NZ vs SL Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Mar 25, 2023

NZ vs SL Match Prediction - Mar 25, 2023

After claiming the Test Series by 2-0, the New Zealand team will be looking to continue with its excellent form in white-ball cricket too, as it hosts Sri Lanka for the 1st match of a 3-match ODI series at Auckland on Saturday. Most cricket betting sites are predicting a win for the home team here. However, bruised by the whitewash in the Test series, we expect Sri Lanka to put up a strong resistance here.


NZ vs SL Team Previews

New Zealand

New Zealand was clinical in their performances during the test series, powered by some brilliant performances from the likes of Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson, Tim Southee, and Henry Nicholls. However, they will be missing some of those players in the ODI series and will need to come up with another game plan.

With Kane Williamstown off to India to fulfill his IPL commitments, Tom Latham will be leading the squad here. He will miss out on the services of Southee, Devon Conway, and Mitchell Santner, all of whom are unavailable due to the IPL. In another blow, ace seamer Lockie Ferguson has been ruled out due to an injury.

Chad Bowes, who has had a brilliant season in List A cricket with Canterbury is expected to make his international debut here, along with Ben Lister, who has picked up 49 wickets in 42 matches for Auckland. The likes of Henry Nicholls, Finn Allen, and Glenn Phillips will add strength to the batting.

The team has some capable all-rounders in the form of Rachin Ravindra, Tom Blundell, and Henry Shipley, who add depth to the batting. Blair Tickner is expected to open the bowling along with Matt Henry, while Ish Sodhi is the specialist spinner in the squad.


New Zealand Playing 11

Finn Allen, Chad Bowes, Will Young, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Henry Shipley, Ish Sodhi, Matt Henry, Blair Tickner.

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is currently in 10th place in the World Cup Super League standings and will need to win here if they want to keep their chances of direct qualification to the upcoming ODI World Cup alive.

Originally Dushamantha Chameera was named as the captain of the Sri Lankan team for limited-overs cricket. But since he is still undergoing rehabilitation for his left ankle, Dasun Shanaka is expected to lead the team in his absence. Pathum Nissanka and Nuwanidu Fernando add heft to the batting at the top of the order and the team will expect them to score well, especially during the Powerplay.

The visitors have a lot of quality all-rounders in the squad who are expected to play an important role here. Chamika Karunaratne, who was by far the best batsman in the team during the test series, will again play a big role here, while the likes of Dhananjaya de Silva and Angelo Mathews are available too, to add depth to the batting.

Kasun Rajitha is expected to get the new ball, along with Lahiru Kumara, while there are plenty of options for Shanaka during the middle overs, including Maheesh Theekshana and Dunith Wellalage.


Sri Lanka Playing 11

Nuwanidu Fernando, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Charith Asalanka, Angelo Mathews, Dasun Shanaka, Wanidu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Dilshan Madushanka.

NZ vs SL Toss Prediction

The team winning the toss will likely opt to bowl first here. 


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

Pitch and Conditions

The surface at Eden Park is a bit slow but s generally good to bat on. Anything over 280 will be a bit difficult to chase here. The spinners will struggle a bit here but the quicker bowlers will get some movement early on. The weather will remain overcast and windy and there might be some occasional showers. 


NZ vs SL Betting Tips

While New Zealand is missing some of the players from the test squad, we feel they have enough firepower to overcome any threat that Sri Lanka might pose.

Bet on New Zealand to win. 


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New Zealand has some explosive batsmen in their squad and they are playing with home advantage here. Also, the pitch at Eden Park in Auckland is good to bat on, which is why we are backing New Zealand to score the most Fours here.

Today Match Prediction

New Zealand To Win the Match, 1.37

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Who will win NZ vs SL

New Zealand 67.48% (139)
Sri Lanka 32.52% (67)
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