It is all set for the first Weekend of the World Cup campaign as Sri Lanka is ready to take on New Zealand here at Cardiff.
New look Sri Lankan team might be starting as the weak team but certainly they look very strong on paper with good depth in batting.In other side Black Caps will have a huge pressure to start well here as one of the tournament favourites.
Average 1 st inning score at Cardiff is 227 and highest chased score is 304 runs.Pitch will have certain help for the bowlers early in the morning and might look helpful for the spin bowlers in evening.
Expected playing XI for the both teams is as follows;
5.Dhananjaya De Silva