South Africa has won the T20I series 2-0, and it may use the final T20I to test out alternative lineups ahead of the South Africa has won the T20I series 2-0, and it may use the final T20I to test out alternative lineups ahead of the T20I World Cup. It will still strive to win as a young team and a young leadership will attempt to form a team. Sri Lanka would have been devastated by their defeat in the previous encounter. The Sri Lankans were absolutely outplayed on a surface that should have suited them far more than the South Africans.
The last T20I will provide another opportunity to secure at least one victory. On September 14, 2021, the match will be held at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.
Match Details to Note
Match: Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 3rd T20I
Date: September 14, 2021 (Tuesday)
Time: 07:00 pm IST
Venue: R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Sri Lanka vs South Africa Team Previews
The T20I series has been bowler-friendly, with surfaces that have aided spinners and a spacious outfield that has hindered batters from just swinging past the line. These were anticipated to be in favor of the Sri Lankans, similar to what we witnessed in the ODIs.
However, the Sri Lankan batters have struggled to deal with the Sri Lankan bowling. So far, only Dinesh Chandimal has struck a fifty for Sri Lanka. In fact, none of the other batters had scored more than 30 runs in the two games combined.
Kusal Perera’s comeback boosts the Sri Lankan batting, as he appeared in good form before being out in the previous match. In reality, Bhanuka Rajapaksa scored easily against the fast bowlers until being caught offside on a simple Markram ball.
Sri Lanka’s batting isn’t as awful as we’ve seen, and with a little more preparation, they may easily reach 150.
None of the bowlers were able to make an effect in the previous match, or even the one before that. Wanindu Hasaranga has three wickets and has been Sri Lanka’s most economical bowler thus far. With a larger target to protect, he might be a handful. In our opinion, this is an excellent choice for the Top Bowler Sri Lanka betting market.
Sri Lanka T20I Squad
Kusal Perera, Dinesh Chandimal(w), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka(c), Charith Asalanka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana, Praveen Jayawickrama, Nuwan Pradeep, Lahiru Madushanka, Pulina Tharanga, Akila Dananjaya, Minod Bhanuka, Binura Fernando, Ramesh Mendis, Lahiru Kumara, Avishka Fernando, Kamindu Mendis, Pathum Nissanka
Sri Lanka was annihilated in the second T20I and would need to win the last game to preserve face. They could make a couple of alterations and play the same eleven as in the first T20I. Sri Lanka will need to be at their best if they are to defeat the Proteas.
Predicted XI: Avikshka Fernando, Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Akila Dananjaya, Praveen Jayawickrama, Maheesh Theekshana
South Africa could not have hoped for a better outcome on surfaces that are difficult to bat on. Tabraiz Shamsi, Bjorn Fortuin, and Keshav Maharaj constitute a potent bowling attack. Aiden Markram has also contributed with his part-time off-spin. Anrich Nortje and Kagiso Rabada are one of the finest fast-bowling duos in T20I cricket, and while Rabada has been a little erratic in recent matches, South Africa’s bowling attack is unquestionably superior against Sri Lanka’s, giving it a significant edge.
Quinton de Kock was the only South African batsman to achieve a fifty in the previous match. In contrast to Sri Lanka, most top-order batsmen have scored runs, notably Aiden Markram, Reeza Hendricks, and David Miller.
South Africa is at risk of losing early wickets because players like Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen, and Dwaine Pretorius might be put under pressure.
South Africa T20I Squad
Quinton de Kock(w), Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj(c), Bjorn Fortuin, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi, David Miller, Lizaad Williams, Beuran Hendricks, Andile Phehlukwayo, Sisanda Magala, George Linde, Wiaan Mulder, Lutho Sipamla, Kyle Verreynne, Janneman Malan
After winning the series, the Proteas may rest some of their regulars in order to give their bench strength a chance. Quinton de Kock has been in superb form at the top of the order, while the spinners have caused havoc with the ball, crippling Sri Lanka’s batting in the second T20I.
Predicted XI: Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks/Janneman Malan, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen, George Linde/Wiaan Mulder, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi
Sri Lanka vs South Africa Toss Prediction
The team that wins the toss is likely to want to bat first.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
There is some rain in Colombo, so there may be some disruptions. The pitch has been sluggish, with a good amount of bounce and substantial spin on offer. This has allowed spinners to dominate two matches, and the same is predicted for the third. The broad boundaries prevent many sixes from being hit, and a score of 140-150 can be tough to follow down on this stadium.
Conditions will be partly overcast, with a small possibility of precipitation. In Colombo, temperatures will remain around 28 degrees Celsius, with heavy humidity.
Sri Lanka vs South Africa Match Prediction
We believe South Africa has a fantastic chance to win the series 3-0. Its bowling is in excellent shape and can adjust to a variety of circumstances. The batting is susceptible, but the Sri Lankan bowling might not be good enough to reveal those flaws in this series.
South Africa is the favourite to win this match.