The match between South Africa and Sri Lanka in the middle of the standings is the first match on Saturday (30 October) of the day. Both teams have won a game in the T20 World Cup and will be looking to build and progress even more.
A look at the score table indicates that Proteas are in a better position to advance further due to the superior NRR compared to the island nation.
Both teams were in good shape for South Africa with players like Aiden Markram and Rassie van der Dussen looking strong in the middle. Sri Lanka’s Kosal Pereira showed glimpses of his devastated self in their loss to Australia.
Before the match, we take a chance to predict who will score the most points in today’s match.
#1 Aiden Markram’s T20 World Cup Tour
With scores of 40 and 51*, Markram has been a reliable No. 4 for South Africa so far in the T20 World Cup campaign. His fluency and movement on the foot were hallmarks of his roles against Australia and WI as he broke down bowling attacks.
SA will look to nurture its middle rankings to chase or set competitive totals.
#2 Bhanukkah Rajakapsa
The lower ranked bat has made his appearance for SL in the ongoing T20 World Cup and has been their favorite man to finish the innings with some flourish.
Rajakapsa’s ability to rotate the blow with ease and find limits at regular intervals makes him one of the options to score the most kicks.
#3 Reza Hendricks
Replacing Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks may continue the ongoing T20 World Cup wicket-keeper drama and justify his selection with 30 scintillating balls against Windies.
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He will be looking to make the most of strong play with Temba Bavuma and get the likes of Rassie van der Dussen and Markram off to a good start.