Toss New Zealand chose to bat v Sri Lanka
New Zealand’s debate began with a win during a toss and Kane WiIliamson inaugurated to bat. Galle will foster spin so batting initial was expected to palm New Zealand an advantage, quite as they named 3 fingerspinners in a XI – Mitchell Santner, Ajaz Patel, and Will Sommerville.
Sri Lanka also chose 3 spinners, with left-arm spinner Lasith Embuldeniya gripping his place, selected alongside Akila Dananjaya. Allrounder Dhananjaya de Silva done adult Sri Lanka’s third spin option. Lahiru Kumara found a place forward of Vishwa Fernando and Angelo Mathews was behind in a XI. Dinesh Chandimal missed out again.
Rain is foresee on all 5 days, yet it was a splendid start to day one.
Sri Lanka: 1 Dimuth Karunaratne (capt), 2 Lahiru Thirimanne, 3 Kusal Mendis, 4 Angelo Mathews, 5 Kusal Perera, 6 Dhananjaya de Silva, 7 Niroshan Dickwella (wk), 8 Lasith Embuldeniya, 9 Akila Dananjaya, 10 Suranga Lakmal, 11 Lahiru Kumara
New Zealand: 1 Jeet Raval, 2 Tom Latham, 3 Kane Williamson (capt), 4 Ross Taylor, 5 Henry Nicholls, 6 BJ Watling (wk), 7 Mitchell Santner, 8 Ajaz Patel, 9 Will Somerville, 10 Trent Boult, 11 Tim Southee
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