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The white-ball leg of the tour has burst into life. After five one-sided ODIs, the first T20I in Cape Town delivered a low scoring thriller, after an easy Proteas win seemed certain. The series now moves to Centurion where we are hoping for the same drama.

South Africa nearly blew it. Six to win off 12 balls should be a walk in the park, but they couldn’t finish it in the 19th over and things got tense. Choke jokes aside, South Africa need to be more clinical with the finish line in sight. They were in control of nearly everything before those two overs, and will be hoping that they build on the good moments from Cape Town, even with a new look side in Centurion.

It was nearly the incredible turnaround by Sri Lanka. A missed run out right at the end, though, was heartbreaking, once again highlighting how their good moments are followed by ordinary ones. Sitting 1-0 down, Sri Lanka have to do exactly what they did when they toured South Africa in 2017, winning 2-1. Can they bounce back again?

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Key to a South Africa win

The Proteas will be without Faf du Plessis and Quinton de Kock. These two have been key players for the side in recent times, which places onus on those looking for permanent spots in South Africa’s white-ball teams. Aiden Markram, surprisingly left out of the first T20I, needs to stake a claim to be a regular in this side. Reeza Hendricks’ poor form continued, and with South Africa resting key players, a strong platform for the likes of JP Duminy, David Miller and Chris Morris will be key.

Also, Imran Tahir, the man faster than Usain Bolt, will also be rested. He saved South Africa in Cape Town, delivering a fine Super Over. Now, with Kagiso Rabada also rested, who else will step up? Can Lutho Sipamla and Andile Phehlukwayo build on their impressive outings last time out? What about Chris Morris and Tabraiz Shamsi, both of whom are also looking to be consistent for South Africa? A good opportunity awaits with Sri Lanka’s batting still struggling.

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Key to a Sri Lanka win

Sri Lanka fought valiantly with the ball. However, their batting remains a problem. Niroshan Dickwella and Kusal Mendis, two crucial players, were out for ducks in Cape Town. They can’t afford a repeat, with these two key in setting the innings up for Sri Lanka. Sadeera Samawickrama could come into the side, and with Sri Lanka possessing talent in their middle order (i.e. Kamindu Mendis), a strong start is vital. So, how they overcome South Africa’s pace attack will be key, which can then enable them to put pressure on Tabraiz Shamsi.

On the bowling front, Lasith Malinga was outstanding. He rolled back the years with a magnificent bowling display, giving Sri Lanka a chance of victory when defeat looked certain. He will be crucial to the result in Centurion, which places onus on him to follow up with another good performance. However, the big question is whether the Sri Lankan spinners, who looked good in Cape Town, can effectively target a South African batting lineup missing its two key linchpins.

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Possible Playing 11

JP Duminy will lead a South African side that is likely to have David Miller as wicket-keeper and Chris Morris. Anrich Nortje and Lungi Ngidi are both injured, and have been ruled out of the IPL.

South Africa: 1. Aiden Markram, 2. Reeza Hendricks, 3. Rassie van der Dussen, 4. JP Duminy (c), 5. David Miller (wk), 6. Dwaine Pretorius, 7. Andile Phehlukwayo, 8. Chris Morris, 9. Dale Steyn/Beauran Hendricks, 10. Lutho Sipamla, 11. Tabraiz Shamsi

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Sri Lanka: 1. Niroshan Dickwella (wk), 2. Sadeera Samarawickrama/Avishka Fernando, 3. Kusal Mendis 4. Kamindu Mendis, 5. Angelo Perera, 6. Thisara Perera, 7. Dhananjaya de Silva, 8. Isuru Udana, 9. Akila Dananjaya, 10. Lasith Malinga (c), 11. Jeffrey Vandersay

Dream11 Prediction

Key stats and points:

  • The weather in Centurion is expected to be fine, and the pitch can often have some good pace.
  • The team batting first has won six of eight T20Is at Centurion.
  • David Miller has a poor record at Supersport Park (98 runs in six innings), but is coming off a man of the match display.
  • Niroshan Dickwella has been poor of late, but he scored 43 off 19 balls in his only T20I in Centurion (2017).
  • Rassie van der Dussen has played six T20Is. His scores include: 56, 45, 41 and 34. Reeza Hendricks has been in poor form (1, 29, 4, 8, 8 have been his last five scores for South Africa).
  • Kusal Mendis, back as a batsman for Dream11, is worth picking despite his duck in the first game. He has been their best batsman on tour.
  • Thisara Perera continues to underwhelm this tour, but his potential is always a tempting offer. Lasith Malinga (2/11) was superb in the first game.
  • Lutho Sipamla has impressed, and so too Andile Phehlukwayo who is too hard to ignore. Phehlukwayo has taken six wickets in his past three matches for South Africa.
  • Tabraiz Shamsi has bowled six overs at Supersport Park in T20Is. He has taken no wickets for 54 runs. However, he could deliver against a misfiring Sri Lankan lineup.

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Stats and Facts

  • Sri Lanka came back from 1-0 down to beat South Africa 2-1 in 2017.
  • South Africa lost their last T20I in Centurion, going down to Pakistan by 27 runs in February.
  • Sri Lanka have lost six of their last seven T20Is.

Match Prediction

I have a sneaky feeling about this match.

South Africa’s top order might make a good start in this one, with Sri Lanka fighting back. With Sri Lanka’s good record vs South Africa in T20Is over the last couple of years, I will predict an upset win by Sri Lanka.

Thanks for reading!

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