Chandimal was one of three Sri Lanka batsmen to hit fifties in their last warm-up match. Kusal Perera and Upul Tharanga were the others, and the match are the main contenders to space in at No 3 at St George’s Park.
The greater concern will be Amla’s shape. The senior statesman had an extreme excursion in Australia, not dealing with a solitary half-century in six innings. He hit 53 and 58 at home against New Zealand, however minor fifties don’t befit a batsman of his stature. Be that as it may, Neil McKenzie, South Africa’s batting mentor, feels huge runs are around the bend for Amla and indicated that Sri Lanka should be concerned.
Angelo Mathews’ men, however, have other all the more problems that are begging to be addressed to address. As solid a compel Sri Lanka is at home, it has a lot of opportunity to get better on away visits, having lost six of its last seven Tests. There have been quick falls – 91 full scale in 36.4 overs at Headingley was the nadir – and dropped gets, and it will trust lessons have been learnt from those annihilations.
Sa vs SL 1st Test Match Prediction Who Will Win Dec 26-30, 2016
Sa to win
The uplifting news is that its most experienced campaigners in the top portion of the request, Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal, are back in the wake of recouping from leg and hand wounds separately. It’s been four months since they both played Tests, yet Chandimal was one of seven Sri Lanka batsmen to score up a half-century in the main visit amusement in Potchefstroom a couple days back.
Rocking the bowling alley shrewd, Sri Lanka might have the capacity to stand its ground. Mathews demanded he is anticipating knocking down some pins the greatest number of overs as he can. Nuwan Pradeep and Dushmantha Chameera, if they hold up in the wake of coming back from wounds, can give great zip. Vikum Sanjaya, the uncapped paceman, could likewise be given a look in. Sanjaya, 24, bowls at paces of around 135 kph and has been on the selectors’ radar for some time. What’s more, at the flip side of the age range is the inexhaustible Rangana Herath, will’s identity enter in stopping up one end may at present have an astound or three up his sleeve.
To the extent invites go, Sri Lanka couldn’t have requested a superior Christmas present than the Port Elizabeth wicket, known to be the slowest in South Africa. It’s not got away from the notice of Russell Domingo, South Africa’s mentor, either, who says how it in the long run plays will to a great extent rely on upon the warmth and the twist on the day. Whether the components conflict with the home side or not is impossible to say, but rather du Plessis and Co are a more tightly unit now than a year prior and it will take more than twist to thump them down.