Two champions of ICC Champions Trophy, South Africa and Sri Lanka are set to take on each other in the 3rd match of 2017 CT on 3 June. This is going to be first match of Group-B in the eighth edition of cricket champions trophy.
One of the favorites of ICC Champions Trophy, team South Africa will look to start the championship with a victory over Sri-Lankan side which is having young talent. Proteas have got dangerous batting lineup that includes skipper AB De Villiers, Faf Du Plessis, David Miller and JP Duminy. These four players will be seen playing in the middle over to score quick runs.
Openers Hashim Amla and Quinton De Kock to provide good start at the open as Lankan side is not having top class bowlers who can exploit the Proteas batting lineup. However we can’t deny the fact that youngsters are hungry to perform well at top class events like ICC Champions Trophy.
Angelo Mathews (c), Upul Tharanga, Asela Gunaratne, Niroshan Dickwella, Kusal Mendis, Chamara Kapugedera, Kusal Perera, Nuwan Kulasekera, Lasith Malinga, Suranga Lakmal, Dinesh Chandimal, Lakshan Sandakan, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Pradeep, Seekkuge Prasanna.
AB De Villiers (c), Faf du Plessis, Dwaine Pretorius, David Miller, Quinton de Kock, JP Duminy, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir, Hashim Amla, Keshav Maharaj, Farhaan Behardien, Wayne Parnell, Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo, Morne Morkel.
The Oval’s pitch was fantastic in the opening match of championship where both teams managed to score more than 300 runs. Hence we can expect the same for South Africa vs Sri Lanka match on Saturday. The projected score can be around 325 while batting first.
South African team will be favorite to win against Sri Lanka in the match-3 of 2017 ICC Champions Trophy. As per our predictions, Proteas have got 65 percent winning chances over SL.