SL vs SA Prediction: Sri Lanka takes on South Africa in the third and final game of the three-match T20I series at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. The visitors are leading 2-0. Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat first in the second game but were skittled down for 103. Tabraiz Shamsi and Aiden Markram took three wickets each. South Africa chased down the target with ridiculous ease with six overs to spare. Quinton de Kock top-scored with 58*.
Sri Lanka vs South Africa
Match 3, SL vs SA T20I Series
14 September 2021, 7:00 PM IST
R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
The match will be broadcasted live on Sony Ten Network and it can also be streamed on SonyLiv App. All matches are being played at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.
SL vs SA Head to Head: South Africa have won 9 games compared to Sri Lanka’s 5 wins in the shortest format.
SA – 60%
SL – 40%
South Africa have won six games on the bounce now and will be very confident heading into the final game. After outclassing Sri Lanka in the first two games, they would be looking to whitewash them with another victory.
Bet365: SL: 2.50; SA: 1.53
Aiden Markram has had a successful tour thus far. His bowling has been a revelation. He has 69 runs and 3 wickets in two games.
Over the years, Tabraiz Shamsi has been a consistent contributor for South Africa in limited-overs forms. He is also the ICC’s No. 1 bowler in T20Is. The left-arm wrist-spinner took three wickets in the last game, making it scalps in two games..
Bjorn Fortuin has started the bowling and has done an outstanding job of keeping the Sri Lankan openers quiet. He not only got two wickets in the second match, but he also bowled at just three runs per over, making him the most economical bowler in the contest. He has three wickets in two games.
SL Playing XI
Avishka Fernando, Dinesh Chandimal (w), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana, Akila Dananjaya
SA Playing XI
Quinton de Kock (w), Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Keshav Maharaj (c), Kagiso Rabada, Bjorn Fortuin, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi
The pitch at Colombo is a bowler-friendly wicket with an average score of 122. As is customary, the spinners will receive some assistance. Another tense match appears to be on the cards.
If SL bats first: 130-140
If SA bats first: 150-160
Overcast conditions are predicted in Colombo. There is a 20-25% chance of rain. It is very likely that it will rain in the second innings. Humidity will be very high around 75% and the expected temperature in Colombo on match day is 27 degrees.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Q de Kock
BATSMEN: K Perera, A Markram, R van der-Dussen
ALL-ROUNDERS: D de Silva, W Hasaranga
BOWLERS: K Rabada, T Shamsi, M Theekshana, K Maharaj, B Fortuin
Captain choices: W Hasaranga, Q de Kock
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