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Sri Lanka vs South Africa, SL vs RSA, Today Match Prediction

R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium, Colombo, SriLanka

197/10 in 36.4

5.37

283/6 in 47.0

6.02 Star
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Toss Winner - South Africa won the toss and chose to bat first

South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 86 runs

Sri Lanka eye series win, South Africa aim to make a comeback at Colombo

  • Sri Lanka registered a narrow win over South Africa in the series opener played at Colombo.
  • Avishka Fernando, Charith Asalanka and Praveen Jayawickrama delivered excellent performances for Sri Lanka in the 1st ODI.
  • Spinner Keshav Maharaj and Aiden Markram put in credible performances for South Africa in a losing cause.

Expect Sri Lanka to register a comfortable win over South Africa.

Tournament: South Africa tour of Sri Lanka, 2021 | Format: ODI | Venue: R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium, Colombo, SriLanka | Toss: To Bowl

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Sri Lanka will be looking to continue their winning momentum when they take on South Africa in the 2nd ODI at Colombo on Saturday.

In the series opener, Sri Lanka managed to beat South Africa by 14 runs. With this result, Sri Lanka go 1-0 up in the ODI series with two games to spare. Captain Dasun Shanaka will be hoping that the side can put in another strong performance in this fixture.

South Africa have suffered a setback of sorts as captain Temba Bavuma has been ruled out of the tour due to a fractured thumb. Left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj will lead the side for the remainder of the ODI series.

Sri Lanka Preview

The home side might bring in Kusal Perera in place of Minod Bhanuka for this second game of the ODI series.

In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of Avishka Fernando, Dasun Shanaka, Dhananjaya de Silva and Charith Asalanka to deliver the bulk of the runs.

Rookie opener Avishka Fernando was the standout performer with the bat for Sri Lanka. He notched up his third ton in limited-overs cricket. Besides Avishka Fernando, Charith Asalanka also chipped in with a crucial half-century.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on Dushmantha Chameera and Chamika Karunaratne to make crucial breakthroughs.

Spin troika of Wanindu Hasaranga, Akila Dhananjaya and Praveen Jayawickrama will be looking to do most of the damage in the middle phase of the innings.

Sri Lanka Predicted Playing XI:

Dasun Shanaka (captain), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Avishka Fernando, Minod Bhanuka (wk), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dushmantha Chameera, Akila Dananjaya, Praveen Jayawickrama

Sri Lanka Key Players From Previous Game Of South Africa tour of Sri Lanka, 2021

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
A Fernando
118
115
10
2
102.61
C Asalanka
72
62
6
1
116.13
D de Silva
44
62
5
0
70.97
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
A Dananjaya
10.0
0
65
2
6.5
C Karunaratne
3.0
0
18
1
6
W Hasaranga
10.0
1
52
1
5.2

Sri Lanka Actual Playing XI:

Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Minod Bhanuka, Akila Dananjaya, Dhananjaya de Silva, Avishka Fernando, Dasun Shanaka, Praveen Jayawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dushmantha Chameera, Wanidu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne

South Africa Preview

With Temba Bavuma ruled out of ODI series, Reeza Hendricks will be slotted into the final XI for this game. Dwaine Pretorius and George Linde have come in place of Andile Phehlukwayo and Anrich Nortje for this game.

In the batting department, the side will be relying on Aiden Markram, Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen and Janneman Malan to deliver the bulk of the runs.

In the previous game, opener Aiden Markram was the standout performer with the bat. He fell four runs short of the well-deserved century with the help of five boundaries and four sixes.

Besides Markram, Rassie van der Dussen played well and scored 59 runs off 59 balls with the help of six boundaries.

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

South Africa Predicted Playing XI:

Keshav Maharaj (captain).Aiden Markram, Janneman Malan, Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, George Linde, Tabraiz Shamsi

South Africa Key Players From Previous Game Of South Africa tour of Sri Lanka, 2021

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
A Markram
96
90
5
4
106.67
R van der Dussen
59
59
6
0
100
T Bavuma
38
53
1
0
71.7
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
K Rabada
9.0
0
66
2
7.33
K Maharaj
10.0
1
30
2
3
A Markram
6.0
0
33
1
5.5

South Africa Actual Playing XI:

Wiaan Mulder, Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen, Tabraiz Shamsi, Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram, Andile Phehlukwayo, George Linde, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Janneman Malan

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
26
0.98 mm.
4.62 k/h
From: SW
78%
03h
26
1.73 mm.
5.77 k/h
From: SW
84%
06h
27
2.03 mm.
6.1 k/h
From: SW
91%
09h
28
1.77 mm.
6.28 k/h
From: WSW
99%
12h
27
1.15 mm.
5.22 k/h
From: SW
96%
15h
26
0.44 mm.
4.81 k/h
From: SW
100%
18h
26
0.77 mm.
4.83 k/h
From: SW
100%
21h
26
1.89 mm.
5.48 k/h
From: SW
86%

Weather Conditions

With thundery showers with light winds, the wicket prepared for the game will be good for batting. The bowlers will it tough to grip the ball in rainy conditions.

Venue Details

R.Premadasa Cricket Stadium is going to host the 2nd ODI between Sri Lanka and South Africa. South Africa have won two matches out of eleven played at R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.

Toss: To Bowl

Both the sides will be looking to win the toss, bowl first and restrict the opposition to a modest total.

Based on current form, Sri Lanka will be favorites to win their second game against South Africa. With the likes of Wanindu Hasaranga, Avishka Fernando, Charith Asalanka and Dhananjaya de Silva in decent form with the bat, Sri Lanka will be looking to deliver a decent performance with the bat.

Expect Sri Lanka to register a comfortable win over South Africa.

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Author: Shoaib Z.