New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, the 41st Match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, will be played at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru on Nov 09, 2023.
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TV telecast will be on Star Sports in India and PTV Sports in Pakistan.
New Zealand have won the toss and have opted to field
Kane Willamson decides to bowl first, “We will have a bowl first. A little bit of weather around. Little bit of unknowns. By and large we have won a few and lost a few. Been there and there abouts. Some close ones which could have gone either ways.”
Sri Lanka skipper also wanted to bowl first, ” I was looking to bowl. But unfortunately we are batting first. Very important game today. If we do the basics well, we should do well. NZ is a calm team.”
Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Pathum Nissanka, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis(w/c), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dushmantha Chameera and Dilshan Madushanka.
New Zealand (Playing XI): Devon Conway,Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Tom Latham(w), Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Rachin Ravindra, Kane Williamson(c), Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, and Lockie Ferguson.
Pitch and weather report
The M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru, is known for its high-scoring matches. The pitch is generally a batsman’s paradise, with a good balance between pace and bounce. However, it can also be a bit challenging for bowlers, especially in the early overs.
In the recent past, the pitch has become a bit slower and drier, which has made it slightly more difficult for batsmen to score freely.
The weather forecast for Bengaluru on November 9 is for a hot and sunny day with the temperature reaching up to 32 degrees Celsius. There is a slight chance of showers in the evening, but this is not likely to affect the match.