Sri Lanka vs New Zealand T20 Live Streaming: NZ opt to bat first
New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat against Sri Lanka in the first Super Eight clash of the World T20 at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium on Thursday.
Martin Guptill returned to Kiwis squad in place of Adam Milne.
Doubt over Ajantha Mendis' fitness was put to rest by skipper Mahela Jayawardene who said that the spinner is 90 per cent fit but will play against the Kiwis.
Lanka go in as favourites into that game, though they have to guard against one of the most dangerous T20 players in the world in Brendon McCullum.
New Zealand: MJ Guptill, JEC Franklin, BB McCullum, LRPL Taylor*, RJ Nicol, JDP Oram, DL Vettori, KS Williamson, NL McCullum, TG Southee, KD Mills
Sri Lanka: TM Dilshan, DPMD Jayawardene*, KC Sangakkara, HDRL Thirimanne, AD Mathews, BMAJ Mendis, NLTC Perera, KMDN Kulasekara, SL Malinga, BAW Mendis, MKPAD Perera