Road Safety World T20 South Africa Legends vs Sri Lanka Legends Preview – Stats, Team News, Probable Playing XI & More

It would be interesting to see the performance, the South Africa Legends side come up with in what would be their first match this year.

Saurabh Ganguly Author

Updated - 8 March 2021 6:48 pm

Match Details

Date: 8 March 2021

Time: 7:00 pm (IST)

Venue: Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium, Raipur

Preview:

South Africa Legends will be up against Sri Lanka Legends in the Road Safety World T20 tournament at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium in Raipur. While South Africa legends have a win against their name from the only match they played in the competition last year, Sri Lanka Legends have two wins from three matches resuming in 2021 with a win over the mighty West Indies Legends.

It would be interesting to see the performance, the South Africa Legends side come up with in what would be their first match this year. Sri Lanka showed that their yesteryear stars like Tilakratne Dilshan and Upul Tharanga still have the firepower required to be competitive and win games in this unique competition.

Team News

South Africa Legends:

With the likes of Jonty Rhodes, Morne van Wyk and Makhaya Ntini in the side, they look a very formidable side at the outset and it would be a challenging task for an inform Sri Lanka to produce a similar performance against them. In their only fixture of the tournament last year, they defeated West Indies by 6 wickets.

Sri Lanka Legends:

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka Legends eventually registered a comfortable win over West Indies Legends on Saturday. Not only did they restrict the opposition to a fighting score but even reached their target with an over remaining. Given that they have won the opening match of this year, not many changes are expected in their XI.

Players to watch out for:

Tillakaratne Dilshan:

Runs: 1889 | Avg: 28.19 | HS: 104

Morne van Wyk:

Runs: 225 | Avg: 37.5 | HS: 114

Nuwan Kulasekara:

Wickets: 66 | Avg: 23.18 | Best: 4/31

Probable Playing XI

South Africa Legends:

Loots Bosman, Morne van Wyk (wk), Nicky Boje, Jonty Rhodes (c), Zander de Bruyn, Justin Kemp, Thandi Tshabalala, Alviro Petersen, Garnett Kruger, Makhaya Ntini, Monde Zondeki

Sri Lanka Legends:

Tillakaratne Dilshan (c), Sanath Jayasuriya, Upul Tharanga (wk), Chamara Silva, Russel Arnold, Farveez Maharoof, Chinthaka Jayasinghe, Nuwan Kulasekara, Rangana Herath, Ajantha Mendis, Dhammika Prasad

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