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South Africa versus Sri Lanka Betting Tips and Preview

Test (2019-02-21) Port Elizabeth (SGP)

Highlights
  • South Africa won 6 of the last 11 between these two sides.

  • South Africa have won 6 of their last 10 Test matches.

  • Sri Lanka have won 3 of their last 10 Test matches.

  • South Africa are rated 34 points ahead of Sri Lanka in the Cricsq ratings.

  • The team batting first won the last 4 out the last 5 non-draw matches played at Port Elizabeth (SGP).

Betting Tips
  • Back Sri Lanka to win with quarter stake (odds at time of writing 10.5 on Betfair).

Pitch Analysis

6 Test matches have been played at Port Elizabeth (SGP) since 2010. The next section will examine those matches.

The average first innings score at Port Elizabeth (SGP) is 367 in Test matches. The last 3 first innings scores here were 243, 309 and 286.

55% of runs here have been scored in boundaries. This exceeds the global average of 51% of runs in Tests since 2010 being scored in boundaries. Batsmen at Port Elizabeth (SGP) strike at 51.4 run per hundred balls against pace bowlers. This compared to a strike rate of 54.3 against spin.

The team batting first won the last 4 out the last 5 non-draw matches played at Port Elizabeth (SGP).

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South Africa Overview

South Africa have won 6 of their last 10 Test matches. They lost to Sri Lanka in their last match.

The top order batting options for South Africa are Aiden Markram, Dean Elgar and Hashim Amla. Hashim Amla has a an average of 25.8 in the last year. This is worse than his overall test average 49.2. He has a strike rate of 50.0. Aiden Markram has a an average of 40.0 in the last year. This is worse than his overall test average 44.1. He has a strike rate of 65.0. Dean Elgar has batted less well in the year averaging 30.2. His overall test average is 39.6 with a strike rate of 45.0.

The middle order batsmen in the squad are Faf du Plessis, Theunis de Bruyn, Temba Bavuma, Zubayr Hamza, Quinton de Kock and Vernon Philander. Faf du Plessis has a an average of 42.6 with a strike rate of 46.0. He has performed worse last year averaging 31.9. Quinton de Kock averages 39.2 and has scored at a strike rate of 73.0. Temba Bavuma averages 34.2 and has scored at a strike rate of 48.0. Vernon Philander has scored at a strike rate of 46.0 per 100 balls and averages 24.0. Zubayr Hamza has a an average of 20.5 with a strike rate of 59.0. Theunis de Bruyn has a an average of 24.9 in the last year. This exceeds overall test average 20.4. He has a strike rate of 47.0.

The pace bowling options for South Africa are Dale Steyn, Vernon Philander, Kagiso Rabada and Duanne Olivier. Dale Steyn has a an taken 285 Test wickets and conceeded 3.07 runs an over. Vernon Philander has a an taken 214 Test wickets and conceeded 2.67 runs an over. Kagiso Rabada has a an taken 171 Test wickets with an economy rate of 3.37. Duanne Olivier has a an taken 44 Test wickets with an economy rate of 3.75.

The spin bowling options for South Africa ar and Keshav Maharaj. Keshav Maharaj has a an taken 93 Test wickets with an economy rate of 3.16.

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Sri Lanka Overview

Sri Lanka have won 3 of their last 10 Test matches. They beat South Africa in their last match.

The top order batting options for Sri Lanka are Dimuth Karunaratne, Oshada Fernando, Kusal Mendis and Lahiru Thirimanne. Dimuth Karunaratne has a an average of 36.4 with a strike rate of 49.0. He has performed better last year averaging 44.8. Kusal Mendis has a an average of 35.8 with a strike rate of 57.0. Oshada Fernando has a an average of 28.0 with a strike rate of 47.0. Lahiru Thirimanne has a an average of 23.0 with a strike rate of 38.0.

The middle order batsmen in the squad are Kusal Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva, Milinda Siriwardana and Niroshan Dickwella. Kusal Perera has a an average of 46.4 in the last year. This exceeds overall test average 35.6. He has a strike rate of 73.0. Milinda Siriwardana has a an average of 0.0 in the last year. This is worse than his overall test average 33.1. He has a strike rate of 66.0. Dhananjaya de Silva has batted less well in the year averaging 18.6. His overall test average is 32.8 with a strike rate of 56.0. Niroshan Dickwella has a an average of 29.9 with a strike rate of 71.0. He has performed worse last year averaging 25.8.

The pace bowling options for Sri Lanka are Suranga Lakmal, Kasun Rajitha, Vishwa Fernando and Chamika Karunaratne. Suranga Lakmal has a an taken 133 Test wickets with an economy rate of 3.15. Kasun Rajitha has a an taken 18 Test wickets and conceeded 3.65 runs an over. Vishwa Fernando has a an taken 15 Test wickets with an economy rate of 3.93. Chamika Karunaratne has an economy rate of 5.69 and has taken 1 Test wickets.

The spin bowling options for Sri Lanka are Lakshan Sandakan, Milinda Siriwardana, Dhananjaya de Silva and Lasith Embuldeniya. Lakshan Sandakan has an economy rate of 3.71 and has taken 37 Test wickets. Milinda Siriwardana has a an taken 11 Test wickets and conceeded 3.73 runs an over. Dhananjaya de Silva has an economy rate of 3.53 and has taken 10 Test wickets. Lasith Embuldeniya has an economy rate of 3.25 and has taken 6 Test wickets.

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The Verdict

South Africa are rated 34 points ahead of Sri Lanka in the Cricsq ratings. They have 125 points whereas Sri Lanka have 91.

At the time of writing South Africa are favorites on Betfair at 1.2. Sri Lanka are 10.5.

South Africa are rightfully favourites and are the most likely team to win this match. But I suggest backing Sri Lanka to win this match.At the prices South Africa are too short to bet on and Sri Lanka represent the value.

South Africa Squad
Dean Elgar

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Dean Elgar has played in 55 Test Matches. He has scored 1 fifty in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 3404 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 39.6. He has a strike rate of 45.4. He is equally effective against pace and spin.

Elgar has taken 14 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 3.79 runs per over.

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Aiden Markram

Current Form:

Aiden Markram has played in 16 Test Matches. He has scored 2 fifties in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 1280 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 44.1. He has a strike rate of 65.0. He prefers batting against pace bowlers. His strike rate against pace is 67.9 and against spin it is 57.8.

Markram has taken 0 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 2.76 runs per over.

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Hashim Amla

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Hashim Amla has played in 123 Test Matches. He has scored 2 fifties in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 9250 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 47.0. He has a strike rate of 50.0. He prefers batting against pace bowlers. His strike rate against pace is 51.9 and against spin it is 46.5.

Amla has taken 0 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 4.11 runs per over.

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Theunis de Bruyn

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Theunis de Bruyn has played in 9 Test Matches. He has scored 1 hundred in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 346 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 20.4. He has a strike rate of 46.9. He prefers batting against the spinners. His strike rate against spin is 49.1 and against pace it is 44.5.

Bruyn has taken 0 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 4.35 runs per over.

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Faf du Plessis

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Faf du Plessis has played in 57 Test Matches. He has scored 1 fifty and 1 hundred in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 3533 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 42.6. He has a strike rate of 45.9. He prefers batting against pace bowlers. His strike rate against pace is 49.4 and against spin it is 40.5.

Plessis has taken 0 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 5.31 runs per over.

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Zubayr Hamza

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Zubayr Hamza has played in 1 Test Matches.

He has scored 41 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 20.5. He has a strike rate of 58.6. He prefers batting against the spinners. His strike rate against spin is 87.0 and against pace it is 44.7.

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Temba Bavuma

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Temba Bavuma has played in 35 Test Matches. He has scored 3 fifties in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 1710 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 34.2. He has a strike rate of 48.1. He prefers batting against the spinners. His strike rate against spin is 52.8 and against pace it is 45.7.

Bavuma has taken 1 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 3.81 runs per over.

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Quinton de Kock

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Quinton de Kock has played in 39 Test Matches. He has scored 3 fifties and 1 hundred in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 2311 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 39.2. He has a strike rate of 72.5. He is equally effective against pace and spin.

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Vernon Philander

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Vernon Philander has played in 58 Test Matches.

He has scored 1538 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 24.0. He has a strike rate of 46.1. He prefers batting against pace bowlers. His strike rate against pace is 52.2 and against spin it is 35.8.

Philander has taken 214 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 2.67 runs per over.

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Keshav Maharaj

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Keshav Maharaj has played in 24 Test Matches.

He has scored 440 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 14.7. He has a strike rate of 68.9. He prefers batting against the spinners. His strike rate against spin is 89.4 and against pace it is 55.4.

Maharaj has taken 93 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 3.16 runs per over.

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Kagiso Rabada

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Kagiso Rabada has played in 36 Test Matches.

He has scored 485 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 11.8. He has a strike rate of 44.3. He prefers batting against pace bowlers. His strike rate against pace is 49.6 and against spin it is 30.3.

Rabada has taken 171 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 3.37 runs per over.

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Dale Steyn

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Dale Steyn has played in 92 Test Matches.

He has scored 1248 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 13.7. He has a strike rate of 44.4. He prefers batting against pace bowlers. His strike rate against pace is 46.0 and against spin it is 42.9.

Steyn has taken 439 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 3.24 runs per over.

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Duanne Olivier

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Duanne Olivier has played in 9 Test Matches.

He has scored 20 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 4.0. He has a strike rate of 26.0. He prefers batting against pace bowlers. His strike rate against pace is 28.1 and against spin it is 15.4.

Olivier has taken 44 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 3.75 runs per over.

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Sri Lanka Squad
Dimuth Karunaratne

Current Form:

Dimuth Karunaratne has played in 59 Test Matches. He has scored 2 fifties in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 4038 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 36.4. He has a strike rate of 49.2. He is equally effective against pace and spin.

Karunaratne has taken 1 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 3.71 runs per over.

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Lahiru Thirimanne

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Lahiru Thirimanne has played in 32 Test Matches. He has scored 1 fifty in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 1289 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 23.0. He has a strike rate of 38.3. He prefers batting against the spinners. His strike rate against spin is 43.0 and against pace it is 35.4.

Thirimanne has taken 0 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 3.64 runs per over.

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Oshada Fernando

Current Form:

Oshada Fernando has played in 1 Test Matches.

He has scored 56 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 28.0. He has a strike rate of 47.5. He prefers batting against the spinners. His strike rate against spin is 91.3 and against pace it is 36.8.

Fernando has taken 0 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 8.0 runs per over.

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Kusal Mendis

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Kusal Mendis has played in 37 Test Matches. He has scored 1 fifty and 1 hundred in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 2539 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 35.8. He has a strike rate of 56.6. He prefers batting against the spinners. His strike rate against spin is 62.8 and against pace it is 51.7.

Mendis has taken 1 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 4.23 runs per over.

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Kusal Perera

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Kusal Perera has played in 15 Test Matches. He has scored 1 fifty and 1 hundred in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 890 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 35.6. He has a strike rate of 73.1. He is equally effective against pace and spin.

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Niroshan Dickwella

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Niroshan Dickwella has played in 30 Test Matches. He has scored 2 fifties in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 1584 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 29.9. He has a strike rate of 70.5. He prefers batting against the spinners. His strike rate against spin is 74.4 and against pace it is 66.7.

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Milinda Siriwardana

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Milinda Siriwardana has played in 5 Test Matches. He has scored 2 fifties in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 298 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 33.1. He has a strike rate of 65.6. He is equally effective against pace and spin.

Siriwardana has taken 11 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 3.73 runs per over.

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Dhananjaya de Silva

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Dhananjaya de Silva has played in 24 Test Matches. He has scored 1 fifty in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 1476 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 32.8. He has a strike rate of 55.5. He prefers batting against the spinners. His strike rate against spin is 58.3 and against pace it is 52.1.

Silva has taken 10 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 3.53 runs per over.

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Lakshan Sandakan

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Lakshan Sandakan has played in 11 Test Matches.

He has scored 117 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 10.6. He has a strike rate of 42.9. He prefers batting against pace bowlers. His strike rate against pace is 72.0 and against spin it is 31.5.

Sandakan has taken 37 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 3.71 runs per over.

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Chamika Karunaratne

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Chamika Karunaratne has played in 1 Test Matches.

He has scored 22 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 11.0. He has a strike rate of 51.2. He prefers batting against the spinners. His strike rate against spin is 73.3 and against pace it is 39.3.

Karunaratne has taken 1 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 5.69 runs per over.

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Suranga Lakmal

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Suranga Lakmal has played in 56 Test Matches.

He has scored 707 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 10.9. He has a strike rate of 48.9. He prefers batting against pace bowlers. His strike rate against pace is 57.4 and against spin it is 41.6.

Lakmal has taken 133 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 3.15 runs per over.

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Lasith Embuldeniya

Current Form:

Lasith Embuldeniya has played in 1 Test Matches.

He has scored 28 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 14.0. He has a strike rate of 37.3. He prefers batting against pace bowlers. His strike rate against pace is 39.1 and against spin it is 16.7.

Embuldeniya has taken 6 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 3.25 runs per over.

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Kasun Rajitha

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Kasun Rajitha has played in 5 Test Matches.

He has scored 21 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 3.5. He has a strike rate of 14.9. He prefers batting against pace bowlers. His strike rate against pace is 16.0 and against spin it is 9.1.

Rajitha has taken 18 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 3.65 runs per over.

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Vishwa Fernando

Current Form:

Vishwa Fernando has played in 4 Test Matches.

He has scored 11 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 2.8. He has a strike rate of 13.9. He prefers batting against pace bowlers. His strike rate against pace is 17.9 and against spin it is 4.3.

Fernando has taken 15 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 3.93 runs per over.

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