Pitch and weather: Eden Park hasn’t had much ODI cricket of late, but the last two games have seen 300-plus chased down and 273 defended. The pitch has also been known to aid spin. The weather is expected to be nice and sunny.
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Highlights today. 1st ODI (D/N), Eden Park, Auckland, Saturday 25-3-2023, Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand 2023.
Sri Lanka, elected to field first.
New Zealand team: 1 Finn Allen, 2 Chad Bowes, 3 Will Young, 4 Daryl Mitchell, 5 Tom Latham (capt, wk), 6 Glenn Phillips, 7 Rachin Ravindra, 8 Henry Shipley, 9 Ish Sodhi, 10 Matt Henry, 11 Blair Tickner
Sri Lanka team: 1 Nuwanidu Fernando, 2 Pathum Nissanka, 3 Kusal Mendis (wk), 4 Charith Asalanka, 5 Angelo Mathews, 6 Dasun Shanaka (capt), 7 Wanindu Hasaranga, 8 Chamika Karunaratne, 9 Kasun Rajitha, 10 Lahiru Kumara, 11 Dilshan Madushanka
Head to Head In ODI’s: 99
New Zealand Won: 49
Sri Lanka Won: 41
New Zealand ODI Rankings: 3rd
Sri Lanka ODI Rankings: 8th
(Last five matches, most recent first)
New Zealand WWWWW
Sri Lanka LLLWL
Match Timings: 1:00 AM GMT | 2:00 PM Local
Umpires – Shaun Haig, Wayne Knights
TV Umpire – Chris Brown
Match Referee – Jeff Crowe
Reserve Umpire – Cory Black
Match number – ODI no. 4548