A rampant South Africa has drubbed Sri Lanka in all three ODIs and are looking good to extend their dominance. On other hand, after a surreal performance in the Test series Sri Lanka are once back in the old territory where they are facing numerous problems.
Come March 13, Sri Lanka have a daunting task in front of them- to stop South Africa’s juggernaut and unfortunately for them it seems that they are running out of ideas.
Here are the top three fantasy picks for the SA vs SL 4th ODI.
The South African leg-spinner hasn’t picked a bag full of wickets in this series but he has provided the crucial breakthroughs. With seven wickets in three ODIs, Imran Tahir has once again stamped his importance in this South African team and he will be once again a key threat for Sri Lanka in the fourth ODI.
Tahir’s impressive control and accuracy have allowed him to dominate Sri Lanka in the middle overs and hence it will be interesting to see whether Sri Lanka can finally decode him.
Kusal Mendis is the only Sri Lankan batsman who has looked in some control in this series so far. Mendis has got starts in all three games so far and Sri Lanka will be hoping that he gets a big knock in the fourth ODI.
His battle against Imran Tahir will be a key event in the fourth game and it might decide how many runs the visitors put on the scoreboard.
With 296 runs in three innings, Quinton de Kock is way ahead of other batsmen in this series. The opening batsman has single-handedly demolished Sri Lanka’s bowling attack every time has batted in this series and the way he is going he looks set for more big scores.
Sri Lanka so far have looked clueless against the wicket-keeper batsman as he has neutralized their spin and pace bowlers with disdain.
In the fourth ODI, he will once again be the number one threat for Sri Lanka.