South Africa won the toss and are bowling first. South Africa lost the first match against Australia but came back to defeat the West Indies. Apart from their on-field performance, the controversy surrounding Quinton de Kock has impacted their confidence. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, won their first match of the Super 12 stage against Bangladesh but were thumped by Australia in the next match.
South Africa have won two World Cup matches (in 2012, and 2016) and lost one (2014) against Sri Lanka.
Sharjah’s track is on the slower side but it will suit the batters given the smaller boundaries.
Sri Lanka (Playing XI): 1 Pathum Nissanka, 2 Kusal Perera (wk), 3 Charith Asalanka, 4 Avishka Fernando, 5 Bhanuka Rajapaksa, 6 Dasun Shanaka (capt.), 7 Chamika Karunaratne, 8 Wanindu Hasaranga, 9 Dushmantha Chameera, 10 Maheesh Theekshana, 11 Lahiru Kumara
South Africa (Playing XI): 1 Temba Bavuma (capt), 2 Quinton de Kock (wk) 3 Reeza Hendricks, 4 Aiden Markam, 5 Rassie van der Dussen, 6 David Miller, 7 Dwaine Pretorius, 8 Kagiso Rabada, 9 Keshav Maharaj, 10 Anrich Nortje, 11 Tabraiz Shamsi