Sri Lanka would be touring South Africa in the year 2017 for played a series of 5 one day matches. It will start from 28th January and would extend to 10th Feb 2017. As far as the composition of the squads is concerned, it will be a baptism of fire for the visitors. After the retirement of the batting greats of yester years, Sri Lankan performance has taken a huge beating in recent times. Therefore, bowlers and the batsmen of the team would have to raise their game if they want to achieve success in the contest.
Suranga Lakmal can be a vital cog in the wheel as he has the capability of taking early wickets by sticking on to the required line and length in an impeccable manner. His right arm fast medium deliveries can be quite handy on bouncy tracks of South Africa. Dinesh Chandimal has to fire in the middle order so that the islanders can post a decent total on the board to challenge the host’s team.
One of the most important all rounder of the Sri Lankan team, Lahiru Thirimanne has proved time and time again that he can play crucial innings particularly in the shorter format of the game. he is a right medium fast bowlers and has the capability to knock the wickets at crucial moments.
Rabada from South Africa is a game changing bowler as he has the skill set to trouble the batsmen to a great extent. With Kusal Perera in to the Sri Lankan side, the matches would be tightly fought for he has the knack of scoring quick runs at an astonishing pace. Proteas would be heavily dependent on Quinton DE Cock and De Villiers to bolster the scoring prowess and intimidate the opposition. All said and done, the series is going to be an exciting endeavor for the spectators.