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Cricket Match Prediction – South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 3rd T20

South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 3rd T20

South Africa have won both the T20s in the series so far to claim the series victory. Despite resting the big names in the series, South Africa still claimed a 16 run victory in the last match. Reeza Henricks was the top scorer of the match. South Africa have won seven of their last eight T20 Internationals. Get latest cricket match prediction here.

Overview

Limited overs cricket has been a roller coaster ride for Sri Lanka with the team still figuring out their best players in the format. The hosts will be delighted with the series victory despite the absence of the premier players. Third and the final T20 will be played at The Wanderers. The first match went down the wire with the super over deciding the winner of the match, and the last match was a clear run for South Africa. It was the late blow by Isuru Udana which narrow down the margin. He is turning out to be a great all-rounder with great knocks and firepower.

Performance Check via Cricket Tips

South Africa

With series victory, South Africa would not take the match lightly and would like to take the momentum home. The team in good flow even without the big guns. Faf du Plessis, Quinton de Cock and Rabada featured only in the first game. Markam and Qeshile made their debuts in T20 International in the second match. Nortje is out os series because of the injury. Dale Steyn, Pretorius, Simple, Morris and Shamsi forms the bowling attack for the hosts. Phelukwayo is expected to return at the cost of Qeshile or Pretorius and the rest of the team is expected to remain the same.

 

Sri Lanka

Despite the likes of Isuru Udana and Dickwella in good form, the Islanders have not been able to hit the right spot throughout the shorter over formats. Lasith Malinga’s 2-11 in the first game took the match to a tie. Isuru Udana also helped in claiming a wicket and his late over hitting took the match closer in the second game. Thisara Perera has the good potential both with bat and ball and has proved that in the past.

Head to Head Tipster

South Africa’s two wins in the series have taken the total to seven wins out of the twelve T20 international played between the two. Though Sri Lanka had three consecutive wins, the series win by the hosts has taken the balance their way.

Key Players Betting Tips

Hendricks and Dussen’s hard-hitting in the second game took the total to 180 and a win for the team. They would be the batsmen to look forward to. Dale Steyn and Chris Morris all-round performance would be a key in the series victory.
Udana has impressed everyone with power hitting. Dickwella is the key player for Sri Lanka. Malinga would be leading the bowling attack from the front.

Weather & Pitch Conditions

Pitch proved to be dead slow in the first ODI between the two teams. Quinton and Plessis piled up with singles in the middle overs. Anything over 170 would be a competitive score.

Toss & Match Prediction Cricket Tips

Sri Lanka has won most of the tosses in the shorter format with the decision of fielding first but the result has not been favorable. The team winning the toss would like field first.

Teams

Probable Playing XI South Africa: Hendricks, Markram, Dussen, JP Duminy, David Miller, Chris Morris, Pretorius, Qeshile, Dale Steyn, Sipamla, Shamsi
Probable Playing XI Sri Lanka: Dickwella, Samarawickrama, Mendis, Thisara Perera, Priyamal Perera, Dananjaya, Dhananjaya de Silva, Isuru Udana, Lasith Malinga, Kasun Rajitha, Jeffrey Vandersay

Cricket Match Prediction

South Africa is in a dominant position with a win in all the shorter formats against Sri Lanka in this series. They would like to wrap up the things with a series win.