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*Official* Match 38 - New Zealand v Sri Lanka

Who will win this match?


  • Total voters
    17
  • Poll closed .

Bahnz

International Coach
Sigh...just when it looked like New Zealand were starting to build some momentum our two best bowlers go and get injured. Sri Lanka to win comfortably.
 

Bringbackbondy

Cricket Spectator
Sigh...just when it looked like New Zealand were starting to build some momentum our two best bowlers go and get injured. Sri Lanka to win comfortably.
Yea a real shame that Mills got injured just after it looked like he was getting some rhythm back after a tough couple of months.
 

Mike5181

International Captain
Without Mills and Vettori we will find it hard to contain what is a pretty good batting line up. Wouldn't dream of saying this a few months ago but if we are to succeed in this game. It will be our batting that did the bu-si-ness.
 

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SL will win comfortably IMO. Vettori and Mills will be a big miss for the Kiwis.
 

Migara

International Captain
If that's the case then I expect Southee to rip through the Sri Lankans.
Nah, there are some good players of pace there like Sanga, Mathews and Samaraweera. But NZ will find Kulasekara very difficult on such a track, and not to mention what Perera will do on such a track. SL will struggle on flat pitches, because batsmen don't know how to play on flat tracks as Indians to, and bowlers will get smashed on them. SL will be happy with a lively wicket because it is playing with their strengths.
 

Agent Nationaux

International Coach
Nah, there are some good players of pace there like Sanga, Mathews and Samaraweera. But NZ will find Kulasekara very difficult on such a track, and not to mention what Perera will do on such a track. SL will struggle on flat pitches, because batsmen don't know how to play on flat tracks as Indians to, and bowlers will get smashed on them. SL will be happy with a lively wicket because it is playing with their strengths.
And I thought Samaraweera is a flat track bully :ph34r:
 

Migara

International Captain
We are also not sure because he has not played in many of seaming tracks. Plays well on dust bowls, and played some good knocks on seamin wickets as well. But still a unknown entity on seaming wickets. But has technique for sure.
 

BeeGee

International Captain
A bit of a dead rubber, this game, as both teams have already qualified for the QFs. So all that's riding on this game is Group order/momentum.

I'm really torn about whether I want NZ to win this game or not. :confused: IMO, the least desirable team for NZ to face in the QFs is India. India look like they're going to finish 2nd in B, so 3rd is the position for NZ to avoid. If NZ lose this game they will probably end up 4th and avoid India, but if they win they could end up 3rd and face India. BUT, if NZ win and Pak beat Aus then NZ would top Group A and probably face the WIs. :wacko:

Maybe I should just stop worrying and enjoy the game.
 

Bahnz

International Coach
A bit of a dead rubber, this game, as both teams have already qualified for the QFs. So all that's riding on this game is Group order/momentum.

I'm really torn about whether I want NZ to win this game or not. :confused: IMO, the least desirable team for NZ to face in the QFs is India. India look like they're going to finish 2nd in B, so 3rd is the position for NZ to avoid. If NZ lose this game they will probably end up 4th and avoid India, but if they win they could end up 3rd and face India. BUT, if NZ win and Pak beat Aus then NZ would top Group A and probably face the WIs. :wacko:

Maybe I should just stop worrying and enjoy the game.
Scenario's

NZ Lose - We'll finish 3rd or 4th
Pak Lose (most likely, although you can't guarantee it) - Unless NZ get absolutely hammered, we'll finish 3rd because we've got a considerably better NRR than Pakistan does.
Pak Wins: We come 4th

NZ Win
We'll finish 1st or 2nd depending on the outcome of the Aus Pak match.
 

Blaze 18

Banned
If Sri Lanka beat New Zealand and Australia beat Pakistan, New Zealand will likely finish third and face India in the quarter-final.

If Sri Lanka beat New Zealand and Pakistan beat Australia, New Zealand will finish fourth and face South Africa in the quarter-final.

If New Zealand beat Sri Lanka and Australia beat Pakistan, New Zealand will finish second and likely face England in the quarter-final.

If New Zealand beat Sri Lanka and Pakistan beat Australia, New Zealand will likely finish first and face West Indies in the quarter-final.

They could be facing any of the four! :laugh:
 

BeeGee

International Captain
Scenario's

NZ Lose - We'll finish 3rd or 4th
Pak Lose (most likely, although you can't guarantee it) - Unless NZ get absolutely hammered, we'll finish 3rd because we've got a considerably better NRR than Pakistan does.
Pak Wins: We come 4th

NZ Win
We'll finish 1st or 2nd depending on the outcome of the Aus Pak match.
If Sri Lanka beat New Zealand and Australia beat Pakistan, New Zealand will likely finish third and face India in the quarter-final.

If Sri Lanka beat New Zealand and Pakistan beat Australia, New Zealand will finish fourth and face South Africa in the quarter-final.

If New Zealand beat Sri Lanka and Australia beat Pakistan, New Zealand will finish second and likely face England in the quarter-final.

If New Zealand beat Sri Lanka and Pakistan beat Australia, New Zealand will likely finish first and face West Indies in the quarter-final.

They could be facing any of the four! :laugh:
Just not India, anyone but India, please. :unsure:
 

Bahnz

International Coach
Just not India, anyone but India, please. :unsure:
Of course we're assuming that India will win their last game against the windies. If an upset occurs then finishing 3rd would be ideal as we'd get a game against the windies.
 

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