since 2019 in this format. New Zealand won their last encounter by an innings and 65 runs. Also, this is the first Test of 2023 for Sri Lanka, who played their last Test in July 2022 against Pakistan. The team won the game by a massive margin of 246 runs. New Zealand played England in Tests recently and won their last meeting by one run.

NZ vs SL Match Information

MatchNZ vs SL, 1st Test
Date9th March 2023
Time3:30 AM IST
Live StreamingSony

Match Information

Pitch Report 

This is a track for pacers. The batsmen will enjoy it too. The middle days will be the key here and 300 is a good score at this venue. Both teams will look to chase here.

Weather Report

The weather is likely to be cloudy and there is a huge chance of rain according to the forecast. The temperature will be around 21-26 degrees Celsius and is expected to get interrupted by rain.

Team Update/Players Availability News

  • Kane Williamson has an excellent record against Sri Lanka and is just eight runs away from 1000 runs against them.

NZ Full squad

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

SL Full squad

Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Niroshan Dickewella (wk), Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Nishan Madushka (wk), Kusal Mendis (wk), Asitha Fernando, Angelo Mathews, Kasun Rajitha, Dhananjaya de Silva, Ramesh Mendis, Vishwa Fernando, Kamindu Mendis, Lahiru Kumara, Chamika Karunaratne, Prabath Jayasuriya, Oshada Fernando.

NZ Predicted Playing 11

1 Tom Latham, 2 Devon Conway, 3 Kane Williamson, 4 Henry Nicholls, 5 Daryl Mitchell, 6 Tom Blundell (wk), 7 Michael Bracewell, 8 Scott Kuggeleijn, 9 Tim Southee (capt), 10 Neil Wagner, 11 Blair Tickner

SL Predicted Playing 11

 1 Oshada Fernando, 2 Dimuth Karunaratne (capt), 3 Kusal Mendis, 4 Angelo Mathews, 5 Dinesh Chandimal, 6 Dhananjaya de Silva, 7 Niroshan Dickwella, 8 Vishwa Fernando, 9 Kasun Rajitha, 10 Prabath Jayasuriya, 11 Asitha Fernando

Top Fantasy Picks for NZ vs SL

Best choice for Batsmen: Devon Conway, Will Young

Best choice for Bowlers: Tim Southee, Blair Tickner

Best choice for All-rounders: Daryl Mitchell

Best choice for Wicket-keeper: Tom Blundell

NZ vs SL Dream11 Match Prediction Choices For Captain And Vice-Captain

(Recent Matches)

Kane Williamson – captain

Kane Williamson holds the key when it comes to the batsmen. He has an excellent record against Sri Lanka and is just eight runs short of 1000 Test runs against them.

Tim Southee – vice-captain

Tim Southee has been a game-changer for New Zealand in the bowling department for a while now. He has picked up 33 wickets in his last ten matches.

Devon Conway vice-captain

Devon Conway has managed to play some brilliant knocks this year. He has scored 850 runs with an average of more than 50. He is very important in this game.

Head-to-Head Dream11 Team Prediction NZ vs SL

WK: K Mendis

BAT: K Williamson, D Karunaratne, T Latham, D de Silva, D Conway

ALL: M Bracewell, D Mitchell, C Karunaratne

BOWL: T Southee, N Wagner

Grand League Dream11 Team Prediction NZ vs SL

WK: K Mendis, T Blundell

BAT: K Williamson, D Karunaratne, T Latham, D Conway

ALL: M Bracewell, D Mitchell, C Karunaratne

BOWL: T Southee, N Wagner

Who Will Win Today’s match Between NZ vs SL?

New Zealand to win

New Zealand are the favourites to win this game. The team will have the home advantage and their current form against Sri Lanka is good too. The home side also won their previous Test against England. Sri Lanka will depend on Angelo Mathews for this game.

Who Will Win Today’s Toss Between NZ vs SL?

According to Kheltalk’s Toss Predictor, New Zealand is expected to win the toss and bowl first. Both teams will opt to chase here as the pitch will assist the batsmen more. Also, there is a good chance of rain.

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