Dream11 Prediction: SL vs NZ, Cricket World Cup 2019, Match 3 Team Best Players to Pick for Today’s Match between Sri Lanka and New Zealand at 3 PM

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Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Dimuth Karunaratne(c), Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Perera(w), Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Suranga Lakmal, Isuru Udana, Lasith Malinga

New Zealand (Playing XI): Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson(c), Tom Latham(w), Ross Taylor, James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Trent Boult

Match 3 of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be played between Sri Lanka and New Zealand at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff on Saturday.

In a packed international calendar where certain teams end up meeting each other almost as much as fish meet chips in England – that would be you, India and Australia and India and Sri Lanka – these two opponents do not know quite what to expect on Saturday at Cardiff’s Sophia Gardens as the open their respective World Cup campaigns.

It is that uncertainty which Williamson and Dimuth Karunaratne spoke of before the match, as well as how recent form does not count for much in a World Cup.

Williamson’s Black Caps are eager to keep playing their attractive brand of ODI cricket, while not looking back at the 2015 World Cup where they thrashed their way to the final at the MCG. Sri Lanka have won a solitary ODI this year, against Scotland a couple of weeks ago. Before that, they were beaten 0-3 in New Zealand lost all five matches in South Africa. They last beat New Zealand in an ODI in December 2015.

Sri Lanka have a new captain in Karunaratne, who was appointed in April having not played an ODI since 2015. In their ranks are veterans such as Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews, Suranga Lakmal and the recalled Lahiru Thirimanne. Their captaincy selections have been topsy-turvy over the past year, adding to the feeling that this is a jaded and somewhat incoherent team.

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Here is today’s Dream11 pick for SL vs NZ

My Dream XI Team

1.Kusal Perera, 2.Tom Latham, 3. Dimuth Karunaratne, 4. Kane Williamson, 5. Martin Guptill (CAPTAIN), 6. Ross Taylor, 7. Thisara Perera (VICE CAPTAIN), 8. Mitchell Santner, 9. Lasith Malinga, 10. Trent Boult, 11. Lockie Ferguson

SL vs NZ Predicted 11

Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne(c), Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep, Lasith Malinga

New Zealand:Martin Guptill,  Tom Latham (w), Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi

SL vs NZ squads

Sri Lanka:Dimuth Karunaratne, Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera, Kusal Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Mendis, Jeevan Mendis, Isuru Udana, Milinda Siriwardene, Avishka Fernando, Lahiru Thirimanne, Jeffrey Vandersay, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep, Suranga Lakmal

New Zealand: Kane Williamson, Tom Blundell, Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Colin Munro, Jimmy Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor

The match starts at 3:00 PM IST. The game will be live on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD. Live streaming available on Hotstar.

Head to Head

Played: 98

Sri Lanka wins: 41

New Zealand wins: 48

No-Results: 8

Ties: 1

Head to Head in World Cups:

Played: 10

Sri Lanka wins: 6

New Zealand wins: 4

No-Results: 0

Ties: 0

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