South Africa will be taking on the Lankan Lions in SA vs SL 4th ODI which will be a dead-rubber contest as the Proteas have already secured the series in the previous match. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, will be desperate to end their losing streak.
South Africa will without their star batsman for the remaining two ODIs.
— Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) March 12, 2019
Reeza Hendricks has been called back to the squad in place of the Veteran. Although the Proteas have not made any significant changes, trusting the winning combination, things can be changed as the likes of Rabada and Imran Tahir can be given a much-needed rest. Dale Steyn could be called upon for the first time in this series.
Sri Lanka has also added another one to the injury list:
Kusal Janith Perera, who sustained an injury in his left hamstring; while fielding during the 3rd ODI will not take further part in the South African series. No replacement will be sent. #SAvSL
— Sri Lanka Cricket (@OfficialSLC) March 11, 2019
This is another huge blow for the Lankans having already lost Angelo Mathews to a hamstring injury. With the series already lost, expect the Lankan Lions to tinker with their squad as well.
The playing XI for both sides is as follows:
- Quinton de Kock (wk)
- Reeze Hendricks
- Aiden Markram
- Faf du Plessis (c)
- JP Duminy
- David Miller
- Andile Phehlukwayo
- Dale Steyn
- Anrich Nortje
- Lungi Ngidi
- Tabraiz Shamsi
- Avishka Fernando
- Upul Tharanga
- Angelo Perera
- Oshada Fernando
- Kusal Mendis (wk)
- Isuru Udana
- Thisara Perera
- Dhananjaya de Silva
- Kamindu Mendis
- Lasith Malinga (c)
- Kasun Rajitha
Match Time, Venue, Weather Forecast, and Toss
Match Time: Match will start at 4:00 PM PST and 4:30 PM IST.
Venue: Port Elizabeth
Weather Forecast: Weather is expected to be cloudy but no rain.
Toss: Toss updates at 3:00 PM local time.
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