Who are the favourites?
South Africa are the outright favourites to win this contest and seal the series with a 3-zip whitewash. After comprehensively annihilating the home side by 9 wickets in the 2nd T20I, the men from the Rainbow Nation must be buoyed by a clinical performance. The limited-overs outfits under Bavuma have been portraying their potential in recent matches. Led by Rabada and Nortje in the pace bowling department, the Proteas are a force to reckon with.
1) If South Africa bat first, they would score 190/8. Sri Lanka would score 2165/10 and lose by 25 runs.
2) If Sri Lanka bat first, they would score 160/10. South Africa would chase this down in 18.3 overs with 5 wickets to spare.
The surface should help the chasing team, hence expect the skipper winning the toss to field first.
Market Tips and Odds (as of 11:00 a.m. IST 14th September 2021 )
South Africa to win the match (Betway - 1.57)
Expect a high-voltage contest betwixt two very fierce teams.
However, South Africa are the more balanced and well-rounded side in all three facets.
Expect them to win the 3rd T20I and inflict a series whitewash upon the hosts.
The first ball to be a dot (1.57)
The contest's first ball will almost probably be a dot ball.
Both teams' openers will want to watch what the pitch does for an over or two to gain a feel for it.
The R Premadasa Stadium pitch may seem slow and sticky at first, so it's essential to check the surface's pace and bounce first.
South Africa's score to be higher after the first 15 overs of batting (1.66)
South Africa is expected to achieve a higher total after the first 15 overs of batting.
The likes of Quinton de Kock, Temba Bauma, Reeza Hendricks and Aiden Markram should chip in a bit.
The Proteas batsmen should produce some fireworks, particularly during the first powerplay.
The first dismissal to be a catch (1.44)
The first dismissal of the match is more likely to be a catch than any other type of dismissal.
Because the pitch may be a little slower and lower, catches would be considerably more plentiful.
If batters do not time their swings correctly, the ball may grab the surface and loop up to fielders.
Live Streaming: Where could you watch the match in India?
The Sony Sports Network in India has obtained the rights to broadcast this series. The T20I series between South Africa and Sri Lanka will be televised live on Sony Ten 2 HD and Sony Ten 2. The South Africa versus Sri Lanka T20I series can be watched live on the SonyLiv app and website with a premium subscription as well.