BLACKCAPS opt to bat in first Test

New Zealand captain Ross Taylor won the toss and elected to bat in the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle.

The selectors have named an unchanged side from the one that played their last match against India in Bangalore.   Todd Astle, Chris Martin, Rob Nicol and Neil Wagner are the squad members who are not part of the playing eleven.

Ross Taylor (c),
Trent Boult
Doug Bracewell
Daniel Flynn
James Franklin
Martin Guptill
Brendon McCullum
Jeetan Patel
Tim Southee
Kruger van Wyk
Kane Williamson

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