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South Africa vs Sri Lanka, ICCWCT20 2021, Today Match Prediction

Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

146/6 in 19.5

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Toss Winner - South Africa won the toss and chose to bowl first

South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 4 wickets

South Africa eye a strong show against Sri Lanka at Sharjah

  • South Africa registered a comprehensive win over West Indies in a game played at Dubai.
  • Aiden Markram, Anrich Nortje and Rassie van der Dussen chipped in with excellent performances for South Africa.
  • Sri Lanka lost their previous game against Australia.

Expect South Africa to beat Sri Lanka by a narrow margin.

Tournament: ICC Mens T20 World Cup 2021 | Format: T20 | Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates | Toss: To Bowl

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AUS
RSA
SL
WI
BAN
M
Won
Lost
Tied
NR
PTs
NRR
2
2
0
0
0
4
3.614
2
2
0
0
0
4
0.727
2
1
1
0
0
2
0.179
2
1
1
0
0
2
-0.416
3
1
2
0
0
2
-1.598
3
0
3
0
0
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-1.069

South Africa will be looking to continue their decent form when they take on Sri Lanka in the 25th match of the 2021 ICC T20 World Cup played at Sharjah.

In their previous game, South Africa registered a comfortable eight-wicket win over West Indies. Captain Temba Bavuma will be hoping that the side can bring their A-game to the table in this fixture.

On the other hand, Sri Lanka suffered their first defeat of the competition. The side will be keen to learn from their mistakes and deliver a strong show with bat and ball against South Africa.

South Africa Preview

The side will need to win this game at all costs to keep their playoff hopes alive in the competition. In batting department, the side will be depending on the likes of Temba Bavuma, Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram, David Miller and Rassie van der Dussen to deliver the bulk of the runs.

In the previous match, Aiden Markram was the star of the show with the bat and notched up his maiden half-century in the T20 World Cup. He was well supported by Rassie van der Dussen, who chipped in with 43 runs off 51 balls with the help of three boundaries.

Besides Markram and van der Dussen, Reeza Hendricks showed decent form and scored 39 runs off 30 balls with the help of four boundaries and one six.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj and Dwaine Pretorius to make crucial breakthroughs.

South Africa Predicted Playing XI:

Temba Bavuma (c), Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi

South Africa Key Players From Previous Game Of ICC Mens T20 World Cup 2021

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
A Markram
51
26
2
4
196.15
R van der Dussen
43
51
3
0
84.31
R Hendricks
39
30
4
1
130
Bowlers
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
D Pretorius
2.0
0
17
3
8.5
K Maharaj
4.0
0
24
2
6
K Rabada
4.0
0
27
1
6.75

South Africa Actual Playing XI:

Quinton de Kock, Anrich Nortje, Rassie van der Dussen, Tabraiz Shamsi, Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram, Temba Bavuma, David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj

Sri Lanka Preview

Despite losing their previous game, Sri Lanka might stick to the same playing XI for this game.

In the batting department, the side will be depending on the likes of Charith Asalanka, Pathum Nissanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka, Avishka Fernando and Kusal Perera to do the bulk of the scoring.

In the previous game, wicket-keeper Kusal Perera scored 35 runs off 25 balls with the help of four fours and one six, whereas Charith Asalanka chipped in with 35 runs off 27 balls.

Bhanuka Rajapaksa put in crucial innings for Sri Lanka at the back end of the innings. He scored 33 not  off 26 balls with the help of four fours  and one six.

In the previous match, Leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga bowled well and picked up two wickets in his four overs.

Sri Lanka Predicted Playing XI:

Kusal Perera (wk), Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Avishka Fernando, Wanindu Hasaranga, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Kumara, Maheesh Theekshana

Sri Lanka Key Players From Previous Game Of ICC Mens T20 World Cup 2021

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
K Perera
35
25
4
1
140
C Asalanka
35
27
4
1
129.63
B Rajapaksa
33
26
4
1
126.92
Bowlers
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
W Hasaranga
4.0
0
22
2
5.5
D Shanaka
1.0
0
6
1
6
C Karunaratne
2.0
0
19
0
9.5

Sri Lanka Actual Playing XI:

Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Kumara, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Perera, Maheesh Theekshana, Dasun Shanaka, Pathum Nissanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Wanidu Hasaranga, Charith Asalanka, Chamika Karunaratne

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
25
0 mm.
3.45 k/h
From: E
0%
03h
26
0 mm.
2.78 k/h
From: SSE
0%
06h
27
0 mm.
3.77 k/h
From: S
0%
09h
30
0 mm.
2.67 k/h
From: W
0%
12h
31
0 mm.
5.89 k/h
From: NW
0%
15h
29
0 mm.
2.88 k/h
From: N
1%
18h
27
0 mm.
1.84 k/h
From: N
0%
21h
27
0 mm.
2.17 k/h
From: N
0%

Weather Conditions

The wicket prepared for the game will be good for batting. The quick bowlers will need to get their lines right to get reward on this pitch. The weather forecast for the game will be clear skies in the evening.

Venue Details

Sharjah Cricket Stadium will host the ICC T20 World Cup game between Sri Lanka and South Africa.

Toss: To Bowl

Both the sides will be looking to win the toss and bowl first. The majority of the matches played at this venue have been won by side batting second.

Based on current form, South Africa will be favorites to win their game against Sri Lanka. With bowlers putting in excellent performances against Australia and West Indies, the team management will be hoping for more of the same against Islanders.

Expect South Africa to beat Sri Lanka by a narrow margin.

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Author: Shoaib Z.