South Africa vs Srilanka match preview

In today’s virtual do or die match between South Africa and Sri Lanka to be held at the Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad, expect a close encounter between these two teams. They will be playing to keep themselves in the hunt for a semifinal spot. The Sri Lankans are likely to have the edge as they have a better record and they are good playing under these conditions.Watch out for Murali.He is likely to be the dangerman as he has done very well, plus the fact that the men from Africa don’t like the turning ball too much.

Srilanka will like their big guns to come good. Some of their batsmen have got good starts but haven’t gone ahead to convert them to big ones. Much will depend on how Sanath, Sangakkara and Jayawardene play. If one of them gets going, we can expect some fireworks from Tom Moody’s boys.

On the other hand, South Africa, who suffered an embarassing defeat to the Kiwis in their opening game, cannot be taken lightly.They also have some fine players, who on their day can be match winners.The Africans will have to apply themselves well against the Lankan spinners. Both the teams after winning the toss will be in a bit of a dilemma as to what to do. Ideally both teams would like to bat first and post a decent total on the board .But they have to take into account the dew factor which is likely to affect the team that bowls in the evening.

All said and done, hoping for a entertaining game of cricket between 2 evenly matched teams– a treat for the neutrals and connossieurs of the game.

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