In this ICC world cup, we discuss the all-round ability of England, top order strength of India, the bowling line up of South-Africa, consistency of Aussies in big tournaments, and we had a clear idea about the final four spots of this world cup. But there are another two teams to make big things. Those teams are Newzeland and Sri Lanka. Today Newzeland and Srilanka face each other in their opening match in ICC WC 2019
Two thousand fifteen(2015) runner ups and five-time semi-finalists blackcaps are missing Brenden McCullum, but they had cool and calm captain Williamson and experienced Ross Taylor.but the openers form is the main problem of kiwis. They have a better bowling side with Boult, Southee, Ferguson.they are clear favourites in this match.
probable XI: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk)/Tom bundle(wk), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson
In this decade, the most glorious and celebrated team was Srilanka.in 1996 they were coming with the caption of underdogs and kiss the world cup with the fearless game and fighting spirit. Now the conditions are different; they face a lot of struggling. They have a young batting side and experienced bowling, but the problem is lack of fighting spirit. The world cup is not a game; it is a war; this is the best chance to get a bounce-back themselves.
Probaable XI: Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera (wk), Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Jeevan Mendis/Jeffrey vandersay, Thisara Perera, Isurua Udana, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga
weather and pitch:Cardiff pitch naturally helps to the seamers in the powerplay.there is a less chance to rain and the sky is cloudy, and the humidity is 97%, so it is helpful to slow medium pacers. Chasing is better for the teams.
prediction:newzeland beats srilanka