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.
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
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
Sri Lanka: 01
South Africa: 03
- Lakmal might feature in the starting lineup in this fixture.
- While Jeevan Mendis can make way for Milinda Siriwardana.
- JP Duminy can replace Aiden Markram who has been in poor form in this World Cup.
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
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
- Kusal Perera
- Kusal Mendis
- Lasith Malinga
- Quinton de Kock
- Faf du Plessis
- Kagiso Rabada
Probable Playing XI
Kusal Perera, Dimuth Karunaratane, Kusal Mendis, Avishka Fernando, Dhananjay de Silva, Angelo Matthews, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Isuru Udana, Suranga Lakmal and Lasith Malinga
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