The last ODI game is going to be wrapping up the five-match series as South African host Sri Lanka in what will be a rudimentary game on Saturday.
South Africa have won the first four games with ease and hardly were made to sweat by the opposition. The side looked to be one who has no problems with the combination they are going to deploy in the ICC Cricket World Cup, and now are testing out their fringe players to see who makes the cut in the squad. The team has been given the tag of being chokers, and that must hurt the pride of a cricketing nation who truly have some of the best players in the world. It will be interesting to see how they are going to set themselves up and prepare for the grand event.
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka are struggling and apparently bleeding from every single orifice of the organisation. They are not doing well at all, and are getting dominated by their competitors. The management has got themselves some work cut out and have to make some tough calls in the coming days. If the performances don’t improve, the dream to do well in the World Cup can be kissed goodbye, as the level of competition they will be facing will be of an exponential level. Critics wonder if they are going to be one of the big name sides who will be ousted from the tournament before anyone else.
Venue – Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town, South Africa
Date & Time – 16th March | 4:30 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 – Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis, David Miller, JP Duminy, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dale Steyn, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi
Sri Lanka – Avishka Fernando, Upul Tharanga, Oshada Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Priyamal Perera, Kamindu Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, T Perera, I Udana, Lasith Malinga, K Rajitha
SA vs SL Halaplay Fantasy Team
Key Players –
South Africa – Quinton de Kock | JP Duminy | Anrich Nortje
Sri Lanka – Isuru Udana | Kusal Mendis | Lasith Malinga