A treat for test cricket fans is beginning this monsoon. The South African Cricket team is travelling to Sri Lanka renewing their rivalry. Amongst these, there is even a test series between the two countries. Second test match of this series will be held from 20th to 24th of July. The venue for this match will be Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo. This match is scheduled to begin at 10 am as per Indian Standard Time and will be an interesting clash to watch.
Visiting squad for this series has been announced. Fans might miss the star players AB De Villiers but South African squad is not a weak side. The squad comprises amazing batsmen like Hashim Amla, Fag Du Plessis, Quinton de Kock and Dean Elgar. There are skilled bowlers as well like Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Kagiso Rabada and Tabrez Shamsi. Both batting and bowling sides are strong, and they will be showing their best skills on the field.
The hosts have not announced their squad yet. Since the past head-to-head encounters between these two teams have not been in favour of Sri Lanka, they should choose their best players for this series to win this match. One can expect key players like Kusal Mendis, Thisara Parera, Kushal Perera and Akila Dhananjaya to be included in the squad.
Sri Lanka has lost most of the matches when these two teams have met each other in head-to-head situations. Also, as per current ICC Test Rankings, South Africa is at the second position while Sri Lanka is at the sixth position. Therefore, visiting team has a better chance of winning this match and series as well. Their side is strong, and players have been in good form. Sri Lankan team should try to exhibit the best skills to give a tough competition to hosts and win the match.
Get ready to witness an amazing test match between South Africa and Sri Lanka. The hosts will try to improve their head-to-head records from the pasts. The visitors will try to continue their winning momentum in Sri Lanka.