SOUTH AFRICA VS SRI LANKA SERIES PREVIEW :
South Africa is touring Sri Lanka for the one-day leg ahead of the T20 World Cup 2021. The tour comprises of 3 ODI’s and 3 T20i’s. Both the teams played last ODI match between in 2019. Here is the preview for a strong competition between both sides. Read the article to know more.
The tourists have played a lot of international cricket recently as well as beaten the teams comprehensively in whatever format they have played in. For the ODI’s, South Africa toured Ireland and managed to tie the series 1-1, which means that there are some loop holes in the batting line-up as well as the bowling department.
However , the hosts don’t have a pretty good record when it comes to ODI’s. They toured England and hosted India for the One Dayers and T20i’s, they have miserably performed in ODI’s in both the tours. But silver-lining is that they have got some positives out of the losses. One of the biggest positive is all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga. The frontline spinner and smart batsman is seem to be the lone warrior in the mud. Sri Lanka recently won the T20 series against India. This should give some confidence to the Sri-Lankan team.
Sri Lanka desperately needs to win this series in order to get some ODI Super League points in their bag.As they at the 11th position with only 2 wins in 12 matches and one match being a no-result against England. For them to participate in the 2023 World Cup, this can be a really good head start to restructure the team.
Dasun Shanaka and Wanindu Hasaranga will look to carry the team on their shoulders and help them win.
SOUTH AFRICA :
Temba Bavuma (c), Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne, George Linde, Janneman Malan, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Andile Phehlukwayo, Aiden Markram, Wiaan Mulder, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lizaad Williams, Junior Dala, Beuran Hendricks, Reeza Hendricks, Anrich Nortje, Dwaine Pretorius, Heinrich Klaasen.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI’s :
Probale Playing XI : Sri Lanka : 1.Avishka Fernando 2.Minod Bhanuka (wk) 3.Bhanuka Rajapaksa 4.Dhananjaya de Silva 5.Charith Asalanka 6.Dasun Shanaka (capt.), 7.Wanindu Hasaranga 8.Chamika Karunaratne 9.Akila Dananjaya 10.Dushmantha Chameera 11.Praveen Jayawickrama
Dinesh Chandimal and Nuwan Pradeep are back in the mix having last played ODIs in the Caribbean in March. Thus missing the series against Bangladesh, England and India. Kusal Perera returns after recovering from Covid-19, but he may not be fit enough to play before the T20I series.
Probale Playing XI : South Africa : 1. Janneman Malan 2. Temba Bavuma (capt), 3. Aiden Markram 4 Rassie van der Dussen 5 Heinrich Klaasen (wk), 6 Kyle Verreynne, 7 Dwaine Pretorius, 8 George Linde 9 Kagiso Rabada 10 Anrich Nortje 11 Tabraiz Shamsi
South Africa are without the likes of Quinton de Kock, David Miller and Lungi Ngidi for this series. But they will be back for the T20 series.
PITCH REPORT :
As It’s been a trend that whenever South Africa tour Sri Lanka,the pitches are usually kept Sri Lankan bowlers friendly. So spinners can come crucial in the middle overs. Due to this, South African batsmen struggle.
MATCH STREAMING DETAILS :
Sony Sports Network will live stream the South Africa Tour of Sri Lanka in India. Even Fans can catch the SL vs SA LIVE Streaming on the SonLiv app. Sony Ten 2 will live telecast the match on TV for the Indian audience.
Match will start at 3 pm, local time.
FANTASY XI : Janneman Malan, Avishka Fernando, Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen, Dhananjaya de Silva -Heinrich Klaasen (wk) Dasun Shanaka Wanindu Hasaranga Tabraiz Shamsi Kagiso Rabada Dushmantha Chameera.