After two games which were washed out on Friday, the group 1 Super 12 round 3 match will move to Sydney. The SCG will host the game between New Zealand and Sri Lanka. Both the teams need a win to keep their hopes alive for a place in the final 4 of the tournaments. The sole game on Saturday will be a blockbuster affair as the two teams are expected to play a cracker.
New Zealand began their World Cup Super 12 campaign with the game against Australia at SCG and won it by 89 runs. Their next game against Afghanistan was rained out, Sri Lanka on the other started with a win before a loss to Australia.
Venue – Sydney Cricket Ground
Time – 1330 PM IST
Likely pitch conditions – as seen during the India vs Netherlands game, the team winning the toss will love to bat first. The ball will take swing and seam as there will lots on offer for the bowlers.
Likely New Zealand XI –
F. Allen, D. Conway, K. Williamson, D. Mitchell, G. Phillips, J. Neesham, M. Santner, I. Sodhi, T. Boult, T. Southee and L. Ferguson.
Likely Sri Lanka XI –
P. Nissanka, K. Mendis, C. Asalanka, D. De Silva, B. Rajapaksa, D. Shanaka, W. Hasaranga, M. Theekshana, L. Kumara, C. Karunaratne and K. Rajiha
Head to Head record –
Matches Played -19
Matches won by NZ – 10
Matches won by SL – 8
No result – 1
SCG T20I record –
Matches played -13
Matches won by home team – 7
Match won by visiting side – 5
No result -1
Matches won after 1st batting – 7
Matches won after 2nd batting – 5
Matches won after winning the toss – 5
Matches won after losing the toss – 7
Highest score at the venue – Shane Watson 124* vs India
Best bowling figures at the venue – 4/12 by Josh Hazlewood vs Sri Lanka
Approaching Milestones –
·Devon Conway needs 3 more fours to hit 100 fours in T20I cricket
·Mitchell Santner needs 39 runs more to reach 500 runs in T20I cricket
·Pathum Nissanka needs 62 runs to score 1000 runs in T20I cricket
·Kusal Mendis needs 6 sixes to reach 50 sixes in T20I cricket
·This is Hasaranga’s 50th Match for SL in T20I cricket
·Hasaranga needs 40 runs to reach 500 in T20I cricket