New Zealand is set to take on Sri Lanka in a must-win World Cup 2023 game on Thursday in Bengaluru. The time when the tournament started, New Zealand looked stellar as a side as they started their campaign by outclassing England, winning by 9 wickets. But then now, they are standing on the edge of getting eliminated unless they seal a victory in this game. The Blackcaps are closely threatened by teams like Pakistan and Afghanistan for the fourth spot in the points table with all these teams scoring 8 points each.
The match is going to take place in the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru where a heavy chance of rain is predicted. According to weather.com, there is a 99 percent chance of rain at 12 p.m. and even during the daytime, there is a 69% chance of rain. If New Zealand ends up losing this match, this may be Kane Williamson’s last game in World Cups. If the match gets washed out, the Blackcaps will only get 1 point. So, this is likely the final chance for fans to witness the legendary New Zealand skipper in action in a World Cup.
Live streaming details:
The ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka will be played on Thursday at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. Fans can watch the live telecast of the game on the Star Sports Network and they can live stream the game on the Disney+Hotstar app and website.
New Zealand World Cup squad: Kane Williamson (c), Devon Conway, Will Young, Rachin Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (vc & wk), Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, James Neesham, Trent Boult, Kyle Jamieson, Ish Sodhi, Mark Chapman, Lockie Ferguson.
Sri Lanka World Cup squad: Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis (c & wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama (wk), Charith Asalanka, Angelo Mathews, Dushan Hemantha, Dushmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Dilshan Madushanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Perera (wk), Chamika Karunaratne, Lahiru Kumara, Dunith Wellalage.