SRI LANKA TOUR OF SOUTH AFRICA, 2019
Cricbuzz Staff •
Will South Africa’s limited-overs dominance over Sri Lanka continue in the T20Is? © AFP
Hello and welcome to the Live Blog for the first T20I between South Africa and Sri Lanka at Newlands, Cape Town. If inspiration is what Sri Lanka are looking for, they needn’t look further than their bilateral series record against South Africa in the shortest format, with the Proteas seeking their first T20I series win against Sri Lanka in close to six years. But Sri Lanka’s record in recent times comes as a confidence-denter, having being whitewashed by their opponents in their last two three-match series.
With South Africa’s vision on the World Cup, their T20I team bears a close resemblance to their one-day setup. While they’ll look at fixing chinks with their 50-over game, South Africa will not want to take the match itself lightly. For Sri Lanka, after a dream start to the tour when then won the Test series, things have gone downhill. Will there be a resurgence?
As we wait for the toss and the team updates, here’s a look at the preview for the game.