SL tour NZ with tour starting under 4 weeks time.
Here is the schedule
Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand, 2006/07
Thu 30 - Sun 3 Otago v Sri Lankans
University Oval, Dunedin
Thu 7 - Mon 11 1st Test - New Zealand v Sri LankaJade Stadium, Christchurch
Fri 15 - Tue 19 2nd Test - New Zealand v Sri LankaBasin Reserve, Wellington
Fri 22 1st T20I - New Zealand v Sri LankaWestpac Stadium, Wellington
Tue 26 2nd T20I - New Zealand v Sri LankaEden Park, Auckland
Thu 28 1st ODI - New Zealand v Sri LankaMcLean Park, Napier
Sun 31 2nd ODI - New Zealand v Sri LankaQueenstown Events Centre
Tue 2 3rd ODI - New Zealand v Sri LankaJade Stadium, Christchurch
Sat 6 4th ODI - New Zealand v Sri Lanka
Eden Park, Auckland
Tue 9 5th ODI - New Zealand v Sri LankaSeddon Park, Hamilton
2 Tests , 5 ODIs , and 2 twenty twenty matches.
SL after showing promise in England have dropped down to the their inconsistent rubbish again. NZ showed how very strong they are in ODIs despite a long lay off . Kyle Mills showing that he is more than a match for Bond , and Bond in his come back from injury showing shades of his previous best .Vettori a true ODI allrounder and really top performer in both forms of the game. Only NZ batting needs to get into some runs come the SL series.
For SL the same inconsistent, minnow bashing, but struggle against quality opposition form -seems to run through over and over again. Murali carries the bowling singlehandedly in Tests mostly with Vaas sometimes chipping in ODIs . Batting has a long way to go in showing they can bat well against quality opposition bowlers and not against weak opposition or weakened opposition (such as England this Summer).
My Prediction NZ to clean sweep - Tests 2-0 and ODIs possibly 3-2 .
Your predictions, discuss .