• Hendricks in, Markram out as SA bat first

    Aiden Markram has been replaced by Reeza Hendricks as Sri Lanka elected to bowl first in the third ODI against the Proteas in Kandy. 

    For the third time in the ODI series, Angelo Mathews has won the toss. The hosts elected to bat first in the opening two ODIs, but lost convincingly by five wickets and four wickets, respectively.

    They have changed it up for the third ODI in the hope that they can break their 10-match losing streak against the Proteas that dates back to 2014.

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    Sri Lanka’s record at home has also been abysmal. They lost nine home matches on the trot. They also lost eight series and drew one out of their last 10 bilateral ODI series.

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    The Proteas have opted to leave out Aiden Markram for Reeza Hendricks. Faf du Plessis said at the toss that Markram has been given a rest because the tour has been tough on him.

    Sri Lanka brought in Dhananjaya de Silva for Shehan Jayasuriya. Lahiru Kumara, meanwhile, comes in for Kasun Rajitha.

    The dry pitch and short boundary should make batting easy for the Proteas, as they look to post a formidable total in their innings.

    Proteas XI

    1. Hashim Amla
    2. Quinton de Kock
    3. Reeza Hendricks
    4. Faf du Plessis (c)
    5. JP Duminy
    6. David Miller
    7. Wiaan Mulder
    8. Andile Phehlukwayo
    9. Kagiso Rabada
    10. Tabraiz Shamsi
    11. Lungi Ngidi

    Sri Lanka XI

    1. Niroshan Dickwella
    2. Upul Tharanga
    3. Kusal Mendis
    4. Kusal Perera
    5. Angelo Mathews (c)
    6. Thisara Perera
    7. Dhananjaya de Silva
    8. Akila Dananjaya
    9. Suranga Lakmal
    10. Prabath Jayasuriya
    11. Lahiru Kumara

    Photo: Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images

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    Khalid Mohidin