Pitch Condition:

R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

This wicket is expected to be balanced one with spinners getting somewhat extra advantage. Even there is chances of highly spin friendly wicket like the 3rd ODI. In India vs Sri Lanka series wicket was highly spin friendly.

Last 3 T20 matches score:
IND: 164/5, SL: 128 (Pace: 10, Spin: 5)

IND: 132/5, SL: 133/6 (Pace: 6, Spin: 5)

IND: 81/8, SL: 82/2 (Pace: 3, Spin: 8)

Last ODI at this ground:

SL: 203/9, SA: 125/10 (Pace: 3, Spin: 16)

Srilanka Team Preview:
They generally remain inconsistent in the T20I but will be clear favourites on their home ground. Their confidence will be high as they had defeated India in the last T20 series and South Africa in the ODI series.

Team News:

KJ Perera is set to play after missing the ODI series due to COVID19.

Probable 11 and performance of the players in the ODI series:

KJ Perera: LHB:

Avishka Fernando: RHB: 3 M, 3 I, 136 R, 45.33 A

Kamindu Mendis: LHB+LAO/RAO: 1 M, 1 I, 16 R, 16 A

Dhananjaya De Silva: RHB+RAO: 3 M, 3 I, 87 R, 29 A + 3 I, 18 O, 1 W

C Asalanka: LHB+RAO:  3 M, 3 I, 196 R, 65.33 AC+ 1 I, 1 O, 1 W

D Shanaka: RHB+RAM: 3 M, 3 I, 49 R, 16.33 A + 2 I, 5 O, 0 W

W Hasaranga: LHB+LS: 3 M, 3 I, 12 R, 4 A + 3 I, 28 O, 4 W

C Karunaratne: RHB+RAM: 3 M, 3 I, 59 R, 29.5 A + 2 I, 8 O, 3 W

Maheesh Theekshana: RAO(mystery spinner): 1 M, 1 I, 10 O, 4 W

D Chameera: RAF: 3 M, 3 I, 18 O, 4 W

P Jayawickrama: LAO: 3 M, 3 I, 22 O, 2 W

Team Breakup:

Main Batters: C Asalanka, Avishka Fernando, D De Silva and KJ Perera

Main Spinners: W Hasaranga, P Jayawickrama  and M Theekshana(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 players:

Kusal Perera(LHB):
H2H: 5 I, 97 R, 19.4 A, 116.9 SR
VENUE: 12 I, 356 R, 29.7 A, 144.1 SR
T20I: 50 M, 49 I, 1347 R, 27.48 A, 132.97 SR
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20): 21, 3, (ODI): 73, 0, 9,

D Chandimal(RHB):
H2H: 9 I, 126 R, 18.0 A, 94.0 SR
VENUE: 7 I, 91 R, 15.2 A, 108.3 SR
T20I: 57 M, 50 I, 868 R, 19.28 A, 104.70 SR
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20D): 51, 59, 40, 14, (ODI): 9,

M Bhanuka(LHB):
H2H:
VENUE: 3 I, 64 R, 21.3 A, 98.5 SR
T20I: 5 M, 4 I, 64 R, 16.0 A, 96.96 SR
T20D:
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20D): 1, 8, 74, (ODI): 27, 7,

Avishka Fernando(RHB):
H2H: 3 I, 17 R, 5.7 A, 85.0 SR
VENUE: 3 I, 49 R, 16.3 A, 90.7 SR
T20I: 20 M, 19 I, 250 R, 13.15 A, 95.41 SR
T20D: 61 M, 59 I, 1476 R, 26.35 A, 131.78 SR
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20D): 38, 10, (ODI): 118, 8, 10,

C Asalanka(LHB+RAO):
H2H:
VENUE: 1 I, 44 R, 44.0 A, 169.2 SR
T20I: 1 M, 1 I, 44 R, 44.0 A, 169.2 SR
T20D: 31 M, 29 I, 643 R, 26.79 A, 128.60 SR+ 15 I, 39 O, 15 W,
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20D): 57+14/0, 1, (ODI): 72, 77, 47+3/1,

B Rajapaksa(LHB):
H2H:
VENUE:
T20I: 7 M, 6 I, 140 R, 28.0 A, 130.84 SR
T20D: 84 M, 73 I, 1553 R, 23.89 A, 133.99 SR+ 24 I, 64 O, 27 W,
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(ODI): 24, 0, 65, 0, 0,

P Nissanka(RHB):
H2H:
VENUE:
T20I: 4 M, 3 I, 81 R, 27.0 A, 115.71 SR
T20D: 28 M, 25 I, 697 R, 29.04 A, 129.55 SR
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20D): 76, 3, 21, 22,

Dhananjaya De Silva(RHB+RAO):
H2H: 7 I, 111 R, 15.9 A, 95.7 SR+ 4 I, 10 O, 4 W,
VENUE: 8 I, 227 R, 37.8 A, 110.2 SR+ 4 I, 10 O, 3 W,
T20I: 20 M, 19 I, 406 R, 23.88 A, 110.02 SR+ 10 I, 20 O, 5 W,
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20D): 16+27/1, 0, (ODI): 44+35/0, 12+30/1, 31+8/0,

W Hasaranga(RHB+RAO):
H2H:
VENUE: 3 I, 29 R, 14.5 A, 131.8 SR+ 3 I, 12 O, 7 W,
T20I: 22 M, 19 I, 192 R, 14.76 A, 110.98 SR+ 20 I, 72 O, 33 W,
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20I): 15+30/1, 14+9/4,(ODI): 3+52/1, 3+63/1, 6+32/2,

D Shanaka(RHB+RAM):
H2H: 2 I, 36 R, 36.0 A, 105.9 SR+ 1 I, 2 O, 0 W,
VENUE: 10 I, 86 R, 9.6 A, 92.5 SR+ 4 I, 8 O, 3 W,
T20I: 46 M, 44 I, 567 R, 15.75 A, 107.38 SR+ 20 I, 37 O, 14 W,
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20D): 15, 48+17/1, (ODI): 6+14/0, 30+21/0, 13,

Kamindu Mendis(LHB+RAO):
H2H: 3 I, 42 R, 14.0 A, 131.2 SR+ 2 I, 2 O, 0 W,
VENUE: 1 I, 24 R, 24.0 A, 171.4 SR+ 1 I, 3 O, 0 W,
T20I: 4 M, 4 I, 66 R, 16.50 A, 143.47 SR+ 3 I, 5 O, 0 W,
T20D: 30 M, 24 I, 633 R, 31.65 A, 139.42 SR+ 24 I, 54 O, 7 W,
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20D): 74, 53, 66+30/0, 16,

R Mendis(RHB+RAO):
H2H:
VENUE: 1 I, 2 R, 2.0 A, 40.0 SR+ 2 I, 4 O, 1 W,
T20I: 2 M, 1 I, 2 R, 2.0 A, 40.0 SR+ 21 I, 4 O, 1 W,
T20D: 45 M, 34 I, 602 R, 24.08 A, 128.63 SR+ 39 I, 104 O, 34 W,
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20D): 23/0, 3+9/0, 7/1, 8/1, 6+22/1,

P Tharanga(RHB+LES):
H2H:
VENUE:
T20I
T20D: 51 M, 38, 662 R, 22.06 A, 116.96 SR+ 36 I, 102 O, 44 W,
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20D): 20+28/1, 39/1, 18/0, 27/2,

N Pradeep(RAF):
H2H: 1 I, 2 O, 0 W,
VENUE: 4 I, 10.3 O, 4 W,
T20I: 16 M, 16 I, 46 O, 15 W,
T20D: 60 M, 60 I, 181 O, 62 W,
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20D): 32/1, 24/2, 22/2, 28/0, 17/2,

D Chameera(RAF):
H2H:
VENUE: 7 I, 26M O, 8 W,
T20I: 28 M, 28 I, 101 O, 30 W ,
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20I): 23/1, 16/1, (ODI): 55/0, 11+52/0, 29+16/2,

A Dananjaya(RAO):
H2H: 4 I, 16 O, 4 W,
VENUE: 10 I, 37 O, 9 W,
T20I: 30 M, 30 I, 108 O, 28 W,
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20D): 29/0, 10/0, 25+24/2, (ODI): 65/2, 46/0,

L Kumara(RAF):
H2H:
VENUE:
T20I: 7 M, 6 I, 22,3 O, 6 W,
T20D: 23 M, 22 I, 77.5 O, 25 W,
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20D): 30/3, 39/1, 45/0, 23/0,

C Karunaratne(RHB+RAM):
H2H:
VENUE: 3 I, 7 O, 1 W,
T20I: 3 I, 7 O, 1 W,
T20D: 30 M, 25 I, 65 O, 21 W,
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20D):30/0, 31/0, (ODI): 7+18/1, 36+24/2, 16,

B Fernando(LAM):
H2H:
VENUE: 2 I, 7.2 O, 3 W,
T20I: 4 M, 4 I, 14.2 O, 5 W,
T20D: 52 M, 51 I, 176 O, 68 W,
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20I): 17/1, 20+26/1, 2+50/1, 17+53/0, 7,

P Jayawikrama(LAO):
H2H:
VENUE:
T20I
T20D: 14 M, 13 I, 43 O, 12 W,
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20D): 29/0, (ODI): 47/1, 46/0, 18/1,

M Theekhana(RAO):
H2H:
VENUE:
T20I
T20D: 23 M, 22 I, 79 O, 21 W,
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20D): 23/1, 29/1, 26/0,(ODI): 37/4,

South Africa Team Preview:

They have lost the ODI series but their confidence will be high due to magnificent performances of their spinners.

Team Changes: 

Q De Kock and D Miller are set to play this game while T Bavuma will miss out the T20 series also.

They should prefer B Fortuin ahead of G Linde as Linde was not in the main T20 World Cup team.

Probable 11:

  1. A Markram: RHB+RAO:  3 M, 3 I, 119 R, 39.66 A
  2. Q De Kock: LHB:
  3. J Malan: RHB: 3 M, 3 I, 162 R, 54 A
  4. RV Dussen: RHB: 3 M, 3 I, 80 R, 26.66 A
  5. D Miller: LHB:
  6. H Klaasen: RHB: 3 M, 3 I, 101 R, 33.66 A
  7. Keshav Maharaj: RHB+LAO: 3 M, 3 I, 28 O, 6 W
  8. B Fortuin: LAO:
  9. K Rabada: RAF: 3 M, 3 I, 23 O, 4 W
  10. A Nortje: RAF: 1 M, 1 I, 0 W
  11. T Shamsi: Chinaman: 3 M, 3 I, 28 O, 8 W

Expected Death Overs: K Rabada and A Nortje

Team Break Up:

Main Batters: Q De Kock, A Markram, RV Dussen and D Miller(as per this wicket)

Main Spinners: Keshav Maharaj, T Shamsi and B Fortuin

Main Pacers: K Rabada and A Nortje

Expected Death Overs: K Rabada and A Nortje

Full Stats of Players and Analysis:

DE Kock(LHB):
H2H: 7 I, 107 R, 15.3 A, 105.9 SR
VENUE: 2 I, 25 R, 12.5 A, 138.9 SR
T20I: 54 M, 54 I, 1605 R, 32.75 A, 138.0 SR
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20D): 72, 57, 9, 6, 7,

H Klaasen(RHB):
H2H: 1 I, 18 R, 18.0 A, 112.5 SR
VENUE: 1 I, 18 R, 18.0 A, 112.5 SR
T20I: 23 M, 23 I, 434 R, 24.11 A, 145.15 SR
T20D:
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(ODI): 3, 7, 36, 43, 22,

Reeza Hendricks(RHB+RAM)):
H2H: 5 I, 199 R, 39.8 A, 127.6 SR
VENUE: 1 I, 19 R, 19.0 A, 118.8 SR
T20I: 33 M, 33 I, 881 R, 26.69 A, 122.87 SR+ 1 I, 1 O, 0 W,
T20D: 144 M, 133 I, 4044 R, 35.16 A, 123.93 SR
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20I): 17, 2, (ODI): 69, 51, 1,

D Miller(LHB):
H2H: 9 I, 196 R, 24.5 A, 135.2 SR
VENUE: 2 I, 39 R, 19.5 A, 97.5 SR
T20I: 89 M, 79 I, 1716 R, 31.77 A, 140.42 SR
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(ODI):24, (T20I): 28, 75, 36,

RV Dussen(RHB):
H2H: 2 I, 98 R, 49.0 A, 132.4 SR+
VENUE:
T20I: 27 M, 26 I, 756 R, 36.0 134.75 SR
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20I): 25, 6, (ODI): 59, 16, 5,

 

A Markram(RHB+RAO): Not a good player of spin but he is expected to bowl in this game.
H2H: 2 I, 18 R, 9.0 A, 105.09 SR
VENUE:
T20I: 12 M, 11 I, 357 R, 32.45 A, 150.63 SR+ 3 I, 5 O, 1 W,
T20D: 56 M, 51 I, 1355 R, 30.11 A, 127.70 SR+ 21 I, 46 O, 8 W,
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20I): 8+17/1, (ODI): 96+33/1, 21, 2+41/1,

 

D Pretorius: RHB+RAM
H2H: 1 I, 77 R, 183.3 SR+ 2 I, 5 O, 2 W,
VENUE:
T20I: 14 M, 8 I, 159 R, 31.80 A, 165.62 SR+ 13 I, 38 O, 13 W,
T20D: 142 M, 115 I, 1909 R, 21.44 A, 140.36 SR+ 122 I, 322 O, 97 W,
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(LISTA): 34/1, 39/3, 24/2, 21/0, 23/2,

G Linde(LHB+LAO):
H2H:
VENUE:
T20I: 14 M, 11 I, 111 R, 11.10 A, 130.58 SR+ 14 I, 48 O, 15 W,
T20D: 100 M, 75 I, 904 R, 17.05 A, 138.43 SR+ 96 I, 329 O, 105 W,
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20I): 33/1, 10+26/2, 21/2, (ODI): 9+40/1, 18+32/2,

W Mulder:
H2H:
VENUE:
T20I: 4 M, 4 I, 51 R, 25.50 A, 115.90 SR+ 4 I, 10 O, 4 W,
T20D: 42 M, 34 I, 515 R, 25.75 A, 127.47 SR+ 37 I, 94 O, 28 W,
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20I): 9+31/2, 36+24/0, 10/2, (ODI): 5+30/1, 2+3/1,

T Shamsi(Chinaman):
H2H: 3 I, 12 O, 4 W,
VENUE: 1 I, 4 O, 2 W,
T20I: 39 M, 39 I, 146 O, 45 W,
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE)(T20D): 25/3, 33/0, (ODI): 55/1, 49/5, 31/2,

K Rabada(RAF):
H2H: 2 I, 8 O, 3 W,
VENUE: 1 I, 4 O, 2 W,
T20I: 32 M, 32 I, 118 O, 39 W,
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(ODI): 58/1, 28/1, 66/2, 16/2, 46/0,

A Nortje(RAF):
H2H:
VENUE:
T20I: 9 M, 9 I, 33 O, 7 W,
T20D: 50 M, 50 I, 184 O, 60 W,
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20I): 39/2, 32/1, (ODI): 64/0, 37/1, 69/0,

B Hendricks(LAM):
H2H:
VENUE:
T20I: 19 M, 19 I, 69 O, 25 W,
T20D: 83 M, 81 I, 284 O, 109 W,
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20I): 32/3, 27/0, 55/0, 28/2, 34/0,

L Ngidi(RAF):
H2H: 4 I, 11 O, 6 W,
VENUE: 1 I, 3 O, 0 W,
T20I: 23 M, 23 I, 78 O, 36 W,
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20I): 48/0, 32/3, 33/0, 18/2, 14/1,

K Maharaj: LAO
H2H:
VENUE:
T20I:
T20D: 104 M, 98 I, 361 O, 83 W,
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(ODI): 17+50/1, 51/2, 30/0, 32/2, 38/3,

L Williams(RAM):
H2H:
VENUE:
T20I: 6 M, 6 I, 23 O, 09 W,
T20D: 45 M, 44 I, 148 O, 56 W,
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20D): 34/1, 39/2,(0DI): 62/1,(T20I): 31/0, 30/2,

S Magala(RAF):
H2H:
VENUE:
T20I: 4 M, 4 I, 14 O, 3 W,
T20D: 105 M, 100 I, 333 O, 115 W,
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20I): 38/0, 33/2, (LISTA): 44/0, 33/1, 19/2,

B Fortuin(LAO):
H2H:
VENUE:
T20I: 10 M, 10 I, 29 O, 9 W,
T20D: 79 M, 78 I, 268 O, 89 W,
LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20I): 26/1, 11/0, 16/3, 25/0,

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