His bowling action was reported during the recent England series.
The hosts have included only one spinner in the squad.
Rixon is expected to join the team in New Zealand on the 24th of December.
Dimuth Karunaratne is the vice-captain.
The last time these two nations faced off was in two unofficial ODIs in Kent in early 2017 the result was squared at 1-1.
England won the third Test in Colombo by 42 runs.
Sky found that out of the 30 deliveries that Sandakan bowled during the day in his five-over spell in the morning, 12 were no-balls.
All the major stats and numbers that were recorded during England’s series whitewash.
The Brits whitewashed Lanka in the three-match series.
Sri Lanka have been whitewashed in a Test series at home for the second time in two years.