South Africa Vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Feb 13, Wed: Match Preview & Prediction

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.

MatchSouth Africa vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test
Time01:30 pm IST
DateFebruary 13-17, 2019
VenueKingsmead, Durban
Match days13, 14, 15, 16, 17 February 2019 (5-day match)
Season2018/19
SeriesSri Lanka tour of South Africa, 2019
Match numberTest no. 2347
UmpiresAleem Dar
Richard Kettleborough
TV UmpiresIan Gould
Reserve UmpireAdrian Holdstock
Match RefereeSir 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.

Match Prediction

  • 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.

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