South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 2nd TEST Match Prediction 03 Jan 2021

South Africa vs Sri Lanka 2020

South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 2nd TEST Match Prediction

2021-01-04

The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa

The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa
The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa

South Africa

5.02 67/0 in 13.2
3.71 211/10 in 56.5

Sri Lanka

5.02 67/0 in 13.2 Cricbettingbuzz
3.71 211/10 in 56.5
The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa
Cricbettingbuzz Toss Winner - Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to bat first
Cricbettingbuzz South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 10 wickets

RSA vs SL Prediction

Shoaib Z.

In-form South Africa eye clean sweep against beleaguered Sri Lanka

  • South Africa registered a comprehensive win over Sri Lanka in the 1st Test played at Centurion.
  • Faf du Plessis was the standout performer for South Africa in the Test series opener.
  • Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya de Silva and Kusal Perera put in credible performances for Sri Lanka in the opening game of the series

Expect South Africa to inflict 2-0 whitewash over Sri Lanka in Test series.

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Match Preview

Host South Africa will be keen to complete a clean sweep when they take on Sri Lanka in the second and final game of the Test series at the Wanderers in Johannesburg from Sunday.

For South Africa, everything went according to plan on their favorite hunting venue-Centurion after hammering Sri Lanka by an innings and 45 runs in the opening Test. With this result, the home side has managed to go 1-0 up in the two-match Test series. Captain Quinton de Kock will be hoping that the side can maintain their focus and intensity in this series finale.

On the other hand, Sri Lanka were plagued by injuries during this opening Test. Dhananjaya de Silva, Kasun Rajitha and Lahiru Kumara sustained injuries during Centurion Test and will not play the second and final game of the series. Captain Dimuth Karunaratne will be certainly making changes to their playing XI for this game.

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Teams Preview

South Africa

The home side might one change to their playing XI by bringing in Kagiso Rabada in place of Lungi Ngidi, who might be rested in order to manage his workload.

For South Africa, pacers put in excellent performances in both the innings. In the first innings, debutant Lutho Sipamla and rookie all-rounder Wiann Mulder put in splendid performances for the Proteas. Sipamla picked four wickets, whereas Mulder claimed three wickets.

In the second innings, Anrich Nortje put in an improved bowling performance and claimed two wickets. Lutho Sipamla, Lungi Ngidi and Wiann Mulder also put in tidy performances and claimed two wickets apiece.

In the batting department, the opening pair of Dean Elgar and Aiden Markram got the side off to a flying start with 141-run partnership.

Aiden Markam looked fluent in his innings and notched up a crucial half-century. He scored 68 runs off 94 balls with the help of 14 boundaries. Markram’s partner, Dean Elgar, played well and fell five runs short of a richly-deserved century. Left-hander smashed sixteen boundaries in his innings.

For South Africa, Faf du Plessis was the star performer with the bat and smashed his career-best innings of 199 runs off 276 balls with the help of twenty-four boundaries. He stitched important partnerships of Temba Bavuma, Wiann Mulder and Keshav Maharaj to see South Africa post a mammoth 621 all out in 142.1 overs.

Temba Bavuma also managed to break his lean run with the bat and smashed 71 runs off 125 balls with the help of seven boundaries. Tail-ender Keshav Maharaj also enjoyed batting in placid conditions prevalent at Centurion and smashed his career-best score of 73 runs off 106 balls with the help of six fours and two sixes.

South Africa Actual Playing XI:

Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis, Anrich Nortje, Quinton de Kock, Lutho Sipamla, Lungi Ngidi, Dean Elgar, Keshav Maharaj, Wiaan Mulder, Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen

South Africa Predicted Playing XI

Aiden Markram, Dean Elgar, Faf du Plessis, Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock (captain &wk), Wiann Mulder, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi/Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lutho Sipamla.

Sri Lanka

The visitors will make three to four changes for this second and final game of the Test series.

Lahiru Thiramanne might be slotted into the XI after Dhananjaya de Silva was ruled out of the remainder of the series, while Dushmantha Chameera and Suranga Lakmal will replace injured pacers Kasun Rajitha and Lahiru Kumara.

In the opening game of the series, Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bat first. The Islanders managed to post a competitive score of 396 runs in their first innings, courtesy splendid half-centuries from Dhananjaya de Silva, Dinesh Chandimal and Dasun Shanaka.

In their second innings, opener Kusal Perera produced a quick-fire innings of 64 runs off 87 balls with the help of 10 boundaries. Debutant Wanindu Hasaranga managed to smash his maiden half-century. The rest of the batting order failed to put up a fight against South Africa’s disciplined bowling attack.

In the bowling department, Leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga claimed four wickets after toiling hard for almost 45 overs. Left-arm pacer Vishwa Fernando claimed three wickets, whereas Dasun Shanaka claimed two wickets.

Sri Lanka Actual Playing XI:

Niroshan Dickwella, Dushmantha Chameera, Minod Bhanuka, Asitha Fernando, Dasun Shanaka, Vishwa Fernando, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Dimuth Karunaratne, Wanidu Hasaranga, Lahiru Thirimanne

Sri Lanka Key Players From Previous Game
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
D Chandimal 85 161 11 0 52.8
D Shanaka 66 87 3 5 75.86
N Dickwella 49 86 6 0 56.98
Bowlers O M R W Econ
Bowlers O M R W Econ
Of South Africa vs Sri Lanka 2020

Sri Lanka Predicted Playing XI

Dimuth Karunaratne (captain), Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya De Silva/Lahiru Thiramanne, Dasun Shanaka, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Suranga Lakmal, Dushmantha Chameera, Vishwa Fernando, Wanindu Hasaranga.

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 15 0 mm. 3.79 k/h From: ENE 96%
03h 15 0 mm. 3.28 k/h From: ENE 93%
06h 17 0 mm. 3.99 k/h From: NE 79%
09h 22 0 mm. 4.76 k/h From: NNE 69%
12h 25 0 mm. 3.34 k/h From: N 47%
15h 26 0 mm. 2.49 k/h From: WNW 23%
18h 21 0.10 mm. 3.66 k/h From: SE 56%
21h 19 0.20 mm. 4.1 k/h From: E 96%

Traditionally, the surface at The Wanderers provides assistance for the quick bowlers. It will offer an interesting between bat and ball. The weather forecast for the second game is expected light rains to take place throughout the Test match.

Venue Details

The Wanderers in Johannesburg will host the second and final game of the Test series between South Africa and Sri Lanka.

Host South Africa will take heart from the fact that they have both their previous Test matches against Sri Lanka.

Toss Prediction

The side that wins the toss, would be keen to bat first and post a competitive score in their first innings. The average first innings at the Wanderers is around 318 runs.

Winning Prediction

Based on performances in the first Test, South Africa will be clear favorites to win this second game against Sri Lanka. With likes of Dean Elgar, Faf du Plessis, Aiden Markam delivering excellent performances at Centurion, the home side will be looking to dominate the proceedings with bat and ball.

On the other hand, Sri Lanka will face uphill battle to avoid a possible whitewash in this game

Expect South Africa to inflict 2-0 whitewash over Sri Lanka in Test series.

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