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Cricket World Cup 2015: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka

Match details
Cricket World cup 2015: Match 1.
Date: February 14, Time: 22:00 GMT, 03:30 IST.
Venue: Hagley Oval, Christchurch.

Team New Zealand
New Zealand is a regular team in world cup tournament from starting (1975), but failed to lift the world cup. Cricket World cup 2015 is another opportunity for them to lift the world cup and to remove the tag ‘chokers’. They have a very balanced side with players in good form in the likes of Brendon McCullum, Kane Williamson, Taylor and Corey Anderson. Time Southee will lead the bowling department with some young bowlers like Minle, McClenaghan. New Zealand may use their home advantage to their best. Six times they have reached to semi finals in 1975, 1979, 1992, 1999, 2007 and 2011.
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Cricket world cup 2015
Team Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka, 1996 World cup winner, is one of the tough team in Asia with some experienced players like Kumara Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Dilshan who may retire after this cricket world cup 2015. Skipper Angelo Mathews who ranked second as best all rounder in ICC ODI rankings will lead from the front. Latish Malinga who came back after injury will lead the bowling from the front. They won 1996 world cup, reached finals of 2007 and 2011 world cup.

Head to Head matches at world cup
They played 9 head to head matches in ODI world cups till now in which Sri Lanka won 6, New Zealand won 3 matches. Looking at past performances Sri Lanka has high win percentage over New Zealand in world cups.


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