Game 4: Sri Lanka Wins Toss, Decides to Field First Against South Africa
Dasun Shanaka, the Sri Lankan captain, won the toss and decided to field first. He cited the potential impact of dew as the primary reason behind his decision. He also mentioned that the pitch in Delhi is favorable for batting, and his team’s strategy is to restrict South Africa’s score.
For this match, Sri Lanka has selected three fast bowlers: Kasun Rajitha, Dilshan Madushanka, and Matheesha Pathirana. With Maheesh Theekshana absent, the spin bowling responsibilities will be shared by Dhananjaya de Silva, Dunith Wellalage, and Charith Asalanka.
South Africa, on the other hand, has opted for four pace bowlers: Marco Jansen, Gerald Coetzee, Kagiso Rabada, and Lungi Ngidi. The spin department will be led by the seasoned Keshav Maharaj, with Aiden Markram providing additional spin options.
Quinton de Kock (wk), Temba Bavuma (c), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Gerald Coetzee, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi
Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis (wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (c), Dunith Wellalage, Kasun Rajitha, Dilshan Madushanka, Matheesha Pathirana