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20-20 World Cup: South Africa vs Sri Lanka – Preview, Playing XI, Live Streaming Details and updates

South Africa have the upper hand in 20-20 World Cup encounters as they have beaten Sri Lanka two times

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Preview

South Africa will up against Sri Lanka in match 25 of the 20-20 World Cup on Saturday (October 30). Quinton de Kock’s refusal to take a knee for Black Lives Movement (BLM) hogged the limelight in the team’s thumping victory over West Indies. The wicketkeeper-batter has apologized to Cricket South Africa (CSA) and will likely play the team’s next match.

De Kock’s presence at the top is vital for South Africa’s success. He is a senior player and comes with a plethora of experience. The major success story for South Africa during this year’s edition of the showpiece event is Aiden Markram. The stylish player has looked confident and has played well in both games. He has scored 98 runs in two innings and is looking good to score more runs.

Rassie van der Dussen also chipped in with a useful 42 against West Indies. Skipper Temba Bavuma has not been among the runs which must be a worry. The bowlers though have looked lethal, with Anrich Nortje and Tabraiz Shamsi leading the way.

Sri Lanka, on the other hand, suffered a disappointing loss against Australia. After a thunderous start by Kusal Perera, the team slipped in the middle phase and could only post 154. Perera, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, and Charith Asalanka failed to convert the starts into something substantial. The bowers also looked incisive, barring Waninudu Hasaranga. Sri Lanka needs to pull up their socks as another loss could be dangerous considering the competitiveness of Group A.

Pitch Conditions

The match between South Africa and Sri Lanka will be played in Sharjah. The pitch in Sharjah is sluggish, with odd balls keeping low. The average total in the past five innings is 140.

Weather Report

The forecast predicted on Saturday (October 30) is 33 degrees Celsius. It would be mostly sunny through the day.

Playing Combination South Africa

Quinton de Kock (wk), Temba Bavuma (c), Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen, Dwaine Pretorius, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi

Playing Combination Sri Lanka

Kusal Perera (wk), Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Chamika Karunaratne, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara

Head-to-head

Overall

Matches- 16, Sri Lanka– 5, South Africa– 10, Tied- 1

In 20-20 World Cups

Matches- 3, Sri Lanka– 1, South Africa– 2, Tied- 0

South Africa vs Sri Lanka Broadcast Details

Match Timings – 03:30 PM IST

TV – Star Sports Network

Live Streaming- Disney + Hotstar

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