New Zealand will look up to Kane Williamson for a steady start © Getty Images
New Zealand will look up to Kane Williamson for a steady start © Getty Images

 

Mar 31, 2014

 

A semi-final spot at stake, Sri Lanka and New Zealand take on each other in a virtual knock-out match of the ICC World Twenty20 (T20) 2014 at Chittagong on Monday.

 

Sri Lanka and New Zealand are on four points each from three games and the winner of Monday’s Super 10 match at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium will decide which side will join South Africa in the semi-finals from Group 1.

 

South Africa have finished their Super 10 engagements and have qualified for the semi-finals with six points from four matches.

 

Sri Lanka came into the World T20 high on confidence after winning the Asia Cup  2014 and then they recorded two consecutive wins comfortably — against South Africa and minnows the Netherlands.

 

The win against the Netherlands was the shortest successful run chase ever in Twenty20 Internationals, having completed in just five overs after the Dutch scored just 39.

 

Sri Lanka, however, lost their next match against England by six wickets in a high-scoring match here with their bowlers failing to stop Alex Hales from scoring 116 from just 64 balls.

 

Squads:

 

New Zealand: Brendon McCullum (c), Kane Williamson, Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor, Corey Anderson, Anton Devcich, Colin Munro, Ronnie Hira, Nathan McCullum, Luke Ronchi (wk), Trent Boult, Mitchell McClenaghan, Tim Southee, Kyle Mills, Jimmy Neesham.

 

Sri Lanka: Dinesh Chandimal (c), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Rangana Herath, Mahela Jayawardene, Nuwan Kulasekara, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews, Ajantha Mendis, Kusal Perera, Thisara Perera, Seekkuge Prasanna, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Sachithra Senanayake, Lahiru Thirimanne.

 

Catch Live score and ball-by-ball commentary of New Zealand vs Sri Lanka match here

 

ICC World T20 2014 schedule: Match time table with venue details

 

ICC World T20 2014 Points Table and Team Standings

 

With inputs from PTI