SRI LANKA vs NEW ZEALAND FIRST TEST MATCH

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SRI LANKA will be touring NEW ZEALAND for 3 Tests, 3 ODIs, 1 T20 . The tour is going to start with the host playing against the visitors in a 3 match test series. The first test match is all set to be played in the BASIN RESERVE, WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15 commencing from 3:30 AM(IST).

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Both the teams have played last test match against each other in 2015 . Things have certainly  changed for both the teams in these years .

SRI LANKA vs NEW ZEALAND FIRST TEST MATCH

NEW ZEALAND have proved that they a very tough side after their recent win against PAKISTAN away from home . As far as the SRI LANKAN team is concerned they played well but they lost to ENGLAND in a 3 match test series.




Both team had faced each other 32 times in a test match in which NEW ZEALAND have won 14 matches and SRI LANKA have won 8 matches and 10 matches ended up in a draw.

The NEW ZEALAND squad for the test series:

S.No Team Squad Name
1 Kane Williamson(c)
2 Tom Latham
3 Jeet Raval
4 Ross Taylor
5 Henry Nicholls



6 BJ Watling
7 Colin de Grandhomme
8 Tim Southee
9 Trent Boult
10 Neil Wagner
11 Ajaz Patel
12 Matt Henry
13 Will Young

 

The SRI LANKA Team Squad for the test series:

S.No Team Squad Name
1 Dinesh Chandimal(c)
2 Kusal Mendis
3 Dhananjaya de Silva
4 Angelo Mathews
5 Roshen Silva



6 Niroshan Dickwella
7 Danushka Gunathilaka
8 Lahiru Thirimanne
9 Sadeera Samarawickrama
10 Dilruwan Perera
11 Lakshan Sandakan
12 Suranga Lakmal
13 Kasun Rajitha
14 Lahiru Kumara
15 Dushmantha Chameera
16 Nuwan Pradeep
17 Dimuth Karunaratne

 

SRI LANKA vs NEW ZEALAND FIRST TEST MATCH PREDICTIONS

The odds and the experts are in favour of the NEW ZEALAND but you never know what the underdogs SRI LANKA have in their mind.





Keeping in mind that both the teams are facing each other after a long time it will be a game worth watching.

 

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