New Zealand vs Sri Lanka : New Zealand vs Sri Lanka: live stream Cricket World Cup 2019 match from anywhere, The Black Caps take on The Lions in Cardiff
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Live
Today’s match, the first of two matches on Saturday, takes place at Sophia Gardens, the tournament’s only Welsh venue and the regular home of Glamorgan County Cricket Club.
Play begins at 10.30am BST. For Antipodean viewers that’s an evening start of 9.30pm NZST, while Sri Lanka fans can cheer on their side from 3pm IST.
New Zealand, beaten finalists in 2015, kick off their Cricket World Cup 2019 campaign today in Cardiff against the unfancied, yet unpredictable Sri Lanka. The game signals the start of a weekend of exciting matches, with cricket World Cup fever now in full flow. No matter where you are in the world you can watch the match by using our guide below to getting a New Zealand vs Sri Lanka live stream.
Boult and Tim Southee are not quite the combination they were four years ago but Matt Henry brings experience in English conditions and Lockie Ferguson provides express pace. The area of concern may be the spinners, as Ish Sodhi and Mitchell Santner aren’t big wicket-takers in ODIs.
Currently 4th in the ICC Men’s ODI team rankings, New Zealand have maintained much of the core of the team that impressed so much at the last World Cup, with Kane Williamson stepping in to replace Brendon McCullum in the captain role as the one major exception. In contrast, Sri Lanka are far from a picture of stability, with skipper Dimuth Karunaratne – their fourth captain in eight months – not having played a competitive ODI in two years.
The Lions’ recent form appears to mirror the upset and upheaval behind the scenes, with Sri Lanka having lost 24 of their last 28 completed ODIs – with recent resounding losses to South Africa and Australia in the run up to the tournament.
New Zealand on the other hand notched up an impressive six wicket win over India but lost by 91 runs to an improving West Indies in their World Cup warm-ups.
Despite their blip against the Windies, many will be tipping the Black Caps to mirror their performance at the last World Cup and Saturday’s game offers an early chance for bowling duo Tim Southee and Trent Boult to shine and show the potential of their new-ball partnership.