A whitewash is on the cards when Sri Lanka take on South Africa for the third and final of the series at the Wanderers in Johannesburg. Sri Lanka have lost both the previous tests by whopping margins. This is the fastest and bounciest of all pitches in South Africa. Sri Lanka will be happy if they avoid innings defeat here. Do not take any undue risks in cricket betting. South Africa appear to play on a higher level, while Sri Lanka are still in a transition period following the retirement of their modern-day batting greats.
Preview – South Africa
Kayle Abbot will not be playing for South Africa anymore. He chose to leave the country for greener pastures in England through Kolpak visa. He was accurate and probing throughout the tournament. While he went wicketless in the second test, he took five wickets in the first test. The pitch at the Wanderers would have suited his bowling style. Wayne Parnell is likely to replace him in the eleven even though the young, uncapped fast bowler Duanne Oliver has also been drafted into the team. The batting looks classy and solid. Hashim Amla’s form is the only concern. He managed just 97 runs in the four innings of this series.
Preview – Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka’s batsmen have failed to come to terms with the high-quality fast bowling by South Africa. The highest total they posted is 281, in the second innings of the first test. None of the Lankan batsmen have scored a hundred. In fact, there have been only two half centuries from the visitors. Captain Angelo Mathews’ 59 runs in the second innings of the first test remain their highest individual score. There has not been a single century partnership by the Sri Lankan batsmen. These stats do not tell you clearly to bet in favour of South Africa in cricket betting, nothing ever will.
It is going to South Africa all the way. There will be upsets or surprises in the cricket betting arena for this match.
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