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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.


Match Details

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.

Pitch Behaviour

     Bowling favour


     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

Sri Lanka

Dimuth Karunaratne (C), Oshada Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Prabath Jayasuriya, Ramesh Mendis, Lahiru Kumara, Kasun Rajitha, Vishwa Fernando

New Zealand

Tom Latham, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson, Will Young, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Blundell, Michael Bracewell, Tim Southee (C), Matt Henry, Neil Wagner

Match Analysis 

Chances of winning

Win bat first: 50%
Win bowl first: 40%

Average Score:

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.


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