New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test Day 1 Highlights – 17 March, 2023

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Highlights today, Friday 17-3-2023. 2nd Test, Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand, Basin Reserve, Wellington.

Dimuth Karunaratnes says: the pitch has something for the fast bowlers and that if they bowl like they did in the first Test, with their disciplined lines and lengths, they will succeed here. Debutant Nishan Madushka comes in for Niroshan Dickwella.
Southee says: the character of the group shows in how they have won some games where they have come under pressure but hope not to be put on the back foot early on in this game.

Toss: Sri Lanka chose to field.
New Zealand team: Tom Latham, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Blundell †, Michael Bracewell, Doug Bracewell, Tim Southee (c), Matt Henry, Blair Tickner.
Sri Lanka team: Oshada Fernando, Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya de Silva, Nishan Madushka †, Kasun Rajitha, Asitha Fernando, Prabath Jayasuriya, Lahiru Kumara.

Head to Head In Test’s: 37
New Zealand Won: 17
Sri Lanka Won: 9
New Zealand Test Rankings: 5th
Sri Lanka Test Rankings: 7th

Form guide
(Last five matches; most recent first)
New Zealand WWLWL
Sri Lanka LWLDD

Match Timings: 10:00 PM GMT | 11:00 AM Local
Umpires – Chris Gaffaney, Richard Illingworth
TV Umpire – Michael Gough
Match Referee – Richie Richardson
Reserve Umpire – Wayne Knights
Match number – Test no. 2500

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