SRI LANKA LOOK TO START THE SERIES WITH A WIN AGAINST MIGHTY SOUTH AFRICA ?

The ODI series between Sri Lanka and South Africa come to an end with the hosts clinching the series 2-1. The tourists will look to make a comeback after a fighting performance in the ODI’s. Sri Lanka will play 3 T20i’s against the South Africa ahead of preparations of T20 WORLD CUP 2021.

WHAT IS IN SOUTH AFRICA’S CAMP ?

South Africa will be lead by Keshav Maharaj, who has interestingly hasn’t made his T20i debut yet. It will be the first time that a captain leading the side will make his debut in the same match. Quinton De Kock is returning to the side and will keep wickets for SA.. The spinners played a huge role in the 3rd ODI and the trend will continue. It means that the Proteas have a chance to play all their spinners named in the T20 World Cup Squad. South Africa squad is a full-strength squad revolving around the all-rounders.

SRI LANKA’S CAMP – WHOSE BACK ?

Kusal Perera is set to be back having recovered from COVID-19.

PREDICTED PLAYING XI :

SRI LANKA: Kusal Perera, Avishka Fernando, Kamindu Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Praveen Jayawickrama, Maheesh Theekshana.

SOUTH AFRICA : Quinton de Kock, Janaeman Malan, Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Keshav Maharaj (c), Kagiso Rabada, Bjorn Fortuin, Beuran Hendricks Tabraiz Shamsi.

MATCH DETAILS :

Friday 10th September, 2021 – 15:30 (UK)

R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium in Colombo, Sri Lanka

LIVE STREAMING : SONY NETWORK

PITCH REPORT :

There will be enough help for the batsmen and the bowlers. The pitch will assist the spinners and there will be some amount of turn available. Consequently, the captain winning the toss will look to bowl first.

SQUADS

Sri Lanka Squad: Kusal Perera(w), Avishka Fernando, Kamindu Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka(c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Praveen Jayawickrama, Maheesh Theekshana, Dinesh Chandimal, Nuwan Pradeep, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Lahiru Madushanka, Pulina Tharanga, Akila Dananjaya, Minod Bhanuka, Binura Fernando, Ramesh Mendis, Lahiru Kumara, Pathum Nissanka

South Africa Squad: Quinton de Kock(w), Aiden Markram, Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Keshav Maharaj(c), Kagiso Rabada, Bjorn Fortuin, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Lizaad Williams, Beuran Hendricks, Sisanda Magala, George Linde, Heinrich Klaasen, Wiaan Mulder

FANSTASY PLAYING XI :

Quinton de Kock(w) – Kusal Perera – Reeza Hendricks – Dhananjaya de Silva – David Miller – Wanindu Hasaranga – Dasun Shanaka – Keshav Maharaj – Kagiso Rabada – Praveen Jayawickrama – Tabraiz Shamsi

Shamsi to shine in today’s match

STATS :

SL vs SA Head to Head Records in T20Is

Total number of matches played: 13

Matches won by SL: 5

Matches won by SA: 7

Matched played in Sri Lanka: 5 (SL 2, SA 3)

Matches played in South Africa: 6 (SL 2, SA 3)

MOST RUNS :

126 runs – (Dinesh Chandimal)

199 runs – (Reeza Hendricks)

MOST SCALPS :

4 wickets – (Dhananjaya de Silva)

6 wickets – (Lungi Ngidi)

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