The third match of the World Cup will see two teams with vastly different prospects beginning their journey.

New Zealand and Sri Lanka will be facing each other on June 1, Saturday at Cardiff Wales Stadium, Cardiff. The match will start at 10.30 am local and 9.30 GMT.

TV telecast and online streaming info

Sky Sports will telecast the match in New Zealand. SLRC will broadcast in Sri Lanka. In India, Star Sports will broadcast the game. To watch the game online, visit Hotstar.com.

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Team News:

New Zealand with the perfect line up and form have all the potential to challenge for the trophy.

They will be the favorites for the match and can start their campaign on a winning note. Moreover, they had a fantastic outing against India in the first warm-up match. Winning against a line up comprising Virat Kohli by six wickets is undoubtedly a positive point.

For the Kiwis, they have their captain Kane Williamson.

He is one of the most dependable batters across all the ten teams. Then there is Ross Taylor. These two are the backbone for New Zealand top order. From the bowling department, Trent Boult can be a game changer, and he gave a glimpse in warm-up matches.

Sri Lanka has a relatively new team with a few new faces as well. Dimuth Karunaratne has to lead from the front as the captain. Similarly, Angelo Mathews and Thisara Perera will be expected to take care of down the order. If everything goes well, Sri Lanka has the element to shock the Kiwis. Moreover, led by Lasith Malinga Nuwan Pradeep and Suranga Lakmal can deliver with the ball too.

Pitch and weather:

Generally batting friendly pitch that has seen two warm-ups with 300+ score. Bowlers can benefit if the weather assists. Normal England weather; mostly clouded with a ray of sunlight at times.

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