SA vs SL Prediction: On the historic Boxing Day, South Africa will host its first-ever Test match in the COVID era. Both teams have plenty of problems in the team starting from administration problems to injury concerns. And hence this match at Centurion will be an interesting one to keep an eye on. This series holds much prominence than any other SA vs SL series in the past as both teams are right now struggling to make their presence felt at the higher level. Will these teams relive their glorious past or will they once again stoop downwards, lets find out in the coming weeks.
South Africa vs Sri Lanka 1st Test
Date & Time: 26 December 2020, 01:30 PM IST
Supersport Park, Centurion, South Africa
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Wicket Keeper: Q de Kock
Batsmen: R Van der Dussen, F du Plessis, D Elgar, K Mendis, D Karunaratne, L Thirimane
All Rounders: A Markram
Bowlers: A Nortje, L Ngidi, L Kumara
Suitable Captaincy Choice: Faf du Plessis, D Karunaratne
Suitable VC Choices: A Nortje, Q de Kock
Bet365- SA-1.33, SL- 6.00, Draw- 7.00
Betway- SA- 1.33, SL- 5.00, Draw- 7.00
Prominent betting sides are predicting South Africa to win this match comfortably.
South Africa despite having many injury concerns are a fairly better side on paper than Sri Lanka. So South Africa is expected to win the match as per SA vs SL today match prediction.
If you are in for online cricket betting, place your money on South Africa.
Head to Head (overall)
Head to Head (in SA)
Head to Head (in Centurion)
Rabada misses out for SA with an injury. That's a major blow considering his record in Centurion. For Sri Lank, Angelo Mathews is ruled out of the tour with a hamstring injury, and Oshado Fernando and Suranga Lakmal will miss the first Test due to injuries.
SA Playing XI: Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Rassie Van der Dussen, Faf du Plessis, Quinton de Kock, Temba Bavuma, Dwaine Pretorius, Anrich Nortje, Keshav Maharaj, Glenton Stuurmam, Lungi Ngidi
SL Playing XI: Dimuth Karunaratne, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Minod Bhanuka, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella, Dilruwan Perera, Lasith Embuldeniya, Vishwa Fernando, Lahiru Kumara
Supersport Park is the toughest ground for batsmen to survive for the first few days. After that, the pitch wears down and it becomes easy for the batsman. So altogether an even contest between both bat and ball is expected across sessions. Considering the nature of the pitch, it is better to chase on this pitch.
Players who are expected to perform well as per SA vs SL Dream11 Teams
SA- Faf du Plessis
The veteran will have to take more responsibility with the bat since he has stepped down from captaincy. Expect a long fighting innings from Faf.
SL- Dimuth Karunaratne
With a weak-batting line-up on their side, the captain will have to take the major responsibility of playing the long innings.
Other prominent Batsmen: Dean Elgar, Quinton De Kock, Kusal Mendis
SA- Anrich Nortje
The danger man of Centurion, Kagiso Rabada won't be playing today and hence the main pressure to deliver the results on the swinging Supersport Park pitch lies heavily on Nortje's shoulders.
SL- Lahiru Kumara
He is the main SL bowler to look forward to in this Test.
Other prominent Bowlers: Lungi Ngidi, Lasith Embuldeniya
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