Cricket match date: 22nd March 2019
Cricket match time: 08:30 pm IST
Cricket match location: SuperSport Park, Centurion
Cricket Match format: T20
Tournament: Sri Lanka tour of South Africa 2018/19
Team A: South Africa
Team B: Sri Lanka
Team A Captain: Faf du Plessis
Team B Captain: Lasith Malinga
Cricket Match Preview:
Sri Lanka’s tough run in the limited overs format of the cricket game continued as after losing the ODI cricket series by 5-0, they lost the first T20 cricket game as well in a heartbreaking manner. They now have the last chance to come back into the series. If they lose this cricket game, they will end up losing yet another limited over cricket series.
It seems a long time ago that the Sri Lankan team were on the cloud nine after winning their first ever test series in South Africa. It was the first ever series win for any Asian side in South Africa. However, since then, they have lost 6 cricket games out of 6 games that they have played. They did a fine job in their last cricket game when they nearly defended their low score of 134 runs against a strong South African batting lineup.
South Africa, on the other hand, got reminded of their choking problem in their last cricket game. They could have won that cricket game easily But instead, they ended up with a tie. It was only due to the brilliance of Imran Tahir in the super over that they prevailed in the cricket game. But keeping in mind the upcoming cricket World Cup, they would not like a repeat of such performance.
Sri Lankan batting has let them down in the 50 over cricket series as well as in the first T20 cricket game here. Skipper Lasith Malinga has publicly criticized the approach of his batsmen and it remains to be seen if their batsmen can put the runs on the board for their bowlers to win them the game of cricket.
South African players will disperse for their IPL franchises soon but before that, they would like to win this cricket series before leaving for India. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, desperately need a few wins in their kitty before the cricket World Cup.
Cricket Match Information:
South Africa will take on Sri Lanka in the second T20 cricket game of the three-match T20 cricket series. South Africa won the first T20 cricket game via super over method after the game ended up in a tie.
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
South Africa won the first cricket game and would like to seal the series in the second cricket game itself. Our prediction is they will continue with the same playing eleven that played in their last cricket game.
Here is our prediction of South Africa’s playing XI:
- RR Hendricks
- HE van der Dussen
- Faf du Plessis
- David Miller
- JP Duminy
- Quinton de Kock
- AL Pehlukwayo
- Kagiso Rabada
- L Sipamla
- Dale Steyn
- Imran Tahir
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
Sri Lanka had a famous win in the test series but have lost every game since then. Our prediction is of the same playing eleven as their last cricket game as they would not like to change the combinations.
Here is our prediction of Sri Lanka’s playing XI:
- WIA Fernando
- JDF Vandersay
- PHKD Mendis
- BKG Mendis
- AK Perera
- NLTC Perera
- Niroshan Dickwella
- DM de Silva
- I Udana
- Akila Dhananjaya
- Lasith Malinga
Cricket Statistics and Prediction:
Lasith Malinga has been in good form in the T20 cricket format. Being the leader, he will look to continue the good work. Our prediction is of ha good performance from him yet again.
Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:
The last international T20 cricket match played here was between Pakistan and South Africa. Pakistan won that cricket game by defending the total of 168 runs. The pitch in centurion has always been great for batting. Our prediction is of high first innings score in this cricket game especially if South Africa bat first. Conditions are expected to be dry.
South Africa will begin this game of cricket as favourites despite the near loss in the first cricket game. They have been in great form in the home series against Pakistan and now Sri Lanka in limited overs format. Hence, our prediction is of South Africa’s victory in the next cricket game.
Top Batsman (Prediction):
Quinton de Kock (SA) – 50+ runs
Top Bowler (Prediction):
Dale Steyn (SA) – 3 or more wickets
Most Sixes (Prediction):
Quinton de Kock (SA)
South Africa – 1.35
Sri Lanka – 2.80
*odds may change anytime