New Zealand and Sri Lanka are set to clash in the 41st match of the ODI World Cup 2023, scheduled to unfold at the renowned M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Thursday, November 9.

Having triumphed in four out of their eight fixtures, New Zealand are gearing up for the high-stakes match, knowing that a victory against Sri Lanka is imperative for their chance to secure a spot in the semi-finals. On the other hand, Sri Lanka, with only two wins in their eight matches, are also vying for a win to stay alive for qualification of the ICC Champions Trophy 2025.

ODI Stats and Records at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium

  • Total Matches: 41
  • Matches won batting first: 15
  • Matches won bowling first: 22
  • Average first innings score: 237
  • Average second innings score: 216
  • Highest total recorded: 401/6 (50 Overs) New Zealand vs Pakistan
  • Lowest total recorded: 114/10 ( 38.5 Overs) India-Women vs South Africa-Women
  • Highest score chased: 329/7 (49.1 Overs) Ireland vs England
  • Lowest score defended: 166/4 (22 Overs) India vs England

Chinnaswamy Stadium Pitch Report:

The pitch at Chinnaswamy Stadium offers optimal conditions for batters to perform exceptionally. While fast bowlers and spinners may find some support, the close proximity of the boundaries poses a significant challenge. Consequently, one can anticipate a high-scoring match, with the likelihood that the captain winning the toss will opt to chase. The flat characteristics of the pitch and the restricted boundaries make chasing an advantageous strategic decision.

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Bengaluru Weather Forecast:

Cloudy skies are forecasted in Bengaluru with scattered thunderstorms, making it likely for play to be interrupted by rain, with an 80% chance of precipitation. The temperature at the venue is expected to climb to about 27 degrees Celsius, accompanied by a humidity level of approximately 76%. Furthermore, the wind is predicted to gust at around 14 kmph.

NZ vs SL, Probable Playing XI

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

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

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