Pitch Condition:

R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

This wicket is expected to be balanced one with spinners getting somewhat extra advantage. You can see scores in the range of 250-270.

Last match score:
SL: 300/9, RSA: 288/6 (Pace: 8, Spin: 3)

Srilanka Team Preview:
They generally remain inconsistent in the ODIs 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 the same opponent in the 1st ODI.

Probable 11:

M Bhanuka: LHB: 27

Avishka Fernando: RHB: 118

B Rajpaksa: LHB: 0

Dhananjaya De Silva: RHB+RAO: 44+35/0(8)

C Asalanka: LHB+RAO: 72

D Shanaka: RHB+RAM: 6+14/0(2)

W Hasaranga: LHB+LS: 3+52/1(10)

C Karunaratne: RHB+RAM: 7+18/1(3)

Akila Dhananjaya: RAO(main)/Leg Spin: 65/2(10)

D Chameera: RAF: 55/0(7)

P Jayawickrama: LAO: 47/1(10)

Team Breakup:

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

Main Spinners: W Hasaranga, 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(before the start of the series):

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 had performed well on this wicket in the last match. They have received a major blow as their captain T Bavuma is ruled out of the whole series.

Team Changes: G Linde is expected to replace A Phehlukwayo while Reeza Hendricks should replace T Bavuma.

Probable 11:

  1. J Malan: RHB : 23
  2. A Markram: RHB+RAO: 96+33/1(6)
  3. R Hendricks: RHB:
  4. RV Dussen: RHB: 59
  5. K Verreyne: RHB: 12
  6. H Klaasen: RHB: 36
  7. A Phehlukwayo: LHB + RAM: 5+37/0(5) // G Linde: LHB+LAO
  8. K Rabada: RAF: 13+66/2
  9. Keshav Maharaj: RHB+LAO: 0+30/2(10)
  10. A Nortje: RAF: 69/0(10)
  11. T Shamsi: Chinaman: 55/1(10)

Expected Death Overs: K Rabada and A Nortje

Full Stats of Players and Analysis(Before the start of the series): 

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