Originally Posted by al Furqaan
If NZ can, in theory we should. Granted NZ have won tests away against AUS and SL - which even teams like India would struggle to do at their peaks...but I think the difference between current NZ side and ours is belief and experience of winning. Although the current NZ team might win only as often as we do, they still come from a winning tradition going back decades.
SL's core is all 35+ so it will remain to be seen if we can exploit that with our perennial juvenile bunch.
Also NZ is a side that despite not being the most talented, they're tough as nails. They'll never give in without putting up a fight. This is why they're such a well respected side.
SL, IMO is the same way. Despite not having the huge populations that Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan have, they've been able to develop such quality players and teams over the years.