Sri Lanka would be touring South Africa in the month of Jan 2017 to play in three T20 international matches. The contest would be amazing however Sri Lankans are handicapped by the retirement of their major players in recent times. Led by the indomitable Dinesh Chandimal, visitors would be trying to make a difference however they need to play out of their skin to win the matches. Thissara Perrera could be a vital cog in the wheel and would go a long wy in bolstering the lower middle order.
Performance of the South Africans in T20 has improved a lot compared to the past. With the presence of batsmen such as Quinton De Cock in the opening slot, the saffers would be aiming for a quick start and make full use of the first six over when the fielding restriction is on. He long with FAF can provide impeccable option which would later be strengthened by the arrival of the champion batsman, the great AB devilliers. He has all the strokes in the book and it will be a huge challenge for the Sri Lankan bowlers to stop them.
South Africans can also avail the services of the all rounder such as Chris Morris and JP Duminy to blunt the opposition attack and take the team home. On paper, the home team looks very strong as they have a judicious mix of pacers and slow bolwers to test the opposition. One their part Sri Lankan bowlers have to maintain tight lone and length so that they do not allow the batsmen to score free runs.
Both teams would like to notch series win however it is easier said than done for the tourists. They have to play extremely well both in the batting and bowling department to trump the hosts. All said and done it would be an amazing series.