If you are a cricket fan, the excitement does not seem to end in international cricket. Soon after New Zealand vs India T20 series will India, South Africa and Sri Lanka will be playing a series of two test matches. This series is being followed by ODI matches between these two teams. You must be aware of the fact that team Sri Lanka is on a tour of South Africa for 2019. The tour comprises five ODI matches, two test matches and three T20 matches.
Here are the match details and the prediction for the first test match. It will be held from February 13 to February 17, 2019.
|Match||South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test|
|Time||01:30 pm IST|
|Date||February 13-17, 2019|
|Match days||13, 14, 15, 16, 17 February 2019 (5-day match)|
|Series||Sri Lanka tour of South Africa, 2019|
|Match number||Test no. 2347|
|TV Umpires||Ian Gould|
|Reserve Umpire||Adrian Holdstock|
|Match Referee||Sir Richie Richardson|
Team South Africa
F du Plessis (c), HM Amla, T Bavuma, TB de Bruyn, Q de Kock †, D Elgar, KA Maharaj, AK Markram, PWA Mulder, D Olivier, VD Philander, K Rabada, DW Steyn, Zubayr Hamza
Team Sri Lanka
Lahiru Thirimanne, Milinda Siriwardana, Mohamed Shiraz, Lakshan Sandakan, Kasun Rajitha, Kusal Perera, Angelo Perera, Kusal Mendis, Suranga Lakmal, Chamika Karunaratne, Vishwa Fernando, Dhananjaya de Silva, Lasith Embuldeniya, Niroshan Dickwella, Dimuth Karunaratne.
- One seeing the current ICC Test team rankings, it is clear that team South Africa has a better chance of winning this match. The hosts are enjoying the second position while the visitors are at the 6th position on the list.
- The scoring pattern of the pitch is highly variable. While the highest total here has been over 650 runs, the lowest total has been as low as 66 runs. Therefore, it is hard to predict anything in terms of the runs.
- Besides being at a dominant position, team South Africa will also enjoy a home ground advantage. This will add on to their chances of winning making the things more difficult for the visitors. The squad of the hosts has not been announced yet. So, we need to wait for that to make better match predictions.