The T20 series of South Africa tour of Sri Lanka is headed to its final game. The series so far has been in the favor of the guest team with a score of 2-0. The winning team will try its best in the coming game to clean sweep the home team in the T20 series and establish their place in the T20 World Cup.
In the previous game, the South African team managed to take down the entire Sri Lankan team in 18.1 overs, while the team managed to get 103 runs on the scoreboard. The Sri Lankan batsmen struggled against the bowling, and lost all their wickets right before the final over. Kusal Perera managed to score 30 runs while Bhanuka Rajapaksa scored 20 runs, becoming the highest scorers for the team.
On the other side, South African team chased the target in just 14.1 overs, losing just one wicket. Aiden Markram and Tabraiz Shamsi took 3 wickets each against Sri Lanka. Quinton de Kock became the highest scorer of the day with 58* in 48 balls.
The weather on the match day, in Colorado, could be rainy most of the time. The match could be affected by the rain. The maximum temperature would be 29°C and minimum temperature would be 25°C. Humidity is predicted to be 84% and wind speed will be 19 km/hr. The probability of rain is 89%.
The pitch for the 3rd T20 at R. Premadasa Stadium is slightly slow and favors spin bowlers over batsmen. The pitch has an average of 115 runs in T20 matches.
Head–to–head in T20 SL vs. SA
The two teams have played 15 T20 matches against each other. South Africa has won 10 and the rest were in the favor of Sri Lanka. None of the matches have ever come to a draw or been cancelled.
Predicted playing eleven of South Africa
Keshav Maharaj (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen, Dwaine Pretorius, Aiden Markram, Kagiso Rabada, Bjorn Fortuin, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi.
Predicted playing eleven of Sri Lanka
Dasun Shanaka (c), Avishka Fernando, Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana, Akila Dananjaya.
Key Player of South Africa
Quinton de Kock has proved his role in the team in the previous matches by being one of the highest scorers for his team. He plays a crucial role from behind the wickets as well, saving extra runs, and is one of the best wicket keepers internationally. In the previous game, he scored 58 runs in 48 balls, not out, and a similar performance in the coming match.
Tabraiz Shamsi has proved his worth as an excellent bowler for his team. In the previous game, the bowler managed to make the Sri Lankan batsmen against his bowling and took 3 crucial wickets in the game, leading his team to victory.
Key Players of Sri Lanka
Dinesh Chandimal, even in the hard times, has managed to maintain a good game and support his team. In the first game against South Africa, the batsman managed to score 66 runs out of 54 balls, not out. He became the highest scorer for his team in the first T20 match.
Wanindu Hasaranga has proved to be a dependable bowler for his team in the T20 series till now. He took 2 wickets in the first match and the only wicket in the second match. He is a skillful bowler with a wicket taking ability and a low economy as well.