Sri Lanka emerged victorious in the last T20i played by these two sides. Overview:- South Africa conclude their tour of Sri Lanka on Tuesday as the two sides turn their attention to the shortest format in a one-off T20 International (T20i) Aug 14 at R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.
After the hosts’ emphatic win in the Test series, the Proteas exacted revenge as they emerged victorious in the ODI, racing to a 3-0 lead before eventually settling for a 3-2 result. A win in the T20i will give the visitors some semblance of a successful tour.
In the absence of the injured Faf du Plessis, veteran batsman JP Duminy takes over the reins for Tuesday’s match and will be looking to continue his form with the bat and lead from the front.
While South Africa are without their regular skipper, Sri Lanka welcome their Test captain back as Dinesh Chandimal returns after serving out a ban for ball-tampering which saw him miss both the Test and ODI series. Angelo Mathews, who captained the side in the 50-over format will retain the “armband”.
They will, however, be missing a big name in their slinger, Lasith Malinga who missed out on selection.
Sri Lanka vs South Africa: Squads
Faf du Plessis,
Quinton de Kock,
JP Duminy ,
Wiaan Mulder ,
Angelo Mathews (captain), Dinesh Chandimal, Akila Dananjaya, Dhananjaya de Silva, Binura Fernando, Shehan Jayasuriya, Lahiru Kumara, Shehan Madushanka, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera (wicketkeeper), Thisara Perera, Lakshan Sandakan, Dasun Shanaka, Upul Tharanga, Jeffrey Vandersay.
Sri Lanka vs South Africa, T20i
Date: Tuesday, 14 August
Time: 15:30 (SAST).
Venue: R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Live Stream & TV: Supersport 2 (SS2)