Sri Lanka would like Dushmantha Chameera to come out good in the ODI series as well © Getty Images
Sri Lanka would like Dushmantha Chameera to come out good in the ODI series as well after a good show in the two-match Test series © Getty Images

New Zealand and Sri Lanka will lock horns in the first ODI of the five-match one day series at Christchurch today.  After making a clean sweep of the two-match Test series, New Zealand will be looking forward to carrying the winning momentum in the five-match ODI series as well. Sri Lanka, on the other hand would want to show resilience and come back strongly in the limited-overs series. Talking of the Test series, hosts won the first Test played on December 10 at University Oval by 122 runs and also the second Test match by five wickets. The second Test was played at Seddon Park, Hamilton. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 2015-16, 1st ODI at Christchurch

New Zealand will be banking on their skipper Brendon McCullum, Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson in their batting department while Tim Southee and Neil Wagner will be their key bowlers to watch out for in the match. For Sri Lanka— Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal and Tillakaratne Dilshan will have to shoulder the major responsibility for scoring runs for their team. A lot will be expected from two of their bowlers — Dushmantha Chameera and Nuwan Pradeep. It is anticipated that the ODI series will also be a close affair  like the Test series. LIVE CRICKET UPDATES: Australia vs West Indies 2015-16, 1st Test at Hobart, Day 1

Squads:

New Zealand: Brendon McCullum (c), Luke Ronchi (wk), Doug Bracewell, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Mitchell McClenaghan, Aadam Milne, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Kane Williamson, George Worker

Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews (c), Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Lahiru Thirimanne, Dushmanth Chameera, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Nuwan Pradeep, Danushka Gunathilaka, Chamara Kapugedera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Ajantha Mendis, Sachithra Senanayake, Milinda Siriwardana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Kithuruwan Vithanage