The first ODI is between SL and SA will be held on 3rd of March 2019 at the Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg. 30,000 people can watch in the stadium. Corlett Drive and Golf Course are the two ends of the ground. 312 and 227 runs are the average runs for the both first and second innings respectively. Six ODIs have already played at this ground. 3 matches have been won by bowling first and 3 matches by batting first. So, the stats evoke a 50-50 possibility.
Accordingly, modern games always have a trend to bat second. Yes, it's pretty good to look at the score and make a plan towards the target.
On the other hand, 439 is the highest score recorded for the first innings. So, a captain might think 'WIN THE TOSS BAT FIRST.' Actually all the things gotta come into play according to the given pitch. So, the best 11 gotta discuss during the last hour.
In addition, From Sri Lanka perspective seven batsmen and four bowlers gotta play in the team. Three seamers and a spinner are gonna help to balance the side on the pacy South African track.
Further more, Tharanga and Dikwella must be the two openers because they're pretty aggressive, especially when it comes to run-chasing. Kusal Janith Perera is also a very good aggressive player plus Kusal Mendis. So, in at numbers 1, 2, 3 and 4 belong to aggressive batsmen. This is for the mandatory power play plus for the rest of the overs. Dhananjaya De Silva and Kamindu Mendis gotta play a role in the middle overs. Sri Lanka got a great slogger for death overs. He's Thisara Perera. He can join with a batsman or with a bowling all-arounder and accumulate the runs with a good speed.
Moreover, #Team_D_ Facto suggests the mistery bowler Akila Dananjaya and three super pace bowlers, Lasith Malinga, Vishwa Fernando and Isuru Udana for the pacy South African track.
Finally, all eleven can bat. Sri Lanka got waggy tail enders. Their contribution will be vital for the results of the game.