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03-27-2011, 04:47 AM #1
ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 || prediction no.47 || 1st SEMI || New Zeland VS SrilankaMatch scheduled to begin at 14:30 local time COLOMBO (09:00 GMT)
1st Semi Final ODI Match - R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
On Mar 29, 2011 from 14:30 Local | 09:00 GMT |
ICC Cricket World Cup at their ending stage 1st semi-final will take on between two strong teams Sri-Lanka vs New-Zealand at at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
On Mar 29th, 2010 09:00 GMT, 14:30 local, 14:30 IST, 14:00 PST Onwards.
Starer performance 10 wicket won in the previous match against England, Sri Lankan team are looking quite strong contender in the Semi Final but never forget New Zealand who cameback in their previous match and trashed out South Africa.
Sri Lanka Team : WU Tharanga, KC Sangakkara, DPMD Jayawardene, TM Dilshan, LPC Silva, M Muralitharan, KMDN Kulasekara, SL Malinga, BAW Mendis, TT Samaraweera, HMRKB Herath, AD Mathews, NLTC Perera, CK Kapugedera, CRD Fernando,
New Zealand Team : BB McCullum, DL Vettori, JM How, LRPL Taylor, JDP Oram, KD Mills, SB Styris, JEC Franklin, TG Southee, JD Ryder, MJ Guptill, NL McCullum, KS Williamson, Hamish Bennett, Luke Wood****,
Sri Lanka would take on New Zealand in the 1st Semi Final ODI match of the ICC World Cup 2011. The match will be hosted at Colombo. Schedule time of Match is 14:30 Local Time (09:00 GMT). The match is schedule to be played on Mar 29, 2011. The schedule match would be Day/Night and played under flood light condition
Last edited by Caasanova; 03-28-2011 at 01:05 AM....being a human...
03-29-2011, 06:55 AM #2New Zealand:
The first thing all the New Zealander batsmen have got to learn in this crunch match is to tackle the three Mís of the Sri Lankan attack. They have so far asphyxiated most of the batsmen in this tournament and havenít allowed them to score cheeky runs off them. The New Zealanders again failed to fire with the bat against the South Africans and the only positive they can take out from that match has to be Jesse Ryderís batting.
He was the only batsman who was willing to carry out the bat till the end of the innings and even though he couldnít score freely it made all the difference. If they have to turn up big against the Lankans, one out from the four top guns have to score and score big.
The Kiwis bowling took flight against a dispirited and a disappointing South African team in the quarter finals and the ability to defend a low total against such a batting attack would have done their confidence a world of good.
Jacob Oram scalped four wickets and Nathan McCullum picked up three more in their last match and would have to repeat their dose again if they are to have any chance against this vehement Lankan batting attack.
Upul Tharanga and Tillekeratne Dilshan have turned the tide for Sri Lanka this World Cup with their opening stands. On a quarter final match which could have been tight if wickets had fallen upfront only remained a possibility till the very end as the duo ended the match without getting out and en route completing their individual centuries on a pitch where no side batting second had chased down scores above 230 in the past six and a half years. With Sangakkara, Jayawardene, Samaraweera waiting on the hinges things can only get better for the Sri Lankans.
Sri Lankaís bowling form thus far into the campaign has looked impeccable. All of their bowlers be it Malinga, Murali or Mendis have the capability to destroy the opponentís batting order single handedly on any given day and such bowling competence and brilliance is more than welcome on flat, placid tracks in the sub continent.
The way they tortured the English batsmen in their last match was a treat for any cricket follower (except English) and they forced the English batsmen to throw their wickets to them. The trio snared 7 New Zealand wickets in their last match during the group fixtures with Muralitharan himself picking up four.
However his fitness would be a source of worry for the Sri Lankan team and it would be interesting to see whether Sri Lanka goes in with a three pronged spin attack with the inclusion of Rangana Herath.
Players to look out for:
Brendon McCullum is due for a big knock and one can sense it somewhere near the horizon. All the New Zealanders would be hoping itís this coming Tuesday....being a human...