2018-12-07 at 16:03
Captain Dinesh Chandimal says the chilly New Zealand weather will be the biggest challenge for Sri Lanka, during their full-tour, slated to get underway from tomorrow.
Sri Lanka is scheduled to play two Test matches, three One-Day Internationals and a Twenty20 encounter during the six-week tour.
The Chandimal-led team will kick-start the tour tomorrow, with a game against the New Zealand XI in a three-day match in Napier.
Speaking to media captain Dinesh Chandimal said, “The weather is really difficult, You know, in Sri Lanka, we get 30-35 every day so it’s really challenging.”
Sri Lanka was rugged up at a sunny Napier today as they acclimatised to the chilly New Zealand conditions.
Sri Lanka left for New Zealand after their 3-0 series whitewash at home by England last month.
The opening game of the two-match Test series will get underway from 15th of this month in Wellington.
Sri Lanka has recalled spinner Akila Dhananjaya and opener Upul Tharanga for the South Africa One Day Internationals.
West Indies batsman Chris Gayle will retire from one-day internationals after the 2019 World Cup in England and Wales.
Kusal Perera has advanced an astonishing 58 places in the ICC Test Player Rankings and reached a career-best 40th position