Sri Lanka vs South Africa Prediction – September 10, 2021: 1st T20 Preview. Why Hasaranga is the key player for Sri Lanka this series.

Sri Lanka v South Africa 1st T20 header
  • Match: Sri Lanka vs South Africa
  • Date: September 10, 2021
  • Start Time: 1:30pm
  • Stadium: R.Premadasa Stadium
  • Tournament: Twenty20 International – 2021 – 1st T20I
  • Format: T20I


South Africa won by 28 runs

Sri Lanka vs South Africa Stats and Trends

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Sri Lanka Trends

Sri Lanka Top Batters

RunsSR4s6sAvg Runs
Ashen Bandara
Dinesh Chandimal
Pathum Nissanka
Top 3 Batsmen This Season for Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka will be reliant on their batting lineup. they have performed well over the ODI series, especially in the first match where they clocked up 300/9 in the 50 overs.

Sri Lanka Top Bowlers

Wanindu Hasaranga
Dushmantha Chameera
Lakshan Sandakan
Top 3 Bowlers This Season for Sri Lanka

It is Sri Lanka’s bowlers who have impressed us the most. They have bowled well as a unit and Hasaranga is a top-class bowler. In the last ODI they bowled South Africa out in 30 overs for just 125 runs taking a win by 78 runs. This was an impressive match to watch.

Sri Lanka Last Match vs India

Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets (with 33 balls remaining)

Batting Figures
Dhananjaya de Silva
Minod Bhanuka
Wanindu Hasaranga
Top 3 Batsmen for Sri Lanka vs India
Bowling figures
Wanindu Hasaranga
Dasun Shanaka
Ramesh Mendis
Top 3 Bowlers for Sri Lanka vs India

In their last T20 series, v India, Sri Lanka took an unexpected 2-1 series win. India was a slightly depleted side but that should not take away from how well Sri Lanka played. We, like most, were expecting a 3-0 series win by India.

After losing the first match Sri Lanka fought back to win the next 2 matches. In this match, they were on fire with the ball. They held India to 81/8 from 20 overs, with Hasaranga the main man. His figures of 4 wickets for 9 runs from 4 overs were some of the best we’ve seen in his T20 career. Sri Lanka coasted to the win with 33 balls remaining losing just 3 wickets. Hasaranga won the player of the match and the player of the series award, unsurprisingly. He will be the key to Sri Lanka’s chances in this series.

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South Africa Trends

South Africa Top Batters

RunsSR4s6sAvg Runs
David Miller
Rassie van der Dussen
Aiden Markram
Top 3 Batsmen This Season for South Africa

Markram has scored well in T20 cricket this season. Rassie van der Dussen will be a key batter in this T20 series.

South Africa Top Bowlers

Tabraiz Shamsi
Lizaad Williams
Dwaine Pretorius
Top 3 Bowlers This Season for South Africa

Shamsi has been the best bowler for South Africa this year. He has a good record for taking wickets at a decent average in T20 cricket.

South Africa Last Match vs West Indies

South Africa won by 25 runs

Batting Figures
Aiden Markram
Quinton de Kock
David Miller
Top 3 Batsmen for South Africa vs West Indies
Bowling figures
Lungi Ngidi
Wiaan Mulder
Kagiso Rabada
Top 3 Bowlers for South Africa vs West Indies

South Africa won the series with the West Indies 3-2 in what was a good series to watch. Most of the matches were close with 4 of them being won by 25 runs or less. One of the matches was won by South Africa by 1 run.

After this South Africa put away Ireland 3-0 as you would expect. South Africa batted first on all 3 occasions setting 166, 150, and 190 to win. The closest Ireland got was 33 runs.

Sri Lanka vs South Africa Match Prediction

This should be an interesting series with Sri Lanka on the front foot. They have done well against South Africa in the ODI series and have been playing well all year. On paper South Africa has the better players but they have struggled to handle the Sri Lankan bowling attack. Managing Hasaranga’s 4 overs will be critical for them. If we were South Africa we’d play him for singles and look to score off the other bowlers rather than attack.

Match prediction: Sri Lanka to win a close match.

Series prediction: Sri Lanka wins 2-1

Predicted scores (If batting first)

Sri Lanka 180/7

South Africa 170/9

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