Weather Forecast: There is very high chances of rain(90%) in this game.

Pitch Condition:

R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

This wicket is expected to be slow and low. Spinners are expected to dominate on this wicket. D Shanaka said the he will play with 3 main spinners as they will dominate here.

Srilanka Team Preview:
They generally remain inconsistent in the ODIs but will be clear favourites on this slow wicket. Their confidence will be high as they had defeated India in the last T20 series.

K Perera is still not available for selection.

Probable 11:

M Bhanuka: LHB:

Avishka Fernando: RHB:

Dinesh Chandimal: RHB

Dhananjaya De Silva: RHB+RAO: Can bowl some overs against the left handers.

C Asalanka: LHB+RAO

D Shanaka: RHB+RAM: 

W Hasaranga: LHB+LS: 

C Karunaratne: RHB+RAM:

Akila Dhananjaya: RAO/Leg Spin (mainly Off Break)

D Chameera: RAF: 

P Jayawickrama: LAO/M Theekshana: RAO

Team Breakup:

Main Batters: D Shanaka, C Asalanka, Avishka Fernando, D De Silva

Main Spinners: W Hasaranga, M Theekshana/P Jayawickrama  and Akila Dhananjaya(D De Silva will assist him)
Main Pacers: D Chameera and C Karunaratne

Expected Death Overs:  D Chameera and C Karunaratne

Full Stats and Analysis of the player:

Kusal Perera(LHB):
H2H: 14 I, 376 R, 28.9 A, 94.5 SR
VENUE: 15 I, 521 R, 34.7 A, 95.1 SR
ODI: 107 M, 102 I, 3071 R, 31.65 A, 92.27 SR

D Chandimal(RHB):
H2H: 12 I, 358 R, 35.8 A, 65.7 SR
VENUE: 13 I, 460 R, 51.1 A, 80.7 SR
ODI: 149 M, 135 I, 3698 R, 32.43 A, 73.90 SR

M Bhanuka(LHB):
H2H:
VENUE:
ODI: 3 I, 70 R, 23.3 A, 69.0 SR
LISTA: 67 M, 60 I, 1664 R, 21.58 A, 119.89 SR

Avishka Fernando(RHB):
H2H: 5 I, 101 R, 20.2 A, 95.3 SR
VENUE: 6 I, 254 R, 42.3 A, 83.0 SR
ODI: 23 M, 23 I, 828 R, 36.0 A, 92.41 SR
LISTA: 56 M, 54 I, 2247 R, 44.05 A, 95.53 SR
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20D): 6, 82, 9, 38, 10 ,

C Asalanka(LHB+RAO):
H2H:
VENUE: 3 I, 127 R, 42.3 A, 78.9 SR+ 1 I, 3 O, 0 W,
ODI: 5 M, 5 I, 130 R, 26.0 A, 73.03 SR+ 1 I, 3 O, 0 W,
LISTA: 52 M, 45 I, 1664 R, 41.60 A, 79.57 SR
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20I): 44, (T20D): 54, 8, 57+14/0, 1,

B Rajapaksa(LHB):
H2H:
VENUE: 3 I, 89 R, 29.7 A, 112.7 SR
ODI: 3 M, 3 I, 89 R, 29.7 A, 112.7 SR
LISTA: 106 M, 110 I, 2841 R, 28.69 A, 96.86 SR+ 28 I, 97 O, 14 W,
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(LISTA): 7+20/1, 8+13/0, (ODI): 24, 0, 65,

P Nissanka(RHB):
H2H:
VENUE:
ODI: 9 M, 9 I, 86 R, 9.55 A, 55.48 SR
LISTA: 44 M, 44 I, 1102 R, 27.55 A,
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20D): 45, 76, 3, 21, 22,

Dhananjaya De Silva(RHB+RAO):
H2H: 13 I, 297 R, 22.8 A, 72.4 SR+ 13 I, 58 O, 8 W,
VENUE: 8 I, 124 R, 17.7 A, 75.2 SR+ 7 I, 40 O, 6 W,
ODI: 53 M, 50 I, 1112 R, 26.47 A, 77.0 SR+ 43 I, 206 O, 27 W,
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20I): 9, 40+13/0, 23, (T20D):16+27/1, 0,

W Hasaranga(RHB+LES):
H2H:
VENUE: 5 I, 59 R, 14.8 A, 109.3 SR+ 5 I, 29 O, 5 W,
ODI: 26 M, 24 I, 534 R, 26.70 A, 101.71 SR+ 25 I, 190 O, 25 W,
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(ODI): 8+45/0, 8+37/3, 0+28/2, 15+30/1, 14+9/4,

D Shanaka(RHB+RAM):
H2H: 2 I, 86 R, 43.0 A, 175.5 SR+ 1 I, 2 O, 1 W,
VENUE: 6 I, 124 R, 20.7 A, 107.8 SR+ 3 I, 17 O, 5 W,
ODI: 31 M, 28 I, 666 R, 25.61 A, 96.38 SR+ 15 I, 65 O, 12 W,
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE: 48+3/0, 8+24/2, 55, 15, 48+17/1,

Kamindu Mendis(LHB+RAO):
H2H:
VENUE:
ODI: 3 M, 3 I, 26 R, 13.0 A, 44.06 SR+ 3 I, 17 O, 1 W,
LISTA: 43 M, 38 I, 1248 R, 37.81 A, 77.61 SR+ 39 I, 262 O, 44 W,
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(LISTA): 110+5/2, (T20D): 74, 53, 66+30/0, 16/0,

R Mendis(RHB+RAO):
H2H:
VENUE: 1 I, 15 R, 83.3 SR+ 1 I, 1 O, 0 W,
ODI: 3 M, 3 I, 24 R, 24.0 A, 82.75 SR+ 2 I, 8 O, 2 W,
LISTA: 40 M, 30 I 575 R, 26.13 A, 91.41 SR+ 39 I, 103 O, 34 W,
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20D): 23/0, 9/0, 7/1, 8/1, 22/1,

P Tharanga(RHB+LES):
H2H:
VENUE:
ODI:
LISTA: 40 M, 34 I, 593 R, 21.17 A, 73.11 SR+ 25 I, 144 O, 27 W,
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20D): 16+22/3, 20+28/1, 39/1, 18/0, 27/2,

 

N Pradeep(RAF):
H2H: 1 I, 10 O, 2 W,
VENUE: 5 I, 38 O, 6 W,
ODI: 47 M, 45 I, 370 O, 59 W,
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20D): 32/1, 24/2, 22/2, 28/0, 17/2,

D Chameera(RAF):
H2H: 1 I, 2 O, 0 W,
VENUE: 4 I, 31 O, 5 W,
ODI: 34 M, 33 I, 237 O, 35 W,
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(ODI): 65/0, 55/2, (T20I): 24/2, 23/1, 16/1,

A Dananjaya(RAO):
H2H: 9 I, 77 O, 16 W,
VENUE: 7 I, 65 O, 17 W,
ODI: 37 M, 35 I, 305 O, 54 W,
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20D): 22/0, 28/0, 29/0, 10/0, 24/2,

L Kumara(RAF):
H2H: 7 I, 43.4 O, 7 W,
VENUE: 4 I, 27.4 O, 5 W,
ODI: 13 M, 13 I, 90 O, 13 W,
LISTA:
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20D): 42/4, 30/3, (T20D): 39/1, 45/0, 23/0,

C Karunaratne(RHB+RAM):
H2H:
VENUE: 3 I, 90 R, 90.0 A, 115.4 SR+ 3 I, 14 O, 1 W,
ODI: 7 M, 6 I, 141 R, 47.0 A, 79.21 SR+ 6 I, 33 O, 3 W,
LISTA: 62 M, 45 I, 756 R, 29.07 A, 88.42 SR+ 51 I, 309 O, 72 W,
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20I): 12/0, (T20D): 26/3, 16+37/2, 3+30/0, 4+31/0,

 

B Fernando(LAM):
H2H:
VENUE:
ODI: 4 M, 3 I, 25 O, 2 W,
LISTA: 39 M, 38 I, 278 O, 54 W,
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20I): 17/1, 20+26/1, (ODI): 50/1, 53/0, 7,

P Jayawikrama(LAO):
H2H:
VENUE:
ODI: 2 M, 2 I, 11 O, 3 W,
LISTA: 11 M, 11 I, 75 O, 20 W,
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE: 12/2, 30/0, 24/0, 26/1, 29/0,

M Theekhana(RAO):
H2H:
VENUE:
ODI:
LISTA: 10 M, 10 I, 77 O, 15 W,
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20D): 25/0, 12/2, 23/1, 29/1, 26/0,

South Africa Team Preview:

They have rested Q De Kock, D Miller and L Ngidi. They will have to give their best in order to adjust on the slow wickets.

Probable 11:

  1. J Malan: RHB : Not a good player of spin, was struggling badly against Pakistan.
  2. A Markram: RHB: Not a good player of spin but he is expected to bowl also.
  3. T Bavuma: RHB: 
  4. RV Dussen: RHB:
  5. K Verreyne: RHB
  6. H Klaasen: RHB:
  7. A Phehlukwayo: LHB + RAM
  8. G Linde: LHB+LAO
  9. K Rabada: RAF
  10. A Nortje: RAF
  11. T Shamsi: Chinaman:

Keshav Maharaja has also good chance of playing as wicket is expected to help spinners.

Expected Death Overs: K Rabada and A Nortje

Full Stats of Players and Analysis: 

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