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Sri Lanka versus New Zealand Betting Tips and Preview

Test (2019-08-14) Galle (IS)

Highlights
  • New Zealand won 6 of the last 8 matches between these two sides.

  • Sri Lanka have won 3 of their last 10 Test matches.

  • New Zealand have won 7 of their last 10 Test matches.

  • New Zealand are rated 21 points ahead of Sri Lanka in the Cricsq ratings.

  • 11 out the last 14 non-draw matches played at Galle (IS) have been won by the team batting first.

Betting Tips
  • Back New Zealand to win with full stake (odds at time of writing 2.84 on Betfair).

Head to Head

Sri Lanka and New Zealand have played each other 8 matches since 2010. New Zealand won 6 times and Sri Lanka 1 times.

New Zealand won the last series between these two teams 1-0 in 2018.

Pitch Analysis

There have been 15 Test matches since 2010 at Galle (IS). The rest of the metrics in this section will look at those matches.

The average first innings score at Galle (IS) is 382 in Test matches. The last 3 first innings scores here were 342, 287 and 600.

49% of runs here have been scored in boundaries. This is below the global average of 51% of runs in Tests since 2010 being scored in boundaries. Batsmen at Galle (IS) strike at 53.2 run per hundred balls against pace bowlers. This compared to a strike rate of 52.9 against spin.

The team batting first won the last 11 out the last 14 non-draw matches played at Galle (IS).

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New Zealand Overview

New Zealand have won 7 of their last 10 Test matches. They beat Bangladesh in their last match.

The top order batting options for New Zealand are Jeet Raval, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor and Henry Nicholls. Kane Williamson has a an average of 53.4 with a strike rate of 52.0. He has performed better last year averaging 89.0. Ross Taylor has a an average of 47.8 with a strike rate of 60.0. He has performed worse last year averaging 40.5. Henry Nicholls has a an average of 73.3 in the last year. This exceeds overall test average 45.8. He has a strike rate of 51.0. Tom Latham has a an average of 71.4 in the last year. This exceeds overall test average 42.7. He has a strike rate of 46.0. Jeet Raval has a an average of 37.0 with a strike rate of 44.0.

The middle order batsmen in the squad are BJ Watling, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Todd Astle, Tom Blundell and William Somerville. Tom Blundell has a an average of 0.0 in the last year. This is worse than his overall test average 68.0. He has a strike rate of 57.0. BJ Watling has a an average of 37.3 with a strike rate of 43.0. He has performed worse last year averaging 28.8. Colin de Grandhomme has a an average of 37.3 with a strike rate of 89.0. Mitchell Santner has a an average of 25.5 with a strike rate of 42.0. He has performed worse last year averaging 0.0. Todd Astle has batted less well in the year averaging 0.0. His overall test average is 14.0 with a strike rate of 32.0. William Somerville has a an average of 8.0 with a strike rate of 12.0.

The pace bowling options for New Zealand are Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner and Colin de Grandhomme. Trent Boult has an economy rate of 2.99 and has taken 246 Test wickets. Tim Southee has a an taken 232 Test wickets and conceeded 3.01 runs an over. Neil Wagner has a an taken 174 Test wickets and conceeded 3.13 runs an over. Colin de Grandhomme has a an taken 33 Test wickets and conceeded 2.52 runs an over.

The spin bowling options for New Zealand are Mitchell Santner, Kane Williamson, Ajaz Patel, William Somerville and Todd Astle. Mitchell Santner has a an taken 34 Test wickets with an economy rate of 2.8. Kane Williamson has an economy rate of 3.36 and has taken 29 Test wickets. Ajaz Patel has an economy rate of 2.61 and has taken 13 Test wickets. William Somerville has an economy rate of 2.27 and has taken 7 Test wickets. Todd Astle has a an taken 4 Test wickets with an economy rate of 3.04.

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The Verdict

New Zealand are rated 21 points ahead of Sri Lanka in the Cricsq ratings. They have 116 points whereas Sri Lanka have 95.

At the time of writing New Zealand are favorites on Betfair at 2.84. Sri Lanka are 2.98.

I suggest backing New Zealand to win this match. At the prices New Zealand represent the value bet in this match.

Sri Lanka Squad
New Zealand Squad
Jeet Raval

Current Form:

Jeet Raval has played in 19 Test Matches. He has scored 1 fifty and 1 hundred in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 1037 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 37.0. He has a strike rate of 43.9. He prefers batting against the spinners. His strike rate against spin is 48.7 and against pace it is 41.0.

Raval has taken 0 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 1.0 runs per over.

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Tom Latham

Current Form:

Tom Latham has played in 44 Test Matches. He has scored 3 hundreds in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 3118 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 42.7. He has a strike rate of 46.3. He prefers batting against the spinners. His strike rate against spin is 50.7 and against pace it is 44.0.

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Kane Williamson

Current Form:

Kane Williamson has played in 73 Test Matches. He has scored 3 fifties and 2 hundreds in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 6139 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 53.4. He has a strike rate of 51.7. He prefers batting against the spinners. His strike rate against spin is 54.4 and against pace it is 49.6.

Williamson has taken 29 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 3.36 runs per over.

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Ross Taylor

Current Form:

Ross Taylor has played in 93 Test Matches. He has scored 1 fifty and 1 hundred in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 6727 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 46.1. He has a strike rate of 60.2. He prefers batting against pace bowlers. His strike rate against pace is 66.2 and against spin it is 51.6.

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 26 Test Matches. He has scored 2 fifties and 3 hundreds in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 1510 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 45.8. He has a strike rate of 51.3. He prefers batting against pace bowlers. His strike rate against pace is 52.1 and against spin it is 49.3.

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BJ Watling

Current Form:

BJ Watling has played in 62 Test Matches. He has scored 1 fifty in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 3096 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 37.3. He has a strike rate of 43.2. He is equally effective against pace and spin.

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Colin de Grandhomme

Current Form:

Colin de Grandhomme has played in 18 Test Matches. He has scored 2 fifties in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 820 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 37.3. He has a strike rate of 88.7. He prefers batting against pace bowlers. His strike rate against pace is 90.2 and against spin it is 85.5.

Grandhomme has taken 33 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 2.52 runs per over.

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Neil Wagner

Current Form:

Neil Wagner has played in 43 Test Matches.

He has scored 511 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 12.5. He has a strike rate of 42.6. He prefers batting against pace bowlers. His strike rate against pace is 52.5 and against spin it is 27.1.

Wagner has taken 174 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 3.13 runs per over.

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Mitchell Santner

Current Form:

Mitchell Santner has played in 17 Test Matches.

He has scored 535 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 25.5. He has a strike rate of 42.5. He prefers batting against the spinners. His strike rate against spin is 52.4 and against pace it is 34.4.

Santner has taken 34 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 2.8 runs per over.

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Todd Astle

Current Form:

Todd Astle has played in 5 Test Matches.

He has scored 56 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 14.0. He has a strike rate of 31.8. He prefers batting against pace bowlers. His strike rate against pace is 46.8 and against spin it is 23.7.

Astle has taken 4 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 3.04 runs per over.

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Tim Southee

Current Form:

Tim Southee has played in 66 Test Matches. He has scored 1 fifty in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 1550 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 18.0. He has a strike rate of 88.3. He prefers batting against pace bowlers. His strike rate against pace is 95.8 and against spin it is 77.2.

Southee has taken 244 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 3.05 runs per over.

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Tom Blundell

Current Form:

Tom Blundell has played in 2 Test Matches. He has scored 1 hundred in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 136 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 68.0. He has a strike rate of 56.9. He prefers batting against pace bowlers. His strike rate against pace is 59.5 and against spin it is 49.3.

Tom Blundell Full Profile >>

William Somerville

Current Form:

William Somerville has played in 1 Test Matches.

He has scored 16 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 8.0. He has a strike rate of 12.0. He prefers batting against the spinners. His strike rate against spin is 12.8 and against pace it is 10.3.

Somerville has taken 7 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 2.27 runs per over.

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Trent Boult

Current Form:

Trent Boult has played in 62 Test Matches.

He has scored 562 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 14.4. He has a strike rate of 52.9. He prefers batting against pace bowlers. His strike rate against pace is 66.9 and against spin it is 39.6.

Boult has taken 246 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 2.99 runs per over.

Trent Boult Full Profile >>

Ajaz Patel

Current Form:

Ajaz Patel has played in 5 Test Matches.

He has scored 35 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 7.0. He has a strike rate of 28.0. He prefers batting against pace bowlers. His strike rate against pace is 48.5 and against spin it is 20.7.

Patel has taken 13 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 2.61 runs per over.

Ajaz Patel Full Profile >>

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