New Zealand produced a clinical display with bat and beat to clinch Test series against Sri Lanka in Christchurch. Kane Williamson will be pleased with his side’s performance in this game and would be keen that New Zealand can good show in the upcoming three-match one-day series that begins from 3rd January.
On the other hand, Sri Lanka will take positives as batting lineup showed some fight in the two-match series. The Islanders will need to regroup quickly and produced their best cricket in the coming one-day series. Kusal Perera, Thisara Perera and Niroshan Dickwella are in-form players for Sri Lanka in limited-overs cricket.
Newly-appointed captain Lasith Malinga will lead for the one-day series against New Zealand. New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 2019 ODI Series will be played in New Zealand
Here are some of the important statistics related to New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 2019 ODI Series
2001 was the last time Sri Lanka won a one-day series against New Zealand.
97 matches have been played between New Zealand and Sri Lanka in limited-overs cricket. New Zealand have dominated with 47 victories to their name while Sri Lanka have come out on top in 41 games. One game has ended in a tie while eight have been abandoned between the two sides.
17 wickets needed by veteran Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga to complete 50 wickets against New Zealand in limited-overs cricket. Malinga has taken 33 wickets at an average of 27.27 against New Zealand.
199 runs required by New Zealand opener Martin Guptill to complete 1000 runs in one-day cricket. Guptill currently has scored 801 runs in 21 matches at an average of 42.15 with two centuries to his name.
423 runs required by New Zealand middle-order batsman Ross Taylor to complete 7000 runs in limited-overs cricket. Taylor currently has scored 7577 runs in 209 matches at an average of 47.35 with nineteen centuries to his name.
22 wickets needed by Sri Lanka pacer Tim Southee to complete 200 wickets in limited-overs cricket. He currently has taken 178 wickets in 136 matches at an average of 34.58.
21 wickets needed by New Zealand’s left-arm quick Trent Boult to complete 150 wickets in one-day cricket. Boult has taken 129 wickets from 71 matches at an average of 25.78.