New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 2018, 1st ODI Live Cricket Streaming: After registering a historic triumph in the recently-concluded three-match Test series, Kane Williamson-led New Zealand will use the upcoming ODI series against Sri Lanka as a tune-up to the mega showpiece event – Cricket World Cup 2019 in UK. New Zealand coach, Gary Stead has already emphasized on the need of to find the perfect approach, alter their plans and allow some of the players to make a claim for a spot in the squad for the mega tournament.New Zealand may be taking the visitors lightly, but see this series as a golden opportunity to experiment before the big-ticket series against India.

Sri Lanka on the other side, will aim to pick up the pieces under the leadership of veteran pacer Lasith Malinga, weave something out of it and hope they haven’t been knocked too far behind. The last ODI series win for Islanders came in January last year in Bangladesh in a tri-series involving the hosts and Zimbabwe. Since then, they lost to South Africa at home, struggled in Asia Cup and then to England at home to end a disastrous year. Malinga, who was dropped from the limited-overs squad due to fitness issues will look to inspire the tourists to rise above the mediocrity and put up some fight.

Here’s everything you need to know about the 1st ODI between New Zealand and Sri Lanka from Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui:

When and at what time will the 1st ODI between New Zealand and Sri Lanka will start?

The 1st ODI between New Zealand and Sri Lanka will start be played on January 3, the match will start at 6.30 AM (IST).

Where is the 1st ODI between New Zealand and Sri Lanka will be played?

The 1st ODI between New Zealand and Sri Lanka will be played at the beautiful Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui

Which TV channels will broadcast the live coverage of 1st ODI between New Zealand and Sri Lanka?

The 1st ODI between New Zealand and Sri Lanka will be broadcasted live on Star Sports network in India.

How to watch the free online live online streaming of 1st ODI between New Zealand and Sri Lanka?

The free online live online streaming of 1st ODI between New Zealand and Sri Lanka will be available on Hotstar app and Jio TV.

What are the probable playing XIs of 1st ODI between New Zealand and Sri Lanka?

New Zealand Probable XI: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (C), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Tim Seifert (wk), Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry

Sri Lanka Probable XI: Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Perera, Dinesh Chandimal, Dasun Shanaka, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Pradeep, Lasith Malinga (C), Lakshan Sandakan, Dushmantha Chameera, Asela Gunaratne

Squads:

New Zealand (From): Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (C), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Tim Seifert (wk), James Neesham, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Doug Bracewell, Matt Henry

Sri Lanka (From): Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal, Dasun Shanaka, Thisara Perera, Lahiru Kumara, Nuwan Pradeep, Lasith Malinga (C), Lakshan Sandakan, Kasun Rajitha, Dushmantha Chameera, Seekkuge Prasanna, Asela Gunaratne, Dhananjaya de Silva, Sadeera Samarawickrama