While Sri Lanka pulled off a surprise 2-0 victory in the Test series, South Africa bounced back to clinch the ODI series 5-0. Now it’s time for the final leg of the tour as the T20 series kicks off with the first game at the Newlands, Cape Town on Tuesday. Keep reading to find out South Africa vs Sri Lanka 1st T20 Match Prediction.
The horror of Test loss didn’t haunt the hosts as they recovered quickly in the ODIs. The gap between the two sides in the 50-over format was exposed as the visitors were not even close to victory in any of the 5 games. It was as comprehensive as it gets for the hosts who piled on the misery of Sri Lanka.
As the T20s begin, it’s a chance for the visitors to redeem themselves in white ball cricket. However, it’s not going to be easy. Historically, these two teams have been equally dominant on each other. They have won 5 games apiece in head to head contests. But at this moment, the hosts seem much stronger.
Here is our South Africa vs Sri Lanka 1st T20 Match Prediction
Case1: If South Africa bats first
First Innings score prediction: 180-190
Result prediction: South Africa will win the match by 30-40 runs
Case2: If Sri Lanka bats first
First Innings score prediction: 140-150
Result prediction: South Africa will win the match by 6 wickets
South Africa vs Sri Lanka Head to head in T20s
Total T20s: 10, South Africa won: 5, Sri Lanka won: 5
South Africa Predicted XI
Quinton de Kock (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dassen, Faf du Plessis (c), David Miller, Jean-Paul Duminy, Dwayne Pretorious, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi
Sri Lanka Predicted XI
Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Angelo Perera, Kamindu Mendis, Thisara Perera, Jeffrey Vandersay, Isuru Udana, Lasith Malinga (c), Asitha Fernando
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South Africa vs Sri Lanka 1st T20 Match Prediction: South Africa starts favorites in the first game given their squad is similar to the one that played in the ODIs. Also, there is an imbalance in the Sri Lankan squad due to multiple injuries.
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