14 Aug 2019

First of two cricket Test matches in Sri Lanka

From Morning Report, 8:55 am on 14 August 2019

A month to the day since the gut-wrenching result of the Cricket World Cup final, the Black Caps are set to start the first of two Test matches in Sri Lanka.

Nine of the 15-man Test squad were part of New Zealand's World Cup contingent - who had to settle for simply being part of one of cricket's greatest games - after hosts England hoisted the trophy on a controversial boundary countback.

So how will that match affect the side ahead of their first match of the newly minted Test Championship? Our cricket reporter Clay Wilson found out.