South Africa will take on Srilanka in a knock out game at SCG on the event of quarter-final one.SA who are known to be chokers are favourites for the game.Winner of this match will play against winner from quarter final 4 which is going to take between New Zealand and West Indies on 21st of this month.
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Srilanka finished 3 in pool A.They have lost to both the hosts Australia and New Zealand.They comfortably made scores in excess of 300 on four occasions.But their bowlers had led them down when they played against Australia and New Zealand.None their bowlers apart from Lasith Malinga is treated with respect by opponents.Fitness of Rangane Herath has become a concern for them.According to Srilankan skipper Mathews availability of Herath for crunch game is 50%.Sangakara who might play his last game is the only hindrance to South Africa’s victory.He has scored four centuries on trot and became the reason for Srilankan triumph.He is the only player in World Cup history to do so,Earlier in the Tournament Srilanka played in SCG against Aussies.They got a lot of support from the crowd.Srilankan supporters nearly out numbered Aussie supporters.If Srilanka wants to win against Proteas,Malinga should be supported by some disciplined bowling.Dinesh Chandimal injured has given room to kusal perrera to sneak into side.Kusal perrera his emulates Sanath Jayasuriya in his approach can be ominous on his day.
AB De Villiers had claimed his entourage is best in this tournament after the loss aginst Pakistan.They had a mixed tournament to be precise.They have scored 400 twice but couldn’t resist Pakistani attack to score Mediocre task of 230.ABD Villiers is the wolf of south African line-up.Good news for them is their première batsmen Faf du plesis has regained fitness and available for tomorrow’s encounter.They are pondering over to whom to play between Rilee Russow and Farhen Behardein.Rilee Russow seemed to be confident and competent than Farhan .Russow might be picked ahead of Baherdein if South Africa want to use Jp Duminy as fifth bowler.
South Africa (probable) 1 Hashim Amla, 2 Quinton de Kock (wk), 3 Faf du Plessis, 4 AB de Villiers (capt), 5 JP Duminy, 6 David Miller, 7 Rilee Russouw/ Farhaan Behardien, 8 Vernon Philander, 9 Morne Morkel, 10 Dale Steyn, 11 Imran Tahir.
Sri Lanka (probable) 1 Lahiru Thirimanne, 2 Tillakaratne Dilshan, 3 Kumar Sangakkara (wk), 4 Mahela Jayawardene, 5 Kusal Perera, 6 Angelo Mathews (capt), 7 Thisara Perara, 8 Seekkuge Prasanna/ Rangana Herath, 9 Nuwan Kulasekara, 10 Lasith Malinga, 11 Suranga Lakmal/ Dushmantha Chameera