Who Will Win – 09 Nov 23 Match Prediction | New Zealand vs. Sri Lanka 41st Match (ICC World Cup India 2023)

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Who Will Win – 09 Nov 23 Match Prediction New Zealand vs. Sri Lanka 41st Match (ICC World Cup India 2023)

In Bengaluru, New Zealand and Sri Lanka will play the 41st match of the ICC World Cup 2023 on 09 November. The match will start at 2 pm IST at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. This will be the last match of this tournament at this venue ahead of the semi-final. As Bangladesh and England are eliminated from this format, New Zealand is placed in fourth position while Sri Lanka is placed in seventh position in the current point table. At this same venue, Sri Lanka defeated England whereas New Zealand lost to Pakistan. Win in this game will make the NZ qualify for the semi-final.


EventICC Cricket World Cup 2023
TeamsSri Lanka vs New Zealand
Time10:30 AM local | 05:00 AM GMT | 10:00 AM PST
VenueM Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru


The pitch of M Chinnaswamy Stadium is one of the most batting-friendly pitches in India. The surface of the pitch provides an even amount of bounce and pace. As the outfield is speedy and the boundaries are short, batters would score more runs. As the match progresses at this pitch, the spinner will get more assistance.


NZ played 101 matches with SL. Sri Lanka won 41 matches out of 101 while New Zealand won 51. The 1 match was tied and 8 had no results. The last match these two teams played was on 31 March 2023 where NZ won by 6 wickets.

FormatMatchesNew Zealand WonSri Lanka WonDrawn/No ResultTied


Team New Zealand

  • Kane Williamson (C)
  • Tom Latham (wk)
  • Devon Conway
  • Rachin Ravindra
  • Daryl Mitchell
  • Mark Chapman
  • Glenn Phillips
  • Mitchell Santner
  • Ish Sodhi
  • Tim Southee
  • Trent Boult

Team Sri Lanka

  • Kusal Mendis (C, Wk)
  • Kusal Perera (Wk)
  • Charith Asalanka
  • Dimuth Karunaratne
  • Pathum Nissanka
  • Angelo Mathews
  • Sadeera Samarawickrama
  • Dhananjaya de Silva
  • Maheesh Theekshana
  • Dushmantha Chameera
  • Kasun Rajitha


Best Batter

In this clash, Rachin Ravindra could be the best batter. In this tournament, he is doing his best and is a leading run-scorer for the Kiwis. He is now the 3rd highest run scorer in this World Cup. He scored 523 runs at an average of 74.71. His strike rate is 107.39. He has made 3 centuries and 2 half-centuries so far in this World Cup.

Best Bowler

The leading name for New Zealand in the bowling department is Mitchell Santner. He picked up 14 wickets with a bowling average of 26. His economy rate is 5.17.


Best Batter

Just for the two games in this tournament, Kusal Mendis emerged as the captain of team Sri Lanka. In those initial matches, he showcased incredible intent. Before assuming the leadership, he delivered consistently racking up six scores of fifty or more, highlighted by 126 scores off 77 balls against Pakistan. His strike rate is 68.18 with an average of 15.

Best Bowler

Dilshan Madushanka could be the best bowler from Sri Lanka. He is currently the leading wicket-taker in this tournament. He picked up 21 wickets. His economy rate is 648. In most of the Sri Lanka’s games, he is crucial for his side.


Let’s evaluate the SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) of the New Zealand and Sri Lanka teams:

Team New Zealand Strengths

The team’s biggest strength is it has been a part of 7 semi-finals and 3 times World Cup winners. They always raise the bar in ICC events. Their captain’s leadership style might be very different from the former captain McCullum. Williamson is one of the best batters in the world and performing his best over the years. He made the middle order more solid and behaved like glue for his team. The return of Williamson greatly benefited the New Zealand team in the last match.  New Zealand won four matches and is currently in the fourth position. A victory in this match is compulsory for the NZ team to qualify for the semi-final so this strengthens the team to make a win.

Team New Zealand’s Weaknesses

The biggest weakness for this team is they have lost back-to-back four matches in this tournament. Their squad is weak in spinners. This team is struggling in this World Cup and they are under pressure to make a win to qualify for the semi-final. Their experienced player Munro is not a part of their playing 11 so they might miss their player.

Opportunities for Team New Zealand

Since 2003, New Zealand has been doing brilliantly in the ICC tournaments. This team is the only team who had qualified for four successive semi-finals. Their destiny is in their own hands. The short boundary will help this team to secure more runs easily. This team knows how to bat and bowl on these Indian pitches. In the H2H record, New Zealand won more matches against Sri Lanka.

Threats for Team New Zealand

The biggest threat for them is their loss streak in the last matches. This team lost to Pakistan in the last match on the same pitch which made them play under pressure. The other threat is their dismissal record on Indian pitches.

Team Sri Lanka Strengths

The biggest strength is the best bowling attack team Sri Lanka has. This team has winning streaks that would strengthen them. Their all-rounder Maheesh Theekshana would play impressively with both the ball and the bat. Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, and Dhananjaya de Silva are their best batters and stable their team. Their bowler Dilshan took 18 wickets and is holding the key for the Lankans.

Team Sri Lanka’s Weaknesses

The team Sri Lanka’s biggest concern is their injured players. Unfortunately, they will miss their key player and the second-best bowler according to Men’s ODI Bowling Rankings for team Sri Lanka, Wanindu Hasaranga. This team is also missing their key bowler Matheesha Pathirana and Lahiru Kumara.

Opportunities for Team Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan teams know the sub-continent weather conditions and the pitch conditions. In the recent ODI, Dasun Shanank who is their skipper, has an impressive record. The team’s consecutive win is boosting them to win. They defeated team England on the same pitch in their last match and managed six points.

Threats for Team Sri Lanka

The biggest threat this team is struggling with is their points in the point table as they are under the top bottom. They lost more matches. According to the H2H, the opponent is stronger than the team. This team knows that a loss in this match will knock them out of this World Cup so they might play under pressure in this match. They have young and not much-experienced players.


In this match, New Zealand has more chances of winning as their batting line is stronger than Sri Lanka and this pith will favor the batters. In the last ODI New Zealand had more victories than SL. Sri Lanka can also win if they remain confident as they won on the same ground in the last match while New Zealand lost against Pakistan. Team Sri Lanka has the best bowlers while team New Zealand is struggling in the bowling department. So, this will be a big clash.


As the pitch is good for scoring runs and has small boundaries, this will be easy to chase the target. Captains who will win the toss will decide to bowl first. New Zealand is likely to win the toss and choose to bowl first and will chase the target against team Sri Lanka.


The Bengaluru’s weather would be a major concern for this match. For the next several hours, storms are expected and there are 96% chance of rain. The temperature will be 26 degrees and the weather will remain mostly cloudy the whole day. The humidity level will be 65% and wind will be 13 km/h. there are 82% chance of being cloudy and the pressure will be 1012 mb.


New Zealand has a 77% probability of winning this match.

Sri Lanka has a 23% probability of winning this match.

Is there any chance of rain during the 41st match of the ICC World Cup 2023?

Yes, the weather will be cloudy all day and there are 96% chances of rain.

According to predictors, who will secure more runs for New Zealand?

Devon Conway and Kane Williamson are expected to secure more runs for team New Zealand.

According to predictors, who will secure more runs for Sri Lanka?

Pathum Nissanka and Angelo Mathews are expected to secure more runs for team Sri Lanka.

Which team has more chances of winning the 41st match of this tournament?

New Zealand has more chances of winning the match as this pitch will favor the batters and NZ has strong batting line.

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