Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand 2015-16
New Zealand will miss the services of fast bowler Tim Southee for the upcoming Twenty20 International series against Pakistan which begins on Friday.
For his resilient unbeaten century in the final innings, taking New Zealand to a five-wicket win in the second Test against Sri Lanka in Hamilton, Kane Williamson is the Cricket World Player of the Week.
Kane Williamson completed his 13th Test century helping New Zealand chase down 189 in the final innings of the second Test against Sri Lanka in Hamilton with five wickets in hand to complete a 2-0 series victory for the Black Caps.
New Zealand pace bowler Tim Southee has been replaced by Matt Henry in the One-Day International squad against Sri Lanka after suffering a foot injury in the third game in Nelson on Thursday.
Sri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga is set to miss the One-Day International series against New Zealand due to the knee injury that he suffered against West Indies in October.
Dimuth Karunaratne and Dushmantha Chameera were the only positives for Sri Lanka on the second day of their tour match as fifties from Bharat Popli and Ben Smith propelled New Zealand Board President's XI to a 95-run lead.
The New Zealand selectors have decided to rest fast bowler Trent Boult for the first three One-Day Internationals of the upcoming five-match series against Sri Lanka.
Sri Lankan wicket-keeper batsman Kusal Perera has been withdrawn from the New Zealand tour after testing positive for a banned substance.
The Sri Lankan selectors have opted to replace the injured fast bowler Dhammika Prasad with Nuwan Kulasekara for the One-Day International series against New Zealand.
New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson has climbed to the top of the International Cricket Council rankings for Test batsmen after an unbeaten century against Sri Lanka in the second Test.
Dinesh Chandimal will captain Sri Lanka in the two-match Twenty20 International series in place of the regular skipper Lasith Malinga, who is out with an injury.
The Sri Lankan selectors have named left-arm fast bowler Vishwa Fernando as the replacement for the injured Dhammika Prasad for the upcoming Test series against New Zealand.
For his unbeaten knock of 269 which came in just 285 deliveries in the first Test against West Indies, Australia’s Adam Voges is the Cricket World Player of the Week.
Fifties from Danushka Gunathilaka, Tillakaratne Dilshan and Lahiru Thirimanne helped Sri Lanka remain alive in the series as they chased down 277 against New Zealand in the third One-Day International in Nelson.
New Zealand fast bowler Tim Southee will sit out of the Twenty20 International series against Sri Lanka after scans on his injured foot showed a bruise on the bone.
Sri Lanka interim head coach Jerome Jayaratne claims that the pitch in Hamilton, venue for the second Test against New Zealand, has been doctored with grass to suit the home team.
The Sri Lankan selectors have called up uncapped opening batsman Udara Jayasundera and leg-spinner Jeffrey Vandersay to the 15-man Test squad for the upcoming tour of New Zealand.
New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum is a doubtful starter for the third One-Day International in Nelson against Sri Lanka after picking up a back injury in the second game in Christchurch.
A clinical performance from the New Zealand bowlers ended Sri Lankan resistance on day five, dismissing them for 282 in the final innings and secured a 122-run victory for the Black Caps in the first Test in Dunedin.
New Zealand blazed past Sri Lanka's target of 143 in just 10 overs riding on incredible knocks from Martin Guptill and Colin Munro to complete a nine-wicket victory in the second Twenty20 International in Auckland to take the series 2-0.
Dimuth Karunaratne and Dinesh Chandimal led the Sri Lankan fightback with a 122-run stand for the third wicket as the visitors scored 197 for four at stumps on day two of the first Test in Dunedin, trailing New Zealand by 234 runs.
Martin Guptill smashed the fastest fifty by a New Zealand player as the Black Caps chased down a target of 118 runs in just 8.2 overs to complete a comprehensive victory over Sri Lanka in the second One-Day International in Christchurch.
Udara Jayasundera, Kithuruwan Vithanage and Angelo Mathews hit fifties on day three as the tour game between Sri Lanka and New Zealand Board President’s XI in at Queenstown Events Centre ended in a draw.
Sri Lanka struggled to put runs on the board after Tim Johnston’s three-wicket haul reduced them to 97 for five in the 40 overs that were possible in a rain-affected first day of the practice match against New Zealand Board President’s XI in Queenstown.
A devastating four-wicket haul from Matt Henry followed by blistering half-centuries from Martin Guptill and Brendon McCullum helped New Zealand crush Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the first One-Day International in Christchurch.
Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews stressed on the importance to play positive cricket when they take the field for the second Test against New Zealand on Friday.
New Zealand bowling coach Dimitri Mascarenhas revealed that the team management is thinking about playing two spinners in the second Test against Sri Lanka which begins on 18th December in Hamilton.
Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews has promised that the players who will be found guilty of misconduct on the recently completed tour of New Zealand will receive a strict punishment.
Martin Guptill slammed a fluent 156 while Kane Williamson and Brendon McCullum notched up useful half centuries as New Zealand scored 409 for eight on day one of the first Test against Sri Lanka in Dunedin.
Relentless rain played spoilsport leading to the abandonment of the fourth One-Day International between New Zealand and Sri Lanka in Nelson.
Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews termed his team's second innings collapse in the second Test against New Zealand as a "mockery" after suffering a five-wicket loss in Hamilton.
Tom Latham brought up a well-crafted unbeaten fifty as New Zealand managed to extend their lead to 308 runs with nine wickets in hand by the end of the third day's play in the first Test against Sri Lanka in Dunedin.
A five-wicket haul from Dushmantha Chameera reduced New Zealand to 232 for nine, trailing Sri Lanka's first innings total of 292 by 60 runs at the end of the second day of the second Test match in Hamilton.
New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson has been named in the squad for the Twenty20 Internationals against Sri Lanka as a specialist batsman after recovering from his back injury.
Sri Lanka were three down for 109 at stumps needing a further 296 runs for a win after New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum made a sporting declaration on the rain-marred fourth day of the first Test in Dunedin.
Kane Williamson's unbeaten fifty took New Zealand closer to a series victory, needing just 47 more runs with five wickets in hand, despite Sri Lanka fighting back with a four-wicket haul from Dushmantha Chameera on the third day of the second Test in Hamilton.
Riding on half-centuries from Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson, followed by three-wicket hauls from Trent Boult and Matt Henry, New Zealand overcame firm Sri Lankan resistance to win the first Twenty20 International in Mount Maunganui by three runs.
Riding on the back of a splendid century from Martin Guptill and a five-wicket haul from Matt Henry, New Zealand defeated Sri Lanka by 36 runs in the fifth and final One-Day International in Mount Maunganui to seal a 3-1 series victory.
Late wickets in the third session halted Sri Lanka's progress after an unbeaten fifty from Angelo Mathews pushed the visitor's total to 264 for seven on a rain dampened first day of the second Test against New Zealand in Hamilton.