SL vs SA: The first ODI of South Africa tour of Sri Lanka, 2018 is scheduled today. The match will start at 4:15 AM GMT, 9:45 AM IST on July 29, Sunday. The venue of the match is at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Dambulla. Already two test matches of the series were over in which both matches were won by Sri Lanka.
In the later one day warm match between Sri Lanka Board President XI and South Africa, South Africa has won the match by 63 runs. This will be the first ODI for South Africa after the retirement of AB de Villiers. Faf du Plessis is returned after the injury in ODI series against India in February.
Sri Lanka will play without Danushka Gunathilka who is in a ban for six match due to disciplinary issues. The pitch condition is good and it favours for spinners and will be better for batting. However, it is predicted that Sri Lanka will win this first ODI against South Africa.
SL vs SA Live Updates
- Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bat
SL vs SA Playing XI
Sri Lanka Playing XI: Upul Tharanga, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews(c), Niroshan Dickwella(w), Thisara Perera, Shehan Jayasuriya, Akila Dananjaya, Suranga Lakmal, Lakshan Sandakan, Lahiru Kumara
South Africa Playing XI: Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock(w), Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis(c), Jean-Paul Duminy, David Miller, Willem Mulder, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lungi Ngidi
SL vs SA team Squad
Sri Lanka team: Angelo Mathews (c), Dasun Shanaka, Kusal Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva, Upul Tharanga, Kusal Mendis, Thisara Perera, Niroshan Dickwella, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Kumara, Kasun Rajitha, Akila Dananjaya, Prabath Jayasuriya, Lakshan Sandakan, Shehan Jayasuriya
South Africa team: Faf du Plessis(c), Hashim Amla, Junior Dala, Quinton de Kock, Jean-Paul Duminy, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Willem Mulder, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi