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SL vs NZ Dream11 ICC World Test Championship Sri Lanka vs New Zealand 1st Test Predicted XI, Team News

SL vs NZ Dream11 Team Prediction


Sri Lanka is all set to host the first Test Match against New Zealand at Galle International Stadium on 14th August 2019 at 10:00 AM IST. Of the seven test series New Zealand have played against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka, they have managed to win only one (in 1983/84) while three ended up in SL’s favor (three were drawn). While the hosts look to maintain their dominance at home, visitors would endeavour to better their record on the sub-continent soil.

Match details

Match: 1st Test, SL vs NZ, ICC World Test Championship

Venue: Galle International Stadium

Date & Time: 14th August 2019, 10:00 AM IST

Team News of Sri Lanka, expected XI and squad

  • A delayed start is expected as it is still raining in Galle.
  • SL have a not-so-experienced captain in Dimuth Karunaratne, who would try to convert home advantage into wins.
  • The team would rely on its spin attack to tame NZ batsmen on Galle track that is expected to produce some spin.

SL Playing 11

Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Oshada Fernando, Niroshan Dickwella, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Akila Dananjaya, Suranga Lakmal, Dhananjaya De Silva, Lasith Embuldeniya

SL Squad

Dinesh Chandimal, Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Angelo Mathews, Kusal Mendis, Lahiru Thirimanne, Niroshan Dickwella, Kusal Janith Perera, Lasith Embuldeniya, Dhananjaya De Silva, Akila Dananjaya, Oshada Fernando, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Kumara, Lakshan Sandakan,Vishwa Fernado

Team News of New Zealand, expected XI and squad

  • NZ look a balanced and better team than SLankan unit, which is still struggling to zero in on a stable line-up.
  • NZ have already included four front-line spinners to exploit the turning track of Galle.
  • Rain can play a spoilsport, which is expected to interrupt the match many a times during the play.
  • NZ had a great world cup and they would like to continue with the same temperament.
  • NZC have roped in Thilan Samaraweera to improve team’s performance in Sril Lankan conditions.

NZ Playing XI

Jeet Raval, Kane Williamson (c), Tom Latham, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling,  Ajaj Patel, Mitchell Santner, TG Southee, TA Boult

Doubtful Players: Colin de Grandhomme

NZ squad

Raval, Will Somerville, Ross Taylor, Neil Wagner, Tom Blundell, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Tom Latham, BJ Watling (wk), Todd Astle, Kane Williamson (c), Colin de Grandhomme, Jeet Henry Nicholls, Ajaz Patel,

SL vs NZ Dream11 Team

Best Dream11 team combination

Wicketkeepers: N Dickwella

Batsmen: D Chandimal, K Wiliamson, R Taylor, T Latham

All-rounders: M Santner

Bowlers: A Patel, A Dananjaya, N Wagner, S Lakmal, T Boult


  • Being one of the Fab Four, Kane Williamson is an obvious choice for the batsman and of course the captain.
  • Have gone for a 7:4 combination; picking seven from NZ, the better team
  • Galle is a spin-friendly team so included three quality spinners.
  • Have given preference to experienced batsmen including K Williamson, R Taylor, Chandimal and Latham

Captain Options

Captain: Kane Williamson, a great batsman and strategic captain

VC: M Santner. He provides a reliable spin option as well as has good batting abilities.