Sri Lanka's Tour To New Zealand (Dec-Jan)

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  • Thu Dec 10 - Mon Dec 14 10:30 local (21:30 GMT -1d | 03:00 IST)
    1st Test - New Zealand v Sri Lanka University Oval, Dunedin LIVE
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  • Fri Dec 18 - Tue Dec 22 10:30 local (21:30 GMT -1d | 03:00 IST)
    2nd Test - New Zealand v Sri Lanka Seddon Park, Hamilton LIVE
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  • Sat Dec 26 (50 ovs) 11:00 local (22:00 GMT -1d | 03:30 IST)
    1st ODI - New Zealand v Sri Lanka Hagley Oval, Christchurch LIVE
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  • Mon Dec 28 (50 ovs) 11:00 local (22:00 GMT -1d | 03:30 IST)
    2nd ODI - New Zealand v Sri Lanka Hagley Oval, Christchurch LIVE
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  • Thu Dec 31 (50 ovs) 11:00 local (22:00 GMT -1d | 03:30 IST)
    3rd ODI - New Zealand v Sri Lanka Saxton Oval, Nelson LIVE
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  • Sat Jan 2 (50 ovs) 11:00 local (22:00 GMT -1d | 03:30 IST)
    4th ODI - New Zealand v Sri Lanka Saxton Oval, Nelson LIVE
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  • Tue Jan 5 (50 ovs) 11:00 local (22:00 GMT -1d | 03:30 IST)
    5th ODI - New Zealand v Sri Lanka Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui LIVE
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  • Thu Jan 7 (20 ovs) 15:00 local (02:00 GMT | 07:30 IST)
    1st T20I - New Zealand v Sri Lanka Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui LIVE
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  • Sun Jan 10 (20 ovs) 15:00 local (02:00 GMT | 07:30 IST)
    2nd T20I - New Zealand v Sri Lanka Eden Park, Auckland LIVE
 

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Any idea who is broadcasting this in India. Its not on Star, not on Ten, and incidentally also not on Sony, which had broadcast the India tour to NZ in 2014.
 

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NZ will expose how good or not this SRI team this after they weren't properly challenged by a second string Windies team.
 

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How has Kusal Mendis been picked to open the batting? FC average of 30 and List A average of 18. Only ever scored one hundred in his life. Are they that short at the moment?
 

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NZ will expose how good or not this SRI team this after they weren't properly challenged by a second string Windies team.

Sri Lanka is absolutely horrible ATM. However, not as bad as WI. Also injury to Prasad and Kushal Perrera going back is not going to help them.
 

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Sri lanka are very short of good players, in the old days they always had an iffy opener and one other tourist in the line up, but these days chandimal and mathews are propping up 4 kapugaderas/mubaraks. it's not pretty.

prasad is horrible for injuries too, shame as these are nice conditions for him.
 

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Why isnt Kashual Silva (or whatever his first name is) playing?
 

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Why isnt Kashual Silva (or whatever his first name is) playing?
He flew in pretty late, so maybe still suffering from jet lag?
 

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That pitch ... If it remains like that when play starts, will the ICC find this one to be 'poor' ... don't think so.
 

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I stayed up late to see some NZ and SL get down to do some gardening play cricket on the Hamilton wicket. Here are some screenshots, that are already on the internet of the pitch.

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However ah this pitch is not going to turn an inch probably so there is no question of people having a go at it, or ICC rating this poor.
 

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A green pitch doesn't automatically mean its going to have excessive swing. The greener a pitch is the longer the swing is usually prolonged due to the ball being easier to keep in better condition, weather and overhead conditions usually play the bigger part in how much it swings.

It's also got a nice even bounce.
 

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^ Excuses for the pitch begin. If however it was a spin friendly wicket, by now everyone including the ICC would have been rushing to bury it.

SL may even play out of their skin and score 400 by the end of days plays, but that wicket is too green, means its too green. Its been left so green with only one intention and that is to make it as suitable to the home team as possible, and provide as much assistance to the seam bowlers as possible.

However prepare a spin friendly wicket in Asia, and everyone just loses their heads.
 

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