South Africa is on a tour to Sri Lanka to play matches – three T20Is and three ODIs. The matches will be played from September 2-14 in Colombo. The first of the three ODIs will be played on September 02, Thursday at R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.
SL vs SA: South Africa tour of Sri Lanka: Preview
A couple of regulars including Quinton de Kock, Lungi Ngidi, and David Miller will be missing out on the ODI leg and will return for the T20I series. The T20I series will be Proteas’ last assignment before the T20 World Cup in Oman and UAE. They will be looking forward for the same performance as they did against Ireland.
Sri Lanka, on the other hand, will be looking to replicate its performance against the depleted Indian side. Sir Lanka lost the three-match ODI series by 2-1 but came back strongly in the T20I series to win it by 2-1. It will be an interesting series to watch as both the teams will be preparing themselves for T20 worldcup.
SL vs SA: 1st ODI: Weather Report
Rains are expected in the morning before the game. There will be a thick cloud cover throughout the match day. Temperature is expected to stay around 28° C.
SL vs SA: 1st ODI: Pitch Report
The pitch on this ground has helped batters and spin bowlers in the past One can expect some high-scoring encounter. Pacers will get a little help from the pitch.
SL vs SA: 1st ODI: Probable Playing XI
Sri Lanka: Avishka Fernando, Dinesh Chandima (wk), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Kusal Parera (c), Ramesh Mendis, Chamika Karunaratne, Akila Dananjaya, Dushmantha Chameera, Praveen Jayawickrama
South Africa: Aiden Markram, Temba Bavuma (c), Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne, Heinrich Klaasen, Andile Phehlukwayo, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lizaad Williams
SL vs SA: 1st ODI: Dream11 Team Prediction
Dream11 Team: Heinrich Klaasen, Kusal Parera, Dinesh Chandimal (WK), Avishka Fernando, Rassie van der Dussen (C), Aiden Markram, Wanindu Hasaranga (VC), George Linde, Dhananjaya de Silva, Tabraiz Shamsi, Kagiso Rabada
SL vs SA: Result of Last 5 ODI matches
Sri Lanka: No Result/W/L/L/No Result
South Africa: W/L/No Result/L/W
SL vs SA: 1st ODI: Live Score: www.cricbuzz.com
SL vs SA: 1st ODI: Match Prediction
Sri Lanka dominated India in their previous encounter. They will be high on confidence because of the same. South Africa has performed consistently in the past & their batting & bowling line is much stronger than the Lankans. Odds are in favor of South Africa & they are expected to win.