The M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru serves as the venue for this clash. Notably, New Zealand posted the highest ODI total in the current World Cup at this ground, registering a massive 401/6 against Pakistan. 

On the flip side, England's 156/10 against Sri Lanka in the same tournament stands as the lowest team total. 

Over the course of 29 matches played at the Chinnaswamy Stadium, the average run rate has been a respectable 5.66, with teams batting first emerging victorious on 12 occasions.

Weather and Pitch Report

Showers and thunderstorms may disrupt the NZ vs SL match. According to AccuWeather, there is a high likelihood of precipitation at 90 percent, potentially dampening New Zealand vs Sri Lanka World Cup encounter. 

The cloud cover is anticipated to reach 87 percent, with humidity levels at 75 percent. The temperature is expected to fluctuate between 20 and 27 degrees Celsius.

On Thursday, November 9, the M Chinnaswamy Stadium will host its fourth World Cup match. This cricket venue in Bengaluru has been the setting for several high-scoring contests. 

In the most recent game held there, New Zealand achieved the highest total ever recorded at the stadium. However, it ended in a shortened match, resulting in the tournament's competitiveness, with other teams vying for a spot in the semifinals.

Kane Williamson's Remarkable World Cup Form

Kane Williamson, the New Zealand skipper, is in sublime form, and he recently became his nation's highest run-scorer in ICC ODI World Cups. In the previous encounter against Pakistan, he scored a brilliant 95. Williamson boasts an incredible tournament average of 63.76, underlining his status as a World Cup maestro. 

Among active cricketers, he is the top run-scorer in New Zealand-Sri Lanka ODI matches, having amassed 685 runs at an average of 38.05, featuring seven half-centuries and a century.

Rachin Ravindra's Stellar Performances

New Zealand's Rachin Ravindra has been a standout performer in the ongoing 2023 World Cup, accumulating an impressive 523 runs. Ravindra's average of 74.71 showcases his consistency, and he has achieved this feat with three centuries and two fifties to his name.

Key Players for Sri Lanka

For Sri Lanka, Pathum Nissanka, the opening batsman, has been a reliable run-scorer in ODIs this year, accumulating 1,149 runs at an average of 45.96. Another promising talent, Sadeera Samarawickrama, has amassed 987 runs at a prolific average of 39.48. 

He stands just 13 runs shy of reaching the 1,000-run milestone in ODIs. On the bowling front, Dilshan Madushanka leads the charts as the top wicket-taker in the ongoing World Cup, claiming 21 scalps from 8 matches at an impressive average of 22.23.

As the two teams prepare to battle it out, cricket enthusiasts eagerly anticipate what promises to be an exciting and pivotal encounter in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.