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World Cup 2023: New Zealand take on Sri Lanka as the latter play for pride


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In the 41st match of the ongoing World Cup, New Zealand and Sri Lanka will be coming against each other in a crucial match on Thursday at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. After registering a thumping start to their World Cup campaign, New Zealand went through a disappointing ride in their later matches which makes this match really crucial for them to win to cement their chances of qualifying for the semi-final. New Zealand will need to win big to amplify their prospects for the semi-final. Despite this win, black caps would need other results to go their way as well for semi-final call. They had four victories in a row but since then, they have been downsizing. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, have witnessed an unprecedented turn of events with their two victories out of eight matches. They, meanwhile, have been eliminated from the tournament but they would look forward to creating troubles for New Zealand as their sole motive would be to end their campaign on a high note. Their latest defeat came against Bangladesh where high drama between both teams was witnessed.

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

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


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