Sri Lanka vs New Zealand Live 13th T20 Super 8 T20 World Cup 2012
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New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Group 1 : 13th Match at Pallekele
Series: ICC World Twenty20 2012Match Begin at: Sep 27 (10:00 GMT, 15:30 local)
The real World Cup is about to start. With no 'minnows' in the super-8s, the tournament is entering an exciting phase where there are no favourites or underdogs in any of the matches. The second phase starts with hosts Sri Lanka taking on New Zealand, and both teams enter the game with similar forms; they started their tournament with victories but lost their respective second games. Sri Lanka may consider themselves a bit too unlucky and may not be too worried about their form, as their second game (against South Africa) was affected by rain and reduced to just 7 overs. New Zealand become a totally different team when they play in World Cups. Form, squad, opposition..nothing matters to them when they play in the World Cups. Of course, they have no titles to their name, but they have a habit of making it into the knock-outs regularly.
The teams that made it through an all-too-predictable first round are now in a more demanding environment. By design and chance, the sides that topped each of the four groups are in one Super Eights pool, while those that finished second are in the other; the grouping gives these games a context the earlier ones lacked.
The first Super Eights game is between the hosts Sri Lanka and New Zealand, two teams that had different group experiences. Sri Lanka were barely tested by Zimbabwe and then lost a seven-over lottery to South Africa. They played those games in Hambantota and have now moved to Pallekele, where they haven't had a net session at the venue of Thursday's match. They trained in Kandy instead. The hosts also have to decide on whether to play Ajantha Mendis, who suffered a side strain, and whether to open the batting with Dilshan Munaweera, or give Mahela Jayawardene the job he's so good at. As they enter the demanding phase of the World Twenty20, Sri Lanka are still settling in.
New Zealand, on the other hand, had two full and more competitive outings, winning against Bangladesh and losing to Pakistan. Those games were in Pallekele too, so they are familiar with the venue, which has assisted pace more than spin and been a good one to bat at.
Last 5 Matches:
Sri Lanka: LWLLW
New Zealand: LWWLL
Sri Lanka (From): Dilshan Munaweera, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Mahela Jayawardene(c), Kumar Sangakkara(w), Jeevan Mendis, Thisara Perera, Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne, Nuwan Kulasekara, Ajantha Mendis, Lasith Malinga, Rangana Herath, Akila Dananjaya Perera, Dinesh Chandimal, Shaminda Eranga
New Zealand (From): Rob Nicol, Kane Williamson, Brendon McCullum(w), Daniel Vettori, Jacob Oram, Ross Taylor(c), James Franklin, Nathan McCullum, Tim Southee, Kyle Mills, Adam Milne, Ronnie Hira, Doug Bracewell, Martin Guptill, BJ Watling