South Africa and Sri Lanka will be playing against each other in Super-12 of T20 World Cup 2021 on Saturday. Both teams have won 1 out of 2 games overall. In the recent years, South Africa has had an advantage over Sri Lanka in T20Is but Sri Lanka will also look to play well on these familiar UAE pitches (Asian conditions). Winner of this contest might give a tough competition for the 2nd semi-final spot to the loser of upcoming England vs Australia game. Quinton de Kock, who missed out the previous game against West Indies as he refused to take the knee, is expected to comeback into the XI for this game against Sri Lanka.
Numbers and Stats before the start of SA vs SL game:
0 – Since 2019, SL has never defeated SA in T20Is. Both these sides have played 6 T20I matches against each other in that time period.
32 – Tabraiz Shamsi (29 T20I wickets) needs 3 more wickets to surpass Andrew Tye’s tally of T20I wickets (31) in 2018 and become the bowler with most T20I wickets in a calendar year. Wanindu Hasaranga (28 T20I wickets) also has that opportunity and he needs 4 wickets to surpass Andrew Tye’s tally of wickets in a calendar year.
100 – Kusal Perera needs 1 more six to complete 100 sixes in T20 Cricket.
1000 – Quinton de Kock needs 39 more runs to smash 1000 T20 runs in 2021 alone.
4000 – Rassie van der Dussen needs 3 more runs to complete 4000 runs in T20 Cricket.
1 – If Sri Lanka defeats South Africa then Bangladesh will become the 1st team to get eliminated from T20 WC 2021 semi-finals officially.
12 – South Africa have won joint-most (12) T20I matches in the year 2021.