The Kiwis will be pleased with their efforts under Tim Southee's leadership.
They have plenty of firepower in the ranks.
Ross Taylor, in particular, holds the key in the middle order.
NZ will want to get this series win and play to their strengths.
Seth Rance had a dismal outing last time and he could be replaced.
Dream11: A strong side on offer
We have gone in with Colin Munro and Kusal Mendis as the opening batsmen of this Dream11 side.
Wicket-keeper batsman Kusal Perera follows suit.
The middle order is bolstered by Taylor (captain) and Avishka Fernando.
Mitchell Santner and Colin de Grandhomme are the all-rounders.
Irusu Udana, Ish Sodhi, Scott Kuggeleijn and Malinga (vice-captain) are the primary bowlers.
Venue, timing, TV listing and pitch report
The match is set to be held at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele.
Cloud cover is expected after some thunderstorms in the morning.
The pitch will assist pacers and spinners too had a strong show last time.
The match is set to start at 7:00 PM.
One can watch the match live on the Sony Ten Network.
Players to watch out for
For Lanka, their hopes will be laid on Malinga and Mendis. Both were superb in the first game. Kiwis will be hoping to see their openers fire. However, Taylor holds key to their success. Southee's leadership skills will be crucial.