South Africa has had a tournament to forget. The Proteas are already knocked out of the tourney after they lost their previous match against Pakistan. South Africa will now face Sri Lanka in their penultimate match of the competition against Sri Lanka and would like to finish the tournament on a high. We take a look at South Africa’s Predicted Playing XI and Analysis.
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On the other hand, Sri Lanka hasn’t had the luck on their side. Two out of their six matches have been washed out and they had to share points. In fact, Sri Lanka has lost only two matches in the tournament and still, their qualification hangs by a thin thread.
Here is South Africa’s Predicted Playing XI:
The Talisman right-hander isn’t in the best of forms. Amla has struggled for runs and he would like to bounce back for his team.
Quinton de Kock
The southpaw batsman had struggled with his timing against Pakistan. However, the left-hander had scored 47 runs in the previous match. de Kock has been the team’s highest run-getter with 238 runs.
The stylish right-hander has struggled to find any momentum going in the tournament. It has been a disappointing tourney for Markram as he has scored only 106 runs in five innings.
Faf du Plessis
The South African skipper has scored 191 runs in the tournament. However, the right-hander hasn’t been able to convert his starts into a substantial score.
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Rassie Van der Dussen
The right-hander has been the most impressive batsman for the Rainbow nation. Dussen has been the only positive for the Proteas.
The southpaw batsman hasn’t received his chances in the playing XI. With South Africa’s chances to advance, done and dusted, they can give a chance to Duminy in place of David Miller.
South Africa will play for pride.
The all-rounder has also impressed with his consistent performances. The southpaw batsman had scored 46 runs in the previous match.
The talisman all-rounder has also done a decent job with both and ball. Morris has thus far scored 74 runs in the tournament and has taken nine wickets.
The gun fast bowler hasn’t been at his best in the ongoing tournament. Rabada has scalped six wickets in the seven matches of the competition.
The lanky fast bowler had scalped three wickets in the previous match against Pakistan. Thus, Ngidi will look to continue his good form going.
The leg-spinner has been South Africa’s best bowling in the tournament. Tahir has scalped 10 wickets thus far in the competition.