SL vs SA Today Match Prediction 2nd ODI, Cricket Betting Tips, 4th September

Tabraiz Shamsi looked off-color in the first ODI. He only picked one wicket and was very expensive according to his standards lately.
  • Match: Srilanka vs South Africa  (SL vs SA)
  • Date- 4th September 2021
  • Match Format- 2nd ODI
  • Venue- R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
  • Time- 2:30 PM (IST)
  • Weather Overcast- Cloudy, 29℃

SL vs SA, 2nd ODI General Online Betting Odds

Srilanka- 2.10

South Africa- 1.70

SL vs SA Betting Odds Comparison

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SL vs SA Today Match Prediction, 2nd ODI, 4th September 2021

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South Africa

South Africa lost a thriller against Srilanka in the first ODI. They were chasing 301 runs and were going steadily. 41 runs needed from 4 overs but tight bowling from Lankas helped Srilanka to go home with a 1-0 lead in the series. Africa rested Quinton de Kock for this series but the duo of Aiden Markram and Malan was brilliant in his absence. Markram scored free-flowing 96 runs and missed his maiden century by brisk in Subcontinent.

The 2nd ODI will be crucial for South Africa and they need to win this match but injury of their captain Temba Bavuma is a worrying sign. Bowlers were not at their best and conceded 300 runs which now Africa needs to rectify in order to make a comeback in the series. Only Maharaj looked threatening and was very tight with bowling whereas all other bowlers conceded at more than 6 runs per over.

  • South Africa won in 2018 against Srilanka in Srilanka 3-2
  • Aiden Markram’s batting average against Srilanka is 43.00
  • Rassie van der Dussen has scored 321 runs in 2021 ODIs at average of 80.25

Top Batsmen from 1st match

  • Aiden Markram– 96 runs at 106.67 strike rate 
  • Rassie van der Dussen– 59 runs at a 100 strike rate 
  • Temba Bavuma- 38 runs at 71.70 strike rate 

Top Bowler from 1st match

  • Rabada- 2 wickets in 9 overs at 7.30 economy 
  • Maharaj– 2 wickets in 10 overs at 3.00 economy 
  • Shamsi- 1 wicket in 10 overs at 5.50 economy 


Srilanka’s rise under Dasun Shanaka’s captaincy continued. They clinched a hard-fought victory and looked super confident in proceedings throughout the match. The series win against India has given them the much-needed confidence and they are looking like a unit filled with much confidence and ambitions. Avishka Fernando scored a blistering century and other batsmen also contributed collectively.

Srilanka will now clinch the series and another win in ICC World Cup Super League. Mickey Arthur will be happy with the overall performance but he would be wanting more from bowlers. They looked flat at one stage when Aiden Markram and Temba Bavuma were going in full flow. Dushmantha Chameera looked off-color and their match-winner Hasaranga was also not up to his best. 

  • Akila Dananjaya has picked 18 wickets against South Africa in 10 matches.
  • Avishka Fernando’s average at home is 52.54
  • Asalanka’s batting average under Shanka is 49.75

Top Batsmen of Srilanka 1st match

  • Asalanka- 72 runs at 116.14 strike rate
  • Dhananjaya de Silva– 44 runs at 70.97 strike rate
  • Avishka Fernando- 118 runs at 102.61 strike rate

Top Bowler of Srilanka 1st match

  • Wanindu Hasaranga- 1 wickets in 10 overs at 5.20 economy 
  • Akila Dananjaya- 2  wickets in 10 overs at 6.50 economy 
  • Praveen Jayawickrama- 1 wicket in 10 overs at 4.70 economy 

Venue Stats:

Match Venue      R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Total matches135
Matches won batting first72
Matches won bowling first53
Average 1st Inns scores236
Average 2nd Inns scores197
The highest total recorded375/5 (50 Ov) by SA vs SL
The lowest total recorded86/10 (29.3 Ov) by NED vs SL
The highest score chased288/5 (49.4 Ov) by SA vs SL
The lowest score defended204/7 (50 Ov) by SL vs SA

Weather Report

The weather is expected to be partly cloudy all day. Rain is expected to arrive before the match begins but during the match, there are no significant chances of rain. The weather will be partly cloudy all day and high humidity will make both teams’ lives tough.

  • Rain: 21%
  • Humidity 80%
  • Wind speed: 16 km/h.
  • Temperature- 29 Degree Celsius

Pitch Report

R.Premadasa Stadium’s pitch is expected to be good for batting again. In the first match, both teams were successful in scoring freely and Srilanka even scored 300 runs. In the last series against India also, the pitch played well in ODIs but is expected to slow down as we will go down deep into the tour.

SL vs SA 2nd ODI, Today Match Prediction

Let’s check out the crucial playing 11 for today’s game and the Prediction for this match.

SA Playing 11

Aiden Markram, Janneman Malan, Temba Bavuma (c), Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Andile Phehlukwayo, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi

Wicket-keeper: Heinrich Klaasen (wk)

Batsmen: Aiden Markram, Janneman Malan, Temba Bavuma (c), Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne

All-rounders: Andile Phehlukwayo

Bowlers: Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi

SL Playing 11

Avishka Fernando, Minod Bhanuka (wk), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Akila Dananjaya, Praveen Jayawickrama

Wicket-keeper: Minod Bhanuka

Batsmen: Avishka Fernando, Dhananjaya de Silva, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Charith Asalanka

All-rounders: Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne

Bowlers:  Dushmantha Chameera, Akila Dananjaya, Praveen Jayawickrama

SL vs SA– Who will win the match, Today Match Prediction:

Srilanka expected to win the match against South Africa

KhelTalk experts feel that Srilanka will again win against South Africa and seal the series. Srilanka is a favorite for this series and the last series win against India has given them new confidence and self-belief which was missing from them over the years.

In the first match, they played good cricket and looked in perfect shape. Even when Markram and Bavuma were cruising, they were very composed and followed their plans. On the other hand, South Africa showed a good fight but lost by a small margin in the last overs. African bowling looked not used to Srilankan conditions and their star spinner Shamsi was ineffective. We expect Srilanka to win the 2nd ODI against South Africa.

Top Batsman from South Africa – Aiden Markram

Aiden Markram played some blistering shots in his powerful innings of 96 runs. Markram has improved a lot in the last couple of years and is looking to rule the International arena. Aiden was weak against spinners a few years ago and used to easily throw wickets away but now, he has developed under Quinton de Kock. He looked in supreme touch and outmuscled every bowler. Markram can give you good returns and is our pick for the best batsman from South Africa.

Top Batsman from Srilanka– Avishka Fernando

Avishka Fernando registered the 3rd century of his career in the first match. He was flawless in the first match and took on African bowlers from ball one. He has played more than 20 matches for Srilanka and is their vital member of the White-Ball setup. He is key to their batting and his starts at top of the order set the blueprint for the whole Srilankan batting lineup. Fernando has been in superb nick recently and can give you good returns. He is our pick for best batsman from Srilanka.

Top Bowler from South Africa– Tabraiz Shamsi

Tabraiz Shamsi looked off-color in the first ODI. He only picked one wicket and was very expensive according to his standards lately. Shamsi is the number one ranked T20 bowler but needs to replicate his magic in ODIs.

2021 has been magnificent for him and he has performed everywhere in the world. Srilankan conditions are tailor-made for him and suit his bowling style. The China man bowler holds the key for South Africa’s chances in this series and given his recent form, he can turn things around quickly. He is our pick for best bowler from South Africa.

Top Bowler from Srilanka – Akila Dananjaya

Akila Dananjaya is a mystery bowler who rose to International cricket in 2017 but was in and out of the team. Dhananjaya has been instrumental under Shanaka’s captaincy and always has provided him with crucial breakthroughs.

He is playing against his favorite opposition and again picked 2 wickets in the 1st match. In the last South Africa tour of Srilanka, he was the highest wicket-taker of the ODI series with 14 wickets in just 5 matches. Dhananjaya is a smart-off spinner and can give you good returns. He is our pick for best bowler from South Africa.

Jasvinder Singh
I am Jasvinder Singh, a content specialist editor at Kheltalk, who is a sports enthusiast. I try to cover every cricket game being played on the planet. For me, sports is not limited to just writing but also playing it on the field as well.
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