Cricketer Of The Year
Welcome to SLNah, compare how we batted against SL to how we batted against India. The latter was a significantly more conservative approach and Australia did a lot better. Only on substandard pitches is your approach viable.
NZ would do well to pick both Boult and Southee IMO, swing won them the 2nd test in 2012 and had us in trouble in the 1st. Having said that, 2 frontline spinners are most likely going to be necessary also.