Date: 7th September, 2021
Time: 2:30 PM IST
Venue: R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
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South Africa is set to lock horns with Sri Lanka in the 3rd and final ODI of the 3 match ODI series. The series is currently levelled with both teams winning one game each. Despite suffering a massive blow with the Proteas captain Temba Bavuma being ruled out, the Keshav Maharaj-led side managed to register a win in the 2nd ODI. The stage is set for some exciting cricketing action, as both the teams have been performing remarkably in this series, despite all odds.
Even though South African side is missing many players and suffered a big blow, owing to skipper Temba Bavuma’s freak injury, the Proteas made a strong comeback by winning the 2nd ODI. Janneman Malan’s phenomenal ton paved the way for South Africa's victory. Aiden Markram and Janneman Malan are the top picks from the team and should be a must have in one’s fantasy.
Om the other hand, the Sri Lankan side will aim to dominate the visitors in the decider, in order to clinch the series owing to their home advantage. Avishka Fernando and Charith Asalanka’s contribution will be crucial for the Sri Lankan side, given their current form. Further, Dhanajay de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga and Dushmantha Chameera are bankable players who can perform well. However, weather could play spoilsport in this match as there are 80% chances of rainfall during the match.
Probable Playing XI
South Africa- Janneman Malan, Aiden Markram, Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Andile Phehlukwayo, Wiann Mulder, George Linde, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj (C), Tabraiz Shamsi
Sri Lanka- Avishka Fernando, Minod Bhanuka (wk), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (C), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Akila Dananjaya, Praveen Jayawickrama
Wicketkeepers: Henrich Klaasen
Batsmen: Avishka Fernando, Dasun Shanaka, Janneman Malan, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Reeza Hendricks
All-rounders: Wanindu Hasaranga, Dhananjaya de Silva, Andile Phehlukwayo
Bowlers: Kagiso Rabada, Dushmatha Chameera, Tabraiz Shamsi, Chamika Karunratne
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