SLKL vs NZL Match Preview

Sri Lanka's success has come on the back of some terrific performances from its top order. Dilshan Munaweera is the name that you want to keep in mind here! We also think Tilakaratne Dilshan is the kind of player that just relishes the limelight and will become more important as the business end of the tournament approaches.

New Zealand has a number of players that were active in cricket until recently and you absolutely must have them. Even lesser-known players that were active in cricket have done better than legends of the past. 

Weather Report

There is some rain around and we could have some interruptions.

Pitch Report

The pitch should be spin-friendly but still good for the batters to take advantage of. The slower bowlers and the top-order batters are those that are likely to have the most success. 

Notable stats

Highest Scorer

Expect plenty of changes in most matches because teams like to use as much of their squad as possible in tournaments like the Road Safety World Series

Team News

There are always some changes to be expected in a tournament like this where the idea is to give everyone in the squad a go. Make sure you check the team sheet after the toss as it could have some surprises. 

SLKL vs NZL Probable 11

SLKL Playing 11

  • Dilshan Munaweera
  • Tilakaratne Dilshan (C)
  • Upul Tharanga (Wk)
  • Chamara SIlva
  • Jeevan Mendia
  • Asela Gunaratne
  • Isuru Udana
  • Ishan Jayaratne
  • Sanath Jayasuriya
  • Chamara de Silva
  • Nuwan Kulasekara

NZL Playing 11

  • Anton Devcich
  • Jamie How
  • Dean Brownlie
  • Ross Taylor (C)
  • Gareth Hopkins (Wk)
  • Scott Styris
  • Neil Broom
  • Kyle Mills
  • Hamish Bennett
  • Jason Spice
  • James Franklin
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

We think Sri Lanka Legends are likely to continue their winning streak in this match. They have the better spinners as well as batters that are able to take more advantage of the conditions.


Top Picks

Dilshan Munaweera - The most runs for any batter in the tournament and also someone who is going to open the batting. He is a great option to have although he will be very highly owned. 

Jeevan Mendis - A genuine all-rounder that will contribute in all facets of the game. He is coming into this match with a man-of-the-match performance in his previous one.

Ross Taylor - He may not have done as well as expected so far but you can never write off a player of the capability of Ross Taylor. He has the ability to crush big hits with ease. 

SLKL vs NZL Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: U Tharanga

Batters: J How, R Taylor, D Brownlie, D Munaweera, T Dilshan (C)

All-rounders: A Devcich, C de Silva

Bowlers: N Kulasekara, I Udana, J Mendis (VC)

SLKL vs NZL Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction