Date: Saturday, 16 March
Venue: Newlands, Cape City
TV and stay stream: SABC three, Supersport 2
Overview: South Africa vs Sri Lanka, fifth ODI
South Africa and Sri Lanka head into Newlands on Saturday for the fifth and closing One Day Worldwide with the sequence executed and dusted as a contest, however it is going to be a final likelihood for just a few gamers to place their palms up for a World Cup spot.
The Proteas will likely be eyeing a sequence whitewash, as they go to the Mom Metropolis main Four-Zero after the frustration of the historic Check sequence defeat suffered by the hands of the identical opponents in February.
The main focus for the following few months will likely be within the 50-over format, and some gamers from the hosts are but to ink their names within the 15-man touring celebration that can characterize South Africa in England in Could.
One such participant is opener, Reeza Hendricks who – in contrast to his swashbuckling associate on the prime of the order, Quinton de Kock – has struggled for kind within the sequence.
The 29-year-old faces stiff competitors for a spot from the likes of Aiden Markram – who’s as soon as once more within the reckoning in the back of dominant shows for the Titans within the One Day Cup – in addition to veteran Hashim Amla, who has been given a break to take care of his gravely ailing father.
JP Duminy, who not too long ago returned to motion following a prolonged spell on the sidelines, will get an opportunity to say his goodbyes to the Newlands trustworthy, because the match will likely be his closing ODI on residence soil earlier than he retires on the finish of the World Cup.
The 2 groups are additionally set to sq. off in a three-match T20 Worldwide sequence starting at Newlands on Tuesday.
South Africa: Faf du Plessis (Captain), Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Imran Tahir, David Miller, Wiaan Mulder, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dale Steyn, Rassie van der Dussen.
Sri Lanka: Lasith Malinga (Captain), Niroshan Dickwella (Vice-Captain), Upul Tharanga, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Janith Perera, Dhananjaya De Silva, Angelo Perera, Priyamal Perera, Oshada Fernando, Kamindu Mendis, Thisara Perera, Akila Dananjaya, Lakshan Sandakan, Vishwa Fernando, Isuru Udana, Kasun Rajitha.