Today here New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Prediction Who Will Win 1st ODI Match, Today match Sri Lanka vs New Zealand Toss Prediction who will win, who will bat first. After the test series between NZ vs SL the first ODI match between New Zealand vs Sri Lanka will be played at Hagley Oval, Christchurch on Saturday, 26 December 2016.
New Zealand have won the two test series by 2-0, now the both team going to play five match ODI series, starting in Christchurch on Saturday, 26 December, with both the sides have an eye ODI rankings as they have an equal chance to move up in the ICC ODI Championship ranking, as out New Zealand vs Sri Lanka prediction indicates If any side win the series by 4-1 or better. If fourth-ranked New Zealand wins the series by 4-1 or better, then it will move ahead of South Africa into third place. If fifth-ranked Sri Lanka wins the series by the same margin, then it will swap places with New Zealand.
New Zealand cricket team has not played ODI cricket since August drop their chance in New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Prediction, now they will need to revive its shorter game skills. With 22 wins and 11 defeats in 35 home ODIs against Sri Lanka, New Zealand clearly has the edge. In contrast, Sri Lanka has been in top ODI form with a 3-0 home victory over the West Indies last month.
New Zealand player Kane Williamson has been in tremendous form, which is reflected in the ICC Player Rankings for ODI Batsmen as well in New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Prediction. The Black Caps batsman is in third place, behind number-one ranked AB de Villiers and second-ranked Virat Kohli. Williamson, the top ODI run-scorer this calendar year, is just 16 points behind India’s Test captain and has an opportunity to achieve second position for the first time in his career, provided he performs strongly in the series.
From Sri Lanka cricket team, Tillakaratne Dilshan is just eight points behind Williamson, and is also presented with a similar chance of moving to as high as second. Younger men have taken their leave, but at 39-years-of age, Tillakaratne Dilshan presses on, New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Prediction. He is more of an accumulator than a dasher now, though every now-and-then he will do something spectacular, In what has been a lean ODI year for the team, Dilshan has hit 1100 runs at an average of 55. With Kusal Perera unavailable to partner him, plenty of Sri Lanka’s hopes this series will pivot on the quality of the starts Dilshan gives them.
Sri Lanka ODI Team Squad: 1 Tillakaratne Dilshan, 2 Lahiru Thirimanne, 3 Danushka Gunathilaka , 4 Dinesh Chandimal (wk), 5 Angelo Mathews (capt.), 6 Milinda Siriwardana, 7 Thisara Perera, 8 Nuwan Kulasekara, 9 Sachithra Senanayake, 10 Dushmantha Chameera, 11 Suranga Lakmal
New Zealand ODI Team Squad: 1 Brendon McCullum (capt.), 2 Martin Guptill, 3 Kane Williamson, 4 Ross Taylor, 5 Henry Nicholls/George Worker, 6 Mitchell Santner, 7 Luke Ronchi (wk), 8 Doug Bracewell, 9 Adam Milne, 10 Ish Sodhi, 11 Mitchell McClenaghan
In this format there will be no edge for New Zealand as the Sri Lankan has the better form in ODI. Today ODI match New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Prediction indicates New Zealand will win toss and ball first but Sri Lanka will win the match.