South Africa Vs Sri Lanka First Test at Port Elizabeth
Question in detailSouth Africa Vs Sri Lanka first Test, Port Elizabeth: Difficult but not impossible! It often comes as a big deal for a subcontinent team to outperform the opponent like South Africa in their own den. Inexperienced though, the current Sri Lankan squad cannot be undervalued as they have plenty of talent at hand. However, what lessens their chances to be the winner of SA Vs SL first Test is the extra bounce at a rather increased pace that Lankan batsmen don't actually fancy overseas. Sri Lanka would be definitely under pressure facing a side that has beaten them in 8 out of the previous 10 Tests played in South Africa. One thing is for sure, South Africa is capable enough to defeat Sri Lanka even without their leading trio: AB de Villiers, Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel. Africans, making the most of the home conditions, would eye to pass over the series all dominantly much in the same way they did against Australia last month.
South Africa Vs Sri Lanka first Test would be a testimony of how the entire series is going to be like. Though Lanka has played some good cricket over the time despite undergoing a transition phase, the quick and bouncy African tracks would be reality check for most of the Lankan batsmen. Let's see how they handle the African pace attack. However, the recent 3-0 whitewash over Australia would boost Lanka's morale to go positive and smooth in the ongoing Test series against South Africa. Can they become the winner of SA Vs SL first Test? Well, this has a well-reasoned question mark.
Will Sri Lanka beat South Africa in the first Test at Port Elizabeth?