2nd Test, Preview: Sri Lanka vs South Africa in Colombo
July 20 (CRICKETNMORE) - South Africa will take on Sri Lanka in the second test starting from Friday i:e today at Colombo.
After registering a comprehensive 278-run win in the first test, Sri Lanka are already 1-0 up in the two-game series and will be aiming to continue the winning momentum in the second test as well. Though their bowlers were exceptional in the first test, their batting needs attention. Apart from Dimuth Karunaratne, no other batsman was up to the mark.
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The tourists would be under tremendous pressure in the second game as they collapsed twice against the Sri Lankan spinners and need to come-up with a proper batting plan to tackle them again. Colombo pitch is also a turning track and Sri Lankan spinners will be aiming to exploit the conditions once again.
Sri Lanka: Suranga Lakmal, Akila Dananjaya, Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Danushka Gunathilaka, Rangana Herath, Dimuth Karunaratne, Lahiru Kumara, Angelo Mathews, Kusal Mendis, Dilruwan Perera, Kusal Perera, Kasun Rajitha, Lakshan Sandakan, Roshen Silva
South Africa: Faf du Plessis (c), Hashim Amla, Temba Bavuma, Theunis de Bruyn, Quinton de Kock (wk), Dean Elgar, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Lungi Ngidi, Vernon Philander, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dale Steyn, Shaun von Berg