After a victorious Test series Sri Lanka will be looking forward to continuing their domination over visitors South Africa in the shorter format.The 5 match ODI series will Starting tomorrow at Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium.
The last time these two sides met in bilateral ODIs, south Africa Whitewashed Sri Lanka 5-0 in the ODI seires.
These two sides met was during the group game, the ICC Champions Trophy at England in 2017. South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 96 runs.
South Africa team news.
Heinrich Klaasen picket up a groin strain and sat out the tour match. However Mulder, who was good with bat and ball in the practice game and most likely to play for the game tomorrow.South Africa may choose two spinners in Dambulla, therefor Keshav Maharaj and Tabraiz Shamsi may both play.
Southa Africa Possible –
1. Quinton de Kock(WK)
2. Hashim amla
3. faf du Plessis (Capt.)
4. Aiden Markram
5. JP Duminy
6. David Miller
7. willem Mulder
8. Keshav Maharaj
9. Andile Phehlukwayo
10. Kagiso Rabada
11. Tabraiz Shamsi
Sri Lanka team news
Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Upul Tharanga and Niroshan Dickewella are most likely to play to the top three, but it is difficult to say in which combination. Sri Lanka go with double spin attack, Akila and Lakshan will be the spinners. Suranga Lakmal and Kasun Rajitha will be picked as fast bowlers.
Sri Lanka possible –
2. Niroshan Dicwella(WK)
3. Upul Tharanga
4. Kusal Mendis
5. Angelo Mathews(Capt.)
6. Dasun Shanaka
7. Thisara Perera
8. Akila Dananjaya
9. Suranga Lakmal
10. Lakshan Sandakan
11. Kasun Rajitha
Highest team total – 384/6 (South Africa at Centurion,2017)
Highest team total for Sri Lanka – 327/10 (at Cape Town, 2017)
Lowest team total – 43/10(Sri Lanka at Paarl, 2012)
Lowest team total for South Africa – 140/10 (at RPS, 2013)
Most runs – Kumar Sangakkara(1789 runs in 43 innings) (Avg.
Most runs for South Africa – Jacques Kallis(1434 runs in 36 innings) (Avg.46.25)
Most runs in sri lanka – Kumara Sangakkara(878 runs in 15 innings)(Avg.67.53)
Most runs for South Africa(in sri lanka) – Hashim Amla (353 runs in 5 innings) (Avg.70.60)
Highest Individual Score – Faf Du Plessis (185 at Cape Town, 2017)
Highest Individual Score for Sri Lanka – Kumar Sangakka (169 at RPS, 2013)
Highest Individual Score For South Africa (in SL) – Quinton de Kock (128 at Hambantota, 2014)
Most Wickets – Shaun Pollock (51 wickets in 35 innings) (Avg.23.90)
Most Wickets for Sri Lanka – Muttiah Muralitharan (49 wickets in 32 innings) (Avg.23.34)
Most Wickets in Sri Lanka – TM Dishan (17 wickets in 13 innings) (Avg.27.82)
Most Wickets for South Afric in Sri Lanka – Ryan McLaren (13 wickets in 7 innings) (Avg.22.84)
Best Bowling – Lance Klusener (6 for 49 at Lahore, 1997)
Best Bowling for Sri Lanka – Nuwan Zoysa (5 for 26 at RPS, 2004)
Sri Lanka’s Overall ODI record at pallekale
Played – 18
Lost – 9
Sri Lanka vs South Africa Head to Head ODI record at pallekale
Played – 3
Lost – 1