7 Aug 2009

Hard assignment for Black Caps in Sri Lanka

10:41 am on 7 August 2009

The New Zealand cricketers start their tour of Sri Lanka tonight with a three day match against an Sri Lankan Invitation eleven in Colombo.

The last time the Black Caps were there six years ago they drew the series, with the highlight an unbeaten 274 from the former captain Stephen Fleming in the first test.

But with Sri Lanka coming off a home series win over Pakistan, Fleming's successor Dan Vettori has no illusions about how hard it'll be to match, let alone better, that record....

PLAY AUDIO: CRICKET BONUS

IN:......WE ARE GOING

OUT:...A QUALITY TEAM

DUR:...19SX

Dan Vettori