Sri Lanka tour of South Africa 2019 - 2 Tests, 5 ODIs, 2 T20Is

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Sri Lanka have been touring since December - now have to face SA after NZ and Aus. Will be interesting to see how easily the SA attack tear through Sri Lanka's lineup considering how easily Australia did it.

First test starting shortly - Sri Lanka fielding first.
 

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Absolutely disgusting umpiring.

For all the shit Sri Lanka copped when they were here about their bowling attack, they have made a habit of taking early wickets recently.
 

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Yeh looked out that LBW.

Did Aleem Dar just not see the signal or ignored it because they took too long? I didn't think it was long at all after what I had seen throughout the summer.

Edit: Just going through it now. No prompt after 10 seconds.

Bit rough that.
 
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Bavuma has only played 35 matches? I swear he has played more.
 

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Wow what a peach of a delivery.

Just based on what they’ve shown in Brisbane, Canberra and here, Sri Lanka aren’t without fast bowling talent, it’s just a question of whether these guys can develop skills enough to compensate their lack of height and pace to take wickets when it gets a bit flat.
 

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Given Sri lanka’s propensity recently for taking a glut of early wickets then falling over, and the propensity Of the Faf, Bavuma and QdK triumvirate to bail their side out of trouble, this is probably the perfect situation for SA
 

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Given Sri lanka’s propensity recently for taking a glut of early wickets then falling over, and the propensity Of the Faf, Bavuma and QdK triumvirate to bail their side out of trouble, this is probably the perfect situation for SA
Agree with you, I don't rate Bavuma at all but he tends to score runs when SA are in trouble.
 

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Wow what a peach of a delivery.

Just based on what they’ve shown in Brisbane, Canberra and here, Sri Lanka aren’t without fast bowling talent, it’s just a question of whether these guys can develop skills enough to compensate their lack of height and pace to take wickets when it gets a bit flat.
SL really need to look at improving their pitches so that Pace bowlers can have an impact at all levels of cricket. SL sometimes carry 1-2 3 pace bowlers when playing at home. At FC cricket, pace bowlers don't bowl long spells or innings due to the conditions and it hurts when they go to the next level.

Some of these guys a brought into test cricket after a handful of FC games or a couple great games.
 

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Wow what a peach of a delivery.

Just based on what they’ve shown in Brisbane, Canberra and here, Sri Lanka aren’t without fast bowling talent, it’s just a question of whether these guys can develop skills enough to compensate their lack of height and pace to take wickets when it gets a bit flat.
There's another guy called Asitha Fernando who was super impressive in the U19 world cup that Hetmyer's lads won. He was the opening bowler with Kumara in that tournament and he looked better than Kumara tbh. Not sure why he hasn't made the cut.
 

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I think it’s unlikely many players of any bowling persuasion have ever bowled a better maiden delivery than that
Just realised it was his first ever ball. If it took out his off peg wouldn't be far behind Warne's first rock in England.
 

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Just realised it was his first ever ball. If it took out his off peg wouldn't be far behind Warne's first rock in England.
My thoughts exactly.

I know it’s not exactly the world’s strongest first class comp, but holy shit he’s got a fair record
 
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