New Zealand will host Sri Lanka in the second Test match of the two-match series at Seddon Park in Hamilton from Friday.
The hosts were rampant in the first Test match, beating the Lankans comprehensivcely in Dunedin.
A defeat by a margin of 122 runs would have been hard to digest for Angelo Mathews & co. All they can do now is let go of the past and look forward to the upcoming Test match -- instead of worrying too much about the conditions and the wicket, Sri Lanka should just enjoy the game of cricket and play their natural game.
Surprisingly, the last three matches at Seddon Park in Hamilton did not go into the fifth day. The hosts have lost the last two Test matches as well at this venue -- at the hands of Pakistan and South Africa.
The New Zealand seamers will test the Sri Lankan batsmen again, as the wicket looked quite green one day before the start of play. Trent Boult and Tim Southee's eyes would have lit up looking at the surface in Hamilton.
"We're playing the same team as the last match. By the look of the surface, we will go in with that extra seamer. It's green. Dunedin was green. We just feel it might be more suited to seam bowling," Kane Williamson told reporters ahead of the second Test match against Sri Lanka.
Williamson might miss the second Test match against Sri Lanka as he took a severe blow in one of his fingers during the first Test.
Angelo Mathews is keen to see his team's fortunes turn around, with the Sri Lanka skipper firm in his belief that his players can perform a lot better.
"It's about being able to compete. We were nowhere near the New Zealanders in the first Test, and we've got to go out there and enjoy our cricket," Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews told reporters on Thursday.
Expected lineups: Sri Lanka : Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis, Udara Jayasundera, Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Angelo Mathews (C), Kithuruwan Vithanage, Milinda Siriwardana, Rangana Herath, Dushmantha Chameera, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep.
New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Brendon McCullum (C), Mitchell Santner, BJ Watling (wk), Doug Bracewell, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult.
Where to watch live:
The second Test match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka is scheduled for a 10.30 am local time (3:30 am IST, 9:30 pm GMT) start. There will be no live coverage of the game in India. The live streaming option is also not available.
Viewers in Sri Lanka can watch the game live on Ten Sports. Live Streaming option is not available.
The viewers in the UK can watch New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test match in Sky Sports 2 and Sky Sports HD 2. The fans can live stream the same on SkyGO.
Audience in the US can tune into Willow TV and ESPN 3 to watch the New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test match and stream the same on Wilow TV online.
The fans in Australia will have to switch to Fox Sports 1.
Cricket fans in New Zealand can watch New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test matchon Sky Sport 1 and Sky Sport HD 1. The live streaming option will be on SkyGo.co.nz.