New Zealand pacers presented a rampant display of pace bowling as they rattled Sri Lanka for a measly total of 138 runs in the first innings, allowing the home side to enforce a follow on in the first Test at Hagley Oval, Christchurch.
New Zealand will be unable to call upon fast bowler Adam Milne or experienced batsman Ross Taylor due to injury when they play South Africa in a three-match One-Day International series that begins next week.
New Zealand have called up Hamish Rutherford and Tim Southee to replace the injured pair of Martin Guptill and Mitchell McClenaghan for the second ODI against England.
Guptill, who could yet return for the third game in Auckland, sustained a hamstring injury during yesterday's win in Hamilton, while McClenaghan picked up a side strain and has been ruled out for the remainder of the series.
New Zealand have been dealt a major blow ahead of their Test series against current number one ranked South Africa with the news that Tim Southee has been ruled out after being diagnosed with a ruptured ligament in his thumb.