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New Zealand versus Sri Lanka Betting Tips and Preview

Test (2018-12-14) Wellington (BR)

Highlights
  • New Zealand won 5 of the last 6 between these two sides.

  • New Zealand have won 5 of their last 10 Test matches.

  • Sri Lanka have won 4 of their last 10 Test matches.

  • New Zealand are rated 16 points ahead of Sri Lanka in the Cricsq ratings.

  • 4 out the last 6 non-draw matches played at Wellington (BR) have been won by the team batting second.

Betting Tips
  • Back Sri Lanka to win with quarter stake (odds at time of writing 10.0 on Betfair).

Head to Head

New Zealand and Sri Lanka have played each other 6 matches since 2010. New Zealand won 5 times and Sri Lanka 1 times.

New Zealand won the last series between these two teams 2-0 in 2015.

Pitch Analysis

There have been 10 Test matches since 2010 at Wellington (BR). The will now examine some more details from the matches.

The average first innings score at Wellington (BR) is 332 in Test matches. The last 3 first innings scores here were 134, 268 and 595.

53% of runs here have been scored in boundaries. Batsmen at Wellington (BR) strike at 53.9 run per hundred balls against pace bowlers. This compared to a strike rate of 47.2 against spin.

4 out the last 6 non-draw matches played at Wellington (BR) have been won by the team batting second.

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New Zealand Overview

New Zealand have won 5 of their last 10 Test matches. They beat Pakistan in their last match.

The top order batting options for New Zealand are Jeet Raval, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor. Kane Williamson has a an average of 51.6 with a strike rate of 51.0. He has performed better last year averaging 63.8. Ross Taylor has a an average of 47.4 with a strike rate of 59.0. He has performed worse last year averaging 17.8. Tom Latham has a an average of 36.3 with a strike rate of 45.0. He has performed worse last year averaging 23.1. Jeet Raval has a an average of 33.9 with a strike rate of 42.0. He has performed worse last year averaging 17.3.

The middle order batsmen in the squad are Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling and Colin de Grandhomme. Henry Nicholls has batted well in the year averaging 63.6. His overall test average is 39.2 with a strike rate of 47.0. BJ Watling has scored at a strike rate of 43.0 per 100 balls and averages 38.1. Colin de Grandhomme has a an average of 30.0 with a strike rate of 80.0. He has performed worse last year averaging 23.2.

The pace bowling options for New Zealand are Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Colin de Grandhomme and Matt Henry. Trent Boult has a an taken 222 Test wickets and conceeded 2.97 runs an over. Tim Southee has an economy rate of 3.02 and has taken 214 Test wickets. Neil Wagner has a an taken 152 Test wickets with an economy rate of 3.13. Colin de Grandhomme has a an taken 29 Test wickets and conceeded 2.49 runs an over. Matt Henry has a an taken 25 Test wickets and conceeded 3.24 runs an over.

The spin bowling options for New Zealand are Kane Williamson and Ajaz Patel. Kane Williamson has a an taken 29 Test wickets and conceeded 3.34 runs an over. Ajaz Patel has a an taken 13 Test wickets and conceeded 2.83 runs an over.

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Sri Lanka Overview

Sri Lanka have won 4 of their last 10 Test matches. They lost to England in their last match.

The top order batting options for Sri Lanka are Dimuth Karunaratne, Danushka Gunathilaka, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Kusal Mendis and Lahiru Thirimanne. Dimuth Karunaratne has a an average of 37.6 with a strike rate of 49.0. He has performed better last year averaging 53.9. Kusal Mendis has a an average of 42.0 in the last year. This exceeds overall test average 36.1. He has a strike rate of 59.0. Danushka Gunathilaka has scored at a strike rate of 53.0 per 100 balls and averages 23.6. Lahiru Thirimanne has batted less well in the year averaging 0.0. His overall test average is 23.1 with a strike rate of 39.0. Sadeera Samarawickrama has a an average of 0.0 in the last year. This is worse than his overall test average 15.6. He has a strike rate of 71.0.

The middle order batsmen in the squad are Dhananjaya de Silva, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Roshen Silva, Niroshan Dickwella and Dilruwan Perera. Dinesh Chandimal has scored at a strike rate of 50.0 per 100 balls and averages 44.3. Angelo Mathews has a an average of 31.8 in the last year. This is worse than his overall test average 43.1. He has a strike rate of 50.0. Roshen Silva averages 40.7 and has scored at a strike rate of 43.0. Dhananjaya de Silva has batted less well in the year averaging 29.9. His overall test average is 36.6 with a strike rate of 57.0. Niroshan Dickwella has a an average of 29.6 with a strike rate of 70.0. He has performed worse last year averaging 23.1. Dilruwan Perera has a an average of 19.6 with a strike rate of 49.0.

The pace bowling options for Sri Lanka are Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep, Lahiru Kumara, Angelo Mathews, Dushmantha Chameera and Kasun Rajitha. Suranga Lakmal has a an taken 121 Test wickets with an economy rate of 3.18. Nuwan Pradeep has a an taken 70 Test wickets with an economy rate of 3.55. Lahiru Kumara has an economy rate of 3.96 and has taken 40 Test wickets. Angelo Mathews has a an taken 33 Test wickets with an economy rate of 2.72. Dushmantha Chameera has an economy rate of 4.2 and has taken 22 Test wickets. Kasun Rajitha has a an taken 11 Test wickets and conceeded 2.67 runs an over.

The spin bowling options for Sri Lanka are Dilruwan Perera, Lakshan Sandakan and Dhananjaya de Silva. Dilruwan Perera has a an taken 147 Test wickets with an economy rate of 3.19. Lakshan Sandakan has a an taken 37 Test wickets with an economy rate of 3.71. Dhananjaya de Silva has a an taken 7 Test wickets with an economy rate of 3.59.

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The Verdict

New Zealand are rated 16 points ahead of Sri Lanka in the Cricsq ratings. They have 110 points whereas Sri Lanka have 94.

At the time of writing New Zealand are favorites on Betfair at 1.26. Sri Lanka are 10.0.

New Zealand are rightfully favourites and are the most likely team to win this match. But I suggest backing Sri Lanka to win this match.At the prices New Zealand are too short to bet on and Sri Lanka represent the value.

New Zealand Squad
Jeet Raval

Current Form:

Jeet Raval has played in 14 Test Matches.

He has scored 779 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 33.9. He has a strike rate of 41.8. He prefers batting against the spinners. His strike rate against spin is 45.4 and against pace it is 40.3.

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Tom Latham

Current Form:

Tom Latham has played in 39 Test Matches. He has scored 2 fifties in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 2503 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 36.3. He has a strike rate of 44.9. He prefers batting against the spinners. His strike rate against spin is 48.3 and against pace it is 42.9.

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Kane Williamson

Current Form:

Kane Williamson has played in 68 Test Matches. He has scored 2 fifties and 2 hundreds in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 5724 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 51.6. He has a strike rate of 50.5. He prefers batting against the spinners. His strike rate against spin is 53.2 and against pace it is 48.7.

Williamson has taken 29 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 3.34 runs per over.

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Ross Taylor

Current Form:

Ross Taylor has played in 88 Test Matches. He has scored 1 fifty in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 6406 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 45.4. He has a strike rate of 59.5. He prefers batting against pace bowlers. His strike rate against pace is 65.9 and against spin it is 51.1.

Taylor has taken 2 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 3.0 runs per over.

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Henry Nicholls

Current Form:

Henry Nicholls has played in 21 Test Matches. He has scored 2 fifties and 2 hundreds in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 1137 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 39.2. He has a strike rate of 47.5. He is equally effective against pace and spin.

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Matt Henry

Current Form:

Matt Henry has played in 9 Test Matches.

He has scored 216 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 19.6. He has a strike rate of 79.7. He prefers batting against pace bowlers. His strike rate against pace is 82.4 and against spin it is 74.8.

Henry has taken 25 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 3.24 runs per over.

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BJ Watling

Current Form:

BJ Watling has played in 57 Test Matches. He has scored 3 fifties in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 3011 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 38.1. He has a strike rate of 43.0. He is equally effective against pace and spin.

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Tim Southee

Current Form:

Tim Southee has played in 61 Test Matches. He has scored 1 fifty in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 1476 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 17.6. He has a strike rate of 88.1. He prefers batting against pace bowlers. His strike rate against pace is 94.9 and against spin it is 78.0.

Southee has taken 224 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 3.04 runs per over.

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Colin de Grandhomme

Current Form:

Colin de Grandhomme has played in 13 Test Matches. He has scored 1 fifty in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 600 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 30.0. He has a strike rate of 80.1. He prefers batting against pace bowlers. His strike rate against pace is 81.5 and against spin it is 76.8.

Grandhomme has taken 29 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 2.49 runs per over.

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Neil Wagner

Current Form:

Neil Wagner has played in 38 Test Matches.

He has scored 464 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 12.2. He has a strike rate of 40.3. He prefers batting against pace bowlers. His strike rate against pace is 50.0 and against spin it is 27.6.

Wagner has taken 152 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 3.13 runs per over.

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Ajaz Patel

Current Form:

Ajaz Patel has played in 3 Test Matches.

He has scored 27 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 9.0. He has a strike rate of 27.3. He prefers batting against pace bowlers. His strike rate against pace is 65.0 and against spin it is 17.7.

Patel has taken 13 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 2.83 runs per over.

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Trent Boult

Current Form:

Trent Boult has played in 57 Test Matches.

He has scored 550 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 14.5. He has a strike rate of 52.1. He prefers batting against pace bowlers. His strike rate against pace is 65.2 and against spin it is 39.7.

Boult has taken 222 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 2.97 runs per over.

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Sri Lanka Squad
Danushka Gunathilaka

Current Form:

Danushka Gunathilaka has played in 6 Test Matches. He has scored 2 fifties in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 283 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 23.6. He has a strike rate of 53.1. He prefers batting against the spinners. His strike rate against spin is 54.7 and against pace it is 51.4.

Gunathilaka has taken 1 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 4.2 runs per over.

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Dimuth Karunaratne

Current Form:

Dimuth Karunaratne has played in 54 Test Matches. He has scored 6 fifties and 1 hundred in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 3798 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 37.6. He has a strike rate of 49.1. He is equally effective against pace and spin.

Karunaratne has taken 1 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 4.04 runs per over.

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Sadeera Samarawickrama

Current Form:

Sadeera Samarawickrama has played in 4 Test Matches.

He has scored 125 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 15.6. He has a strike rate of 70.6. He prefers batting against pace bowlers. His strike rate against pace is 72.6 and against spin it is 68.3.

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Lahiru Thirimanne

Current Form:

Lahiru Thirimanne has played in 29 Test Matches. He has scored 1 fifty in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 1153 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 23.1. He has a strike rate of 38.6. He prefers batting against the spinners. His strike rate against spin is 43.6 and against pace it is 35.3.

Thirimanne has taken 0 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 3.64 runs per over.

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Dhananjaya de Silva

Current Form:

Dhananjaya de Silva has played in 20 Test Matches. He has scored 3 fifties in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 1354 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 36.6. He has a strike rate of 56.5. He prefers batting against the spinners. His strike rate against spin is 59.4 and against pace it is 52.5.

Silva has taken 7 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 3.59 runs per over.

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Kusal Mendis

Current Form:

Kusal Mendis has played in 32 Test Matches. He has scored 1 fifty in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 2239 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 36.1. He has a strike rate of 58.7. He prefers batting against the spinners. His strike rate against spin is 65.1 and against pace it is 53.1.

Mendis has taken 1 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 4.23 runs per over.

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Dinesh Chandimal

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Dinesh Chandimal has played in 49 Test Matches. He has scored 1 fifty and 1 hundred in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 3676 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 44.3. He has a strike rate of 50.0. He prefers batting against pace bowlers. His strike rate against pace is 52.3 and against spin it is 47.7.

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Angelo Mathews

Current Form:

Angelo Mathews has played in 78 Test Matches. He has scored 4 fifties in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 5296 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 43.1. He has a strike rate of 50.0. He prefers batting against pace bowlers. His strike rate against pace is 53.4 and against spin it is 46.5.

Mathews has taken 33 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 2.72 runs per over.

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Roshen Silva

Current Form:

Roshen Silva has played in 10 Test Matches. He has scored 2 fifties in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 651 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 40.7. He has a strike rate of 43.5. He prefers batting against the spinners. His strike rate against spin is 47.0 and against pace it is 35.5.

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Niroshan Dickwella

Current Form:

Niroshan Dickwella has played in 25 Test Matches.

He has scored 1333 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 29.6. He has a strike rate of 69.6. He prefers batting against the spinners. His strike rate against spin is 72.4 and against pace it is 66.1.

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Kasun Rajitha

Current Form:

Kasun Rajitha has played in 2 Test Matches.

He has scored 4 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 1.3. He has a strike rate of 8.0. He prefers batting against the spinners. His strike rate against spin is 18.2 and against pace it is 5.1.

Rajitha has taken 11 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 2.67 runs per over.

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Dilruwan Perera

Current Form:

Dilruwan Perera has played in 34 Test Matches.

He has scored 1041 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 19.6. He has a strike rate of 48.9. He prefers batting against the spinners. His strike rate against spin is 52.8 and against pace it is 41.8.

Perera has taken 147 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 3.19 runs per over.

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Dushmantha Chameera

Current Form:

Dushmantha Chameera has played in 6 Test Matches.

He has scored 61 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 6.1. He has a strike rate of 29.2. He prefers batting against pace bowlers. His strike rate against pace is 31.8 and against spin it is 17.5.

Chameera has taken 22 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 4.2 runs per over.

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Lakshan Sandakan

Current Form:

Lakshan Sandakan has played in 11 Test Matches.

He has scored 117 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 10.6. He has a strike rate of 42.9. He prefers batting against pace bowlers. His strike rate against pace is 72.0 and against spin it is 31.5.

Sandakan has taken 37 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 3.71 runs per over.

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Suranga Lakmal

Current Form:

Suranga Lakmal has played in 52 Test Matches.

He has scored 651 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 11.2. He has a strike rate of 47.6. He prefers batting against pace bowlers. His strike rate against pace is 55.6 and against spin it is 41.7.

Lakmal has taken 121 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 3.18 runs per over.

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Nuwan Pradeep

Current Form:

Nuwan Pradeep has played in 28 Test Matches.

He has scored 132 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 4.0. He has a strike rate of 36.6. He prefers batting against pace bowlers. His strike rate against pace is 54.8 and against spin it is 7.7.

Pradeep has taken 70 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 3.55 runs per over.

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Lahiru Kumara

Current Form:

Lahiru Kumara has played in 12 Test Matches.

He has scored 44 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 4.0. He has a strike rate of 37.6. He prefers batting against the spinners. His strike rate against spin is 50.8 and against pace it is 21.8.

Kumara has taken 40 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 3.96 runs per over.

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