After the spectacular opening ceremony the real action of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 tournament begins from tomorrow. New Zealand would take on Sri Lanka in the 1st match of the 2015 World cup played at Christchurch on February 14, 2014. Sky Sport and Star Sports channels live streaming the New Zealand vs Sri Lanka world cup match in their official website. Sri Lankan television Channel Eye officially telecast the Sri Lanka v New Zealand match in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka, the 2011 world cup runners and they won 1996 world cup also. After loss the warm-up matches against Zimbabwe and South Africa Sri Lanka looks very ordinary in this tournament. In 2015 world cup Sri Lanka is the only team having most experience players in their team squad. Sangakkara, TM Dilshan, DPMD Jayawardene and Malinga are the kew players for Sri Lanka. Tillakaratne Dilshan scored century in the warm-up match against South Africa. But they loss the match by 5 wickets. Sri Lanka have defeated New Zealand in their last five World Cup meetings. The last time New Zealand beat Sri Lanka in a World Cup was in 1992.
In other hand the World Cup hosting team New Zealand looks very comfortable to face Sri Lanka. New Zealand won the warm-up game against South Africa by 134 runs. BB McCullum and KS Williamson are they key players for New Zealand. Since the beginning of 2014, Kane Williamson’s ODI average has increased by more than 10 runs – from 35.41 to 46.26. TA Boult, the New Zealand fast bowler takes 5 wickets against South Africa in the World cup warm-up match.
Match: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 1st Match Pool A , ICC Cricket World Cup 2015
Date: Sat, Feb 14, 2015
Start Time: 10:00 PM GMT
Venue: Hagley Oval, Christchurch
New Zealand Squad
BB McCullum*, CJ Anderson, TA Boult, GD Elliott, MJ Guptill, TWM Latham, MJ McClenaghan, NL McCullum, KD Mills, AF Milne, L Ronchi†, TG Southee, LRPL Taylor, DL Vettori, KS Williamson
Sri Lanka Squad
AD Mathews*, HDRL Thirimanne, PVD Chameera, LD Chandimal, TM Dilshan, HMRKB Herath, DPMD Jayawardene, FDM Karunaratne, KMDN Kulasekara, RAS Lakmal, SL Malinga, BMAJ Mendis, NLTC Perera, KC Sangakkara†, SMSM Senanayake