Daily Mail UK – WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) – New Zealand won the toss and elected to bowl against Sri Lanka in the first cricket test at the Basin Reserve on Saturday.

Summary

  • WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) – New Zealand won the toss and elected to bowl against Sri Lanka in the first cricket test at the Basin Reserve on Saturday.
  • The new ball pair of Trent Boult and Tim Southee are rejoined by third seamer Neil Wagner, who missed New Zealand’s most recent test against Pakistan.
  • Sri Lanka also named three seamers – Suranga Lakmal, Kasun Rajitha and Lahiru Kumara – alongside spinner Dilruwan Perera.
  • The New Zealand team returned home only six days ago but Williamson said the quick turnaround makes it “almost like the continuation of a series.”
  • Sri Lanka suffered a 3-0 home loss to England in its latest test series.


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