New Zealand Vs Sri Lanka two-match Test Series scheduled 1st and 22nd Agust 2019. New Zealand knows the nature of the subcontinent Cricket pitch. So the Kiwis fly to Sri Lanka Cricket tour with a strong spin attack. New Zealand will be playing two test cricket match series with Srilanka.
After losing ICC World Cup 2019 final, Kiwis going to Sri Lanka for their first New Zealand Vs Sri Lanka test series. To get success on Sri Lanka’s spin-assisted pitch they made 15 players team including 4 spinners.
The Kiwis take two spinners, William Summerville and Azaz Patel in the team squad for New Zealand Vs Sri Lanka test series. These two spinners were paly major role to win the New Zealand series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates last year. Azaz Patel took 13 wickets and Summerville took 7 wickets in the entire series.
They also include Left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner and leg-spinner Todd Astle for New Zealand Vs Sri Lanka test tour. Santner has been a regular player in the limited-overs squad but has not played Tests for a long time. He has been out of the Test match for a knee injury since 2017.
According to the various media report, New Zealand team coach Gary Stead said that it is may be required to make final 11 team squad with 3 spinners to adjust the pitch and environment.
There are only three specialist fast bowlers with the New Zealand team for New Zealand Vs Sri Lanka test series. Neil Wagner will be sharing responsibility with Trent Bolt and Tim Southee. Lucky Surprisingly Ferguson, 21 wicket-takers in world cup 2019, is not included in the New Zealand Vs Sri Lanka Test series.
Tom Blundell, who made a century (100 runs) in the Test debut match, gets the chance as the backup wicketkeeper.
The first and second match of the New Zealand Vs Sri Lanka test series scheduled from 1st Agust’19 and 22 Agust’19 respectively.
New Zealand squad for New Zealand Vs Sri Lanka Test Series:
1. Kane Williamson (Captain), 2.Todd Astle, 3.Tom Blundell, 4.Trent Bolt, 5.Colin de Grandhomme, 6.Tom Latham, 7. Henry Nicholls, 8.Azaz Patel, 9.Jeet Raval, 10.William Summerville, 11.Mitchell Santner, 12. Tim Southee, 13.Ross Taylor, 14.Neil Waughner, 15. BJ Watling