In the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Sri Lanka would be getting another chance to lock horns with South Africa. After being beaten by the Proteas in the warm-up matches, the Asian team would get the chance to take revenge in the 35th match of the CWC 2019.
On 28th June, Friday, cricket fanatics are going to witness another interesting match between Sri Lanka and South Africa at the Riverside Ground, Chester-le Street.
The weather is expected to be sunny and chances of an occasional cloudy spell.
1.Sri Lanka’s remarkable win over England last Friday coupled with another loss for the hosts on Tuesday to Australia has opened the door to Sri Lanka’s chances of securing a semi-final spot; however, they would need to win this match at any cost.
2.Their first preference would be winning this game but they also know that improving their net run rate is also crucial so that could become a factor later in the game.
3.Africa has already been eliminated from the tournament as they come into their penultimate match and they are going to have to pick themselves up and somehow turn things around if they are to regain pride after a hugely disappointing tournament.
4.The probe began right after the last defeat at the hands of Pakistan on Sunday with criticism coming in for skipper Du Plessis and key pace bowler Rabada.
5.A couple of changes with Proteas are expected and Shamsi candidates can be given opportunities in the eleven.
Recent records show very poor performance of the Sri Lankan team against the Proteas. However, Sri Lanka still has a chance of reaching the semi-finals provided they win the match. Still, much would depend on the batting or bowling unit of the Sri Lankan team. They would be responsible for giving Sri Lanka a chance to win the game. On the other hand, taking a look into the last matches played by the Proteas, there is a very little hope of things getting reversed and the Proteas beating Sri Lanka.