27 June 2019, by: Carl Lewis
SA v SL PREVIEW AND BET BOOSTS
It’s a weird match to predict because both sides are motivated by different objectives.
Although they are still alive in the competition, Sri Lanka’s recent record against South Africa does not make for great reading.
So much depends on South Africa’s mentality heading into the match. It’s been a draining month in England. It should be interesting to see the response they provide at Chester-le-Street
Sri Lanka will want to continue the suffering for the Proteas. That’s why they require their batsmen to match the performances of their bowling attack to reverse their poor record against their opponents.
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Can things get any worse for South Africa? Well, yes they can. Especially considering they’ll face a buoyant Sri Lankan team. The Proteas have endured their worst World Cup campaign. They have no chance of progressing into the knockout phase of the competition.
There is a flip side to this negativity. Some players might subconsciously realise that the ‘real’ pressure is off. Now they can break free from the shackles which have clearly troubled them.
This is the perfect occasion for the South African batsmen to show their obvious quality. The batting unit have a chance against Sri Lanka to change the narrative about their personal World Cups.
Captain Faf du Plessis, who is running out of things to say, will be keen to window shine over his already poor World Cup captaincy statistics.
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