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Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions: Sri Lanka vs South Africa – 1st T20I – 10th September

Quinton de Kock
Quinton de Kock

The 1st T20I of the South Africa Tour of Sri Lanka 2021 will take place between Sri Lanka and South Africa at the R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.


Current Form Sri Lanka and South Africa:


Sri Lanka have won the recently conducted ODI series against South Africa by 2-1.

Sri Lanka started off the ODI tournament with an emphatic win over the visitors as they went on to post a huge total of 300, which South Africa failed to chase.

South Africa made a comeback in the second ODI and batting first, they mounted a huge total of 283 in 47 overs. Sri Lanka failed to chase and South Africa tied the series 1-1.

In the decider match, Sri Lanka batted first and they were restricted to an under par score of 203 for 9 in 50 overs. However, the pitch offered huge turn and during the chase, South Africa lost too many wickets in the powerplay overs. The early fall of wickets gave Sri Lanka a sniff and they full suffocated the South African middle order to bundle the visitors out for 125, winning the final ODI by 78 runs (DLS method).

After the completion of ODI series, both teams are now geared up for T20I encounters to be played at the R. Premadasa Stadium. Sri Lanka would like to continue their momentum from the ODI series while South Africa would hope to surprise the hosts with their immense T20I capabilities.


Let’s have a look at the squads:

Sri Lanka:

Dasun Shanaka (c), Minod Banuka, Dinesh Chandimal, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Pulina Tharanga, Ramesh Mendis, Sahan Aarchchige, Dushmantha Chameera, Binura Fernando, Nuwan Pradeep, Dhananjaya de Silva, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Ashen Bandara, Kamindu Mendis, Lahiru Madushanka (Subject to fitness), Dilshan Madushanka, Lahiru Kumara, Mahesh Theekshana, Lakshan Sandakan, Asitha Fernando, Ishan Jayaratne, Akila Dananjaya, Praveen Jayawickrama, Kusal Janith Perera, Avishka Fernando, Dananjaya Lakshan, Shiran Fernando


South Africa: 

Temba Bavuma (c), Aiden Markram, Beuran Hendricks, Sisanda Magala, Dwaine Pretorius, Rassie van der Dussen, Bjorn Fortuin, Keshav Maharaj, David Miller, Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Wiaan Mulder, Lungi Ngidi, Heinrich Klaasen, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, George Linde, Anrich Nortje, Lizaad Williams


Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? – South Africa

Who will win? Sri Lanka

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Rassie van der Dussen (South Africa), Avishka Fernando (Sri Lanka)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) –Keshav Maharaj (South Africa), Wanindu Hasaranga (Sri Lanka)

Most Sixes – Rassie van der Dussen (South Africa), Dasun Shanaka (Sri Lanka)

Player of the Match- Dasun Shanaka (Sri Lanka)

Team Scores Batting first – South Africa 150+, Sri Lanka 165+

Match Handicap: Sri Lanka


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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In-Play’ features, so stay tuned.

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