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.

Last 2 T20 matches score:

SA: 163/5, SL: 135/6 (Pace: 4, Spin: 6)

SL: 103, SA: 105/1 (Pace:1 , Spin: 10)

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. They will try to bounce back after 2 one sided loss on their home ground.

Avishka Fernando can play this game in the place of Bhanuka Rajpaksa.

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

KJ Perera: LHB: 30

D Chandimal: RHB: 66, 5

Bhanuka Rajapaksa: LHB: 0, 20

Dhananjaya De Silva: RHB+RAO: 1+12/0(2), 4+18/0(2)

C Asalanka: LHB+RAO: 6, 14

D Shanaka: RHB+RAM: 16+6/1(1), 10+6/0(1)

W Hasaranga: RHB+LS: 0+23/2(4), 4+22/1(4)

C Karunaratne: RHB+RAM: 22+24/0(2), 8

Maheesh Theekshana: RAO(mystery spinner): 35/1(4), 30/0(4)

D Chameera: RAF: 35/1(4), 13/0(2)

P Jayawickrama: LAO: 12/0(1.1)

No of left handed batters: 3 (upto W Hasaranga)

Team Breakup:

Main Batters:  Avishka Fernando, D Chandimal and KJ Perera

Main Spinners: W Hasaranga and M Theekshana(D De Silva and P Jayawickrama will assist him)

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

Expected Death Overs:  D Chameera and C Karunaratne/D Shanaka

Full Stats and Analysis of the players(before the start of the series):

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 performed above the expectations till now. Their spinners have put an unbelievable show till now. They are expected to go with the same playing11.

Probable 11:

  1. Reeza Hendricks: RHB: 36, 18
  2. Q De Kock: LHB: 36, 58
  3. A Markram: RHB+RAO:  48, 21+21/3(4)
  4. RV Dussen: RHB:
  5. D Miller: LHB: 26 // H Klaasen: RHB: 2
  6. D Pretorius: RHB+RAM: 10+21/1(3)
  7. Keshav Maharaj: RHB+LAO: 19/1(4), 10/1(3)
  8. B Fortuin: LAO: 24/1(4), 12/2(4)
  9. K Rabada: RAF: 21/0(4), 29/0(2)
  10. A Nortje: RAF: 29/1(4), 8/1(2),
  11. T Shamsi: Chinaman: 20/1(2), 20/3(4)

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(Before the start of the series):

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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