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Match Details

Date: June 3, 2024

Time: 8:00 PM IST

Venue: Nassau County International Cricket Stadium, New York

Live ball-by-ball commentary: SportsTiger

Match Preview:

The T20 World Cup 2024 will get its first big-ticket clash as Sri Lanka take on South Africa in New York. Notably, this clash will be the first T20I at the newly built Nassau County International Cricket Stadium. Further, this Group D fixture will also see one of the tournament’s best batting lineups facing off against one of the best bowling attacks which could lead to a thrilling contest.

Weather Report for June 3, 2024

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Pitch Report:

The Nassau County International Cricket Stadium will see its first T20I when Sri Lanka and South Africa play each other. The drop-in pitches at this new venue have been brought from Adelaide Oval in Australia, where the average first-innings score is 174 in T20Is, and it could be a par score.


Sri Lanka have emerged as one of the dark horse teams to make a deep run in the tournament on the back of a well-rounded bowling attack. But their biggest concern will be the batting which hasn’t managed to up massive totals consistently and batters like Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Charith Asalanka and Wanindu Hasaranga will be crucial. On the bowling front, the Lankans boast of a fearsome attack with various options in both the spin and pace departments.

On the other hand, South Africa have once again been deemed as one of the tournament favourites with a well-rounded squad led by an aggressive batting lineup. Barring the out-of-form Quinton de Kock, all batters have been in magnificent form with Henrich Klassen, Reeza Hendricks, David Miller and Tristan Stubbs being the key players. Talking about the bowling attack, the Proteas have some of the best pacers in the world and have an experienced spin-bowling pair of Keshav Maharaj and Tabraiz Shamsi.

Key Players

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Author’s Picks

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Probable XIs

Sri Lanka

Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Kamindu Mendis, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Angelo Mathews, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga (c), Maheesh Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana, Dilshan Madushanka

South Africa

Quinton de Kock (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram (c), Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Marco Jansen, Gerald Coetzee, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Tabraiz Shamsi

Fantasy Teams

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Wicketkeepers: Kusal Mendis, Quinton de Kock, Heinrich Klaasen

Batters: Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Reeza Hendricks, David Miller

All-Rounders: Wanindu Hasaranga, Aiden Markram, Marco Jansen

Bowlers: Gerald Coetzee, Kagiso Rabada, Maheesh Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana

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