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New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Predictions: Cricket World Cup betting tips, news, lineups

By Andrew Francis

Published: 11:02, 7 November 2023

With qualification still the goal for New Zealand, they will need to win this match to ward off any threat from Pakistan and Afghanistan.

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Betting Tips

New Zealand to take huge step towards qualification

New Zealand, off the back of a four game losing run, come into the game knowing that a victory here would put them on the verge of qualification to the semi-final. Losses against India, South Africa, Australia and Pakistan have thrown their progress into doubt though, and the pressure is on for the side.

Sri Lanka are also on a poor run of form, losing their last three games and seeing their chances of making the final four ended. A win here would restore some pride for a Sri Lankan side that have underperformed in a tournament in which they were expected to be dark horses for.

New Zealand are favourites coming into the match, and should pick up the win, although the pressure is on with Pakistan and Afghanistan breathing down their necks.


New Zealand vs Sri Lanka team news

Both sides have named their 15 man squads for the Cricket World Cup. Here are the details of the players who will line up on Thursday:

New Zealand: Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitch Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Kane Williamson, Will Young.

Sri Lanka: Kusal Mendis, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya De Silva, Dushan Hemantha, Dimuth Karunaratne, Chamika Karunaratne, Lahiru Kumara, Dilshan Madushanka, Angelo Mathews, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kasun Rajitha, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Maheesh Theekshana, Dunith Wellalage.