The 1st Test played between South Africa and Sri Lanka will be held at the SuperSport Park in Centurion. The match will be kicked off on 26th December (Saturday) at 14:00 (GMT+6).
The South African cricket team will finally be back in action after several dilemmas, both for cricketing and non-cricketing reasons, as they will face off the Sri Lankan lions in the first Test match in Centurion. Before that, they had a devastating T20I series against England, where they lost all 3 matches.
But that was just the start of it. At first, a wave of COVID-19 halted the ODI series, and then completely cancelled it. On the other hand, the Sri Lanka side did not have much match practise as a team, but the players took part in the recently concluded Lanka Premier League. Both teams will be ready to begin the tour on a positive note.
The weather will be favourable for all days long, as rainfall is not expected until New Year’s Day at Centurion. The temperature will stay around 24-28 Degrees Celsius.
It is expected that the pitch at this venue favours the batsmen slightly more than the bowlers.
Average first innings score: 351 (Last five Test games played here)
Chasing Teams Records: 1 Won, 4 Lost, 0 Tied
Probable Playing XIs
Quinton de Kock (C, WK), Faf du Plessis, Beuran Hendricks, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Dean Elgar, Migael Pretorius, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Temba Bavuma, Anrich Nortje.
Dimuth Karunaratne (C), Niroshan Dickwella, Kusal Perera (WK), Dhananjaya De Silva, Dinesh Chandimal, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Thirimanne, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Kumara, Dasun Shanaka.
South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test Dream11:
Faf du Plessis (C), Anrich Nortje (VC), Quinton de Kock, Dimuth Karunaratne, Dean Elgar, Temba Bavuma, Aiden Markram, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dushmantha Chameera, Lungi Ngidi
Lungi Ngidi may not be going through the best run of forms, but in only four Test games he has 15 wickets to his name. Having him in both of your Dream11 teams is advisable. According to our cricket expert’s predictions, South Africa will be the winner of this game! Let’s place your bets at baji.live!