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SL vs SA, T20 World Cup 2024 Match: Head-To-Head Stats, Playing XI, Squads, Key Players, Pitch, Weather Report And Live Streaming Details. New York’s Nassau County International Cricket Stadium, commonly known as the “Big Apple,“ is all set to host its very first official T20 game. This landmark occasion will see Sri Lanka squaring up against South Africa in the opening match of the T20 World Cup 2024 for both teams. Aiden Markram’s team has historically been better than the islanders at the abbreviated form and will be looking forward to keeping the status quo. 

On the other hand, Sri Lanka would want to use this opportunity to change things around with an experienced blend of cricketers alongside some promising talents to begin their campaign on a winning note. The much-awaited game is expected to be held at this new stadium which is designed for competitions of such magnitude. Two equally matched sides will take each other on and deliver nothing short of excitement for their fans around the world.

If the conditions are similar to the ones seen during the India vs Bangladesh warm-up game, the Sri Lankan spinners could be quite daunting. Yet, South Africa’s middle-order batting is something to envy: Aiden Markram (c), Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, and Tristan Stubbs are all exceptional players. Therefore, given any chance on any day, just two among these four performances according to potential might land Proteas closer towards victory.

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SL vs SA Head To Head Stats in T20Is

Total matches played: 17 matches

Sri Lanka won: 5 matches

South Africa won: 12 matches

Tied: 0

No Result: 0

SL vs SA Predicted XI

Sri Lanka Predicted XI: Kusal Mendis (wk), Wanindu Hasaranga (c), Pathum Nissanka, Maheesh Theekshana, Angelo Mathews, Dasun Shanaka, Kamindu Mendis, Dushmantha Chameera, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Matheesha Pathirana.

South Africa Predicted XI: Kagiso Rabada, Tristan Stubbs, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen, Aiden Markram (c), David Miller, Quinton de Kock (wk), Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, Bjorn Fortuin.

SL vs SA Squads

Sri Lanka: Kusal Mendis, Wanindu Hasaranga (c), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Angelo Mathews, Pathum Nissanka, Dushmantha Chameera, Charith Asalanka, Kamindu Mendis, Maheesh Theekshana, Dasun Shanaka, Dilshan Madushanka, Nuwan Thushara, Dhananjaya De Silva, Matheesha Pathirana, Dunith Wellalage. 

South Africa: Quinton de Kock, Kagiso Rabada, Aiden Markram (c), David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen, Anrich Nortje, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Tabraiz Shamsi, Tristan Stubbs, Keshav Maharaj, Bjorn Fortuin, Ryan Rickelton, Gerald Coetzee, Ottniel Baartman.

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Player To Watch Out in SL vs SA Match

Wanindu Hasaranga, the captain of Sri Lanka, will be the centre of attention. He missed out on the ODI World Cup and the Indian Premier League (IPL) which ended recently so this is Hasaranga’s return. He is an all-rounder therefore he will want to start well in the competition.

Tristan Stubbs who played well during the Indian Premier League while under the Delhi Capitals jersey has been identified as a game changer for the South African team. The young talent made the most with his skills in the late part of the game where he recorded a strike rate of 297.33 which is the highest in any season of IPL by a player who has managed to score over 100 runs. During his stay at the crease for 75 balls, he only managed to get two dot balls. His total runs in the tournament were 378 and he registered a strike rate of 190.91.

Pitch Report Nassau County International Cricket Stadium 

During the practice match against India and Bangladesh at Big Apple we found that this place is very much for batters. The boundary rope is not very big which gives advantages to those who can hit big shots. However, bowlers also have opportunities here, suggesting a potential for a fair competition between bat and ball.

Weather Report

The Accuweather forecast for Nassau County in Long Island, New York suggests that the day will start cloudy and the pitch may be slightly damp from overnight rain. Nevertheless, it is expected to become sunnier as we progress through it so there should be no danger of the game being rained off altogether. With this in mind, whoever wins the toss might consider putting the other side in to bat first while there is still moisture around early on for bowlers.

SL vs SA Match Live Streaming Details

On Monday, June 3rd at 8:00 PM IST, the T20 World Cup game featuring Sri Lanka and South Africa can be streamed through the Hotstar app and watched on Star Sports Network.