SL vs NZ: The high-flying Black Caps will host Sri Lanka at Basin Reserve, Wellington for the first test starting from December 15. A 13-member squad has been named by the hosts ahead of the first test. The visitors have named a 17-member squad with the return of Nuwan Pradeep and Lahiru Kumara. Dinesh Chandimal, who missed the last two test against England will skipper the side.
Azaz Patel is the only spinner named in the 13-man squad announced by the hosts. The Abu Dhabi test hero- William Somerville who returned with seven wickets in total has been left out from the squad. Both William Somerville and Ish Sodhi will play in the domestic first-class tournament till then. Meanwhile, Will Young has received his maiden call-up after stroking a century against India A in the recently concluded ODI series.
SL vs NZ Team News:
- The hosts have announced a 13-members squad.
- Will Somerville and Ish Sodhi have been left out from the Black Caps squad
- Azaz Patel is the only spinner named in the squad
- Opener Will Young gets his maiden call-up
- Kaushal Silva and Akila Dananjaya are the ones missing from visitors squad Sri Lanka have recalled pacer
- Nuwan Pradeep and Lahiru Kumara
SL vs NZ Squads:
Sri Lanka- Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal, Suranga Lakmal, Dimuth Karunaratne, Dhananjaya De Silva, Angelo Mathews, Roshen Silva, Niroshan Dickwella, Danushka Gunathilaka, Lahiru Thirimanne, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dilruwan Perera, Lakshan Sandakan, Nuwan Pradeep, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Dushmantha Chameera
New Zealand- Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Jeet Raval, Will Young, Henry Nicholls, Colin de Grandhomme, BJ Watling (wk), Tim Southee, Matt Henry, Ajaz Patel, Trent Boult, Neil Wagner