New Zealand win toss, opt to bowl against Sri Lanka

Cardiff, Jun 1 (GCSports) New Zealand won the toss and opted to bowl against Sri Lanka here at the Sophia Gardens on Saturday.

Fourth ranked in the ICC ODI rankings, New Zealand, registered comprehensive six-wicket win over India before losing to a batting-heavy Windies by 91 runs in World Cup warm-up.

Since the last World Cup, New Zealand have risen as high as second in the world rankings but have also been beaten at home by South Africa, England and India.

On the other hand, Sri Lanka have had a more chaotic build-up to the tournament and they have lost 41 of the 55 ODIs played since the start of 2017.


Sri Lanka Playing XI: Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Perera (wk), Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Suranga Lakmal, Isuru Udana, Lasith Malinga

New Zealand Playing XI: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (c), Tom Latham (wk), Ross Taylor, James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Trent Boult

Via UNI-india

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