SA vs SL Halaplay Prediction | 3rd ODI Match Preview | Team News & Fantasy Team

Published on: Mar 9, 2019 11:00 am IST|Updated on: Mar 9, 2019 12:10 pm IST

SA vs SL Halaplay

SA vs SL Halaplay Prediction | South Africa vs Sri Lanka 3rd ODI Match Preview | Team News & Fantasy Team


The third ODI of the five-match series will be played between South Africa and Sri Lanka as the hosts look to win yet another on Sunday.

South Africa have been near about perfect in the two first two games of the series. Their opening batsmen give them an explosive start, which sets the match strongly for the middle-over batsman to finish the job. Everybody is doing what is asked from them, and it is highly unlikely that this balance is going to be tinkered with before the start of ICC World Cup. They will be looking to seal this series with this win, and experiment in the last two games.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka are in a sticky situation as a cricketing nation. They have not done well at all in recent years, and are being mocked by fans around the world. The consistency that was once their biggest strength, has completely gone away, and now they are a side of their former self. If they are not going to address this problem directly, it is expected that they are not going to be doing any damage in the ICC World Cup 2019, and can be one of the teams who will be ousted early on.

Match Details: 

Venue – Kingsmead, Durban, South Africa

Date & Time – 10th March | 01:30 PM IST


SA vs SL Halaplay Team News

  • South Africa won the first two games, and it is expected that they might rest Rabada for Steyn.
  • Sri Lankan batting collapsed under pressure, and the management might tinker in that department.


The Squads –

South Africa – Faf du Plessis (c), David Miller, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Andile Phehlukwayo, Willem Mulder, Quinton de Kock (wk), Rassie van der Dussen, Dwaine Pretorius, Reeza Hendricks, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dale Steyn, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir

Sri Lanka – Lasith Malinga (c), Isuru Udana, Thisara Perera, Akila Dananjaya, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Lakshan Sandakan, Oshada Fernando, Kamindu Mendis, Upul Tharanga, Priyamal Perera, Vishwa Fernando, Dhananjaya de Silva, Angelo Perera, Kusal Perera, Kasun Rajitha

Probable Teams

South Africa – de Kock, Hendricks, du Plessis, van der Dussen, Miller, Mulder, Pretorius, Rabada/Steyn, Nortje, Tahir, Ngidi

Sri Lanka – Dickwella, Tharanga, K. Perera, Fernando, Mendis, de Silva, Dananjaya, Malinga, Sandakan/Udana, Fernando

SA vs SL Halaplay Fantasy Team

Key Players –

South Africa – Quinton de Kock | Faf du Plessis | Imran Tahir

Sri Lanka – Kusal Mendis | Lasith Malinga

  • Quinton missed out on a century but gave the team the perfect start batting first.
  • Faf du Plessis played a captain’s knock as he once again scored a half-century.
  • Kusal Mendis once again the highest run scorer for the side, and he will look to continue this good form.
  • Skipper Lasith Malinga bowled an impressive 9 over spell where he took 2 wickets and gave away only 39 runs.

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