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SL vs NZDream11 Team Prediction | Sri Lanka vs New Zealand 1st Test Match Preview
After a gut-wrenching World Cup 2019 Final, New Zealand returns to international circuit with a tour to Sri Lanka. The Kiwis will play 2 tests and 3 T20Is against Sri Lanka in what will be their first away tour of 2019 after the mega competition.
The two tests are scheduled to be played at Galle and Colombo from Aug 14 and Aug 22 respectively will be the part of the inaugural ICC Test championship.
The two test matches will be followed by three T20Is that are slated to be played at Pallekele on Sep 1, 3 and 6 respectively.
14/08 – 10:00 AM IST
1st Test Match, New Zealand tour of Sri Lanka 2019
at Galle, Aug 14-18, 2019
Sri Lanka management has named a 15-man squad for the two test matches
Dinesh Chandimal has been recalled along with Akila Dananjaya and Dilruwan Perera
Angelo Mathews and Niroshan Dickwella have also been included
Kasun Rajitha, Asitha Fernando, Danushka Gunathilaka, Shehan Jayasuriya, Chamika Karunaratne, Dilruwan Perera and Angelo Pererahave been left out
Dimuth Karunaratne will lead the side
New Zealand is touring with a 15-man squad
They have included four spinners in the squad looking after the conditions
William Somerville, Ajaz Patel, M Santner and Todd Astle are the spin options in the squad
Trent Boult, Tim Southee and Neil Wagner are the three specialists pacers
Colin de Grandhomme is the seam-bowling all-rounder
Lockie Ferguson is missing out from the squad
Tom Blundell and BJ Watling are keepers in the side
Kane Williamson (c), Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Todd Astle, Tom Blundell, Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Ajaz Patel, Jeet Raval, Will Somerville, Neil Wagner, BJ Watling
SL vs NZ Playing11
Angelo Mathews, Dimuth Karunaratne (C), Dhananjaya de Silva, Akila Dananjaya, Lahiru Thiramane, Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Mendis (WK), Kusal Perera, L Embuldeniya, Suranga Lakmal, and Vishwa Fernando
Kane Williamson (C), Jeet Raval, Neil Wagner, William Somerville, Tom Latham, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling (WK), Mitchell Santner, Trent Boult, and Ajaz Patel
SL vs NZDream11
From New Zealand, Kane Williamson will be the best pick. he was the leading run-getter in the CWC 2019 and has an impressive average against Sri Lanka. Being one of the best spin bowling batsmen in the current scenario, he has scored 968 runs against Sri Lanka at an average of 80.66 with 3 hundred in tests
From the hosts, Angelo Mathews has one of the best averages against New Zealand. In test cricket, he averages 57.80 against New Zealand.