South Africa and Sri Lanka are scheduled to play 3rd twenty20 of 3-match series on 25th January 2017 in Capetown. South Africa vs Sri Lanka third 20-20 match will kick off at 18:00 local time, 16:00 GMT and 21:30 IST. SA vs SL T20 series is currently at the level 1-1.
White-washing Sri Lanka in the test series by 3-0, South Africa thrashed Lankan side in a rain hit first twenty20 match on 20th Jan. However Proteas are not playing with their full strength squad, still team managed to register 19 runs victory over visitors.
David Miller played like killer-miller and scored destructing 40 runs in 18 balls that led Proteas total to 126 runs in 10-over per side match. Skipper Behardien also played crucial innings in the first t20 game and lead the side aggressively.
Farhaan Behardien is captaining African team which has having few experienced guns like David Miler, Imran Tahir and Wayne Parnell. Rest other players haven’t got as much experience as these players have. Seems like Proteas have started to prepare for 2019 cricket world cup and looking for players who can play well.
Sri Lankan side who is already looking for good players since Jaayawardene-Sangakkara exit. Sri Lanka retained just 6 players from test roster for limited over cricket. Angelo Mathews is leading the side and has been struggling with bat as well as captaincy responsibility.
Dinesh Chandimal, Mathews, Kulasekara, Pradeep and and Lakmal are the players who will be key for young Sri-Lankan side. Niroshan Dickwella played brilliant innings and smashed 43 runs in 19 balls while chasing 127 target in 10 overs.
The second t20 game was exciting thriller as Sri-Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews hit sixes in the last over to chased down small total. However Mathews is not available for this third and final game due to injury concerns and he has returned to home. DInesh Chandimal to lead Lanka side.
Farhaan Behardien (capt), Theunis de Bruyn, Reeza Hendricks, Imran Tahir, Heino Kuhn, David Miller, Mangaliso Mosehle (wk), Lungi Ngidi, Wayne Parnell, Dane Paterson, Aaron Phangiso, Andile Phehlukwayo, Jon-Jon Smuts.
Dinesh Chandimal (capt, wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Thikshila de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella, Asela Gunaratne, Nuwan Kulasekara, Suranga Lakmal, Kusal Mendis, Sachith Pathirana, Seekkuge Prasanna, Lakshan Sandakan, Isuru Udana.
It seems like South Africa will be favorite to win the third T20 international though Proteas are having young players in the side. SA has got 55 percent winning chances over Sri Lanka.
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