After a thrilling encounter, South Africa is set to host Sri Lanka at SuperSport Park for the second T20I. The hosts won a nail-biting contest in their previous match to lead the three-match series by 1-0. Sri Lanka will try to bounce back in this do-or-die game if they want to stay alive in this series. We can expect another enthralling battle between the two teams.

South Africa has been in sensational form in the white-ball cricket since the last few years. The Proteas won the last encounter in the Super over courtesy Imran Tahir’s heroics. With the ICC World Cup in sight, the visitors need to get the perfect balance in the squad for the mega event. JP Duminy will lead the home side in Faf du Plessis’s absence as the latter has been rested for the remaining two games. South Africa would be eyeing to seal the series heading into the penultimate match.

On the contrary, Sri Lanka is struggling in the limited-over cricket since few veterans retired from the national team. Having won the test series by 2-0, the visitors were expected to give South Africa a tough fight. However, the hosts fought back in the One-Dayers to whitewash the Lankan Lions by 5-0 in the series. Sri Lanka has to find out a way soon enough if they don’t want to humiliate themselves in the upcoming ICC World Cup. Malinga & Co would be hoping to land a counterpunch to draw the series level.

 

GAME DETAILS

 

Date: Friday, March 22, 2019

Time:  09:30 PM IST

Venue: SuperSports Park, Centurion

League: Sri Lanka tour of South Africa

Live Telecast: Sony Network

Online Streaming: Sonyliv.com

 

 

Head to Head in T20Is (last 5 matches)

South Africa won- 02

Sri Lanka won- 03

  

TEAM NEWS

 

South Africa

  • Quinton de Kock, Kagiso Rabada and skipper Faf du Plessis have been rested by the hosts for the rest of the series.
  • Chris Morris, Dwaine Pretorius and Andile Phehlukwayo are set to play.
  • JP Duminy will lead the home side in Faf du Plessis’s absence.
  • Anrich Nortje and Lungi Ngidi have been ruled out with their respective injuries.

Sri Lanka

  • Sri Lanka might replace Sadeera Samarawickrama with another middle order batsman.

 

Ground Stats

 

Total Matches 10
Matches won batting first 7
Matches won bowling first 2
Average 1st Inns scores 167
Average 2nd Inns scores 136
Highest total recorded 241/6 (20 Ov) by RSA vs Eng
Lowest total recorded 100/10 (12.2 Ov) by RSA vs PAK
Highest score chased 189/4 (18.4 Ov) by RSA vs IND
Lowest score defended 126/5 (10 Ov) by RSA vs SL

 

 

SQUADS

Sri Lanka:

Niroshan Dickwella(w), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Kamindu Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Akila Dananjaya, Lasith Malinga(c), Suranga Lakmal, Jeffrey Vandersay, Lakshan Sandakan, Asitha Fernando, Isuru Udana, Priyamal Perera, Angelo Perera

South Africa:

Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Jean-Paul Duminy(c), David Miller(w), Chris Morris, Dwaine Pretorius, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dale Steyn, Lutho Sipamla, Tabraiz Shamsi, Sinethemba Qeshile

 

KEY PLAYERS

 

Sri Lanka

  • Niroshan Dickwella (wk)
  • Kusal Mendis
  • Thisara Perera

South Africa

  • Reeza Hendricks
  • Rassie van der Dussen
  • JP Duminy (c)

 

Probable Playing XI

 

Sri Lanka

Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Kamindu Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Akila Dananjaya, Lasith Malinga (c), Suranga Lakmal, Jeffrey Vandersay

South Africa

Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, JP Duminy (c), David Miller (wk), Chris Morris, Dwaine Pretorius, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dale Steyn, Lutho Sipamla, Tabraiz Shamsi

 

FUNTUSH SAFE XI

 

FUNTUSH RISKY XI

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