SL vs SA 3rd T20I Match Prediction - Who will win today's third T20I?

Sri Lanka vs South Africa 3rd T20I Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match between SL vs SA?

The Proteas have been clinical with the bat and ball and have clinched the series 2-0.

Bjorn Fortuin
Bjorn Fortuin. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

Preview 

The third match of the three-match T20I series between Sri Lanka and South Africa is set to take place on Tuesday, September 14 at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. The Proteas have already sealed the fate of the series, having won the second game on Sunday by a margin of nine wickets.

After electing to bat first, the Lankans were bundled out for a paltry 103 in 18.1 overs. Barring opener Kusal Perera and Bhanuka Rajapaksha, none of the other batters could make an impact. The run-chase turned out to be one sided as Quinton de Kock’s fifty took South Africa over the finish line.

Match Details

Match – Sri Lanka vs South Africa – 3rd T20I

Venue – R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

Time – 07:00 PM IST, 01:30 PM GMT

Where to watch live – Sony Sports Network, Sony LIV

Pitch Report

The pitch in Colombo hasn’t been an overly great one for batting. The spinners have gotten a fair amount of assistance from the surface. Run-making may not be an easy task in the final T20I. Batting second should be the way forward for both teams.

Avg score: 152 (41 T20Is in Colombo)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 21, Lost – 19, N/R – 1

Playing combination for SL vs SA

South Africa

Predicted XI

Quinton de Kock (w), Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Keshav Maharaj (c), Kagiso Rabada, Bjorn Fortuin, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi

Bench: Rassie van der Dussen, Andile Phehlukwayo, Lizaad Williams, Beuran Hendricks, Sisanda Magala, George Linde, Wiaan Mulder

Sri Lanka

Predicted XI

Avishka Fernando, Dinesh Chandimal (w), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana, Akila Dananjaya

Bench: Kusal Perera, Kamindu Mendis, Praveen Jayawickrama, Nuwan Pradeep, Lahiru Madushanka, Pulina Tharanga, Minod Bhanuka, Binura Fernando, Ramesh Mendis, Lahiru Kumara, Pathum Nissanka

SL vs SA Head-to-Head

Overall

Played – 15 | Sri Lanka – 5 | South Africa – 9 | N/R – 0 | Tied- 1

In Sri Lanka

Played – 7 | Sri Lanka – 2 | South Africa – 5 | N/R – 0 | Tied- 0

Probable best batsman of the match

Quinton de Kock– South Africa

Quinton de Kock has plenty of experience and he has arguably been the standout batter of the series. In two matches, the left-handed batter has notched 94 runs at an average of 94 and a strike rate of 117.50. In the previous game, the southpaw scored an unbeaten 58 and the knock should keep him in good stead. He will look to play another knock of substance.

Probable best bowler of the match

Bjorn Fortuin- South Africa

Bjorn Fortuin has been a tough not to crack for Sri Lanka in the ongoing T20I series. The left-arm spinner has only picked up three wickets, but it’s his economy rate that has caught the limelight. The tweaker has given runs at 4.50, the best among any bowler in the series. Fortuin is also the only South African bowler to have bowled his quota of eight overs in the series.

Today’s match prediction: South Africa to win the match.

Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.