Sri Lanka vs South Africa T20I series 2021 – 1st T20I

Sri Lanka vs South Africa T20I series 2021

1st T20I:

First T20I of the series of 3 T20I matches between Sri Lanka and South Africa is going to be played at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo on September 10th 2021.

Sri Lanka vs South Africa History:

Overall:

Series:

This is going to be the fifth bilateral series between the teams, The host won twice. Whereas the opponent won twice, as well.

The longest streak without a draw between the teams is 4 series from 2013 to present, where Sri Lanka won 2 times and South Africa won 2 times, too.

The most consecutive winning streak for Sri Lanka against South Africa was 2 series from 2016-17 to 2018-19.

The longest unbeaten streak for Sri Lanka against South Africa was 2 series from 2016-17 to 2018-19.

The most consecutive winning streak for South Africa against Sri Lanka was 1 series in 2013 and 2018-19.

The longest unbeaten streak for South Africa against Sri Lanka was 1 series in 2013 and 2018-19.

Last 5 (completed) series results of Sri Lanka against South Africa are LWWL -.

Matches:

The teams completed 13 meetings in the shortest format of cricket, till date. The host won 5 times, whereas the opponent won 8 times including a tie, which was concluded in a one over eliminator in favor of South Africa.

The most consecutive winning streak for Sri Lanka against South Africa was 3 T20Is from 2017 to 2019.

The longest unbeaten streak for Sri Lanka against South Africa was 3 T20Is from 2017 to 2019.

The most consecutive winning streak for South Africa against Sri Lanka was 3 T20Is from 2012 to 2013 and from 2019 to present.

The longest unbeaten streak for South Africa against Sri Lanka was 3 T20Is from 2012 to 2013 and from 2019 to present.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Sri Lanka against South Africa are LLL*WW.

Sri Lankan Backyard:

Series:

When touring Sri Lank by South African team, the teams met to play bilateral series twice. The visiting team won once and lost once.

The longest streak without a draw between the teams is 2 series from 2013 to present, in which, the home side won once. The foreign team  also won once.

The most consecutive winning streak for Sri Lanka against South Africa in Sri Lanka was 1 series in 2018.

The longest unbeaten streak for Sri Lanka against South Africa in Sri Lanka was 1 series in 2018.

The most consecutive winning streak for South Africa against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka was 1 series in 2013.

The longest unbeaten streak for South Africa against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka was 1 series in 2013.

Last 5 (completed) series results of Sri Lanka against South Africa in Sri Lanka are WL – – -.

Matches:

On the soil of Sri Lanka, the teams faced each other 5 times. Out of them, Sri Lanka won  twice and lost 3 times.

The most consecutive winning streak for Sri Lanka against South Africa in Sri Lanka was 2 T20Is from 2013 to present.

The longest unbeaten streak for Sri Lanka against South Africa in Sri Lanka was 2 T20Is from 2013 to present.

The most consecutive winning streak for South Africa against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka was 3 T20I from 2012 to 2013.

The longest unbeaten streak for South Africa against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka was 3 T20I from 2012 to 2013.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Sri Lanka against South Africa in Sri Lanka are WWLLL.

Points and Rankings:

The series is the comparison between the ninth rank (Sri Lanka) and fifth rank (South Africa) team. The host is 11 points behind the visitors.

The Home Team:

Last 5 (completed) match results of Sri Lanka are WWLLL.

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The Visiting Team:

Last 5 (completed) match results of South Africa are WWWWL.

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The First Outing:

The result of the match will impact the team’s points, as if the result will go in favor of the host then the home side will earn 3 points and come to eighth rank from the ninth in the point table, whereas the visiting team will lose 2 points without impacted in the position. On the other hand, in case of a reverse result, the visitors will gain 1 point and no impact in rankings, and the host will lose 2 points with 1 rank in the point table.

Venue Weather:

Weather forecast of Colombo shows the weather would be partly cloudy in the beginning and then mostly cloudy till the end of the game. The precipitation percentage would be between 16% to 19%. The temperature would be between 28 to 29 Celsius. The wind would be between 9 to 13 km/h. The wind would increase gradually and the temperature would decrease gradually.

R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

Toss and Pitch:

Team preferred to bat first after winning the toss in 21 games out of 39 outings, and the selection didn’t favor to the teams, as the teams won 10 times and lost 11 times.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to bat first, are LLWLL.

On the other hand, the teams, who chose to field first, won 9 times and lost 8 times. 1 was concluded without any result.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to field first, are WLLWW.

Overall, 19 times the teams won the toss, won the matches and lost 19 times, as well.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while winning the toss, are LWLLL.

Particularly, for Sri Lanka, the team won the toss 8 times in 23 encounters and the team won thrice and lost 5 times.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Sri Lanka at the venue, while winning the toss, are WLLWL.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Sri Lanka at the venue, while losing the toss, are WWLLL.

The first batting team won the match 18 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won the match 20 times.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while the team bat first, are LLWWL.

Score:

The lowest defended total was 115 runs in 2013, and the highest successful chase was 215 runs in 2018.

The first inning lowest total was 81 runs in 2021 and the highest total was 214 runs in 2018. For the second inning, the lowest total was 80 runs in 2012 (twice) and the highest was 215 runs in 2018.

The batting average of the first innings is 24.47 and 20.22 is for the second innings.

T20I History Between the Teams at the Venue:

Both the teams faced each other only 2 times at the venue. The home side won once and the opposition, too, won once.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Sri Lanka against South Africa at the venue are WL – – -.

Teams’ T20I History at Venue:

The home side has a horrendous record at the venue, and the team won just 6 times and lost 17 times in 23 outings. Whereas, the visiting team has also a horrendous record, as the team won 1 times and lost 4 times.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Sri Lanka at the venue are WWLLW.

Last 5 (completed) match results of South Africa at the venue are LWLLL.

Tentative XI for both the Teams:

Sri Lanka:

The home side would go with 2 pacers and a spinner, as the team has 4 all-rounders, 3 of them with spin and 1 with pace and a (1) batting all-rounder with spin.

Sri Lanka Eleven: A. Fernando, D. Chandimal, B. Rajapaksa, D. de Silva, C. Asalanka, D. Shanaka, W. Hasaranga, A. Dananjaya, C. Karunaratne, D. Chameera, M. Theekshana

South Africa:

The visiting team would like to go with 2 pacers and 3 spinners combination, as the team has a (1) bowling all-rounders with pace.

South Africa Eleven: R. Hendricks, Q. de Kock, A. Markram, H. Klaasen, D. Miller, D. Pretorius, K. Maharaj, K. Rabada, B. Fortuin, A. Nortje, T. Shamsi

*Notes: the result of the most recent match is at the left.

*Notes: D means draw in “last five series results”.

*Notes: “*” means the match was tied but the match was resulted through one over eliminator.