Sri Lanka vs New Zealand; 3rd T20I
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele
New Zealand Tour of Sri Lanka 2019; T20I series
Friday, 6th September 2019; 07:00 PM IST.
Pallekele is generally a high scoring ground with the spinners getting some help as well. 170 should be competitive on this surface. The batters have had their say, but the strip has also shown nature of slowing down. The likes of Akila Dananjaya and Mitchell Santner have looked threatening in previous matches.
Although there should be some rain before the game, the forecast is clear for the duration of the game.
Lasith Malinga, Sri Lanka’s T20 skipper, has said that he needs the players to convey what needs be. The group has done precisely the equivalent in the three-matches series against New Zealand at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium. The Lankans battled like there’s no tomorrow in both the experience. Subsequent to putting on sensible scores on the board. Be that as it may, they couldn’t have the last giggle and are currently 0-2 down.
While New Zealand have fixed the three-matches Twenty20 International arrangement. Sri Lanka will hope to complete on a triumphant note in the last game on Friday, 6 September.
Sri Lanka: Team News and Probable Line-Up
Despite his team’s defeat in the second T20 international against New Zealand. Sri Lanka captain Lasith Malinga took heart from the fact that the youngsters in his team are fighting hard and giving their best. Skipper Malinga made the breakthroughs in the opening encounter. But he sprayed the ball around last time around. In the batting department, Kusal Mendis has been the standout performer.
Relatively few changes are normal from the Sri Lankan side, as they search for their first win of the series. Kusal Perera and Kusal Mendis will indeed open the batting with Niroshan Dickwella and Avishka Fernando sticking to this same pattern.
Shehan Jayasuriya may have gotten damage during the second T20 and could be supplanted by Danushka Gunathilaka. The bowling unit ought to be pretty much the equivalent with Lasith Malinga holding the key with the new ball.
Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera (wk), Avishka Fernando, Niroshan Dickwella, Dasun Shanaka, Shehan Jayasuriya/Danushka Gunathilaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Isuru Udana/Lahiru Kumara, Akila Dananjaya, Lasith Malinga (C), Lakshan Sandakan.
New Zealand: Team News and Probable Line-Up
The third challenge is a lifeless encounter, however, the hosts will need to show a similar methodology. For the Black Caps, they have made an unbelievable rebound following their substantial thrashing in the Galle Test. In both T20Is, the Kiwis lost early wickets, yet the center request rescued the side and scripted the successes. The guests have been tormented by a couple of damage concerns, yet it hasn’t turned unfavourable.
Opener Martin Guptill has been administered out of the third match with a stomach area strain. While all-rounder Tom Bruce changed his right knee. Lockie Ferguson had just been governed out of the series with a cracked thumb.
While Hamish Rutherford, the left-hand batsman, has been added to the squad as a replacement. Fortunately, Ross Taylor who sat out of the second match with a hip grumbling is fit. Their bowling unit ought to continue as before in spite of the fact that Todd Astle could be given a game at the replacement of Ish Sodhi.
Colin Munro, Tim Seifert (wk), Scott Kuggelejin, Colin de Grandhomme, Ross Taylor, Tom Bruce/Hamish Rutherford, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee (C), Seth Rance, Ish Sodhi.
My Apne11 Team
Wicket Keeper- Tim Seifert
Batsman- Ross Taylor, Scott Kuggelejin and Avishka Fernando
All Rounder- Akila Dananjaya, Colin Munro and Danushka Gunathilaka
Bowlers- Tim Southee, Seth Rance, Ish Sodhi and Lasith Malinga.
Top Fantasy Picks for Captain/ Vice-Captain
Kusal Perera and Colin Munro will be the main players for captaincy choice because of their record in the current series. Both the two are exceptionally capable southpaws equipped for scoring at high strike rates paying little respect to the pitch. Alongside them, Avishka Fernando is likewise a not too bad choice for captaincy.
New Zealand showed their all-round quality as they won the first match of the series and that was without Munro firing. They have the quality to wrap up a series win. Although, the third match of the series is expected to be tight as well. Therefore, the team that holds its nerve is likely to emerge triumphant. The Kiwis have more depth in batting and are coming off a confidence-boosting win. And are, therefore, firm favourites to emerge on top in the upcoming fixture.