New Zealand will be taking on host Sri Lanka in the 1st T20I of the New Zealand Tour on Sri Lanka 2019 at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele on1 September 2019. New Zealand white-washed two-match Test series, Sri Lanka would be eyeing to win T20 series at home. Kane Williamson and Trent Boult have been rested for the T20 series. In the absence of Kane Williamson, Tim Southe will be leading the New Zealand team. Lasith Malinga, who recently retired from ODI cricket, will be leading Sri Lanka.
SL v NZ T20I Squad
Sri Lanka T20I Squad
Avishka Fernando, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Danushka Gunathilaka, Shehan Jayasuriya, Isuru Udana, Lahiru Madushanka, Dasun Shanaka, Lasith Malinga (c), Wanidu Hasaranga, Akila Dananjaya, Lakshan Sandakan, Kasun Rajitha and Lahiru Kumara.
New Zealand T20I Squad
Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor, Tim Seifert (wk), Tom Bruce, Colin de Grandhomme, Scott Kuggeleijn, Daryl Mitchell, Colin Munro, Todd Astle, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee (c), Lockie Ferguson, Seth Rance and Ish Sodhi.
Sri Lanka vs New Zealand Playing XI Team Prediction
Sri Lanka Probable Playing XI
Avishka Fernando, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Danushka Gunathilaka, Isuru Udana, Dasun Shanaka, Lasith Malinga (c), Lakshan Sandakan, Kasun Rajitha and Lahiru Kumara.
New Zealand Probable Playing XI
Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor, Tim Seifert (wk), Tom Bruce, Colin de Grandhomme, Scott Kuggeleijn, Colin Munro, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee (c), Lockie Ferguson and Ish Sodhi.
Sri Lanka vs New Zealand Dream11 Team Predictions
Let’s look at the Dream11 team predictions for the 1st T20I between Sri Lanka vs New Zealand.
Wicket-keeper for SL vs NZ Dream 11 Team
Both Kusal Perera and Tim Seifert will the good choice for wicket-keepers, as their ability to scoring runs.
Batsmen for SL vs NZ Dream 11 Team
Avishka Fernando will the key batsman for Sri Lanka, given his form in World Cup, he will the top pick. Also, Sri Lanka will rely on Kusal Mendis for building Sri Lankan’s inning. For New Zealand, Martin Guptill and Colin Munro are likely to have blast at the top order.
All-rounder for SL vs NZ Dream 11 Team
In recent day, Isuru Udana has become the go-to allrounder in Sri Lanka, bowl medium pace and can score handy runs down the order. Mitchell Santner will be crucial for New Zealand especially with the bowl, adding the extra spin option to the bowling.
Bowlers for SL vs NZ Dream 11 Team
Lakshan Sandakan will be a good option from Sri Lankan bowling, don’t have experience but can take wickets in the T20 format. New Zealand fast bowlers Tim Southee and Lockie Ferguson will the bowlers to watch for.
Captain and Vice-captain for SL vs NZ Dream 11 Team
Captain: Colin Munro
Vice-captain: Mitchell Santner
Here is the Best Dream11 Team for Today SL vs NZ 1st T20I Match
Kusal Perera, Tim Seifert, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Martin Guptill, Colin Munro (C), Isuru Udana, Mitchell Santner (VC), Lakshan Sandakan, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson.