Sri Lanka have been in good form in recent times © AFP
Sri Lanka have been in good form in recent times © AFP

 

Mar 22, 2014

 

South Africa will aim for a winning start when then take on a confident Sri Lanka in the first match in Group 1 in the ICC World T20 2014. Their clash is on March 22 at Chittagong.

 

South Africa are a team in complete transition in all three formats with some heavyweights retiring recently. They were outclassed by Australia in the recent home Twenty20 International series.

 

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South Africa rely heavily on a few players and opposing teams will be focused on nullifying that threat. Sri Lanka are seen by many as the main favourites to lift the T20 World Cup title. They have been in Bangladesh for a long time now, and have also won the Asia Cup 2014 tournament. Sri Lanka will indeed feel they have an upper-hand as they are better acclimatised than their African opponents.

 

Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis will be the key players for South Africa.  Sri Lanka will be captained by the young Dinesh Chandimal.