SL vs NZ : New Zealand, on the other hand, would be pleased with their performances in all three departments of the game. The hosts can use the last game as an opportunity to give fringe players a go. The senior quicks Trent Boult and Tim Southee might get a day off.
For the visitors to salvage pride and win the last encounter, the bowling must come good. In the two games played so far, the Kiwi batsmen have wreaked havoc on Sri Lankan bowling, piling on 300+ scores to dictate terms. In addition, Sri Lankan batsmen need to stick together if they are to match the hosts.
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Playing 11
SL Playing 11: Niroshan Dickwella, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal, Thisara Perera, Dasun Shanaka, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep, Lakshan Sandakan/ Dushmantha Chameera
NZ Playing 11: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Tim Seifert, James Neesham, Ish Sodhi, Doug Bracewell, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Team News
- Doug Bracewell is yet to feature in the series and Lockie Ferguson missed the last match. Both are likely to feature here. Matt Henry may well get another go.
- Dasun Shanaka is the expected change for the hosts Sri Lanka.