NZ vs SL Cricket Betting Tips and Tricks 2nd Test Match Prediction- Who Will Win? The second Test between New Zealand and Sri Lanka will be played in Basin Reserve, Wellington from 17th March. New Zealand won the first Test by 2 wickets and currently leads the 2-match series by 1-0.
NZ vs SL – Sri Lanka Tour of New Zealand 2023, 2nd Test Preview:
New Zealand will be facing Sri Lanka in the second Test of the 2-match series from the 17th of March. The first Test saw a thriller end as New Zealand won the game by 2 wickets on the last ball of the fifth day.
In the first Test, Sri Lanka added 355 on the board with the help of half-centuries by Kusal Mendis and Karunaratne. Southee picked 5 wickets while Matt Henry hunted 4 scalps. New Zealand, in their first innings, scored 373, thanks to a century by Daryl Mitchell and half-centuries by Matt Henry and Tom Latham.
In the second innings, Sri Lanka scored 302 runs and set a target of 286 for the hosts. New Zealand chased it down on the last ball of the last day to fetch a thrilling win. Kane Williamson scored an unbeaten 121 to pull his side across the line.
For New Zealand, Daryl Mitchell scored the most runs in the first Test. He added 102 in the first innings and 81 in the second innings. Apart from him, Kane Williamson scored an unbeaten century in the second innings.
For Sri Lanka, Angelo Mathews added the most runs in the first Test, he scored 162 runs, with the help of a century in the second innings. Kusal Mendis stacked 101 runs with the bat.
Tim Southee and Matt Henry were among the leading wicket-takers for New Zealand in the first Test, the pace duo grabbed 14 wickets between them. Blair Tickner added 4 scalps to his name.
For Sri Lanka, Asitha Fernando hunted 7 scalps while Lahiru Kumara fetched 4 to his name.
Key players for New Zealand:
Daryl Mitchell — The right-handed batter from New Zealand scored 102 in the first innings, followed by an 81 in the second innings. The team will expect him to play a crucial role in this match once again.
Kane Williamson — The experienced campaigner held his nerves to pull off an emphatic victory for his side in the first Test. He scored an unbeaten century in the second innings to guide his team to victory. He will be hoping to continue his good run in this match as well.
Tim Southee — The experienced pacer hunted a fifer in the first innings of the game, and then picked a couple of crucial scalps in the second innings. He can also contribute decently with the bat for his side. He will be an important player to consider for this game.
Key players for Sri Lanka:
Angelo Mathews — The Sri Lankan batter has looked in great recent touch and is coming off a successful outing in the first Test. In the first innings, he added 47 runs whereas, in the second innings, he scored a century. He will be a key player to consider in the second Test as well.
Asitha Fernando — The 25-year-old right-arm pacer hunted 4 scalps in the first innings of the first Test, followed by a 3-wicket in the second innings. The team will expect him to deliver once again here.
NZ vs SL – Sri Lanka Tour of New Zealand 2023, 2nd Test Squads:
New Zealand: Tom Latham, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson, Will Young, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Blundell, Michael Bracewell, Tim Southee, Matt Henry, Blair Tickner
Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne, Oshada Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella, Prabath Jayasuriya, Asitha Fernando, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara
NZ vs SL Cricket Betting Tips and Tricks 2nd Test Match Prediction- Who Will Win?
What will be the Final Score?
The Final Score is expected to be 320.
Who will be the Player of the Match?
Kane Williamson is expected to be the Player of the Match.
Who will be the Best Batter (Runs scored)?
Kane Williamson is expected to score the most runs in this match.
Who will be the Best Bowler (Wickets taken)?
Tim Southee is expected to pick the most wickets in this match.
When will the First Wicket Fall?
The first wicket is expected to fall at 65 runs.
What will be the First Over Runs?
First Over Runs is expected to be 0.
What will be the First Ball Runs?
First Ball Run is expected to be 0.
Who will score the Most Fours?
Dimuth Karunaratne is expected to score Most Fours.
Who will score the Most Sixes?
Daryl Mitchell is expected to score Most Sixes.
Who will Win The Match?
New Zealand is expected to win the Match.
Disclaimer: These predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced so stay tuned.