SL vs SA, 1st T20I LIVE: Sri Lanka start favourite against South Africa after thumping win in ODIs- Follow LIVE updates- After a thumping against South Africa in the ODI series, Sri Lanka will now set their eyes on the ODIs. They will look to avenge their 3-0 defeat against South Africa away from home. Notably, Sri Lanka defeated Keshav Maharaj led side 2-1 in the ODI series. Sri Lanka would also draw inspiration from their last T20I series against India. Now, they will look to clinch yet another T20 series.
Sri Lanka has not an ODI match against South Africa in the last three meetings.
Led by Dasun Shanaka Sri Lanka is ranked 9th in the ICC T20I rankings while South Africa is ranked 5th. Both the teams will eye to test their bench strength ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup which is scheduled to take place later this year in UAE.
SL vs SA, 1st T20I LIVE: Sri Lanka start favourite against South Africa after thumping win in ODIs, Toss at 6.30 PM- Follow LIVE updates
Sri Lanka vs South Africa
August 10, 2021 – Wednesday
R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
The average temperature throughout the day will be 30 degrees celsius. With humidity going up to 77% while there is a 20 per cent chance of rain. The weather will be overcast on Friday.
All the matches of South Africa’s tour of Sri Lanka will be played on R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo. Three T20Is and three ODIs will be played in two weeks, because of which the pitch will get slower and slower which will help spinners. we saw in the last ODI.
Probable Playing XI
Avishka Fernando, Minod Bhanuka (wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Pathum Nissanka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Ramesh Mendis, Chamika Karunaratne, Akila Dananjaya, Dushmantha Chameera
Aiden Markram, Reeza Hendricks, David Miller, Rassie van der Dussen, Wiaan Mulder, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Andile Phehlukwayo, Keshav Maharaj(C), Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi
SL vs SA, 1st T20I squads
Keshav Maharaj(C), Aiden Markram, Beuran Hendricks, Sisanda Magala, Dwaine Pretorius, Rassie van der Dussen, Bjorn Fortuin, David Miller, Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Wiaan Mulder, Lungi Ngidi, Heinrich Klaasen, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, George Linde, Anrich Nortje, Lizaad Williams
Dasun Shanaka (c), Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Perera, Dinesh Chandimal, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Kamindu Mendis, Minod Bhanuka, Ramesh Mendis, Chamika Karunaratne, Nuwan Pradeep, Binura Fernando, Dushmantha Chameera, Akila Dananjaya, Praveen Jayawickrema, Lahiru Kumara, Lahiru Madushanka, Pulina Tharanga, Maheesh Theekshana
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