The fourth ODI of the five-match series will be played between South Africa and Sri Lanka as the hosts have already lead by a 3-0.
South Africa have absolutely dominated this series and have shown it to the opposition how far along this side has come ever since AB de Villiers retired from international cricket. They have been in stellar form and with this group of players they will be looking to get a good outing in the ICC World Cup 2019. They have brought Amla, Duminy and Makram back in the squad for the remainder of two games, and some tinkering in the starting lineup is going to take place.
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka sees things getting from being bad to worse. They are losing out on some crucial time to build a side for the ICC World Cup 2019, but injuries and inconsistency has caused them to backtrack. They are not a side who can be considered as an elite one right now, and most of their players are out of form. Troubling times are ahead for the nation, as they don’t exactly have the most experienced players in the roster.
Venue – St George’s Oval, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Date & Time – 13th March | 04:30 PM IST
THE SQUADS –
South Africa – Faf du Plessis (c), Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock, JP Duminy, Imran Tahir, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dale Steyn, Rassie van der Dussen.
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, Kasun Rajitha
South Africa – Reeza Hendricks, Quinton de Kock, Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis, David Miller, JP Duminy, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dale Steyn, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi
Sri Lanka – Upul Tharanga, Avishka Fernando, Oshada Fernando, Priyamal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Kamindu Mendis, Thisara Perera, Lasith Malinga, Isuru Udana, Kasun Rajitha
Key Players –
South Africa – Quinton de Kock | Faf du Plessis | Imran Tahir
Sri Lanka – Kusal Mendis | Lasith Malinga