Sri Lanka would like to maintain their winning run and keep the World Cup hopes alive when they take on South Africa today
Sri Lanka and South Africa lock horns in match number 35 of the ICC World Cup 2019 on Friday. It’s a must-win game for Lanka, who could climb up the table to be in the hunt for a semi-final qualification.
South Africa are out of the tournament, but they will be playing for pride.
Proteas batsman David Miller to miss upcoming clash owing to a groin strain
Problems for the South Africa team in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup are not coming to an end as the team faced another major setback ahead of their Sri Lanka clash. The Proteas’ batsman David Miller will miss the match owing to a groin strain.
The Build Up
After securing a shocking 20-run victory over hosts England, Sri Lanka would like to maintain their winning run and keep the World Cup hopes alive when they take on South Africa on Friday.
Inspired by Lasith Malinga’s incredible bowling performance in their previous fixture, Sri Lanka has suddenly thrown open the semifinal qualifications.
South Africa, on the other hand, have endured a drastic campaign, so far and will play for pride. The Faf du Plessis-led unit have just won one match and are already out of the tournament. However, the team would like to earn back some reputation when they take on Sri Lanka in Chester-le-Street.
Slightly Bad news for Lankans
Nuwan Pradeep is reportedly down with fever and he is set to be replaced with Suranga Lakmal.
The pitch will assist batsmen at large and score of 300-plus could be ideal.