NZ vs SL Cricket Betting Tips and Tricks: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Match Prediction, 1st Test 2023. Two-match Test series between Sri Lanka and New Zealand will begin on Thursday, March 9th at the Hagley Oval, Christchurch.
The two teams have played a total of 36 Test matches against each other so far. New Zealand has won 16 matches, while Sri Lanka has won 9. The last time Sri Lanka toured New Zealand for a Test series, was in 2018 when they lost the series 0-1 to the host.
Sri Lanka Tour of New Zealand 2023 – NZ vs SL 1st Test, Match Preview:
Sri Lanka will take on the home team New Zealand in the 1st Test of the two-match Test series. The match is scheduled to take place at Hagley Oval, Christchurch.
Tim Southee will lead the Kiwi’s side and Dimuth Karunaratne will continue to lead the Sri Lankan side.
New Zealand are coming into this series on the back of a thrilling win against the English side by a run in the second Test to level the series 1-1. They haven’t made any changes and kept the same 13-man squad to face the Lankan team.
Meanwhile, the Lankans played their last red-ball cricket against Pakistan last year at home, where they drew the series 1-1
The two Tests, to be played in the series hold a lot of significance for the visiting side. If Sri Lanka wins the series 2-0, they will stand a chance of making to the final of the World Test Championship.
Key players for NZ vs SL 1st Test:
Kane Williamson had played a key role in New Zealand’s series-leveling one-run win over England last week, scoring a century and becoming the highest run-getter in Tests for his country in the process. He will be a crucial player to consider here as well.
Tim Southee: The newly appointed Kiwi skipper has been putting up some good performances in the recent past. In the last 10 games, he has picked up 34 wickets at an economy rate of 3.31.
Dimuth Karunaratne: A compact opening batsman and skipper of the Lankan side, is known for his consistency at the top of the order. In the last 10 games, he has scored 847 runs at an average of 47.5.
Kusal Mendis: He looks to be in great touch since the beginning of this year. He was one of the leading run-getters in the recently concluded SA T20 league. The wicket-keeper batsman is known for his classy shot-making and aggressive style of play.
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions – NZ vs SL, Srilanka Tour of New Zealand 2023, 1st Test Squads:
Sri Lanka Squad:
Dimuth Karunaratne ©, Oshada Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya De Silva, Dinesh Chandimal, Kamindu Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella, Nishan Madushka, Ramesh Mendis, Prabath Jayasuriya, Chamika Karunaratne, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Asitha Fernando, Vishwa Fernando, Milan Rathnayake
New Zealand Squad:
Tim Southee ©, Tom Blundell (wk), Michael Bracewell, Devon Conway, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Blair Tickner, Neil Wagner, Scott Kuggeleijn, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson, Will Young
NZ vs SL Cricket Betting Tips and Tricks: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Match Prediction, 1st Test 2023
What will be the First-inning Score?
The First-inning score is expected to be 360.
Who will be the Man of the Match?
Kane Williamson is expected to be the Man of the Match.
Who will be the Best Batsman (Runs scored)?
Kane Williamson is expected to score the most runs in this match.
Who will be the Best Bowler (Wickets Taken)?
Neil Wagner is expected to pick the most Wickets in this match.
When will the First Wicket Fall?
The first wicket is expected to fall at 70.
What will be the First Over Runs?
First Over Runs is expected to be 1.
What will be the First Ball Runs?
First Ball Runs is expected to be 0.
Who will score the Most Fours?
Kusal Mendis is expected to score Most Fours.
Who will score the Most Sixes?
Tim Southee is expected to score Most Sixes.
Who will Win The Match?
New Zealand is expected to win the Match.
Disclaimer: These predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced so stay tuned.