Sri Lanka (SL) & South Africa (SA) will meet for their 1st T20 at R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo on 10th September. According to IST, the match will begin at 7.30 PM.
SL vs SA: South Africa tour of Sri Lanka: Preview
Sri Lanka won the ODI series 2-1. Friday night we will see the first of three T20s at the R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo. Sri Lanka has had a turbulent few months in all the formats, but they are coming for this match with a series win over India and a recent series win against South Africa.
South Africa was competitive in the T20 series, but they will be happy to welcome back Quinton de Kock and David Miller, who will take the team to a higher level. South Africa were comfortable batting first during their recent series win over Ireland whereas Sri Lanka prefer to chase. It will be interesting to see both the teams willing to win the toss & then the match.
SL vs SA: 1st T20: Weather Report
On the day of the match, clouds will continue to shower. The afternoon is likely to see rain and overcast conditions will continue throughout the day. There may be several rain interruptions throughout the match.
SL vs SA: 1st T20: Pitch Report
The pitch at R. Premadasa Stadium – Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka is a well-balanced pitch. It will benefit both the batsman & the bowler. Spinners have an added advantage at the later stage of the match.
SL vs SA: 1st T20: Probable Playing XI
Sri Lanka: Avishka Fernando, Kusal Perera (wk), Denesh Chandimal, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Akila Dhananjaya, Dushmantha Chameera, Praveen Jayawickrama
South Africa: Quinton de Kock (wk), Aiden Markram, Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Wiaan Mulder, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj (c), George Linde, Tabraiz Shamsi
SL vs SA: 1st T20: Dream11 Team Prediction
Dream11 Team: David Miller, Kusal Perera, Charith Asalanka, Wanindu Hasaranga (vc), George Linde, Denesh Chandimal, Quinton de Kock (c), Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Keshav Maharaj, Dushmantha Chameera
SL vs SA: Result of Last 5 T20 matches
Sri Lanka: L/L/L/W/W
South Africa: L/W/W/W/W
SL vs SA: 1st T20: Live Score: www.cricbuzz.com
SL vs SA: 1st T20 : Match Prediction
The change of format also sees the return of some big name players on both sides. We expect a relatively low-scoring contest and any batter who gets in for a decent number of balls will be expected to go on and make a substantial contribution. Our prediction is a win for South Africa in the opening T20.