Port Elizabeth, March 13, Wednesday at 04:30 PM IST
On the back of 71 runs win in the third ODI, South Africa took a 3-0 unassailable lead in the ODI series with two more games to go. The fourth ODI will be played at St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth on Wednesday evening with the final and fifth ODI scheduled for Saturday evening at Cape Town. The clash will begin at 04:30 PM IST.
The hosts, who have already sealed the series, are now focusing to fine tune for the bigger challenge – CWC 2019 and have named a couple of changes in their squad. The Proteas have recalled Hashim Amla, Aiden Markram and JP Duminy for the last two ODIs and have omitted Reeza Hendricks and Wian Mulder after an average outing in the series so far. Aiden Markram, who was phenomenal in Momentum One Day Cup with the scores of 139, 169 and 85, comes into the side along with Hashim Amla and JP Duminy. Duminy, who was out of international cricket due to injury has scored a couple of the fifties for Cape Cobras and would be hoping to be a part of World Cup squad.
On the other side, Sri Lanka faced a major blow when Kusal Perera who was instrumental in the 1 wicket win in Durban test got ruled out of the remainder of the series. Perera pulled off his left hamstring while fielding in the third ODI on Sunday and didn’t come to bat afterwards. His availability in the T20I series is still under clouds as Sri Lanka hasn’t named a replacement yet.
While the series has already been won by the hosts, the last two ODIs are not more than a dead rubber giving both the sides an opportunity to test their bench strength. The 5-match ODI series will be followed by the T20I series that will begin on March 19, Tuesday. The 3 T20Is will be played in Cape Town, Centurion, and Johannesburg on March 19, 22 and 24 respectively.
South Africa- W, W, W
Sri Lanka- L, L, L
Avg 1st inn score: 234
Avg 2nd inn score: 200
Highest Total: 335/6 (50 Ov) by PAK vs RSA
Lowest Total: 112/10 (30.1 Ov) by NZ vs AUS
Highest Chased: 330/7 (49.1 Ov) by AUS vs RSA
Lowest Defended: 179/7 (50 Ov) by RSA vs WI
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The probable SL vs SA playing 11 is listed below.
Wicketkeeper: Niroshan Dickwella
Batsmen: Upul Tharanga, Oshada Fernando, Piramal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Avishka Fernando,
All-rounder: Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera
Bowlers: Kasun Rajitha, Lasith Malinga (c), I Udana
Wicketkeeper: Quinton de Kock
Batsmen: Faf du Plessis (c), Aiden Markram, R Hendricks, David Miller
All-rounder: Andile Phehlukwayo, JP Duminy
Bowlers: D Steyn, T Shamsi, L Ngidi, Anrich Nortje
Lasith Malinga (capt), Vishwa Fernando, Thisara Perera, Oshada Fernando, Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella (vice-captain, wkt), Akila Dananjaya, Avishka Fernando, Kamindu Mendis, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Perera, Priyamal Perera, Kasun Rajitha, Lakshan Sandakan, Upul Tharanga, Isuru Udana
Dale Steyn, Imran Tahir, Faf du Plessis, Andile Phehlukwayo, Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock, JP Duminy, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen
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Quinton de Kock and Faf du Plessis are in prime form. The duo is the leading run-getter in the series with 296 and 205 runs respectively in 3 innings.
For visitors, Kusal Mendis and O Fernando are the leading run-scorer.
In bowling, Imran Tahir has the most scalps- 7 while L Ngidi has accounted for 6 dismissals so far
Thisara Perera and L Malinga share 3 wickets each
H Amla, Wian Mulder and Kusal Perera are unavailable
Reeza Henricks, Aiden Markram and JP Duminy are in contention
Toss time updates:
IN: Reeza Hendricks, JP Duminy, Aiden Markram, Dale Steyn, Anrich Nortje
OUT: Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir, Dwaine Pretorius, Rassie van der Dussen
IN: Piramal Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva
OUT: Kusal Perera, Akila Dananjaya
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