The cricket governing body of New Zealand and Sri Lanka has collaboratively finalized and declared the schedule, and venues for the 3 T20 matches series in New Zealand. New Zealand will welcome Sri Lanka in the month of March 2023 in order to play 3 T20I series between New Zealand and Sri Lanka. The New Zealand vs Sri Lanka T20 series 2023 will be commenced with the first T20 international on 2nd April at Eden Park, Auckland, then the second match of the series will be held at University Oval, Dunedin on 6th April, afterward the last match of the series will be played on 8th April at John Davies Oval, Queenstown.
Kane Williamson most probably will lead the New Zealand side whereas Sri Lanka will visit New Zealand under the captaincy of Dasun Shanaka with head coach Chris Silverwood. Dasun Shanaka is skilled enough to perform with bat and ball and is also an experienced T20 player with 74 T20I matches. Currently, Sri Lanka is in the number 8th position and New Zealand stands at the number 5th position in the ICC T20 Team ranking.
New Zealand played their first T20 international against Australia, and since then they have appeared in 175 matches where they achieved a triumph in 90 matches and lost 73 matches. In this year, 2022, the New Zealand team appeared in 15 T20Is out of which they got the victory in 12 matches and faced defeat in 3 matches. Sri Lanka made their debut in the T20 international against England in 2006, and since then they have played 166 T20Is winning 74 matches and losing 87 matches. In 2022, Sri Lanka played 18 matches till October in which they lost 10 matches and won 7 T20I matches with one match ending tied.
Sri Lanka gave their best in the shortest format of the game in 2012 when they achieved the top position in the ICC listing of T20 teams whereas New Zealand gave their best in 2016 in T20 cricket when they achieved 1st rank in the ICC T20 team ranking. Sri Lanka and New Zealand have faced each other in 19 T20 matches where New Zealand got the upper hand by winning 10 matches and losing 7 matches. This concludes that it was not going to be easy for the Sri Lankan players to defeat New Zealand on their home ground.