Sri Lanka vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Day 1 Match Analysis
As we all know that this game is going to be super awesome in terms of winning, Both the teams are super talented and played well in previous matches.
Let’s check more information about the exciting match which is going to happen on 9th of March this year, 2023.
Sri Lanka vs New Zealand
Time – Start at 03:30 AM (IST)
Date – 9 March 2023, Thursday
Venue – Hagley Oval, Christchurch
Series – Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand, 2023
Pitch Report and Details
The Hagley Oval's surface deteriorates as the game progresses, so choosing to bat first after winning the toss will be the best move. While fast bowlers will have help, expect things to be difficult for hitters.
On March 9 at the Hagley Oval, Christchurch, Sri Lanka will face New Zealand in the 1st Test, Day 1 match of the Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand, 2023, on Thursday. The match begins at 03:30 AM IST.
For the Lankans, who have their sights set on the WTC final and can only secure that with a decisive series victory, it will be a crucial match. New Zealand has already been eliminated from the WTC race.
In their final Test match against England, the Black Caps pulled off a thrilling victory by taking the second Test by a single run to even the series. This will be Sri Lanka's first Test match of 2023. The Sri Lankans last played red-ball cricket against Pakistan in their home backyard, drawing the series 1-1.
SL vs NZ, Match Possible Playing XI
Dimuth Karunaratne (C), Oshada Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Prabath Jayasuriya, Ramesh Mendis, Lahiru Kumara, Kasun Rajitha, Vishwa Fernando
Tom Latham, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson, Will Young, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Blundell, Michael Bracewell, Tim Southee (C), Matt Henry, Neil Wagner
Chances of winning
Win bat first: 50%
Win bowl first: 40%
1st Innings- 351 + runs
2nd innings- 323 + runs
However, New Zealand are favourites to win. Whereas Sri Lanka are fully prepared for the win.
Possible toss winner - Sri Lanka
Possible match winner - New Zealand
Note: This analysis is based on the site administrators' knowledge, analysis, and intuition. Consider the information provided and make your own judgement when making your analysis.