ICC Champions Trophy 2017 : Sri Lanka vs South Africa (Match Preview)

 
Group B opener match of  CT2017 will be played today in England between Sri Lanka and South Africa .
 
Out of last ten ODIs between these two teams, proteas have won eight and team Sri lanka have lost last seven matches against South Africa.  Considering the stats and form of team South Africa it is almost indisputable that Sri Lanka  is on a weaker side and proteas are the clear favorites to win this match.
 

The form and the fact that South Africa is a well-balanced side makes them strong favorites.Though South African lost the last series against England but after winning the last ODI at Lords against England proteas must have regained some confidence.

 Teams:

South Africa (From): Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock(w), Faf du Plessis, AB de Villiers(c), Jean-Paul Duminy, David Miller, Chris Morris, Wayne Parnell, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir, Dwaine Pretorius, Keshav Maharaj, Farhaan Behardien, Morne Morkel.

Sri Lanka (From): Angelo Mathews (c), Upul Tharanga, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal(w), Asela Gunaratne, Thisara Perera, Seekkuge Prasanna, Nuwan Kulasekara, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep, Lakshan Sandakan, Chamara Kapugedera, Niroshan Dickwella.

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