New Zealand Matt can sit out of Henry or Ferguson
Jeffrey Wandersky is important for Sri Lanka but doubts on his fitness
Sports desk Two World Cup matches will be played on Saturday in 2019. One among them is between Sri Lanka and New Zealand. It will be played at Cardiff's Sofia Gardens from 3 pm, according to Indian time. Sri Lanka will have to perform better in this World Cup. No batsman has come after Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene, who has consistently performed well. On the other hand, New Zealand not only have strong batting line-up, but also bowling is very good. In the warm up match, he had teamed up with India 200. Let's know what can be the playing 11 of both teams for this match.
New Zealand: Latham still does not fit
Kiwi team can sit out of either the lockie Ferguson or Matt Henry in this match. Trent Bolt and Tim Southee will be in the 11th Tom Latham could not fit. So, it is decided to stay out of them too. Tom Blundel had a fantastic century against the West Indies in the practice match. They should be in the team. Colin Munro did not play a single warmup match. Therefore, it is believed that Captain Ken Williamson will keep Henri Nicholls and Martin Guptill as the opener.
This may be New Zealand's Playing 11
Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholas, Kane Williamson (captain), Ross Taylor, Tom Blundell (wicketkeeper), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomie, Mitchell Centner, Ish Sodhi, Trent Bolt and Tim Southee.
Sri Lanka: Dependence on Matthews and Pereira
Lahiru Thirimane played some good innings last day Captain Dimut Karunaratne is also in the form. There are question marks on the continuation of Kushal Mendis, Angelo Mathews and Thesara Pereira. Geoffrey Wanderer had performed well in the warm up matches. They are supposed to get a place in 11. However, Avishka Fernando could not fit yet.
It can be Sri Lankan playing 11
Dimuth Karunaratne (captain), Lahiru Thirimane, Kusle Mendis, Kusle Pereira (wicketkeeper), Angelo Mathews, Dhananjay D'Silva, Thesara Pereira, Isuru Udana, Lasith Malinga, Suranga Lakmal and Geoffrey Wanderer.