Sri Lanka vs. New Zealand: Second Test Match Preview
Sri Lanka vs. New Zealand: Second Test Match Preview

SL vs. NZ: 2nd Test – Can New Zealand overcome their defeat from the first Test?

Teams to be updated after the toss

Match details:

Tournament: ICC World Test Championship

Venue: P Sara Oval, Colombo

Date: August 22, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM IST

Preview:

Sri Lanka is expected to deploy its strongest XI when they face New Zealand in the second and final test to wrap up a home series with a win. Moreover, the hosts claimed victory in the first Test with the help of Dimuth Karunaratne's century in second innings and as a result, it's unlikely they are going to tweak their winning combinations.

While, on the other hand, the Blackcaps will be hoping that Kane Williamson will get some runs under his belt. While Ross Taylor and Henry Nicholls will be the key players in the middle-order. However, New Zealand will want to get back to their winning form in the pursuit of ICC World Test Championship.

Weather report:

Weather condition is not good throughout this week in Colombo as there are strong chances of rain with thunderstorms every day as of now.

Pitch report:

The pitch of P Sara Oval looks different as it is expected to support more pace and bounce than other venues here in Sri Lanka.

Injuries:

No latest injuries have been reported by both teams for this match.

Probable Playing XI:

Sri Lanka:

Sri Lanka's Test specialist Dimuth Karunaratne and Lahiru Thirimanne are back into the form and will remain the

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