World T20: NZL, Sri Lanka clash for semi-final spot
CHITTAGONG: New Zealand and Sri Lanka will square off against each other for a place in the semi-final of the ICC World T20 2014 at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury stadium here in Chittagong on Monday (here), ARY News reports.
Both sides have four points each. The winner today will progress to the final four stage of the competition. In a way, the match is a quarter final for the two sides.
The two teams have played each other 12 times in the Twenty20 format. Sri Lanka has won six matches whereas New Zealand have won five. The Lankan side will be considered favorites in the match due to their three wins.
Captains of both teams have expressed their optimism of reaching the semi-final stage of World T20 2014.
The second match of the group will be contested between England and Netherlands. Both of the sides have already been eliminated from the competition.