SL vs NZ Dream 11 Team Prediction for 3rd ODI: Preview 8 January 2019

SL vs NZ, 3rd ODI, Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand, 2018-19
Saxton Oval, Nelson
8th January 2018, 3:30 AM IST
This is a day match thus starts earlier than normal.

Venue details:
Average 1st innings score: 255
Average 2nd innings score: 242
The last ODI played here was in January 2018. Pakistan batted first and scored 246/9 in their 50 overs. Lockie Ferguson picked up three wickets. The rain kept NZ’s chase down to only 25 overs but thanks to Guptill’s 86 not out they won comfortably.

Lasith Malinga (c), Niroshan Dickwella, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Perera, Dinesh Chandimal, Asela Gunaratne, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Dasun Shanaka, Lakshan Sandakan, Seekkuge Prasanna, Dushmantha Chameera, Kasun Rajitha, Nuwan Pradeep, Lahiru Kumara, Sadeera Samarawickrama.

Kane Williamson (c), Trent Boult, Doug Bracewell, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Colin Munro, James Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Ross Taylor, Tim Seifert, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee.

Team News:
This is the last match of the series and the result is already decided. Both the teams are likely to make many changes.

Sri Lanka:
Angelo Mathews misses out due to injury. He won’t take part in the remaining tour.
With the aim of equalling the series, SL made no changes in the second ODI. In the dead rubber, they may make multiple replacements.
Two specific trial spots will be the spinner (S Prasanna) and another medium pacer all rounder (Asela Gunaratne).
Gunathilaka and N Dickwella will open the innings. Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis and Dinesh Chandimal form middle order.
Asela Gunaratne is likely to sit out for Dasun Shanaka. Dhananjaya de Silva can also replace Seekkuge Prasanna.
Lahiru Kumara, D Chameera or Kasun Rajitha may get an opportunity.
Thisara Perera, Lasith Malinga and Lakshan Sandakan should be playing this match.

New Zealand:
Doug Bracewell is the only player yet to play a game. He should feature in this game.
New Zealand brought back Tim Southee in the last match in place of L Ferguson because of his extra workload.
Martin Guptill and Colin Munro will open the innings. Williamson, Taylor and Nicholls will handle the rest of the batting department.
Jimmy Neesham will be the all-rounder. Sodhi remains the lone spinner.
Doug Bracewell may replace Matt Henry. Lockie Ferguson was rested in the last ODI, he may replace Trent Boult.

Probable Playing XI:
Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Danushka Gunathilaka, KJ Perera, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya de Silva/Asela Gunaratne, Thisara Perera, Dasun Shanaka, Lakshan Sandakan, D Chameera/L Kumara, Lasith Malinga (c).

Colin Munro, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, James Neesham, Tim Seifert (wk), Doug Bracewell/Matt Henry, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson/Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi.

Captain and Vc choices: K Williamson, M Guptill, C Munro, T Southee, J Neesham, N Dickwella, Ross Taylor.

Key Players:
Sri Lanka:
Niroshan Dickwella
Danushka Gunathilaka
Kusal Mendis
Kusal Perera
Thisara Perera
Lakshan Sandakan
Lasith Malinga

New Zealand:
Colin Munro
Martin Guptill
Kane Williamson
Ross Taylor
Tim Seifert
Ish Sodhi
Jimmy Neesham
Tim Southee
D Bracewell (if play)


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