Sri Lanka started warm up match at Senwes park

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Sunday, December 18th, 2016 | 0

Sri Lankan team recently visited Zimbabwe where they played two Test matches and won both of them against Zimbabwe. Now, they are touring South Africa to play a complete tournament against South Africa where they are scheduled to play three Tests, three T20Is and five ODIs. But first Test series will be staged and the first Test will kick off in next 26th December, 2016 at St George’s Oval. Before playing the main event, the Lankan team is going to play a warm up match against South African Invitation XI and the match consists of three days. The match has already started in 18th December, 2016 where Sri Lanka has won the toss and decided to bat first. The match is hosted in Senwes Park, Potchefstroom.

Sri Lanka started warm up match at Senwes park

Sri Lanka yet to lose any wicket after starting their day one session. According to their latest news, Sri Lanka has scored 49 runs by playing 10 overs so far and lost none. Karunaratne and Silva are in the crease right now.

Angelo Mathews who is the current Test skipper of Indian team was in injury but hopefully play the upcoming first Test against Proteas in 26th December. Wicket – keeper cus batsman Dinesh Chandimal and one of the key pacer Dushmantha Chameera have also recovered from injury and would reportedly fit for upcoming challenge.

Besides, Sri Lankan team management selected a new player named Vikum Sanjaya to debut who is basically a pace bowler but not so special. Though, his swing is really very good which would help them against South Africa tour.

However, recent performance of Sri Lanka in long format cricket is very good. They won last five Test matches consecutively where two against Zimbabwe and rest three against Australia. But, before that they lost a Test series against England by 2 – 0.

But, if we consider the head to head statistics between Sri Lanka and South Africa, they totally played 22 long format matches and won only five of them where lost 11. So, it would be tough for them to defeat Proteas at their home ground. Proteas team is currently led by Faf du Plessis instead of Villiers where he is in injury and left his captaincy recently.


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