Wiaan Mulder has been excluded from the Proteas squad.
It would be an understatement if it’s said that Sri Lanka have been the under-performer in the ongoing five-match ODI series against South Africa. The results are there for all to see as the Proteas, captained by Faf du Plessis, have looked dominant and hence are 4-0 up in the series. It goes without saying that the home team is the clear favourite going into the fifth and final encounter on Sunday.
The contest is scheduled to be played at the iconic Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg. The Lankans, especially in the bowling department, have looked out of steam as the likes of Quinton de Kock has been able to plunder runs with authority. The visitors’ batting hasn’t been up to the mark either. Lasith Malinga’s men need to pull a rabbit out of the heat if they are to avoid a series whitewash.
The fifth and final game of the 5-match ODI series between South Africa and Sri Lanka will be hosted by Newlands in Cape Town.
The match starts at 1:00 PM local time (11:00 AM GMT) (4:30 PM IST). The game will be live on Sony SIX and Sony SIX HD in India. (Live streaming in Sony Liv).
Last five ODI matches:
South Africa: W, W, W, W, W.
Sri Lanka: L, L, L, L, L.
Average first innings score: 295 (Last five ODI matches)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 3
Quinton de Kock (WK), Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis (C), Rassie van der Dussen, JP Duminy, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dale Steyn, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje.
Bench – Reeza Hendricks, Kagiso Rabada, Dwaine Pretorius, Imran Tahir.
Niroshan Dickwella (WK), Avishka Fernando, Oshada Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Priyamal Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Kamindu Mendis, Isuru Udana, Lasith Malinga (C), Kasun Rajitha.
Bench – Upul Tharanga, Lakshan Sandakan, Kusal Perera, Akila Dananjaya, Angelo Perera, Vishwa Fernando.
Injury and Availability News:
JP Duminy and Aiden Markram added to the SA squad. Wiaan Mulder has been excluded.
Reeza Hendricks added back to the squad as Hashim Amla misses out due to illness to father.
Kusal Perera ruled out of the ODI series.
Isuru Udana in List A in 2019:
100 runs from three innings
13 wickets from 7 matches
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain options – Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plessis, Thisara Perera, Kusal Mendis, Aiden Markram
Vice-Captain options – Rassie van der Dussen, JP Duminy, Lasith Malinga, Dhananjaya de Silva, Isuru Udana
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Quinton de Kock (C)
Batsmen – Oshada Fernando, Avishka Fernando, Faf du Plessis, Aiden Markram
All-Rounders – Thisara Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva, JP Duminy (VC)
Bowlers – Isuru Udana, Dale Steyn, Anrich Nortje
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Kusal Mendis
Batsmen – Priyamal Perera, Avishka Fernando, Faf du Plessis (C), Rassie van de Dussen (VC)
All-Rounders – Dhananjaya de Silva, JP Duminy, Andile Phehlukwayo
Bowlers – Isuru Udana, Tabraiz Shamsi, Anrich Nortje
Kusal Mendis added into wicket-keeper’s category. It is tough to look beyond Quinton de Kock among keepers in the recent form.
South Africa are expected to clean sweep their opponents.