Angelo Mathews will look to do well in the series © AFP (File Photo)
Angelo Mathews will look to do well in the series © AFP (File Photo)

Jul 7, 2014

 

Sri Lanka are taking on South Africa in the first One-Day International (ODI) to be played at Colombo (PSS). Sri Lanka recently won the Test series in England. They won the last Test played at Headingley to win the series 1 -0. The first Test at Lord’s was drawn. They also won the ODI series. On the other hand, South Africa lost the last time they played Tests against Australia. They also lost in the shorter formats of the game.

 

South Africa have a new captain as well, as Graeme Smith  has retired from the game. It has meant that Hashim Amla is now the new captain of South Africa in Test and AB de Villiers in ODIs. South Africa will mainly depend on Dale Steyn to lead the pace attack. Sri Lanka have Rangana Herath as their main spinner. The two veterans, Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara are the key batsmen in the line-up.

 

The free live streaming of cricket matches is rapidly becoming a new rage in the online media and is catching up with lot of cricket fans. Catching the free live streaming of cricket matches on the internet, and watching this online is a safe bet if one is not near the television. The first ODI of the series is being telecast live on Ten Cricket.