Sri Lanka Legends will be up against New Zealand Legends in match 16 of the ongoing Road Safety World Series (RSWS) 2022. With three wins in three matches, Sri Lanka Legends are placed at the third position in the points table, while New Zealand Legends are placed at 4th position with one win in four matches played so far. Two of their matches were washed away due to excessive rain. Both teams will look to better their standings when they will face each other in the next game.
The surface at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium is expected to provide a good time for batters in the middle while bowlers will have a tough time stopping the runs. Spin can be crucial on the surface. The captain who wins the toss might look to field first.
Sri Lanka has so far managed to win all three games courtesy of incredible performance from skipper Tillakaratne Dilshan, Sanath Jayasuriya, Chaminda Vaas and Dilshan Munaweera. The 33-year-old Munaweera has been a mainstay batter for the side as he has amassed 145-runs in three innings and is currently the leading run-getter in the tournament.
Dilshan, meanwhile, is just a few runs behind his teammate with 123-runs in three innings. Nuwan Kulasekara is also a bowler to look out for as he has been in superb form in the competition.
He is currently the highest wicket-taker for the side with 8 wickets in three innings. Meanwhile, New Zealand has one win and one loss so far in the tournament and will look to add few more valuable points.
The Ross Taylor-led side have a lot to worry as they underperformed in all the departments against South Africa Legends, but the side bounced back well against Bangladesh. Dean Brownlie is the leading run-getter for the side and the side will heavily depend on his performance. Skipper Ross Taylor and Jamie How will look to continue their momentum from the last game.
New Zealand Legends
Last playing XI: Jamie How, Anton Devcich, Dean Brownlie, Ross Taylor (c), Gareth Hopkins (wk), Scott Styris, Neil Broom, Kyle Mills, Hamish Bennett, Jason Spice, James Franklin
Bench: Aaron Redmond, Jacob Oram, Craig McMillan, Bruce Martin, Shane Bond
Sri Lanka Legends
Last playing XI: Dilshan Munaweera, Tillakaratne Dilshan (c), Upul Tharanga (wk), Jeevan Mendis, Chamara Silva, Sanath Jayasuriya, Chaturanga de Silva, Asela Gunaratne, Isuru Udana, Nuwan Kulasekara, Ishan Jayaratne
Bench: Chaminda Vaas, Chamara Kapugedera, Dhammika Prasad, Dilruwan Perera, Mahela Udawatte, Kaushalya Weeraratne, Thisara Perera, Chinthaka Jayasinghe
Considering the dominating past performances of Sri Lanka Legends, Tillakaratne Dilshan-led side is likely to win the game against New Zealand Legends.
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