11. Maheesh Theekshana

Theekshana didn’t pick any wicket but was not easy to score of either.

10. Dushmantha Chameera

Dushmantha Chameera and Maheesh Theekshana did their part and kept things tight. The former picked up two wickets and gave away just 27 runs.

9. Lahiru Kumara

Pacer Lahiru Kumara bowled well in his first three overs against the Proteas. But the speedster faltered in the last over as he failed to defend 15 runs.

8. Chamika Karunaratne

Karunaratne and skipper Shanaka didn’t have the best of games in either department of the game.

7. Dasun Shanaka

Skipper Dasun Shanaka and Chamika Karunaratne failed to close the innings and that resulted in Sri Lanka posting only 142. All three players need to deliver collectively for the Lankans to stage a comeback.

6.Wanindu Hasaranga

Wanindu Hasaranga, yet again, was the standout bowler for Sri Lanka. He picked up two vital wickets at the fag end of the innings and almost pulled off a victory for his team.

5.  Bhanuka Rajapaksa

Rajapaksa has so far scored 129 runs in five innings and was pivotal in Sri Lanka getting into Super 12.

4. Avishika Fernando

Rajapaksa and Fernando would be eager to contribute more.Fernando has shown a slight dip in form after scoring in the initial games.

3. Charith Asalanka

After a good outing against Australia, the trio failed to collectively get going against South Africa. The three batters combined to score only 24 runs, with Asalanka scoring the highest, 21, amongst them.

2. Kusal Perera

The left-handed Kusal Perera missed out on scoring runs against South Africa as he got out in the powerplay. The southpaw has got starts in recent times but has failed to convert.

1.Pathum Nissanka

Pathum Nissanka, undoubtedly, was a bright spot in Sri Lanka’s four-wicket loss against South Africa. The opener scored 72 and helped the team get to a competitive score of 142.