South Africa vs Sri Lanka: 1st Test; Dec 26-30, 2016 at Port Elizabeth

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South Africa vs Sri Lanka: 1st Test; Dec 26-30, 2016 at Port Elizabeth

Postby Misty » Sat Dec 17, 2016 3:09 pm

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Angelo Mathews (capt.), Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kaushal Silva, Dhananjaya de Silva, Upul Tharanga, Lahiru Kumara, Vikum Sanjaya, Nuwan Pradeep, Dushmantha Chameera, Suranga Lakmal, Dilruwan Perera, Rangana Herath

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Faf du Plessis (capt), Kyle Abbott, Hashim Amla, Temba Bavuma, Stephen Cook, Theunis de Bruyn, Quinton de Kock, JP Duminy, Dean Elgar, Keshav Maharaj, Wayne Parnell, Vernon Philander, Kagiso Rabada

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Re: South Africa vs Sri Lanka: 1st Test; Dec 26-30, 2016 at Port Elizabeth

Postby Verity » Sun Dec 18, 2016 11:07 am

I don't think Sri Lanka will be competitive at all, South Africa in these conditions are too good. I think if the series was in Sri Lanka though it'd be a cracker.
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Re: South Africa vs Sri Lanka: 1st Test; Dec 26-30, 2016 at Port Elizabeth

Postby raja » Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:46 am

True. Sri Lanka are a force at home but will struggle in SA.

Btw, I will be in Sri Lanka while this Test is going on in SA. :-)

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Re: South Africa vs Sri Lanka: 1st Test; Dec 26-30, 2016 at Port Elizabeth

Postby Boycs » Mon Dec 26, 2016 4:02 pm

Has duminy turned a corner or just flattering to deceive like before?

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Re: South Africa vs Sri Lanka: 1st Test; Dec 26-30, 2016 at Port Elizabeth

Postby Going South » Tue Dec 27, 2016 11:51 am

junior cook is a better opener than senior cook on current form

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Re: South Africa vs Sri Lanka: 1st Test; Dec 26-30, 2016 at Port Elizabeth

Postby Going South » Tue Dec 27, 2016 11:53 am

good for lakmal for a 5-for :up:

rabada is taken cleaners. ouch. he is no test player. best suited for short form of cricket.

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Re: South Africa vs Sri Lanka: 1st Test; Dec 26-30, 2016 at Port Elizabeth

Postby Boycs » Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:21 pm

Going South wrote:good for lakmal for a 5-for :up:

rabada is taken cleaners. ouch. he is no test player. best suited for short form of cricket.


They have three seamers all averaging around 23 or less with the ball. They seem to be doing okay.

Didn't notice until now that they've found a spinner from somewhere. I think even England could out spin South Africa even since tayfield or whatever his name was retired

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Re: South Africa vs Sri Lanka: 1st Test; Dec 26-30, 2016 at Port Elizabeth

Postby Verity » Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:58 pm

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Going South wrote:good for lakmal for a 5-for :up:

rabada is taken cleaners. ouch. he is no test player. best suited for short form of cricket.


They have three seamers all averaging around 23 or less with the ball. They seem to be doing okay.

Didn't notice until now that they've found a spinner from somewhere. I think even England could out spin South Africa even since tayfield or whatever his name was retired


They get to play on bowling tracks every game. Amir averaging 33 but I rate him higher then all South Africas bowlers
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Re: South Africa vs Sri Lanka: 1st Test; Dec 26-30, 2016 at Port Elizabeth

Postby Verity » Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:03 pm

Wow another sporting declaration, can't understand it myself, hope Sri Lanka win.
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