The Match 25 of the T20 WC 2021 will be played on 30 October 2021 between South Africa and Sri Lanka at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai at 3:30 PM(IST).
You can watch live streaming of that match on Star Sports 1/1HD and Star Sports 1 Hindi/1 Hindi HD or you can even watch these matches on the Hotstar app (subscription required).
SA vs SL Teams and Match Preview:
South Africa: The team led by Temba Bauvma (Their first-ever black captain) is not among the favourites to grab the title.
They are currently ranked in the 3rd position in their group with 1 win in 2 matches.
However, They have a balanced squad with quality spinners, a great pace bowling attack and also have a combination of classy batsmen and power hitters.
SA is coming in this match after their easy win against defending champions West Indies by 8 wickets.
They wanted to win this match to be active in the race of reaching the semi-finals.
Sri Lanka: The team led by Dasun Shanaka is going through their worst phase.
The champions of the 2014 T20 WC have to play qualifiers this year to be part of Super 12.
Their spin bowlers are their main strength in this tournament so far along with some support from Charith Asalanka in the batting department.
They are coming in this match after a humiliating loss against AUS by 7 wickets.
However, their spin bowling can do wonders against SA if their batsman performed up to the mark.
SA vs SL Pitch Report:
The T20 WC 2021 is clearly dominated by the chasing teams, as they managed to win 9 games out of 10 (In the Super-12)
The only game in which the team batting first wins in the Super-12 stage is the game between AFG and SCO where AFG are simply way better than their rivals.
In the 5 matches played on this pitch in T20 WC 2021 (Including qualifiers), 4 were won by the team chasing and the only 1 exception was the above-mentioned AFG vs SCO match.
This pitch also generally supports spinners which means teams who played spin better will surely get an edge on this venue.
The 1st innings score in the last 5 matches on this venue is 125, 44, 171, 190,134.
Note: SL has won both their games at this venue in this T20 WC.
SA vs SL Weather Forecast:
Sunny and clear weather is expected for this match. The afternoon game generally helps spinners (especially in the second innings).
The humidity level should be around 40 % during this match with the average temperature being around 32 degrees Celsius.
SA vs SL Probable Playing 11:
South Africa: Temba Bavuma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Reeza Hendricks/Heinrich Klassen, David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi
Death Bowlers: Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje
Sri Lanka: Kusal Perera (wk), Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dasun Shanaka (c), Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Kumara, Maheesh Theekshana
Death Bowlers: Dushmantha Chameera and Lahiru Kumara
SA vs SL Important Players:
Wanindu Hasaranga: He is easily the best spin all-rounder currently in this format.
Will give you proper 4 overs and also get batting in 95%of matches due to SL’s weak batting lineup.
SA is not well renowned for playing spin which is also a plus point for a player like Hasaranga.
Fact: He is the only player to score a 50 and take more than 5 wickets in this T20 WC.
Tabraiz Shamsi: The no.1 T20i bowler in ICC rankings is a must-try in your small leagues.
He is also the highest wicket-taker in t20i this year by taking 29 wickets in 18 innings with an avg of 13.17.
However, as Asians, SL plays spin very well compared to other countries. This is the reason you can drop him if you are playing bigger leagues (In terms of members).
Aiden Markram: No player in recent times has improved his game as much as Markram.
He used to struggle against spin a lot, but nowadays he is maybe one of the best players of spin bowling in this team.
Nowadays, He is also giving 1-2 overs regularly and he can even take wickets against the fragile batting lineup of SL.
He is also the highest scorer of his team in T20i (In 2021) with 499 runs in 13 innings with a strike rate of 149.
Quinton De Kock: The man in the golden form is easily the best pick in wicket keeping section for this match.
He has scored 462 runs in just 11 innings with an average of 51 and a strike rate of 133 in t20i (In 2021)
After not playing the last match due to some controversy, De Kock is expected to play this match.
His struggle against quality spin in recent times makes him not a perfect choice of captaincy that too against a spin-dominating team.
Note: He can also give you some additional wicket-keeping points.
SA vs SL Players Stats At This Venue (In T20i Cricket):
Charith Asalanka: 86 runs in 2 matches
Bhanuka Rajapaksa: 53 runs in 2 matches
Kusal Perera: 34 runs in 2 matches
Avishka Fernando: 2 runs in 2 matches
Pathum Nissanka: 12 runs in 2 matches
Wanindu Hasaranga: 6 runs + 3 wickets in 2 matches
Lahiru Kumara: 4 wickets in 2 matches
Maheesh Theekshana: 2 wickets in 1 match
Chamika Karunaratne: 1 wicket in 2 match
Dushmantha Chameera: 1 wicket in 2 matches
SA vs SL Players H2H Stats In T20i:
Aiden Markram: 87 runs + 4 wickets in 5 matches
Rassie van der Dussen: 98 runs in 4 matches
Reeza Hendricks: 311 runs in 8 matches
Quinton De Kock: 260 runs in 10 matches
David Miller: 222 runs in 13 matches
Henrich Klassen: 20 runs in 4 matches
Charith Asalanka: 20 runs in 2 matches
Bhanuka Rajapaksa: 25 runs in 3 matches
Kusal Perera: 166 runs in 7 matches
Avishka Fernando: 40 runs in 5 matches
Wanindu Hasaranga: 8 runs + 3 wickets in 3 matches
Dasun Shanaka: 80 runs + 1 wicket in 5 matches
Chamika Karunaratne: 54 runs + 0 wickets in 3 matches
Kagiso Rabada: 5 wickets in 5 matches
Dwaine Pretorius: 87 runs + 3 wickets in 5 matches
Tabraiz Shamsi: 8 wickets in 6 matches
Anrich Nortje: 2 wickets in 2 matches
Keshav Maharaj: 3 wickets in 3 matches
Maheesh Theekshana: 1 wicket in 3 matches
Dushmantha Chameera: 1 wicket in 3 matches
SA vs SL Player Matchups of the Last 5 Years (Batsman vs Bowlers):
Reeza Hendricks vs Wanindu Hasaranga: 21 balls faced, 21 runs scored, 2 wickets
Quinton de Kock vs Wanindu Hasaranga: 32 balls faced, 40 runs scored, 1 wicket
Aiden Markram vs Dasun Shanaka: 4 balls faced, 4 runs scored, 1 wicket
Avishka Fernando vs Kagiso Rabada: 15 balls faced, 16 runs scored, 1 wicket
Faf du Plessis vs Axar Patel: 35 balls faced, 35 runs scored, 2 wickets
Charith Asalanka vs Aiden Markram: 4 balls faced, 3 runs scored, 1 wicket
Charith Asalanka vs Tabraiz Shamsi: 12 balls faced, 9 runs scored, 1 wicket
Kusal Perera vs Aiden Markram: 8 balls faced, 3 runs scored, 1 wicket
Kusal Perera vs Kagiso Rabada: 17 balls faced, 29 runs scored, 1 wicket
Kusal Perera vs Keshav Maharaj: 11 balls faced, 11 runs scored, 1 wicket
Safe Players For CAP/VC In Your Dream11 Teams(In Small Leagues):
Quinton de Kock
Kagiso Rabada (If SA bowls first)
Wanindu Hasaranga (If SL bowls second)
Risky Players For CAP/VC In Your Dream11 Teams(In Grand Leagues):
Keshav Maharaj (If SA bowls second)
SA vs SL Dream 11 Teams:
Safe Team (For small leagues of up to 4 members)
Risky Team (From 7 members leagues to Grand leagues)
Note: This is not our final team. Our final team will be given on your telegram channel “Clan For Gamers“. If the link is not working in your case, You can simply copy the link and paste it into your telegram search bar
SA vs SL Match Prediction:
South Africa is expected to win this match.
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