After scripting a memorable win against the tournament favorites England, Sri Lanka will now take on the down-and-out South African Team. The Sri Lankan side has reignited their semi-final hopes with a spectacular fightback against the hosts, while the Proteas are possibly having their worst World Cup campaign. With a solitary win in their nine outings, South Africa is languishing at the 9th spot in the points table. Sri Lanka, however, is precariously placed at the seventh position and they have to win all their remaining games to stay alive in this World Cup. Faf du Plessis has been slammed by the fans and pundits for his poor captaincy and lack of leadership in this tournament. South Africa would be eyeing to end this World Cup on a high after a miserable campaign in England.

 

Match Details

 

Date: Friday, 28th June 2019

Time: 03:00 PM IST

Venue: Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street

League: ICC World Cup 2019

Live Telecast: Star Network

Online Streaming: Hotstar

  

Venue Stats

 

Avg 1st Innings score: 243

Avg 2nd Innings score: 180

Highest Total: 314/4 (44.4 Ov) by ENG vs AUS

Lowest Total: 99/10 (26.1 Ov) by ENG vs SL

Highest Chased: 314/4 (44.4 Ov) by ENG vs AUS

Lowest Defended: 274/6 (41 Ov) by ENG vs PAK

 

Head-to-Head at WC

Total: 05

Sri Lanka: 01

South Africa: 03

Tied: 01

 

Team News

 

Sri Lanka

  • Lakmal might feature in the starting lineup in this fixture.
  • While Jeevan Mendis can make way for  Milinda Siriwardana.

South Africa

  • JP Duminy can replace Aiden Markram who has been in poor form in this World Cup.

 

Squads

 

Sri Lanka

Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Avishka Fernando, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Jeffery Vandersay, Thisara Perera, Isuru Udana, Lasith Malinga, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep, Jeevan Mendis, Milinda Siriwardana

South Africa

Faf du Plessis (C), Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (WK), Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, JP Duminy, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dale Steyn, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dwaine Pretorius, Chris Morris, Imran Tahir

 

Key Players

 

Sri Lanka

  • Kusal Perera
  • Kusal Mendis
  • Lasith Malinga

South Africa

  • Quinton de Kock
  • Faf du Plessis
  • Kagiso Rabada

 

Probable Playing XI

 

Sri Lanka

Kusal Perera, Dimuth Karunaratane, Kusal Mendis, Avishka Fernando, Dhananjay de Silva, Angelo Matthews, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Isuru Udana, Suranga Lakmal and Lasith Malinga

South Africa

Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (wk), Aiden Markram/ JP Duminy, Faf du Plessis (c), Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo, Lungi Ngidi, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir