New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI Highlights – Jan 3, 2019
1st ODI (D/N), Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand 2019, Watch SL v NZ Cricket highlights today – First one day international from Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui (New Zealand) Thursday 3rd January 2019. First test was drawn and second test New Zealand won by 423 runs. Now three ODI’s will be played between New Zealand and Sri Lanka. Here are some top performed players from last two test matches. TG Southee took 13 wickets, TA Boult took eleven and CBRLS Kumara took nine wickets. TWM Latham scored 450 runs, AD Mathews scored 258 and BKG Mendis 225. Sri Lanka will play their second one day international at this Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui venue. The home team highest total of the ground is 294/5 scored in 2016 against Sri Lanka and in reply Sri Lanka scored 258 all out. Total 95 ODI matches have been played between NZ and SL, 45 won by New Zealand, Sri Lanka got 41 victories, one tied and eight got No Result.
Kane Williamson said a “fair” ODI wicket that stays together through the duration of the 100 overs is expected. The weather is forecast to be good. Temperatures may hover around 25 degrees in the afternoon. Sri Lanka’s XI is much tougher to work out. They have retained Sadeera Samarawickrama in the squad to replace the injured Mathews. Whether Dinesh Chandimal – generally a slow-scoring batsman – makes it into an XI captained by the aggressively-minded Lasith Malinga is uncertain. Wicket-keeper-batsman Tim Seifert will likely debut for New Zealand, with regular keeper Tom Latham being rested for this series. The hosts have a decision to make as to who plays as their third seamer. Tim Southee has been modest in ODI’s over the last few years, so perhaps Matt Henry will be preferred.
Toss: New Zealand , elected to bat first.
New Zealand team/playing XI
MJ Guptill, C Munro, KS Williamson (c), LRPL Taylor, HM Nicholls, TL Seifert †, JDS Neesham, MJ Henry, IS Sodhi, LH Ferguson, TA Boult.
Sri Lanka team/playing XI
N Dickwella †, MD Gunathilaka, MDKJ Perera, BKG Mendis, LD Chandimal, DAS Gunaratne, NLTC Perera, PADLR Sandakan, SL Malinga (c), N Pradeep.
New Zealand: LWLWL (completed matches, most recent first)
Sri Lanka: WLLLL