South Africa vs Sri Lanka 2019, 4th ODI: Match Details, Key Players and Predicted XI
The Proteas looks in scintillating form in white-ball cricket while the Lankan Lions are starting to lose their mojo after the high of the Tests. This series promised a lot of end-to-end high voltage drama, but it’s turning out to be a one-sided affair.
South Africa have announced themselves as one of the strongest contenders to lift the upcoming ICC World Cup in England. They have a nicely balanced squad with several potential match-winners in their ranks.
Faf du Plessis would be pleased with his team’s disciplined and dominant performance in the ODIs, after they were under the pump in the wake of the Test loss. The hosts now have the privilege to experiment with their playing XI, with the series already in their kitty.
Sri Lanka, on the other hand, have had quite a topsy-turvy tour in South Africa. After their historic Test series win, they have failed miserably to live up to the expectations in the ODIs.
This series was expected to be a significant learning curve for the visitors ahead of the ICC World Cup. However, it seems that the subcontinent side are not learning from their mistakes and could well be on their way to another series whitewash.
Sri Lanka would be hoping to end this forgettable series on a winning note as they have only pride to play for in the final two games.
Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Time: 04:30 PM IST
Venue: St. George’s Park, Port Elizabeth
League: Sri Lanka tour of South Africa
Live Telecast: Sony Network
Online Streaming: Sonyliv.com
Avg 1st Innings score: 234
Avg 2nd Innings score: 200
Highest Total: 335/6 (50 Ov) by PAK vs RSA
Lowest Total: 112/10 (30.1 Ov) by NZ vs AUS
Highest Chased: 330/7 (49.1 Ov) by AUS vs RSA
Lowest Defended: 179/7 (50 Ov) by RSA vs WI
South Africa – L L W W W
Sri Lanka – W W L L L
- JP Duminy, Hashim Amla, and Aiden Markam have been included in the squad for the final two games.
- Reeza Hendricks and Wiaan Mulder have been left out after their poor performances.
- Kusal Perera is ruled out of the series due to a hamstring injury.
- Upul Tharanga joins the squad to replace him.
Dale Steyn, Imran Tahir, Faf du Plessis, Andile Phehlukwayo, Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock, JP Duminy, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen
Lasith Malinga (capt), Vishwa Fernando, Thisara Perera, Oshada Fernando, Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella (vice-captain, wkt), Akila Dananjaya, Avishka Fernando, Kamindu Mendis, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Perera, Priyamal Perera, Kasun Rajitha, Lakshan Sandakan, Upul Tharanga, Isuru Udana
- Quinton de Kock (wk)
- Faf du Plessis
- Lungi Ngidi
- Niroshan Dickwella (wk)
- Kusal Mendis
- Lasith Malinga
Probable Playing XI
South Africa – Quinton de Kock, Hashim Amla, Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis (c), Rassie van der Dussen, JP Duminy, Dwaine Pretorius, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dale Steyn, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi
Sri Lanka – Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Upul Tharanga, Avishka Fernando, Oshada Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Kamindu Mendis, Thisara Perera, Akila Dananjaya, Lasith Malinga (c), Isuru Udana, Kasun Rajitha