SA vs SL Prediction: There were two tense finishes in the T20 World Cup yesterday. West Indies tottered to 142/7 in 20 overs thanks to Roston Chase and a cameo from Nicolas Pooran. In reply, Bangladesh fell short by just three runs. Afghanistan took on Pakistan in an all-Asian affair in the evening. Put in to bat first, Afghanistan posted 147/6 in their quota of 20 overs. Their spin bowlers were on top during the chase before the lack of a quality fast bowler showed and Asif Ali played the role of a finisher once again.
South Africa and Sri Lanka go head to head in the afternoon game in Sharjah. After losing the opening game to Australia, South Africa bounced back to defeat West Indies. Sri Lanka had won four in a row in the tournament, but they too succumbed to defeat against Australia in the last game.
SA vs SL Cricket Betting Tips
South Africa vs Sri Lanka
Match 25, T20 World Cup
30 October 2021, 03:30 PM IST
Sharjah Cricket Stadium
The match will be broadcasted live on Star Sports Network and it can also be streamed on Hotstar App. It will be available in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada. The matches are split into four venues- Muscat, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah. T20 World Cup will be broadcasted to almost 100 countries including all cricket-playing nations.
SA vs SL Head to Head: South Africa have dominated this fixture with 11 wins compared to Sri Lanka’s 5 wins.
SA – 60%
SL – 40%
Both teams are evenly balanced and we are in for an exciting contest. With the low scoring scores we are seeing at Sharjah, the game can swing either way. However, South Africa are slight favorites for this encounter.
Bet365: SA: 1.50; SL: 2.62
Dwaine Pretorius has carried his good form from the CPL 2021 to the T20 World Cup. He is very handy with the bat and 17 wickets in 17 games.
Keshav Maharaj is enjoying bowling on these wickets. He has 6 wickets in 5 T20I games.
Kusal Perera showed signs of form in the last game. He will also grab you points behind the wicket. He has 1496 runs in 56 innings including 12 half-centuries.
SA Playing XI
Quinton de Kock (wk), Temba Bavuma (c), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen, Dwaine Pretorius, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi.
SL Playing XI
Kusal Perera (wk), Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana, Wanindu Hasaranga,Lahiru Kumara
The wicket in Sharjah is slow and low. The spinners will have plenty of assistance while the pacers will have to use their variations. 150-160 should be a winning total on this ground. The team winning the toss might elect to bat second as chasing has been easier. All games but one have been won by the chasing side.
If SA bats first: 150-160
If SL bats first: 140-150
The temperatures in the morning hours at Sharjah have dropped a few notches to 24 degrees Celsius. However, with the sun shining brightly, the maximum temperature will reach 33 degrees by mid-day. As the match begins the temperature will be the same and will reduce to 32 degrees by the end. Moisture levels have also reduced and the relative Humidity is will be around 20-30%. It will feel like 35-36 degrees as the winds will be light.
WICKET-KEEPERS: K Perera, Q de Kock
BATSMEN: R van der Dussen, A Markram, C Asalanka
ALL-ROUNDERS: D Pretorius, W Hasaranga
BOWLERS: K Maharaj, T Shamsi, A Nortje, M Theekshana
Captain choices: K Perera/D Pretorius
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