Our good friends at sportsfreak tell us how it is. Or rather why SL will lo0se.
“1. Sri Lanka complacency.
2. Dilshan opening.
What’s that about then? Taking your in form down the order dasher, and promote him to open in a test? How very New Zealand.
3. Sri Lanka complacency.
4. It might rain.
Well, it might.
5. Ross Taylor has come of age.
6. Malinga isn’t playing
So his record isn’t that great of late, but haven’t the Sri Lankan selectors realised who they are up against? Just as well no-one has sent them a video of all his previous form v NZ.
7. Mendis isn’t playing.
So his series against Pakistan wasn’t that great, but haven’t the Sri Lankan selectors realised who they are up against? Just as well no-one has sent them a video of his one previous match v NZ.
8. Almost there.
9. Sri Lanka complacency.”
There you have it. NZ main strategy is based on SL’s complacency. Looks like they have done their homework well.