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SA vs SL 1st T20I: Lankans Look for Change of Fortunes in T20Is

SA vs SL 1st T20 Team news, Playing Xi, Weather Report and Toss
Image Credits: The South African


After a humiliating 5-0 drubbing at the hands of Proteas in ODIs, Sri Lanka will be hoping to return to winning ways. A replica of their performance in the test series would mean that the Islanders return home with two trophies, which would be nothing short of a remarkable feat. SA vs SL 1st T20I is scheduled later tonight and both the teams would want to start the series with a win.

Team News

With World Cup 2019 drawing near, nearly all the international teams are tinkering with their teams to finalize their best combinations for the mega event.

South Africa are coming on the back of a series win over the number one T20I ranked Pakistan despite experimenting with the playing XIs on a regular basis. Sri Lanka, on the other side, will also introduce some new faces in the team.

Playing XI

These might be the probable XI of the two teams.

South Africa

  1. Quinton de Kock (wk)
  2. Reeza Hendricks
  3. Rassie Van der Dussen
  4. JP Duminy
  5. Faf du Plessis (c)
  6. Sinethemba Qeshile
  7. Andile Phehlukwayo
  8. Kagiso Rabada
  9. A Nortje
  10. Dale Steyn
  11. Imran Tahir/Tabraiz Shamsi


Sri Lanka

  1. Niroshan Dickwella (wk)
  2. Avishka Fernando
  3. Sadeera Samarawickrama (wk)
  4. Kusal Mendis
  5. Dhananjaya de Silva
  6. Angelo Perera
  7. Thisara Perera
  8. Jeffrey Vandersay
  9. Isuru Udana
  10. Lasith Malinga (c)
  11. Asitha Fernando

Match Time, Venue, Weather Conditions and Toss

Match Time: The match will begin at 9:00 PM (Pakistan), 8:00 PM (Dubai) and 9:30 PM (India).

Venue: Newlands, Cape Town.

Weather Conditions: Mild weather is expected in Cape Town with pitch favoring both the bowlers and the batsmen. It is usually on the slower side, meaning that the spinners can enjoy the surface.

Toss: TBD

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