New Zealand (NZ) will be facing Sri Lanka (SL) in the second ODI match at Christchurch's Hagley Oval on Tuesday, March 28. The Black Caps won the opening ODI match by 198 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series at home.
Finn Allen top-scored with 51 runs, Daryl Mitchell scored 47, and the Black Caps scored 274 runs while batting first. Pace all-rounder Chamika Karunaratne took four wickets, while Kasun Rajitha and Lahiru Kumara picked two each for the travelling side.
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand, 28 Mar 2023, Tue, 6:30 AM IST, Christchurch
PROBABLE PLAYING XI New Zealand
WA Young, HM Nicholls, CJ Bowes, DJ Mitchell, MS Chapman, HB Shipley, Rachin Ravindra, Tom Latham(C), Ish Sodhi, MJ Henry, BM Tickner
Tim Southee, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson, Michael Bracewell, Tom Blundell, KA Jamieson, Neil Wagner, Scott Kuggeleijn, JA Duffy, Glenn Phillips, AY Patel, Finn Allen, Mitchell Santner, DAJ Bracewell, LH Ferguson, MJG Rippon, D Cleaver, BG Lister, JM How
Pathum Nissanka, C Asalanka, MNK Fernando, D Shanaka(C), W Hasaranga, C Karunaratne, A Mathews, K Mendis, L Kumara, K Rajitha, D Madushanka
S Samarawickrama, B Rajapaksa, A Fernando, KNA Bandara, D de Silva, M Theekshana, PM Liyanagamage, N Thushara, Dunith Wellalage, D Karunaratne, D Chandimal, AM Fernando, N Dickwella, RTM Mendis, O Fernando, NGRP Jayasuriya, MVT Fernando, M Priyanath, KNM Fernando, PHKD Mendis, SSD Arachchige, Matheesha Pathirana
INJURY AND AVAILABILITY NEWS
Finn Allen and Glenn Phillips will not be available for the remaining two ODIs with Mark Chapman and Henry Nicholls coming in as replacements.
The pitch at Christchurch's Hagley Oval offers a bowling-friendly surface with plenty of grass.
The average first innings score here is just 157 with pacers dominating the recent games here.