South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Feb 21, Thu: Match Preview & Prediction

Whether you are just a regular cricket fan or someone who enjoys playing fantasy cricket matches; every new match is an exciting one. Team Sri Lanka will soon be going on its tour of Sri Lanka for 2019. The tour will comprise of two test matches, 5 ODI matches and 3 T20I matches between the two teams. The fans are expecting the matches to be interesting and cannot wait for them to begin.

The second Test match of this series will begin from February 22 and here is all that you must know about the match including our match prediction for it.

MatchSouth Africa vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test Match
Time1: 30 pm IST
DateFebruary 21- 25, 2019
VenueSt George’s Park, Port Elizabeth
Match days21, 22, 23, 24, 25 February 2019 (5-day match)
SeriesSri Lanka tour of South Africa 2019

Team South Africa
F du Plessis (c), HM Amla, T Bavuma, TB de Bruyn, Q de Kock †, D Elgar, KA Maharaj, AK Markram, PWA Mulder, D Olivier, VD Philander, K Rabada, DW Steyn, Zubayr Hamza

Team Sri Lanka
FDM Karunaratne (c), N Dickwella †, L Ambuldeniya, DM de Silva, BOP Fernando, MVT Fernando, C Karunaratne, RAS Lakmal, BKG Mendis †, AK Perera, MDKJ Perera †, CAK Rajitha, PADLR Sandakan, M Shiraz, TAM Siriwardana, HDRL Thirimanne

Match Prediction

  • If you see the general expectation from the match, the fans expect amazing performance from the hosts, and they are likely to win the match.
  • As per the current ICC rankings of both the teams for test matches, Team South Africa is at the 2nd position while the visitors are far behind them at the sixth position. This also helps us in predicting that the hosts will win the match if they are not too overconfident about their dominant position.
  • The performance in this match will also depend on how the two teams face each other in the first test match of this series. It will give you an idea of the form of the players and the mindset of both the teams. The approach towards the game will play an instrumental role in deciding the results.
  • Final predictions can only be made if the squads for both the teams are announced.

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