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Semi final Analysis: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka cricket teams in 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup

by on March 27, 2011
in New Zealand, Srilanka, World Cup

Sri lanka vs New Zealand

World Cup win/loss record of New Zealand vs Sri Lanka:

  • Total matches played: 8
  • New Zealand cricket team won: 3
  • Sri Lanka cricket team won: 5

One day international win/loss record of New Zealand cricket team against Sri Lanka:

  • Total matches played: 73
  • New Zealand cricket team won: 35
  • Sri Lanka cricket team won: 33
  • No result: 4
  • Tied: 1

1st semi-final of 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup is going to be played between New Zealand and Sri Lanka on March 29, 2011 at Colombo, Sri Lanka. In quarter-finals, New Zealand cricket team defeated South Africa in a close but low scoring match whereas Sri Lanka cricket team won its match against England to qualify for the semi-finals.  Sri Lanka has always been the favorite for this world cup while New Zealand has made its way to semi-finals keeping itself under the radar. Let’s have an analysis of strengths and weaknesses of both teams.

New Zealand’s Batting Strength and Weakness:

New Zealand cricket team’s batting strength relies on the performance of its top ace batting players like Brendon McCullum, Jesse Ryder, Martin Guptill and Ross Taylor; these four players must perform if New Zealand wants to qualify for final of 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup. Weak middle of New Zealand cricket team is concern for them and if it gets exposed early then Kiwis will find themselves in deep trouble. New Zealand has pinch hitters like James Franklin and Jacob Oram who can accelerate the run-rate at any time.

New Zealand’s Bowling Strength and Weakness:

New Zealand has a very average bowling line-up but it has been very consistent and hard-working in the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup. Tim Southee is the leading wicket-taker for New Zealand with 15 wickets. Daniel Vettori and Nathan McCullum; the spinners have also done good job with the ball for New Zealand in crucial matches.

Sri Lanka’s Batting Strength and Weakness:

Sri Lanka’s top order is supreme batting form currently. Kumar Sangakkara, Tilakaratne Dilshan and Upal Tharanga are one of the leading run-scorers in this tournament. Sri Lanka has the capability of pilling huge targets and chasing targets too. Sri Lanka cricket team managed to win its quarter-final against England cricket team without losing any wicket. Sri Lanka might face problems if their middle-order is exposed early.

Sri Lanka’s Bowling Strength and Weakness:

Sri Lankans is one of the best bowling sides in this tournament. They have great variety to offer. Legend off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan is in top-form but he is struggling with fitness which might become a problem for Sri Lanka cricket team. Lasith Malinga has been very successful with his yorkers in this world cup; he can prove to be a magician with his reverse–swing deliveries. Other bowlers like Kulasekara, Perera, Mathews and Mendis have been contributing well for the winning cause.

Sri Lanka has the advantage of home ground but it will be creating pressure on them. New Zealand cricket team is in high morale as they have beaten world’s top side South Africa in the quarter-finals. So, it is very hard to predict about any team as favorites as both teams are equally balanced

 Result: Sri lanka defeated New Zealand with a margin of 5 wickets and booked its place in the final of cricket world cup 2011.

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One Response to “Semi final Analysis: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka cricket teams in 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup”
  1. Sandeep Bhattacharya Kondagaon C.G. says:

    Srilanka has goes to must be win it,s according to our big analysis. cheer up lankan’s

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