NZ vs SL 2023: Basin Reserve, Wellington Pitch Report And Weather Conditions

It was a thriller between Sri Lanka and New Zealand in the first Test. The teams would now battle it out in the second game from March 17th. Here, we look at the pitch report of Basin Reserve and the weather conditions in Wellington for NZ vs SL 2023.

With Sri Lanka losing the match, they have now lost the chance to enter the finals of WTC. However, they had a decent show against the Kiwis and will look to build on it in the second game. This experience will help the gradually developing squad to improve in the future.

For the hosts, they will target whitewashing the series. It has been a while since they have won a game convincingly. Kane Williamson was brilliant in the first game and this is excellent news for the hosts. He will look to continue the same form at Wellington.


Basin Reserve, Wellington pitch report for NZ vs SL 2023


Till now, 66 games have been played at this venue. Out of this, the team batting second has won 29 games while the team batting first has won 13 encounters. So, we can expect Tim Southee or Dimuth Karunaratne to pick to bowl first after winning the toss.

The average score batting first here is 309. This is a good score for either of the team in this encounter. Brendon McCullum once scored a triple century at this venue and this happens to be the best batting display here, till now.

Wellington weather conditions for NZ vs SL 2023

Temperatures, as usual, will remain on the lower side in Wellington for this game. We can expect the range to be between 21 and 12 degrees Celsius.


Rainfall could threaten to hamper the proceedings for this test. While a cloudy weather is expected for the entire game, we can also have some heavy rainfall on Day 5.

Nesara V Jagannatha

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