NZ vs SL Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Mar 16, 2023

NZ vs SL Match Prediction - Mar 16, 2023

Tournament: Sri Lanka tour New Zealand, 2023.

Date: March 16, 2023.

Format: Test

Venue: Basin Reserve, Wellington, New Zealand.

Time: 22:00

Sri Lanka is visiting New Zealand for a cricketing tour at the moment. These two sides will collide in the 2nd test to be played in Wellington, New Zealand tomorrow. Let's take a look at the betting tips, weather report, pitch report, and match prediction for this match.   

NZ vs SL Team Previews

New Zealand

The kiwi outfit is going into this game with a couple of wins under their belt from their last couple of test matches against Sri Lanka and England. The last game they played was the first test match against Sri Lanka and it was a humdinger going right down the wire with New Zealand managing to hold onto their nerve to record a win. It was a narrow win though with a slender margin of 2 wickets. Batting first, the Sri Lanka team scored 355 runs in their first innings. New Zealand replied with a score of 373 runs in their first innings.

New Zealand scored 373 runs in their first innings and succeeded in chasing down the target set by Sri Lanka of 285 runs for the loss of 8 wickets. During the Sri Lankan first innings, the best bowler on display for New Zealand was their experienced seamer, Tim Southee. From his 26.4 overs, he picked up 5 wickets for 64 runs. He was well supported by his new ball partner Matt Henry who picked up 4 victims for 80 runs. The only remaining wicket was picked up by Michael Bracewell.

New Zealand got off to a decent start in their first innings with Tom Latham and Devon Conway providing a half-century stand for the first wicket. However, the real impetus to the innings was supplied by Daryl Mitchell who hit a hundred with 6 fours and 2 sixes. There were some useful contributions lower down the order from Matt Henry, Neil Wagner, Tim Southee, and Michael Bracewell. Henry struck a superb 72 from 75 balls. The bowling honors during the Sri Lankan second innings were shared by Tim Southee, Matt Henry, and Blair Tickner who was the most successful bowler in the inning.

New Zealand Playing 11

Tom Latham, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Blundell, Michael Bracewell, Doug Bracewell, Tim Southee, Matt Henry, Blair Tickner.

Sri Lanka

The true grit we get to see from the Sri Lankan team was evident in the first test as well. They made the New Zealand batters sweat for the victory but could not pull off a win. The Sri Lankan top order was in good touch at the top of the order with Kusal Mendis scoring 87 runs from just 83 balls with 16 fours. There were several good contributions from Sri Lankan batters such as Dimuth Karunaratne who scored a fifty, Angelo Mathews who scored 47 runs, Dhananjaya de Silva who scored 46 runs from 59 balls, and Dinesh Chandimal who scored 39 runs.

During the New Zealand first innings, the best bowler on display was Asitha Fernando. He picked up 4 wickets for 85 runs from his 29.3 overs. He was well supported by other bowlers such as Lahiru Kumara and Kasun Rajitha in his efforts. Lahiru Kumara picked up 3 wickets for 76 runs while Rajitha picked up 2 wickets for 104 runs. The only remaining wicket was picked up by Prabath Jayasuriya. The Sri Lankan second inning was marked around Angelo Mathews who scored a solid hundred with 11 fours to take the score to respectability.

Other Sri Lankan batters that did a good job for the team were Dinesh Chandimal and Dhananjaya de Silva with 42 and 47 runs respectively. The Sri Lankan team ended up scoring 302 runs in their second innings. The Sri Lankan bowlers put a lot of pressure on their kiwi counterparts as they chased the target. Asitha Fernando was the most successful bowler for Sri Lanka picking up 3 wickets for 63 runs. Prabath Jayasuriya picked up 2 wickets for 92 runs and Lahiru Kumara and Kasun Rajitha picked up a wicket apiece. But this effort was not successful as New Zealand succeeded in chasing down the target.

Sri Lanka Playing 11

Oshada Fernando, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya de Silva, Nishan Madushka, Kasun Rajitha, Prabath Jayasuriya, Lahiru Kumara, Asitha Fernando.

NZ vs SL Toss Prediction

It is expected that we will get some grass on the track for this game to be played at the Basin Reserve in Wellington. So, it might be a good idea to bowl first on this track which will ease up later for the batters.

Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

During the recent period, England played a test match at the Basin Reserve. New Zealand recorded a top win in this game by a single run. Traditionally, the Basin Reserve track has been heaven for the fast bowlers. But these days you can expect some serious competition between the bat and the ball. There is every opportunity for the pacers to enjoy the conditions on this track and make life difficult for the batters. Batters will need to settle down before they can score runs on this track.

We are likely to get temperatures in the region of 18 degrees during the test match. There are chances of getting overcast conditions during the test match that will support the quicker bowlers even further. There is also the possibility of getting rain during the match. You can also expect some strong winds during this game.

NZ vs SL Betting Tips

The New Zealand team is going into this match with a couple of victories under their belt. They are playing at home and are playing better cricket than Sri Lanka at the moment. Having said that, Sri Lanka gave them the run for their money in the first test. But these conditions favor the kiwis more and we expect New Zealand to win the game and take the series.

Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. Betway


    Daryl Mitchell to score more than 34 runs in the first innings of the game for New Zealand.



Daryl Mitchell looked to be in good touch in the first test for New Zealand scoring a hundred. You can bet on him to score big runs in this test as well.

  1. 10CRIC


    Tim Southee to emerge as the leading bowler for New Zealand.



Tim Southee bowled well in both innings of the first test. This wicket will offer a bit of assistance to his kind of bowling. So, you can bet on him to become the leading bowler for New Zealand in this test.

  1. Rajabets


    New Zealand to score more than 3 runs in the first over of their first innings.



The New Zealand opening batters are in good touch. You can bet on them to score more than 3 runs in the first over of their first innings.

Today Match Prediction

New Zealand To Win the Match, 1.71

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Who will win NZ vs SL

New Zealand 68.18% (15)
Sri Lanka 31.82% (7)
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