We already know that the Sri Lanka Cricket selectors have selected a 15 man squad for the New Zealand test series. While we have our concerns about the selection, especially not choosing Dhanushka Gunathilaka who performed well in the warm-up game and the complete omission of Roshen Silva. However, that could be a discussion for another day.
Today, our Cricketry Sri Lanka team is planning to do one of our favourite things, team selection.
So here are our thoughts on the playing 11 for the first test match. As we all know, the first match is to be played in Galle, which is traditionally a spin-friendly one. Therefore, we think that it is smart to take the field with three spinners, including a batting allrounder and two-seamers. This would allow us to play seven batsmen.