South Africa will meet Sri Lanka at match no.35 on June 28, at Riverside, Chester-Le-Street in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. South Africa and Sri Lanka both teams have been performing very poor performances since the beginning of the World Cup. South Africa is already out from the tournament while Sri Lanka revives a little hope after beating host England in their last game.

ICC World Cup 2019: South African players who should try to regain some glory against Sri Lanka

Both South Africa and Sri Lanka’s performance is pale in this tournament. South Africa managed to win in 1 matches only and already out from the tournament while Sri Lanka revives little hope after a dramatic win against the host and one of the hot favorites of the tournament England. Here, we want to discuss the South African players who should try to regain some glory against Sri Lanka after a hugely disappointing campaign.

  • Hashim Amla

South African experienced player Hashim Amla hasn’t played by his standards at this tournament. His performance is just as disappointing as his team. Although he failed to live up the expectations, he is still the main hope for the Proteus to regain some pride. Despite his disappointing show against Pakistan, he did two consecutive good performance against Afghanistan and New Zealand. Hashim Amla scored unbeaten 41 against Afghanistan and 55 against New Zealand. He is undoubtedly the best bet for the Proteus if they want to make a positive result against Sri Lanka.

Hashim Amla’s bat needs to smile in Proteus match against Sri Lanka.


Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date
2 South Africa v Pakistan Lord’s 23 Jun 2019
55 South Africa v New Zealand Birmingham 19 Jun 2019
41* South Africa v Afghanistan Cardiff 15 Jun 2019
6 South Africa v West Indies Southampton 10 Jun 2019
6 South Africa v India Southampton 5 Jun 2019
13 South Africa v England The Oval 30 May 2019
51* South Africa v West Indies Bristol 26 May 2019
65 South Africa v Sri Lanka Cardiff 24 May 2019
10 Cape Cobras v Lions Cape Town 26 Apr 2019
3 Cape Cobras v Titans Paarl 24 Apr 2019
        • *Chart of Hashim Amla’s recent performances –
  • Lungi Ngidi

The young paceman of South Africa is one of the most promising players for them. He is the main hope for South Africa against the Sri Lankan’s batting lineup. Lungi Ngidi already proves he can take the challenge and can be conclusive under pressure. Ngidi took 3 wickets against Pakistan and he also shone against England at the Oval at World Cup’s first match. If he proves his capability versus Sri Lanka, South Africa will have a great chance to end their campaign with little pride.

Lungi Ngidi is playing relatively good in this campaign and surely try to end Proteus World Cup last phases in a delightful way.
  • Quinton de Kock

Proteus wicket-keeper Quinton de Kock is a very reliable batsman for them. His mercuric batting style and smart glovework earned him comparisons like his legendary predecessor Mark Boucher. De Kock is performance is fairly good in this tournament. He scored two half-centuries along with 47-runs in South African last game against Pakistan. He should step up against Sri Lanka if South Africa wants to get a positive result.

Quinton de Kock has been inconsistent in this tournament in terms of his capability. Its time he should step up as South Africa’s World Cup journey is nearly over.

Both Sri Lanka and South Africa – two former giants of cricket are having an extremely disappointing campaign by their standard. Sri Lanka revived small hope after their dramatic triumph over England. South Africa has already been out from the tournament. Sri Lanka is a bit of confidence now and they will have an upper hand against this hapless Proteus team.