Irrespective of the few bad years Sri Lanka has been having a good momentum after the World Cup as they were able to completely outclass Bangladesh Team in 3 ODI matches played at home after finishing 6 th at the World Cup.
Although they struggled in limited over matches Sri Lanka always had a very good momentum in the Test matches irrespective of all the team changes and injury issues.
But now they are going to face a completely different challenge as they are going to start up ICC Test Championship with 2 match Test series against the strong New Zealand side.
After getting an historic Test win against South Africa in South Africa, Sri Lanka has sticked with their core players who performed well in that series but has added some new faces to increase the depth of the side.
Main star additons for the Squad has been former captains Dinesh Chandimal and Angelo Mathews who were out of the South African series and both of these players have been a very important part of wins Sri Lanka got over last few years in Tests.
In addition to the batting depth Sri Lanka has incresed the spining options with the additions of Dilruwan Perera, Akila Dhananjaya, Lasith Embuldeniya, Lakshan Sanadakan,Shehan Jayasuriya and all-round option of Dhananjaya De Silva.
Full Probable Test Squad named for the series are as follows ;
Dimuth Karunaratne (C), Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Niroshan Dickwella, Dhananjaya de Silva, Angelo Perera, Oshada Fernando, Danushka Gunathilaka, Shehan Jayasuriya, Chamika Karunaratne, Dilruwan Perera, Akila Dananjaya, Lasith Embuldeniya, Lakshan Sandakan, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Kumara, Vishwa Fernando, Kasun Rajitha, Asitha Fernando