The visiting New Zealand team has won the T20 series with a 2-0 lead against the host Sri Lanka. New Zealand ill be looking to get a clean sweep coming into the third T20 against Sri Lanka. On the other hand, Sri Lanka will be looking to get at least one win in the T20 series to give its fans something to cheer for. Coming into the 3rd T20 both teams are struggling with injuries. Sri Lanka will be looking to change things up in the final T20. Let’s have a look at Sri Lanka vs New Zealand Dream 11 Predictions.
The third and final T0 between Sri Lanka and New Zealand will take place at the Pallekele International Stadium, Pallekele on 6th September at 1.30 PM GMT.
Weather and Pitch Report:
There are chances of rain in the afternoon. However, it is unlikely to interrupt the match. The due might play a factor in the later stage of the match. Hence both captain might be looking to bowl first after the toss. The pitch at Pallekele International Stadium favors the batsmen. The bowlers have to bowl with the discipline to be successful on this pitch.
Kushal Mendis will be likely out of the 3rd T20 and this can hurt the host in the match as he has been performing consistently with the bat. Lahiru Madushanka will be making his T20 debut in this match.
Hamish Rutherford might be given an opportunity if Tom Bruce is not cleared to play for the third T220. Ross Taylor will be back in the team. Taylor missed the second T20 because of a hip injury.
Injury and Availability News:
Kusal Mendis and Shehan Jayasuriya are unlikely to play after the unfortunate collision that happened in the last T20. Hamish Rutherford has been called up as a replacement for Tom Bruce. There is uncertainty about Martin Guptill since he had been dealing with stomach cramps.
Predicted Playing XI
Kusal Perera, Danushka Gunathilaka, Avishka Fernando, Niroshan Dickwella, Dasun Shanaka, Lahiru Madushanka, Isuru Udana, Wanidu Hasaranga, Lasith Malinga, Akila Dananjaya, Lakshan Sandakan
Hamish Rutherford, Colin Munro, Tim Seifert, Ross Taylor, Daryl Mitchell, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Scott Kuggeleijn, Tim Southee, Seth Rance, Ish Sodhi/Todd Astle
Sri Lanka vs New Zealand Dream 11 Predictions:
Batters: Kusal Mendis, Ross Taylor, Colin Munro, Avishka Fernando
All-rounders: Colin de Grandhomme, Wanidu Hasaranga, Mitchell Santner
Bowlers: Lasith Malinga, Tim Southee, Akila Dananjaya
Wicketkeeper: Niroshan Dickwella
Captain & Vice-captain: Niroshan Dickwella, Tim Southee