Newzealand will bowl first.

Ball will swing in initial overs as pitch has good amount of grass on it.

Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Dimuth Karunaratne(c), Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Perera(w), Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Suranga Lakmal, Isuru Udana, Lasith Malinga

New Zealand (Playing XI): Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson(c), Tom Latham(w), Ross Taylor, James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Trent Boult




Dream11 Team:


  • Kusal Mendis
  • A Mathews
  • K Williamson(c)
  • M Guptill
  • J Neesham
  • T Perera
  • D De Silva
  • L Malinga
  • T Boult(vc)
  • M Henry
  • L Ferguson


  • Kusal Mendis
  • A Mathews
  • K Williamson(c)
  • M Guptill
  • J Neesham
  • R Taylor
  • D De Silva
  • L Malinga
  • T Boult(vc)
  • M Henry
  • L Ferguson

Just In: T Latham is declared fit . T Southee is expected to miss this match due to calf injury while H Nicholls is suffering from minor niggle.

Overall playing chances of Nicholls is high but he will be risky

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Squad: Colin Munro, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson(c), Tom Blundell(w), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Matt Henry, Colin de Grandhomme, Tom Latham, Ish Sodhi

  • Tom Latham has made a remarkable recovery and is almost certain to play this match.Both Latham and team coach said that if he doesn’t suffer any injury on the injured finger till last moment then he should play this match.
  • Any one of T Southee and M Henry will play.
  • H Nicholls and Martin Guptil will open the inning for them. Guptill batsmans. M Guptill was in very good form in last series and is an attacking batsman while Nicholls is  a technical batsman and is in very good form also. His last 4 innings in ODIs are 64, 53, 107,0 .
  • Their one of the  most reliable batsman and captain ,Kane Williamson will bat 1 down. He is very technically strong batsman and is a consistent performer. He scored 67 and 85 in last 2 games.
  • Ross Taylor will bat next, he is the most consistent performer for Newzealand in recent time.His is averaging above 55 from 2015 and is averaging more than 90 from last 1.5 years. He scored 71 runs in 2nd last match.
  • Tom Latham(slight risky but expected to play) will bat next. He is also a technical batsman and is a consistent performer.The only problem is that he is coming after an injury.
  • J Neesham will follow him next, he will help Newzealand with both bat and ball, specially his batting will have greater impact on the result of the match. He can anchor the inning if needed and can attack from the first ball as well.
  • Colin de Grandhome and M Santner  will do late hitting duty. Both C De Grandhomme and Santner are very attacking batsman.
  • Trent Boult,M Henry/T Southee and L Ferguson will lead the pace attack of the team while  J Neesham will assist them. Boult is best in these while recent form of  L Ferguson is also good.
  • T Southee is struggling badly with ball at this time.
  • Boult , Southee and Grandhomme relies on swing while Henry and L Ferguson have good pace and bounce. Boult took 8 wickets  in last 2 warm up match while Neesham took 3 wickets in 2nd last match.
  •  M Santner will lead the spin attack of the team. He is known for his tight line and length.


Squad: Dimuth Karunaratne(c), Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera(w), Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Isuru Udana, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep, Lahiru Thirimanne, Jeevan Mendis, Jeffrey Vandersay, Milinda Siriwardana.

  • L Malinga is available for selection  and is set to play this match.
  •  They will have to choose between one of N Pradeep and S Lakmal.
  • It looks like any 2 of Avishka Fernando/K Perera(high)/L Thirimane will play. Fitness condition of Avishka Fernando is still not known.
  • D Karunaratne and A Fernando/L Thirimane (both risky) will open the inning while Kusal Perera(slight risky but expected to play) will bat at 1 down. Karunaratne and L Thirimane are very technically strong batsman while  A Fernando and KJ Perera are very attacking batsman. Karunaratne has very good record in test,He scored 74 and  87 in 2 of last 3 matches.L Thirimane scored a half century in last match.
  •  Kusal Mendis will bat at 1 and 2 down. Both are very talented  batsman. K Mendis is very attacking is very talented  player but his record in ODIs are not that much good.Mendis  scored 66 in 3rd last game.
  • Ever reliable Angelo Mathews will bat next.He is the best batsman of team and is a technically strong batsman.His is very consistent performer and will lead the middle order of the team.He scored 64 in 2nd last game.
  • Dhananjay DeSilva will bat next. He is very technically strong batsman and is a consistent performer.He scored 43 in last warm up match.
  • Thishara Perera will do late hitting duty.He was in terrific form with bat just before Africa series. He is very good hitter of ball.He failed with bat in last few matches.
  • I Udana and Jeevan Mendis  are also good hitter of ball.Udana played many quick cameos on Africa  tour.
  • Jeevan Mendis will lead the spin attack while  D Desilva will assist him. Both are decent bowler.
  • I Udana,S Lakmal/N Pradeep and I Udana will lead the pace attack of the team while T Perera will assist them.In this Malinga is best while rest are also good bowler.
  • Udan is a wicket taking bowler .
  • N Pradeep took 4 wicket haul in 3rd last match while Malinga was at his best in IPL. Malinga will also bowl in death.

Fantasy Tips:

  1. In wicketkeeper all of Kusal Mendis, K Perera(risky) and T Latham(risky) are good.As Kusal Mendis is safe choice so you can prefer him. Latham may not get chance to bat if Newzealand bats 2nd.
  2. Newzealand will have upper hand over Srilanka
  3. Try to cover all important batsmans as boundaries of this stadium are short.

Pitch Condition:

Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

Pitch is expected to be neutral with batsman getting more support.

Swing bowlers get some support initially.

Total Match Played: 21
Batting First Won: 6
Batting Second Won: 14
Tie: 1
Avg. Score in 1st bat: 249

Highest Score: England 342/8

Lowest Score: Sri Lanka 138/10



H Nicholls(high)/C  Munro, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor,T Latham,J Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult, Matt Henry,

D Karunaratne,L Thirimane/A Fernando/K Perera(high)(any 2), K Mendis,A Mathews,D Desilva,T Perera,J Mendis,I Udana,N Pradeep/S Lakmal,L Malinga,


  • D Karunaratne,( technically strong batsman+ looking in good form)
  • K Perera(slight risky),(very attacking batsman)
  • K Mendis,(technically strong batsman+ very attacking batsman)
  • A Mathews,(technically strong batsman+ consistent performer+ best batsman of team)
  • D Desilva,(technically strong batsman + part time spinner)
  • T Perera(hard hitting batsman+ good pace bowler)
  • I Udana,(pace bowler known for his variation+ hard hitting batsman)
  • L Malinga,(best bowler of team+ is in good form)


  • H Nichollas( Technically strong batsman + is in good form)
  • M Guptil( bully of batting pitches+ Plays attacking shots )
  • K Williamson( best batmsman of the team + good player of spin as well )
  • R Taylor( technically strong batsman+currently he is most consistent player of the team)
  • T Latham( technically strong batsman+ consistent performer)
  • J Neesham( best all rounder of the team + attacking batsman+ good bowler)
  • M Santner( good batsman+ good spinner ,known for his tight line and length)
  • T Boult( swing the ball initlially + will bowl in death as well+ best bowler of the team,took 8 wickets in last 2 matches)
  • L Ferugsion( good pace bowler+ has good speed )

Choices Of Captain:

  • K Williamson
  • M Guptill
  • J Neesham
  • Ross Taylor
  • T Boult
  • A Matthews
  • D Karunaratne
  • K Mendis


Try to go with your team.

Dream11/Myteam11 Team:

  • Kusal Mendis
  • D Karunaratne
  • A Mathews/T Perera
  • K Williamson(c)
  • M Guptill/J Neesham
  • R Taylor
  • D De Silva
  • L Malinga
  • T Boult(vc)
  • I Udana
  • L Ferguson



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