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The news emerging out from Cape Town is South Africa have won the toss and has elected to bat first to put some amount of pressure on the opponents
South Africa (Playing XI): Quinton de Kock(w), Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis, AB de Villiers(c), Jean-Paul Duminy, Farhaan Behardien, Wayne Parnell, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir, Tabraiz Shamsi
Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Niroshan Dickwella(w), Sandun Weerakkody, Kusal Mendis, Upul Tharanga(c), Dhananjaya de Silva, Asela Gunaratne, Sachith Pathirana, Nuwan Kulasekara, Lahiru Madushanka, Lahiru Kumara, Lakshan Sandakan
“The selectors need to identify the batsmen they are going to back. Once they do that, they need to stick with them at any cost. Batsmen like Kusal Mendis and Dhananjaya de Silva are young and you have to let them settle down and once they are exposed to these harsher realities they will be better off.” – Sri Lanka legend Aravinda de Silva, who is also head of their Cricket Committee.
“We don’t want to take anything for granted. We’ve definitely been on the other side of the coin. A year back, we were being criticised for the type of cricket we were playing. It’s good to be able to turn it around now and capitalise on some good form as a team.” – JP Duminy.
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