The first test match of Sri Lanka’s South African tour begins at Port Elizabeth on December 26. Both the teams’ preparation for this series had something in common: defeating Australia. South Africa are coming into the series after securing a 3-1 series win in Australia, while Sri Lanka white-washed Australia 3-0 at home. Sri Lanka had not won a test overseas this year. On current form, they do not seem to have the batting might challenge South Africa. Adjust your cricket betting adventures accordingly.
Preview – South Africa
Faf du Plessis is now the official captain of South Africa, following AB de Villiers’s announcement that he is stepping down. De Plessis is leading a fantastic team. Hashim Amla, JP Duminy, Dean Elgar and du Plessis himself will be the mainstays of batting. Quinton de Kock can be the impact player. But what makes South Africa an out and out favourite in cricket betting of this series is their bowling unit. Kagiso Rabada, Kyle Abbott and Vernon Philander are perhaps the best fast bowling unit in world cricket right now. It is surprising, but true: They don’t miss Dale Steyn.
Preview – Sri Lanka
South Africa’s bowling might is likely to trouble Sri Lankan batsmen. The Lankan batsmen are good at home against slower bowlers. But against arguably the world’s best fast bowling combination in an alien surrounding, it is hard to see them flourish. The team clearly lacks a leader in batting. Expect Sri Lanka to struggle, struggle really badly. It will not make any cricketing or economic sense to wager in favour of Sri Lankan in cricket betting.
South Africa are all set to win the match comfortably.
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