Sri Lanka vs New Zealand 2019: Dream 11 Predictions and Fantasy Cricket Tips of First Test

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New Zealand tour of Sri Lanka 2019 will start on Monday at the Galle International Stadium, Galle. The tour will see two former Sri Lankan captains, Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal making a come back into the Sri Lankan side. New Zealand will look to win against a weakened Sri Lankan side, but cannot take their chances against the team which had recently beaten South Africa in South Africa. Here is Sri Lanka vs New Zealand Dream 11 Predictions.

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Predicted Playing XI

Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne (C), Oshada Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Kusal Perera (WK), Dhananjaya de Silva, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Kumara, Akila Dananjaya, Lakshan Sandakan

New Zealand: Jeet Raval, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling (wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Neil Wagner, Ajaz Patel

Weather and pitch report

Chances of light showers throughout the span of the match, but should not account to much loss in game time.

Like most of the sub-continent pitches, the Galle international stadium is expected to be spin-friendly. The ground saw 28 wickets being taken by spinners last time there was a test match here.

Fantasy Picks:

Wicket-keeper

Kusal Perera is picked ahead of BJ Watling as the wicket-keeper.

Batsmen

Kane Williamson, one of the best players in the world would be an automatic choice into any fantasy team. The team also includes Sri Lankan captain Dimuth Karunaratne and former captain, Angelo Mathews. Making his comeback, Dinesh Chandimal seems like a risk worth taking along with lower-order batsman Henry Nicholls.

All-rounders

Dhananjay De Silva is the only all-rounder in the team.

Bowlers

With the pitch expected to be spin-friendly, it is advised to go with spinners to any fantasy team. Ajaz Patel and Akila Dananjaya are the first choice spinners for their respective team and would be a good pick for the fantasy team. Lakshan Sandakan is another spinner expected to take wickets and Trent Boult is the only seam bowler in the team.

Captain and vice-captain

Kane Williamson and Dimuth Karunaratne have been chosen the captain and vice-captain of Sri Lanka vs New Zealand Predictions Team respectively.