SA v SL highlights today – Only twenty/20 from R.Premadasa Stadium, Khettarama, Colombo (Sri Lanka) Tuesday 14th August 2018. It will be the last match from South Africa tour of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka won test match series by 2-0, South Africa won ODI series by 3-2 and now t20 series contain on just one match, which means it’s very important for both teams. Sri Lanka lost their last three t20i’s two against Bangladesh and one against India and before those three matches, Sri Lanka won three matches two from Bangladesh and one from India.
The highest total in t20 format of this venue is 215/5 scored by Bangladesh against the home team when they were chasing 214 on 10 Mar 2018. In ODI series A Dananjaya took 14 wickets in five matches, L Ngidi took ten in four matches and AL Phehlukwayo took nine wickets in five innings. AD Mathews was the most runs scorer from ODI series with 235 runs, JP Duminy scored 227 and Q de Kock scored 213 runs.
Sri Lanka team/playing XI
1 Kusal Mendis, 2 Kusal Perera (wk), 3 Upul Tharanga, 4 Dinesh Chandimal, 5 Angelo Mathews (capt.), 6 Thisara Perera, 7 Dasun Shanaka, 8 Isuru Udana, 9 Akila Dananjaya 10, Lakshan Sandakan, 11 Kasun Rajitha.
South Africa team/playing XI
1 Quinton de Kock (wk), 2 Reeza Hendricks, 3 Aiden Markram, 4 Heinrich Klaasen, 5 JP Duminy (capt), 6 DA Miller, 7 Wiaan Mulder, 8 Andile Phehlukwayo, 9 Junior Dala, 10 Lungi Ngidi, 11 Tabraiz Shamsi.
Expect a flat T20 pitch, though given this is Khettarama, there will always be some turn. There is some rain predicted, but showers at this time of year generally do not last long, if they arrive at all. Sri Lanka’s XI is tough to predict – they may push Kusal Mendis up to open alongside Kusal Perera, as they have in T20s earlier in the year. Dinesh Chandimal, whom coach Chandika Hathurusingha believes can reignite the aggressive vein in his batting, may play as well. On the fast-bowling front, Sri Lanka will have to weigh up whether to give Lahiru Kumara a T20 debut or play Kasun Rajitha, who has been impressive anytime he has been given an opportunity. It is possible South Africa will rest Hashim Amla, who has played every game on tour so far. Kagiso Rabada may get another break as well.
Match Timings: 13:30 GMT | 19:00 Local
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Match number – T20I no. 695