Pitch Condition:

Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

This wicket is looking slow and low since IPL. Batters are struggling on this wicket. Change of pace bowlers and Spinners are getting good support here. You can see scores in the range of 130-150.

Last 5 Matches at this ground:

NZ: 134/8, PAK: 135/6 (Pace: 7, Spin: 5)

AFG: 190/4, SCO: 160/10 (Pace: 4, Spin: 9)

BAN: 171/4, SL: 172/5 (Pace: 4, Spin: 4)

NED: 44/10, SL: 45/2 (Pace: 6, Spin: 5)

IRE: 125/8, NAM: 126/2 (Pace: 8, Spin:1)

Batting First(since the start of the IPL): 4

Batting Second(since the start of the IPL): 11

Head 2 Head:

SA: 11, SL: 4

South Africa Team Preview:

They are looking in very good form and have performed well in the last 2 T20 series. They have won 1 and have lost 1 game till now. Q De Kock is expected to be back in the playing11 after agreeing to knee down for the BLM movement. It will be interesting to see how they will adjust in form Reeza Hendricks in the playing11.

Probable 11:

  1. T Bavuma: RHB
  2. Q De Kock: LHB:
  3. RV Dussen: RHB:
  4. A Markram: RHB+RAO: (expected to bowl 2-3 overs against the left handers)
  5. H Klaasen: RHB//Reeza Hendricks: RHB
  6. D Miller: LHB:
  7. D Pretorius: RHB+RAM:
  8. Keshav Maharaj: RHB+LAO
  9. K Rabada: RAF:
  10. A Nortje: RAF
  11. T Shamsi: Chinaman:

Team Break Up:

Main Batters: Q De Kock, A Markram and RV Dussen

Main Spinners: Keshav Maharaj and T Shamsi (A Markram will assist them)

Main Pacers: K Rabada and A Nortje (D Pretorious will assist them)

Expected Death Overs: A Nortje and D Pretorious/K Rabada

Full Stats of Players and Analysis:

Q DE Kock(LHB):
H2H: 10 I, 259 R, 32.4 A, 114.1 SR
VENUE(T20D): 5 I, 173 R, 43.2 A, 132.1 SR
T20I: 58 M, 58 I, 1765 R, 34.60 A, 135.66 SR
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20D): 17, 55, 24, 27, 19,
RM: 7, 6, 7,

H Klaasen(RHB):
H2H: 2 I, 20 R,10.0 A, 100.0 SR
VENUE:
T20I: 28 M, 25 I, 449 R, 22.45 A, 142.08 SR
T20D: 100 M, 92 I, 1788 R, 27.09 A, 138.39 SR
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20I): (ODI): 36, 43, 22, 2,
RM: 11, 14, 13,

R Van Der Dussen(RHB):
H2H: 2 I, 98 R, 49.0 A, 132.4 SR
VENUE:
T20I: 31 M, 28 I, 801 R, 36.40 A, 130.24 SR,
T20D: 135 M, 127 I, 3952 R, 37.63 A, 130.86 SR
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20I): 25, 6, (ODI): 59, 16, 5,
RM: 21, 101, 2, 43*

R Hendricks(RHB):
H2H: 8 I, 311 R, 44.7 A, 125.9 SR
VENUE:
T20I: 37 M, 37 I, 1032 R, 28.66 A, 123.15 SR
T20D: 147 M, 136 I, 4156 R, 35.52 A, 123.91 SR
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(ODI): 51, 1, (T20I): 38, 18, 56,
RM: 7, 39,

D Miller(LHB):
H2H: 10 I, 222 R, 24.7 A, 138.8 SR
VENUE(T20D): 3 I, 76 R, 38. A, 146.2 SR
T20I: 92 M, 81 I, 1758 R, 31.39 A, 140.07 SR
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20I): 75, 36, 26, (T20D): 7, 15,
RM: 20, 8, 16,

T Bavuma(RHB):
H2H:
VENUE:
T20I: 18 M, 18 I, 424 R, 24.94 A, 127.32 SR,
T20D: 91 M, 82 I, 2137 R, 30.97 A, 126.22 SR
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(ODI): 3, (T20I): 13, 0, 72, (ODI): 38,
RM: 31, 46, 12, 2,

A Markram(RHB+RAO):
H2H: 4 I, 87 R, 29.0 A, 126.1 SR+ 2 I, 6 O, 4 W,
VENUE(T20D): 2 I, 47 R, 23.5 A, 102.2 SR
T20I: 17 M, 15 I, 517 R, 39.76 A, 17.29 SR, +6 I, 14 O, 5 W,
T20D: 65 M, 59 I, 1570 R, 30.78 A, 127.43 SR+ 25 I, 55 O, 12 W,
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20D): 27, 42+18/0, 18, 20+5/0, 13,
RM: 48, 40, 51+22/0(3),

D Pretorius(RHB+RAF):
H2H: 2 I, 87 R, 181.2 SR+ 4 I, 10 O, 3 W,
VENUE:
T20I: 19 M, 10 I, 170 R, 28.33 A, 163.46 SR+ 17 I, 49 O, 17 W,
T20D: 145 M, 116 I, 1919 R, 21.56 A, 140.48 SR+ 24 I, 327 O, 98 W,
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(LISTA): 39/3, 9+24/2, 21/0, 23/2, (T20I): 10+21/1,
RM: 4+30/1, 1+26/1(3.4), 17/3(2),

W Mulder(RHB+RAM):
H2H: 1 I, 1 O, 1 W,
VENUE:
T20I: 5 M, 3 I, 51 R, 25.50 A, 115.90 SR+ 5 I, 11 O, 5 W,
T20D: 43 M, 34 I, 515 R, 25.75 A, 127.47 SR+ 38 I, 95 O, 29 W,
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20I): 36+24/0, 10/2, (ODI): 5+30/1, 2+31/1, (T20I): 11/1,

K Rabada(RAF):
H2H: 5 I, 16 O, 5 W,
VENUE(T20D):6 I, 2 2O, 8 W,
T20I: 37 M, 37 I, 134 O, 43 W,
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20D): 33/0, 21/0, 37/0, 23/0, 23/2,
RM: 28/3, 28/1(4), 27/1(4),

A Nortje(RAF):
H2H: 2 I, 6 O, 2 W,
VENUE(T20D): 6 I, 22 O, 10 W,
T20I: 13 M, 13 I, 47 O, 12 W,
T20D: 60 M, 60 I, 220 O, 74 W,
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20D): 19/1, 37/1, 24/2, 31/1, 31/2,
RM: 44/1, 21/2(4), 14/1(4),

K Mahraj(LAO):
H2H: 3 I, 10 O, 3 W,
VENUE:
T20I: 5 M, 5 I, 18 O, 6 W,
T20D: 107 M, 101 I, 371 O, 86 W,
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(ODI): 32/1, 38/3, (T20I): 19/1, 10/1, 14/1,
RM: 14/1, 25/1, 23/1(4), 24/2(4),

T Shamsi(LAW):
H2H: 6 I, 2 2O, 8 W,
VENUE:
T20I: 44 M, 44 I, 163 O, 50 W,
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(ODI): 31/2, (T20I): 20/1, 20/3, 27/0, (T20D): 34/0,
RM: 18/3, 7/0, 22/1(4), 37/0(3),

L Ngidi(RAF):
H2H: 4 I, 11 O, 6 W,
VENUE(T20D): 1 I, 4 O, 1 W,
T20I: 23 M, 23 I, 78 O, 36 W,
T20D: 85 M, 83 I, 277 O, 117 W,
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20I): 18/0, 32/3, (ODI): 33/0, (T20I): 18/2, 14/1,
RM: 27/2, 18/0,

B Fortuin(LAO):
H2H: 3 I, 12 O, 5 W,
VENUE:
T20I: 13 M, 13 I, 41 O, 14 W,
T20D: 82 M, 81 I, 280 O, 94 W,
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20I): 16/3, 25/0, 24/1, 12/2, 21/2,
RM: 12/1, 41/0,

Srilanka Team Preview:
They generally remain inconsistent in the T20I however they looked in very good touch in the qualifiers and in the first match. They have won 1 and have lost 1 game till now.

Probable 11 :

KJ Perera: LHB: 

P Nissanka: RHB

C Asalanka: LHB: 

Avishka Fernando: RHB

W Hasaranga: LHB+LS: 

Bhanuka Rajapaksa: LHB:

D Shanaka: RHB+RAM:

C Karunaratne: RHB+RAM:

D Chameera: RAF: 

Maheesh Theekshana: RAO(mystery spinner):

Lahiru Kumara: RAF

Team Breakup:

Main Batters:  Avishka Fernando, C Asalanka and KJ Perera

Main Spinners: W Hasaranga and M Theekshana

Main Pacers: D Chameera and L Kumara (C Karunaratne will assist him along with D Shanaka)

Expected Death Overs:  D Chameera and L Kumara

Full Stats and Analysis of the players:

D Chandimal(RHB):
H2H: 11 I, 197 R, 24.6 A, 100.5 SR
VENUE(ODI): 5 I, 109 R, 21.8 A, 74.1 SR
T20I: 61 M, 54 I, 950 R, 19.76 A, 104.51 SR
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20I): 66, 5, (T20D): 0, 18, 3,
RM: 5, 6,

K Perera(LHB):
H2H: 7 I, 166 R, 23.7 A, 117.7 SR
VENUE(T20I): 2 I, 34 R, 34.0 A, 125.9 SR
T20I: 57 M, 56 I, 1496 R, 27.20 A, 132.15 SR
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(ODI): 73, 0, 9, (T20I): 30, 39,
RM: 11, 0, 33, 1, 35,

Avishka Fernando(RHB):
H2H: 5 I, 40 R, 8.0 A, 95.2 SR
VENUE(T20I): 2 I, 7 R, 2.0 A, 28.6 SR
T20I: 27 M, 26 I, 309 R, 12.87 A, 94.49 SR
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20I): 12, (T20D): 83, 33, 62, 61,
RM: 30, 0, 2*, 0, 4,

B Rajapaksa(LHB):
H2H: 3 I, 25 R, 8.3 A, 125.0 SR
VENUE(T20I): 1 I, 53 R, 53.0 A, 171.0 SR
T20I: 15 M, 13 I, 294 R, 26.10 A, 138.82 SR
T20D: 88 M, 77 I, 1620 R, 29.40 A, 137.38 SR
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20I): 5, (T20D): 15, 35, 0, 2,
RM: 42, 1, 53, 33*

C Asalanka(LHB+RAO):
H2H: 2 I, 20 R, 10.0 A, 51.3 SR
VENUE(T20I): 2 I, 86 R, 86.0 A, 145.8 SR+ 1 I, 1 O, 0 W,
T20I: 6 M, 6 I, 185 R, 37.0 A, 122.55 SR
T20D: 33 M, 31 I, 663 R, 25.50 A, 123.0 SR+ 15 I, 39 O, 15 W,
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(ODI): 47+3/1, (T20I): 6, 14, 5, 8,
RM: 6, 80*+14/0(1), 35,

P Nissanka(RHB):
H2H:
VENUE(T20I): 2 I, 24 R, 12.0 A, 92.3 SR
T20I: 9 M, 8 I, 178 R, 22.25 A, 112.64 SR
T20D: 29 M, 26 I, 702 R, 28.08 A, 129.04 SR
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20D): 22, 8 , 26 , 15, 76,
RM: 5, 61, 0, 24, 7,

D Shanaka(RHB+RAM):
H2H: 5 I, 80 R, 20.0 A, 97.6 SR+ 4 I, 5 O, 1 W,
VENUE(T20I):,1 I, 1 R, 100.0 SR+ 1 I, 2O, 0 W,
T20I: 54 M, 50 I, 645 R, 16.12 A, 106.26 SR+ 25 I, 43 O, 16 W,
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20I): 18+14/0, (T20D): 51+41/0, 0+24/1, 7+17/1, 2+5/1, 21*
RM: 21*, 1+14/0(2), 12+6/1(1),

W Hasaranga(RHB+LES):
H2H: 3 I, 8 R, 2.7 A, 61.5 SR+ 3 I, 1 2O, 3 W,
VENUE(T20I): 1 I, 6 R, 6.0 A, 120.0 SR+ 2 I, 6 O, 3 W,
T20I: 30 M, 25 I, 281 R, 14.78 A, 117.08 SR+ 28 I, 102 O, 44 W,
T20D: 66 M, 56 I, 771 R, 17.52 A, 131.34 SR+ 61 I, 209 O, 85 W,
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20I): 4+35/0, (T20D): 0+20/0, 1+40/0, 7+24/1, 16/2,
RM: 24/2(4), 71+12/1(4), 9/3(3), 6+29/0(3), 4+22/2(4),

Dhananjay De Silva(RHB+RAO):
H2H: 10 I, 117 R, 11.7 A, 92.1 SR
VENUE:
T20I: 23 M, 22 I, 412 R, 20.60 A, 108.42 SR+ 12 I, 24 O, 5 W,
T20D: 69 M, 64 I, 1477 R, 25.91 A, 128.32 SR+ 39 I, 90 O, 23 W,
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20I): 31+18/0, 1+12/0, 4+18/0, 1, (T20D): 1,

D Chameera(RAF):
H2H: 3 I, 7 O, 1 W,
VENUE(T20I): 2 I, 6 O, 1 W,
T20I: 36 M, 36 I, 124 O, 34 W,
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20I): 35/1, 13/0, 9/0, (T20D): 27/3, 20/2,
RM: 19/1(4), 16/1(1), 13/1(2), 41/0(4), 33/0(3),

Akila Dananjaya(RAO):
H2H: 5 I, 19 O, 4 W,
VENUE(ODI): 1 I, 50 R, 69.4 SR+ 1 I, 8 O, 1 W,
T20I: 31 M, 31 I, 111 O, 28 W,
T20D: 89 M, 85 I, 304 O, 98 W,
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(ODI): 65/2, 46/0, (T20D): 28/0, 16/0, 33/0,

L Kumara(RAF):
H2H:
VENUE(T20I): 2 I, 7 O, 4 W,
T20I: 12 M, 11 I, 41 O, 14 W,
T20D: 24 M, 23 I, 81 O, 27 W,
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20D): 23/0, 30/4, 20/2, 24/1, 21/1,
RM: 9/2(3.3), 22/2(4), 7/3(3), 29/1(4), 41/0(3),

C Karunaratne(RAM):
H2H: 2 I, 3.4 O, 0 W,
VENUE(T20I): 2 I, 4 O, 1 W,
T20I: 11 M, 10 I, 24 O, 5 W,
T20D: 34 M, 28 I, 73 O, 22 W,
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20D): 24+13/0, 28/2, 35+39/0, 29+11/0, 8+24/0,
RM: 17/1(4), 27/2(3.3), 7/0(1), 12/1(3), 9+19/0(2),

B Fernando(LAF):
VENUE(T20I): 1 I, 3 O, 1 W,
T20I: 5 M, 5 I, 17 O, 6 W,
T20D: 52 M, 51 I, 176 O, 68 W,
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20I): 17/1, 20+26/1, (ODI): 50/1, 53/0, (T20D): 9/1, 27/1(3),

M Theekshana: RAO
H2H: 3 I, 12 O, 1 W,
VENUE(T20I): 1 I, 1 O, 2 W,
T20I: 7 M, 7 I, 25 O, 9 W,
T20D: 27 M, 27 I, 95 O, 25 W,
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20I): 28/0, (T20D): 20/0, 24/1, 31/1, 34/1,
RM: 25/3(4), 17/3(4), 3/2(1), 27/0(4),

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