South Africa and Sri Lanka will play the 25th match of the T20 World Cup 2021. They will be playing this match at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, and will be starting at 3:30 PM (IST). Quinton de Kock, who had been dropped from the last game after refusing to take a knee, is likely to return when South Africa takes on an inconsistent Sri Lanka. De Kock said he was fine taking a knee for the rest of the games in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021, saying that it will teach others and that he was deeply hurt at being called a racist for not making the gesture against West Indies.
When de Kock returns, he will strengthen the top of the South African order. He himself would like to make a statement by scoring heavily. Skipper Temba Bavuma has scored 2 and 12 runs in the two 2021 T20 World Cup games so far, and he would like to find form. Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, and David Miller comprise South Africa's aggressive batting lineup. The players can take any opposition attack apart on their day. The Sri Lankan spin duo of Hasaranga and Theekshana will likely cause problems for the South African batters.
South Africa's bowlers were effective against West Indies in their game. Pretorius, the right-arm medium pacer, claimed three wickets. They also have the best death bowlers in Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje, who can be crucial in the game.
South Africa's spinners will play a key role – Keshav Maharaj and Tabraiz Shamsi- in the running through the talented but inconsistent Sri Lankan batting lineup. South Africa is unlikely to change its current team. Sri Lanka will have to start afresh quickly if they want to move past the seven-wicket hammering they received by Australia. Sri Lanka will be hopeful that Charith Asalanka will continue to perform well. Wicket-keeper Kusal Perera, who got a start against Australia, would need to make it big against South Africa.
However, the constant failure of Pathum Nissanka and Avishka Fernando was a cause of concern for the team management. The role of Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Wanindu Hasaranga will be crucial if Sri Lanka has to post or chase a big total.
The Sri Lankan pace trio of Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, and Lahiru Kumara struggled to keep the Australian batting under control. It will need to change their approach if they want to stand a chance against the South African batting.
Being the afternoon game, dew will not have a significant impact on the result of this game. However, the result will impact the chances of both teams' qualification to the semi-final stage. We have included today match playing 11, today pitch report, today weather report, today match prediction, and fantasy cricket tips & tricks.
South Africa and Sri Lanka have played a total of 16 T20Is against each other. South Africa has won ten games, and Sri Lanka has won five. South Africa has dominated the SL vs SA head to head battle.
South Africa Playing 11
Temba Bavuma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi
Sri Lanka Playing 11
Kusal Perera (wk), Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Avishka Fernando, Wanindu Hasaranga, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Kumara, Maheesh Theekshana
You can pick Kusal Perera or Quinto de Kock as the captain of the T20 WC match team. You can pick Charith Asalanka or Aiden Markram as the vice-captain of the T20 World Cup match.
The pitch at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium has been slow and low this season. There will be assistance to the spinners and slow bowlers. The captain winning the toss might choose to bowl in the match. In their match versus Bangladesh, Sri Lanka displayed a high level of adaptability and showed that run-chasing is less difficult.
The temperature is likely to remain around 34-degrees Celsius mark with the atmosphere remaining sunny. The probability of precipitation and cloud cover is zero.
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