After an exciting end to the ODI series, Sri Lanka and South Africa are all set to lock horns against each other in the 3-match T20I series. The first T20I will be played today (10th September) followed by the second and third T20I on 12th and 14th September respectively. All the matches will be played at R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo. The T20I series between the nations will be their last assignment before the ICC T20 World Cup and both nations would be looking to cover all the bases before the marquee tournament. Both the sides will field a full-strength squad and the fans would be up for a thrilling series between the nations. Dasun Shanaka will lead the home side while Keshav Maharaj will captain South Africa in the series.
Sony Sports Network has the right to telecast series between Sri Lanka and South Africa in India. The first T20I between the nations will be telecasted on Sony Ten 2 in India. Fans in India can also enjoy the match on the SonLiv app while fans from South Africa can see their home team playing on SuperSport. Cricket lovers from Sri Lanka can watch the series on Siyatha TV, Dialog TV, Peo TV, SLC YouTube, SLCB. In England Sky, Sports will telecast the series.
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Fans can watch Sri Lanka vs South Africa on:
India: Sony Ten 2, Sony LIV
Sri Lanka: Siyatha TV, Dialog TV, Peo TV, SLC YouTube, SLCB
Bangladesh: T Sports
England: Sky Sports
Canada: Willow TV
Pakistan: Ten Sports, PTV Sports
South Africa: SuperS
What happened in the ODI series between the nations?
The ODI series between Sri Lanka and South Africa was at its exciting best. The two nations were on the top of their game in all three games and paved the way for competitive series between them. The home side showed great skills and composure with both bat and ball and clinched the first game of the series by 78 runs. After being bogged down in the series, the Proteas staged a great comeback and bagged the second ODI by 67 runs to level the series 1-1. With the series being levelled both nations left no stone unturned in the decider but in the end, Sri Lanka held their nerves well and won the match by 14 runs to seal their first ODI series in 19 months.
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The first T20I of the three-match series between Sri Lanka and South Africa is scheduled to start at 07:00 PM IST.
Possible playing XI of Sri Lanka for 1st T20I
Dasun Shanaka (c), Kusal Perera (wk), Avishka Fernando, Kamindu Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Praveen Jayawickrama, Maheesh Theekshana
Possible playing XI of South Africa for the 1st T20I
Keshav Maharaj (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Aiden Markram, Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Bjorn Fortuin, Sisanda Magala/Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi