Update – South Africa won the match against Sri Lanka by 4 wickets. Sri Lanka all out for 142 during their 20 overs. Pathum Nissanka made 72 runs. South Africa 146/6 after 19.5 overs. Wanindu Hasaranga claims the first hat-trick of T20 World Cup 2021. Dushmantha Chameera took 2 wickets.
Sri Lanka’s third match of the Super 12 Stage at T20 World Cup will be against South Africa on October 30 in Sharjah. According to latest ICC T20I ranking, Sri Lanka places in 9th place and South Africa ranked in 5th place. Sri Lanka is in Group 1 with Bangladesh, Australia, West Indies, South Africa and England. Sri Lanka won the Super12 Stage first match against Bangladesh but lost the second match against Australia. During the Round 1, Sri Lanka won all matches against Ireland, Netherlands and Namibia.
Live Telecast Television – Siyatha TV, Start Sports
Radio – SLBC
Webcast Sinhala Audio – https://bit.ly/3aNkvLb link.
SRI LANKA Squad
Dasun Shanaka (c), Kusal Janith Perera, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya De Silva, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Chamika Karunaratne, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Kumara, Maheesh Theekshana, Akila Dananjaya, Binura Fernando
24 Oct – Bangladesh (SL WON)
28 Oct – Australia (AUS WON)
30 Oct – South Africa
1 Nov – England
4 Nov – West Indies
Key Player – Wanindu Hasaranga
For someone who made his international debut in 2019 and has played only 25 T20Is, Wanindu Hasaranga has quickly become Sri Lanka’s most important player in the shortest format of the game.
Currently ranked second in the MRF Tyers ICC T20I rankings for bowlers, Hasaranga is Shanaka’s go-to player when the going gets tough. In 27 games so far, the right arm wrist spinner has picked up 39 wickets at an average of 15.20 with an economy of just 6.39.
He also showed his worth with the bat for Sri Lanka in the First Round and will be hoping to inspire his nation to a repeat of their 2012 triumph.