SL vs NZ 2nd Test: Three player who can wreak havoc in second test

Updated on: Aug 21, 2019 12:46 pm IST

  • After winning the opening test of the SL vs NZ test series, Sri Lankan team has also established a third in a row victory chasing a tough score. The victory has brought them 60 Test Championship points which is an excellent start to their campaign in that competition. With a capable captain at the helm and young talented players in the team, it is to be believed that the team will be able to compensate its previous bad times.

    While New Zealand on the other side must be contemplating what’s went wrong and will try to cover the mistakes they made in the first test.

    Also, know: SL vs NZ 2nd Test | Today match prediction and betting odds | Sri Lanka vs New Zealand

    #1 Kane Williamson (Batting)

    Williamson has some great records against the opponent team Sri Lanka. However, he has experience of only six innings in the field of Sri Lanka, therefore this is an opportunity he could use to enhance his performance.


    Batting average against New Zealand: 69.42

    Highest score in the test: 242* (not out)

    Total runs in 17 innings against New Zealand: 972

    Batting average in Sri Lanka: 42.63

    Total runs in 129 innings: 6143

    #2 Dimuth Karunaratne (Batting)

    Karunaratne has made this very clear that he has become the captain for the sole reason of taking his team to victory. As a captain, this was his third consecutive victory in which he also scored a century.

    He has come under top 10 ICC test batsmen, ranked 8.


    Batting average against New Zealand: 43.60

    Total runs in 16 innings against New Zealand: 654

    Batting average in Sri Lanka: 42.63

    Total runs in 51 innings: 2089

    Total runs in the last three innings: 207

    #3 Akila Dananjaya (All-rounder)

    He might have played just two innings again but those two were enough to show how brilliant he is with spin bowling.

    Total wickets in two innings against New Zealand (2019): 6 wickets

    Economy rate against New Zealand: 2.64

    Total wickets in Sri Lanka (2018-2019): 23 wickets in eight innings

    Best bowling figure in overall test career: 6/115






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