SL vs SA Today Match Prediction 3rd ODI, Cricket Betting Tips, 7th September

Kagiso Rabada took 2 wickets in 2nd ODI and was fierce with his line and length. His early breakthroughs were the key reason behind their dominance in 2nd innings.
  • Match: Srilanka vs South Africa (SL vs SA)
  • Date- 7th September 2021
  • Match Format- 3rd ODI
  • Venue- R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
  • Time- 2:30 PM (IST)
  • Weather Forecast- Rain, 29℃

SL vs SA, 3rd ODI General Online Betting Odds

Srilanka- 2.25

South Africa- 1.65

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SL vs SA Today Match Prediction, 3rd ODI, 7th September 2021

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South Africa

South Africa made a strong comeback in the 2nd ODI and now the series will have a finale in the 3rd ODI. South Africa was missing their captain Temba Bavuma after his injury in 1st ODI but the Maharaja-led team showed grit and determination to overcome Srilanka in the 2nd match. Batsmen led the fightback with Malan notching up another brilliant century followed by exemplary bowling by Rabada and Shamsi.

South Africa has been playing really impressive cricket recently. They defeated West Indies at their home and in these sub-continent conditions also, they have been fantastic in both matches. Quinton de Kock was rested for this series and in his absence Markram and Malan have been leading the charge with other batsmen also contributing effectively. In the first match, their fast bowlers were unsuccessful in snatching early wickets but Rabada showed a rapid improvement in the 2nd ODI.

  • Srilanka last won ODI series against South Africa in 2013
  • South Africa has won last 7 matches out of 10 against Srilanka in ODIs
  • Kagiso Rabada has taken 27 wickets against Srilanka in 17 ODIs.

Top Batsmen in this series 

  • Malan– 144 runs at 86.74 strike rate 
  • Aiden Markram– 117 runs at a 98.31 strike rate 
  • Klaasen- 79 runs at 136.20 strike rate 

Top Bowler in this series 

  • Rabada- 4 wickets 5.46 economy 
  • Maharaj– 3 wickets in 10 overs at 3.44 economy 
  • Shamsi- 6 wicket in 10 overs at 5.88 economy 


Srilanka lost the battle against South Africa in the 2nd ODI. Lanks couldn’t handle the Africans from ball one and looked all over the place in the match. Srilanka made a promising start to the series by clinching a really comprehensive win in the first match but 2nd ODI was a big setback for them. Srilanka are now in danger of losing another series and this time against Quinton de Kock and Bavuma less South Africa.

Srilanka’s bowling department needs to improve their accuracy if they want to win this series. They are heavily reliant on Wanindu Hasaranga and Chameera who have not been in their usual rhythm. Asalanka was the only positive for them and looked confident against lethal African bowlers. 

  • Karunaratne batting strike rate in Sri Lanka is 123.14
  • Hasaranga’s bowling average in Srilanka is 29

Top Batsmen of Srilanka in this series 

  • Asalanka- 149 runs at 113.74 strike rate
  • Dhananjaya de Silva– 56 runs at 65.11 strike rate
  • Avishka Fernando- 126 runs at 96.92 strike rate

Top Bowler of Srilanka in this series 

  • Wanindu Hasaranga- 2 wickets at 5.75 economy 
  • Akila Dananjaya- 2  wickets at 6.52 economy 
  • Praveen Jayawickrama- 1 wicket at 5.16 economy 

Venue Stats:

Match Venue      R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Total matches136
Matches won batting first73
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

Weather was crucial in the 2nd ODI and it was cut short to 47 overs due to rain. Rain is again expected to be a factor in the 3rd match and chances are really high of rain and Scattered Thunderstorms. We saw Rabada exert some extra seam in 2nd innings after rain and again it can happen if rain interrupts the match.

  • Rain: 65%
  • Humidity 79%
  • Wind speed: 18 km/h.
  • Temperature- 29 Degree Celsius

Pitch Report

R.Premadasa Stadium’s pitch has been heaven for batsmen so far in the series. In both matches batting first team had a big advantage as pitch slowdowns in 2nd innings. Seamers are expected to get some seam movement under lights and spinners will always be in the play.

SL vs SA, 3rd 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

Janneman Malan, Aiden Markram, Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Wiaan Mulder, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Andile Phehlukwayo, Keshav Maharaj (c), George Linde, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi

Wicket-keeper: Heinrich Klaasen (wk)

Batsmen: Aiden Markram, Janneman Malan, Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen

All-rounders: Andile Phehlukwayo, Wiaan Mulder

Bowlers: Keshav Maharaj (c), George Linde, Kagiso Rabada, 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 lost the 2nd match but is playing at their home turf. Srilanka has some extraordinary spinners and can rip apart the South African batting lineup if the pitch offers some spin. Pitch has slowed down and Africa is without their premier batsmen. Africa is heavily reliant on Shamsi and if Srilanka finds a way to tackle him then surely Srilanka will win against South Africa and clinch the series.

Top Batsman from South Africa – Janneman Malan (3.75 odds)

Janneman Malan scored a brilliant century and looked super comfortable against Lankan spinners in the last match. Malan has made an incredible start to his ODI career and has snapped 3 centuries in just 9 matches. His game against spinners is exemplary and uses sweeps to perfection. Malan’s batting style gives a vibe of Faf Du Plessis and surely is one for the future. He can give you good returns. He is our pick for best batsman from South Africa.

Top Batsman from Srilanka– Charith Asalanka (6.50 odds)

Charith Asalanka has been tremendous in the short span of their ODI career so far. He again scored a strong 77 runs of 69 balls. Asalanka has now become a core member of Srilanka’s middle order and will be crucial for Shanaka and co going into the series decider. He is a confident candidate against Spinners and can give you good returns. He is our pick for best batsman from Srilanka.

Top Bowler from South Africa– Kagiso Rabada (3.25 odds)

Kagiso Rabada took 2 wickets in 2nd ODI and was fierce with his line and length. His early breakthroughs were the key reason behind their dominance in 2nd innings.

Pitch was offering some assistance under lights in 2nd innings and bowlers like Rabada needed just a little bit of assistance to destroy any lineup. Rabada is one of the World’s best white-ball bowlers and is South Africa’s biggest asset in every condition. He is a consistent performer and can give you good returns from the match.

Top Bowler from Srilanka – Wanindu Hasaranga (4.50 odds)

Wanindu Hasaranga has enjoyed great success in the last year and has become Srilanka’s go-to man in every situation. He was scintillating in the last series against India but is yet to explode in this series.

Hasaranga has picked 2 wickets so far and not looked in his usual best. His variations are really tough to pick and if the pitch starts turning then he can make the South African batsman dance with his variations. This series has now moved to the final and bowler Hasaranga can give you good returns. He is our pick for best bowler from Srilanka.

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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