SA v SL highlights today – Fourth one day international from Pallekele International Cricket Stadium (Sri Lanka) Wednesday 8th August 2018. The home team Sri Lanka performance in last three ODI’s was not good. JP Duminy is the most runs scorer from last three matches with 177 runs, Q de Kock scored 136 and HM Amla 121 from top three best runs scorers are from South Africa. MDKJ Perera scored 120 and AD Mathews 116. From bowling performance, L Ngidi took eight wickets, A Dananjaya took seven and T Shamsi took six wickets. South Africa scored the highest total of the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium venue at 5th August 2018. They scored 363/7 in reply Sri Lanka all out with 285 runs.
South Africa was in the dominant position from the first ODI to 3rd all of the time. Now What Sri Lanka will do or can do or may do in next two ODI’s? They have the advantage of the home ground but so far they were unable to do something good in ODI series. They should control their aggression in batting line. In the last ODI, their performance was a little bit better than first to ODI’s.
The pitch on Sunday seemed to be a generic one-day surface with plenty of runs, so expect the same on Wednesday. The ball does tend to zip around under lights at Pallekele, though, which may put the chasing team at a slight disadvantage. Sri Lanka may think about bringing Kasun Rajitha back into the side, perhaps at the expense of left-arm spinner Prabath Jayasuriya. Aiden Markram may come back into the side for the injured du Plessis, with Quinton de Kock standing in as captain in the last two ODIs. South Africa will think seriously about resting Rabada before JP Duminy takes over the captaincy reins for the one-off T20I.
Sri Lanka team/playing XI
1 Kusal Perera, 2 Niroshan Dickwella (wk), 3 Upul Tharanga, 4 Kusal Mendis, 5 Angelo Mathews (capt.), 6 Dhananjaya de Silva, 7 Thisara Perera, 8 Akila Dananjaya, 9 Suranga Lakmal, 10 Lahiru Kumara, 11 Kasun Rajitha.
South Africa team/playing XI
1 Quinton de Kock (wk, capt.), 2 Hashim Amla, 3 Reeza Hendricks, 4 Aiden Markram, 5 JP Duminy, 6 David Miller, 7 Wiaan Mulder, 8 Andile Phehlukwayo, 9 Junior Dala, 10 Tabraiz Shamsi, 11 Lungi Ngidi.
Match Timings: 09:00 GMT | 14:30 Local
Umpires – Paul Reiffel
TV Umpires – Nigel Llong
Match Referee – Javagal Srinath
Reserve Umpire –
Match number – ODI no. 4030