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Sri Lanka VS New Zealand



IN India


Sri Lanka -3.5 wkts / -31.5 runs

Sri Lanka VS New Zealand match analysis

Fancy Sri Lanka here, as I think New Zealand are a little bit overrated, especially after the win against Pakistan, which they were handed on a silver plate by some of the bowlers from Pakistan. Here, they will have a tougher task. Sri Lanka are the better team and although their batting line-up does not go very deep, their top order has a lot of quality and consistency, which I am not sure the bowlers New Zealand have can break. On the other hand, Sri Lanka have some spirited bowling attack that includes the likes of Lasith Malinga and Muttiah Muralitharan, who can tear batting line-ups apart on good days and limited them nicely on bad days. New Zealand's main attack are the big-hitting batsmen, but I am not sure they will get enough bad balls to pounce on even if the track goes on to support the batsmen. The handicap is not huge and I fancy Sri Lanka to cover either part of it - they are solid enough with the ball to limit New Zealand and they have enough firepower in the top order to win it without losing many wickets.
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