Faf du Plessis“It’s a fresh pitch, so we’ll be looking to use the seam movement early today,”. Two changes for South Africa, with Dwaine Pretorius coming in for Lungi Ngidi, and JP Duminy slotting in for David Miller, who has tweaked his groin. Faf didn’t say so at the toss, but I suspect South Africa has decided not to play Ngidi given his earlier injury troubles in the tournament. No point risking him at this stage.
“Win,” is Faf’s succinct response to what South Africa is hoping to get out of this game. “We’re playing an extra batter today, hopefully, that will free up the batters. We deserve everything that’s come towards us,” he says of criticism of the team, “but it’s important to put that to one side and try to be the best cricketer you can be.”
Dimuth Karunaratne “It seems like a good wicket, and if we can put a score on the board the bowlers can do the rest,”. “We want the experienced guys to stand up and take responsibility. We just want to win this match and go forward.” Sri Lanka has also made a change to their XI – Nuwan Pradeep has chickenpox, apparently, and he’s been replaced by Suranga Lakmal.
Watch SL v SA cricket highlights videos today – 35th match, ICC Cricket World Cup from Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street (England) Friday, 28-6-2019.
South Africa v Sri Lanka Icc Cricket World Cup 2019 Highlights
South Africa won the toss and elected to field
South Africa team
1 Quinton de Kock (wk), 2 Hashim Amla, 3 Aiden Markram, 4 Faf du Plessis (capt), 5 Rassie van der Dussen, 6 JP Duminy, 7 Andile Phehlukwayo, 8 Dwaine Pretorius, 9 Chris Morris, 10 Kagiso Rabada, 11 Imran Tahir.
Sri Lanka team
Dimuth Karunaratne (capt), 2 Kusal Perera (wk), 3 Avishka Fernando, 4 Kusal Mendis, 5 Angelo Mathews, 6 Jeevan Mendis, 7 Dhananjaya de Silva, 8 Thisara Perera, 9 Isuru Udana, 10 Lasith Malinga, 11 Suranga Lakmal.
Match Timings: 10.30 start, First Session 10.30-14.00 Interval 14.00-14.30, Second Session 14.30-18.00
Umpires – Rod Tucker, Sundaram Ravi
TV Umpires – Bruce Oxenford
Match Referee – David Boon
Reserve Umpire – Paul Reiffel
Match number – ODI no. 4176