Sri Lanka vs South Africa- Prediction, Today’s Winner, Most Runs, Most Wickets

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Sri Lanka vs South Africa- Prediction, Today’s Winner, Most Runs, Most Wickets. Sri Lanka and South Africa are set to play a white-ball series, which will comprise three ODIs and three T20 internationals.

The series will begin with the ODI series, with the first game scheduled to be played on 2nd September 2021. The three-match ODI series will be part of the 2021 ICC World Cup Super League. Thus, both teams would look to make the most of the series.

Wanindu Hasaranga
Wanindu Hasaranga (Image Credit: Twitter)

Sri Lanka are coming into the series on the back of a T20 series win against India. After losing the first game, they went onto win the next two matches and thus won the series by a margin of 2-1. However, prior to that, they suffered a 2-1 defeat against the same opposition in the ODI series. Wanindu Hasaranga was the star performer for them with the ball in the T20 leg of the series, picking 7 wickets in 3 matches.

His exceptional spell of 4 for 9 runs in 4 overs helped the team register a win in their final game. Dhananjaya de Silva led the way with the bat, scoring 72 runs at an average of 72.00. Kusal Perera, who missed out on the home series against India, has recovered from Covid-19 and will make his comeback in the upcoming T20 series against South Africa. Besides, Dinesh Chandimal has earned a recall for the series. His presence is likely to further strengthen Sri Lanka’s batting unit.

On the other hand, South Africa will be playing the ODI series without the services of Quinton de Kock, Lungi Ngidi, and David Miller. The trio is unavailable for the ODI series due to various reasons but they are expected to mark their presence in the following three T20 internationals. Temba Bavuma will continue leading the unit, while Henrich Klaasen will don the wicket-keeping gloves in place of Quinton De Kock.

South Africa Cricket Team, T20I Cricket
South Africa Cricket Team (Image Credit: Twitter)

South Africa last played an ODI series against Ireland, which resulted in a draw (1-1). They, however, whitewashed Ireland 3-0 in the following three-match T20 series. The Proteas would look to continue the winning momentum ahead of the white-ball series against Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka vs South Africa- Prediction, Today’s Winner, Most Runs, Most Wickets

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Sri Lanka vs South Africa: Head to Head Records:

Stats

Matches

SL Won

SA Won

NR

Overall

77

31

44

0

R Premadasa Stadium

9

8

1

0

In the last five matches

5

5

0

0

Venue records (Records at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo)

Average first innings score: 235

Average second innings score: 196

Highest total recorded: 375/5 by India against Sri Lanka

Lowest total recorded: 86/10 by the Netherlands vs Sri Lanka

Total Matches played here: 134

Matches won batting first: 71

Matches won bowling first: 53

Toss Prediction for Match 1:

The team winning the toss is likely to bat first.

Predicted Scores for Match 1:

Team

1st Batting

2nd Batting

Sri Lanka

230-250

200-220

India

240-250

230-240

(Teams’ forms) – Oldest to Latest

South Africa: LWLLW

Sri Lanka: LLLLW

(Players’ form)

Sri Lanka:

  • Batting

Player

Matches

Runs

Average

Avishka Fernando

3

159

53

Charith Asalanka

3

127

64

Chamika Kuranaratna

3

90

90

Bhanuka Rajapaksa

3

89

29.67

Minod Bhanuka

3

70

23.33

Dasun Shanaka

3

55

18.33

Who will score the most runs for Sri Lanka in the first ODI: Avishka Fernando, Dasun Shanaka, or Charith Asalanka

  • Bowling

Player

Matches

Wickets

Average

Wanindu Hasaranga

3

3

22.50

Akila Dhananjaya

1

3

14.67

Praveen Jayawickrama

1

3

19.67

Dasun Shanaka

3

2

21.50

Dushmantha Chameera

3

2

81.00

Who will pick the most wickets for Sri Lanka: Wanindu Hasaranga, Akila Dhanajaya, or Dushmantha Chameera

South Africa:

  • Batting

Players

Matches

Runs

Average

Janneman Malan

2

261

261

Rassie van der Dussen

2

79

39.50

Temba Bavuma

2

13

13

David Miller

2

24

24

Quinton de Kock

1

120

120

Henrich Klaasen

1

3

3

Who will score the most runs for South Africa in the first ODI: Janneman Malan, Temba Bavuma, or Henry Klaasen

  • Bowling

Players

Matches

Wickets

Bowling Average

Andile Phehlukwayo

3

6

28

Tabraiz Shamsi

3

5

24.60

Keshav Maharaj

3

3

46.33

Kagiso Rabada

2

3

33.67

Anrich Nortje

2

1

101.00.

Who will score the pick the most wickets for South Africa in the first ODI: Andile Phehlukwayo, Tabraiz Shamsi, or Anrich Nortje

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