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South Africa Legends vs Sri Lanka Legends 5th Match Prediction

Betting Tips

  • South Africa Legends are coming off a convincing win against the Windies while Sri Lanka Legends lost to India last time out.
  • South Africa Legends have a lot of depth in their batting while Sri Lanka Legends have a quality spin attack.
  • The top-order batsmen failed to deliver for South Africa Legends in the previous game and that will be a concern for the team.

South Africa Legends vs Sri Lanka Legends 5th Match Prediction

After facing defeat in their last game, Sri Lanka Legends will look to bounce back in the tournament when they face-off against South Africa Legends. This fifth fixture of the Road Safety World Series T20 2020 will be played on March 13 at the Dr DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai. Live telecast of the match is scheduled to start at 7 PM local time.

Live streaming SAL vs SLL T20

Live TV: Colours Cineplex

Live streaming: Bet365, Jio, Voot

Toss Prediction

Both the matches played at this venue have been won by the side batting second. And since the wicket is going to remain unchanged after the first-half of the game, the team that wins the toss here will probably prefer chasing.

Weather Report

Clear skies are expected for this game. A pleasant weather has been forecast with temperatures fluctuating in the mid-20s. Humidity is likely to be less than 50% during the match.

Pitch Condition

138 and 143 were chased down pretty easily here on the last two occasions. This shows that this is a good enough pitch to bat on but Sri Lanka Legends and West Indies Legends were not quite up to the mark with the bat. Expect a similar surface on Friday.

South Africa Legends

South Africa Legends Team News & Playing 11

SAL Team News

South Africa Legends do not have any injury issues to deal with ahead of their clash with the Sri Lanka Legends. They are coming off a fine victory over the West Indies Legends and would want to build on the momentum. So we don't expect any changes in their line-up for this game. Herschelle Gibbs and Morne van Wyk will continue to open the batting while fast bowler Johan van der Wath will start the proceedings with the ball.

SAL Key Players

Herschelle Gibbs: He is the more experienced of the two South African openers. Though age is not on his side, the explosive Gibbs will still be the danger man with the bat. He had scored 400 runs for his country in his T20I career which includes three fifties.

Albie Morkel: The all-rounder was the star performer for his team in the game against the West Indies Legends. He returned figures of 2-31 with the ball before smashing an unbeaten 54 off 30 balls to be adjudged the man of the match.

Jonty Rhodes: The team's middle-order batting depends heavily on their skipper who is coming off a very good hit in the last game. Rhodes struck an unbeaten 40-ball 53 in a pressure situation to take his team through and he will look to lead from the front again.

SAL Team Form

South Africa Legends kicked off their campaign in style with a comfortable six-wicket win over the West Indies Legends on Wednesday. They have secured four points and are placed second on the leaderboard. Opting to bowl first, the Proteas restricted the Windies to 143 as Paul Harris and 'man of the match' Albie Morkel picked five wickets between them. South Africa, in reply, got off to a shaky start losing their top-order for just 42 runs on the board. Jonty Rhodes then played a captain's knock and steadied the ship in a strong partnership with Albie Morkel. Both finished with unbeaten half-centuries and guided the team home in the penultimate over of the match.

South Africa Legends Predicted Playing 11

  • Herschelle Gibbs, Morne van Wyk (wk), Jacques Rudolph, Martin van Jaarsveld, Jonty Rhodes (c), Albie Morkel, Andrew Hall, Ryan McLaren, Garnett Kruger, Johan van der Wath, Paul Harris

 

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Sri Lanka Legends Team News & Playing 11

SLL Team News

Muttiah Muralitharan missed the last game against India Legends due to a groin injury, so the Sri Lankans went in with an extra pace bowling option in Thilan Thushara. The veteran off-spinner will replace the left-arm fast bowler if he makes a full recovery in time. The rest of the line-up is expected to remain unchanged and there are no more injuries in the team.

SLL Key Players

Tillakaratne Dilshan: The opener has scored 41 runs in the two matches. Despite having taken retirement almost four years ago from T20I cricket, he is still the leading run-getter for Sri Lanka in this format. The onus will be on him to provide a strong start to the innings.

Rangana Herath: He has bowled well so far in the tournament and has picked three wickets. The left-arm spinner was particularly impressive against the Aussies where he took two wickets in two overs. The tendency of the South African batsmen to falter against quality spin makes Herath the one to watch out for.

Chaminda Vaas: A true legend of Sri Lankan cricket, Chaminda Vaas will pose the biggest threat to the opposition with the new ball. The left-arm fast bowler has provided the early breakthroughs in both the matches and he is expected to do some damage in the powerplay again.

SLL Team Form

Sri Lanka Legends have a win and a loss from the two matches they have played so far in the tournament and are currently positioned third on the points table with four points. They lost their opening encounter against Australia Legends by seven runs before suffering a five-wicket loss to India last time out. The Sri Lankans failed to replicate their batting performance from the first game the other night as they could only manage to score 138 from their 20 overs. Their bowlers provided a glimmer of hope by picking up three quick wickets but defending such an under-par score was always going to be a tough task.

Sri Lanka Legends Predicted Playing 11

  • Tillakaratne Dilshan (c), Romesh Kaluwitharana (wk), Marvan Atapattu, Thilan Thushara/Muttiah Muralitharan, Chamara Kapugedera, Sachithra Senanayake, Farveez Maharoof, Ajantha Mendis, Upul Chandana, Rangana Herath, Chaminda Vaas

South Africa Legends vs Sri Lanka Legends Team Form in Last Five Matches
SAL : W
SLL : L W

SAL vs SLL Head to Head

South Africa Legends and Sri Lanka Legends will be facing each other for the first time in this Road Safety World Series T20 tournament.

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