The first T20 ended on a good note for the Kiwis as Ross Taylor and Colin de Grandhomme played an exceptional knock for the team. However, with an abundance of young talent sailing in the boat with Sri Lanka, the team is expected to get competitive enough and turn things upside down in the second game of the 3-match affair.
Sri Lankan player played a brilliant inning for the team to keep the hosts in the game. However, the luck seemed to be in New Zealand’s favor that day. Playing at the home conditions can bring in some positive impacts for Sri Lanka and they might look forward to conquering the upcoming game.
The match is scheduled to be played at the Pallekele International Stadium, Pallekele on Tuesday, September 3. The pitch is known to offer some benefits to the bowlers whereas the batsmen are known to have quite a difficult time.
Looking at the weather reports coming from Pallekel, the weather seems to be sunny with precipitation levels as low as 20%. However, the day might be quite humid with the levels around 80%. The fans can expect a full game.
Probable Playing XI
Kusal Perera, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella, Dasun Shanaka, Shehan Jayasuriya, Akila Dananjaya, Isuru Udana, Wanidu Hasaranga, Lasith Malinga, Kasun Rajitha
Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme, Daryl Mitchell, Tim Seifert, Mitchell Santner, Seth Rance, Scott Kuggeleijn, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi
Colin de Grandhomme