Where: Sydney Cricket Ground
When: Wednesday 18th March – 3.30am (GMT)
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We’re now down to the business end of the Cricket World Cup, with South Africa and Sri Lanka kicking off the knockout stage at the SCG.
South Africa must win here to shake off its ‘chokers’ tag, but they won’t have it their own way against a Sri Lanka side showing steady signs of improvement.
The opening pairing of Tillakaratne Dilshan and Kumar Sangakkara have wreaked havoc in Australia and New Zealand, with the latter gunning for his fifth straight century of the tournament.
Despite Sri Lanka’s good form, South Africa still head into this one as marginal favourites.
The power batting of skipper AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla will make the Proteas hard to stop in this one, but there’s no doubt Dale Steyn has not been at his best with the ball so far this tournament.
Regardless, this one promises to be tight.
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SOUTH AFRICA: AB DE VILLIERS (c), HASHIM AMLA, KYLE ABBOTT, FARHAAN BEHARDIEN, QUINTON DE KOCK (wk), JP DUMINY, FRANCOIS DU PLESSIS, IMRAN TAHIR, DAVID MILLER, MORNE MORKEL, WAYNE PARNELL, AARON PHANGISO, VERNON PHILANDER, RILEE ROSSOUW, DALE STEYN
SRI LANKA: ANGELO MATHEWS (c), TILLAKARATNE DILSHAN, KUMAR SANGAKKARA (wk), MAHELA JAYAWARDENE, LAHIRU THIRIMANNE, DINESH CHANDIMAL, JEEVAN MENDIS, THISARA PERERA, SURANGA LAKMAL, LASITH MALINGA, NUWAN KULASEKARA, RANGANA HERATH, SACHITHRA SENANAYAKE, DUSHMANTHA CHAMEERA