Watch South Africa vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test day 1 highlights. SL vs SA cricket highlights today on 2-1-2017. It was a 206 runs loss for Srilanka in the first match couple of days ago and now they are in Newlands to play the 2nd Test of the series. Visitors had only one day to prepare themselves for this match while the New Year’s eve have been a travel day for them. Capetown is considered as one of the most outstanding places to play cricket, but it’s not gonna be easy for the Lankan Lions to compete here. Considering the pace and bounce of the pitch at Newlands, Protea bowlers once again ready to come handy against the visiting batsmen. Kagiso Rabada, Vernon Philander, and Kyle Abbott have been averaging less than 24 in the past year. They were very consistent with the line and length in the first game.
Hashim Amla hasn’t got his full form in the first match. But apart from him, rest of the Protea batsmen were way better in terms of compiling runs out there in the middle. The pitch of Newlands was expected to be a bit more spinner friendly hence, Rangana Herath was predicted to trouble the host’s batsmen. But it’s not looking like to happen. Like the other pitches in South Africa, the pitch for the 2nd Test also gonna assist the pacers with swing and bounce, especially for the Protea pacers. However, Herath still is well capable of making a strong impact in the match in this pitch for his country.
The visiting batsmen are required to be more focused and impeccable with their shot selection to come back in the series by winning the match. As per the pitch condition, Suranga Lakmal once again would be the key player for the visitors.
Srilanka might have a couple of change in the playing XI. Either Upul Tharanga or Dhananjaya de Silva to be in for the no.3 spot. Lahiru Kumara may replace Dushmantha Chameera.
South Africa have already announced their XI, they are not going to bring any change to the squad from the last match.