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Today’s NZ vs SL match, World Cup 2023 live score: Live updates, playing XIs, toss and latest stats

by Wisden Staff 3 minute read

New Zealand face Sri Lanka in Match 41 of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 in Bengaluru on November 9. Here is the NZ vs SL World Cup 2023 match live score, as well as updates, playing XIs and toss news.

New Zealand v Sri Lanka, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 – Match 41
November 9, 2023
2 pm local time
M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

NZ vs SL, World Cup 2023 Match 41: Live score

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New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, World Cup 2023: Toss and live updates

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NZ vs SL, World Cup 2023 Match 41: Team news

For New Zealand, Kyle Jamieson has replaced an injured Matt Henry, who has been sidelined from the tournament because of a hamstring strain. Sri Lanka’s vulnerability against short-pitched bowling might convince the Black Caps to play at least one of Lockie Ferguson and Jamieson or both.

With four wins in their eight outings, a win in Bengaluru will probably see New Zealand become the fourth entrant of the semi-finals, thanks to their superior Net Run Rate (NRR) of 0.398. However, Pakistan and Afghanistan pose as their challengers, equal on points, with the former having a more realistic chance going into the match against England, knowing the exact scenarios needed to pip New Zealand’s NRR.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka, who lost their captain Dasun Shanaka and pacer Lahiru Kumara midway through the tournament, don’t have any new injury concerns. They will probably persist with the same playing XI during their loss to Bangladesh, which ended their semi-final hopes. The 1996 champions still have plenty to play for, as a Champions Trophy 2025 berth is on the line.

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka: Predicted XIs

New Zealand: Devon Conway, Rachin Ravindra, Kane Williamson (c), Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (wk), Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi/Kyle Jamieson, Trent Boult, Tim Southee/Lockie Ferguson.

Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis (c), (wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Dushmantha Chameera, Dilshan Madushanka.

Match prediction: Who will win today’s NZ vs SL match?

New Zealand’s results don’t reflect their actual performance, at least on the batting front. Having plundered 383 and 401 against Australia and Pakistan, they still lost, finding themselves in this predicament ahead of the do-or-die clash on November 9. However, their batting alone makes them the favourites against a dejected Sri Lanka line-up.

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