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Confident Sri Lanka prepare for South African challenge in T20Is after ODI series high - watch live in India

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A rejuvenated Sri Lanka will clash with South Africa in a three-match T20I series, starting September 10. The series concludes on September 14 and all matches will be played at the R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium.

Sri Lanka enters the T20I series riding high on the confidence of winning the ODI series against South Africa 2-1. It was Sri Lanka’s first ODI series victory in more than 18 months and the first over South Africa after a gap of eight years.

Quinton de Kock, David Miller and Lungi Ngidi were not a part of the Proteas side that lost the ODI series, but will turn up for the T20Is. Miller missed the series due to a hamstring injury while De Kock and Ngidi cited personal reasons for their absence.

Sri Lanka recently defeated a second-string visiting India side 2-1 in July under the captaincy of Dasun Shanaka and they will be eager to register a second successive T20I series win when they face South Africa..

Sri Lanka vs South Africa 2021: Schedule, fixtures and India match times

All times in India Standard Time (IST)

Date, Day

Match

Venue

Time (IST)

September 10, Friday

Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 1st T20I

Colombo

8:00 PM 

September 12, 

      Sunday

Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 2nd T20I

Colombo

8:00 PM 

September 14, Tuesday

Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 3rd T20I

Colombo

8:00 PM

Sri Lanka vs South Africa T20I full squads

Sri Lanka T20I squad: Dasun Shanaka (captain), Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Perera, Dinesh Chandimal, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Kamindu Mendis, Minod Bhanuka (wicket-keeper), Ramesh Mendis, Chamika Karunaratne, Nuwan Pradeep, Binura Fernando, Dushmantha Chameera, Akila Dananjaya, Praveen Jayawickrema, Lahiru Kumara, Lahiru Madushanka, Pulina Tharanga, Maheesh Theekshana.

South Africa T20I squad: Temba Bavuma (captain), Keshav Maharaj, David Miller, Quinton de Kock(wicket-keeper), Reeza Hendricks, Wiaan Mulder, Lungi Ngidi, Heinrich Klaasen, Rassie van der Dussen, Bjorn Fortuin, Beuran Hendricks, Sisanda Magala, Aiden Markram, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, George Linde, Anrich Nortje, Lizaad Williams

Where to watch the Sri Lanka vs South Africa T20I series live in India?

The Sri Lanka vs South Africa T20I series will be telecast live on the Sony Sports Network in India.

Live streaming of the Sri Lanka vs South Africa T20I series in India will be available on the SonyLiv website and app.

Featured photo : Ishara S. Kodikara / AFP

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