SL vs SA final T20 match today
Sri Lanka is set to battle South Africa in the final T20 match today (14).
The match will begin at 07.00 pm at the R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium.
Leading by 2-0 against Sri Lanka, South Africa has already won the tournament.
With the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021 just over a month away, this is the final international assignment for both teams to fine-tune their preparations for the mega event.
Both teams have already announced their squads for the tournament and will be looking to give their players the much-needed match practice.
Sri Lanka has plenty to ponder about. They have issues with their batting, struggling in this series – falling short by 28 runs on a good batting track and being skittled out for 103 in the second match. Even during their 2-1 win against India, their batting struggles had resurfaced. They will have one more chance to regroup and put serious thought into solving this problem if they have to make it to the Super 12s.
"We need to change our approach in the middle overs. It is a major concern and we need to come up with better plans in the future for the World Cup. The mindset and the approach need to change in the boys," Sri Lankan Captain Dasun Shanaka said.
On the other hand, South Africa has done well on the turning tracks. This is their third T20I series win on the trot. Their batsmen have been amongst runs and their spinners have made the most out of the pitches on offer. The players on their bench will be looking to get some game time before they depart for the UAE.
South African Captain Keshav Maharaj expressed sincere appreciation for his team.
"All credit to my team. They made my life easier. We had simple plans and it all paid off. It is important that we keep building on the positives. We could bowl better in the powerplay and with our batting. There has been a vast improvement in the last two years for us."