As the team New Zealand just arrived back from the Australia tour, they already invite Sri Lanka cricket team to play two test matches, five ODI matches and two T20 matches. Here you can see full details of New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Schedule For Test Match Series 2015-16. The first match of test series will start on Thursday, 10 December at University Oval, Dunedin.
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Test Match Series Preview Analysis
New Zealand re-assembled their test team squad to challenge the visitors at their home grounds. Fast bowlers Matt Henry and Mitchell McClenaghan not in the squad for this series as well back-up wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi and back-up opener Hamish Rutherford also not playing the test series against Sri Lanka. Left-arm seamer Neil Wagner and all-rounder Mitchell Santner, who made his debut during the day-night Test in Adelaide, also kept their places in the squad for New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Schedule For Test Match Series. Wagner didn’t play any of the Tests in Australia, but picked-up a five-wicket haul in a tour game against a Western Australia XI.
On the other hand Sri Lanka cricket team comes with the new and in-experience players in their squad for the New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Schedule For Test Match Series. As their captain Mathews, believes that the level of experience is less important than the players applying themselves.
Mathews said. “We don’t expect to go there and lose or compete, whether it is inexperience it doesn’t really matter. We had experienced guys in the last couple of years and we still lost to some countries over the years. It’s about applying ourselves, we are definitely not going to lose or compete it’s just a matter of taking up the challenge and doing your very best in the New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Schedule For Test Match Series.
Sri Lanka toured New Zealand last December and were thrashed 2-0 in Tests and 4-2 in the ODI series, at a time when Sangakkara was still playing and Jayawardene had yet to finish in ODIs. The present side is vastly inexperienced, with left-arm spinner Rangana Herath (65) and Mathews (54) as the only players with over thirty Test appearances.
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Team Squad For Test Match Series 2015-16
New Zealand Test Team Squad: Brendon McCullum (c), Ross Taylor (vc), Trent Boult, Doug Bracewell, Mark Craig, Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, Tim Southee, BJ Watling (wk), Kane Williamson, Mitchell Santner, Neil Wagner
Sri Lanka Test Team Squad: Angelo Mathews (c), Dushmantha Chameera, Dinesh Chandimal, Rangana Herath, Udara Jayasundera, Dimuth Karunaratne, Suranga Lakmal, Kusal Mendis, Dilruwan Perera, Kusal Perera, Nuwan Pradeep, Dhammika Prasad, Milinda Siriwardana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Kithuruwan Vithanage
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Schedule For Test Match Series 2015-16
1st Test match New Zealand v Sri Lanka will start at University Oval, Dunedin on Thursday, 10 December
2nd Test match New Zealand v Sri Lanka will start at Seddon Park, Hamilton on Friday, 18 December.
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Prediction For Test Match Series 2015-16
At home it’s hard for any team to beat New Zealand, so my prediction says that New Zealand will win both the test matches easily.