SL vs SA, T20 World Cup 2024: Nassau County International Cricket Stadium Pitch Report, New York Weather Forecast, T20 Stats & Records | Sri Lanka vs South Africa

 

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Sri Lanka and South Africa will clash in New York on Monday (June 3), as the T20 World Cup 2024’s Group of Death kicks off. The newly-built Nassau County Cricket Stadium is set for a thrilling encounter between two teams.

Sri Lanka, the 2014 champions, and South Africa, perennial pre-tournament favourites, aim to make a strong statement.

South Africa enters the match after facing a 0-3 series defeat against the West Indies last month but will be bolstered by the return of their IPL stars, mainly Heinrich Klaasen and Tristan Stubbs. Sri Lanka, meanwhile, bounced back from a shock loss to the Netherlands in warm-ups by defeating Ireland in their final practice game.

T20I Stats and Records at Nassau County International Cricket Stadium

No, international match has been played at New York’s Nassau County International Cricket Stadium till now.

In the one-off warm-up game played here, India posted 182/5 on the scoreboard. In reply, Bangladesh were restricted for 122/9. Therefore, winning the toss and opting to bat first should be an ideal choice

SL vs SA: Nassau County International Cricket Stadium Pitch Report

The pitch at Nassau County International Cricket Stadium is anticipated to be bat-friendly. The outfield consists of Kentucky bluegrass, and the drop-in pitches, made from Tahoma Bermuda grass, are designed with the expertise of Damian Hough from Adelaide Oval.

The captain winning the toss is likely to opt for batting first.

Also READ: 3 players from South Africa who featured in the 2022 T20 World Cup but won’t play in the 2024 edition

SL vs SA: New York Weather Forecast

The weather forecast for New York shows an 11% chance of rain. The skies will be cloudy, with temperatures around 23 degrees Celsius and humidity levels reaching up to 64%. Meanwhile, wind may blow at a speed of 5 kmph.

SL vs SA: Probable Playing XI

Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Kamindu Mendis, Dhananjaya De Silva, Charith Asalanka, Wanindu Hasaranga (c), Angelo Mathews, Dasun Shanaka, Maheesh Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana, Dilshan Madushanka

South Africa: Quinton de Kock (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Ryan Rickelton, Aiden Markram (c), David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen, Tristan Stubbs, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi

Also READ: 4 Sri Lanka players who featured in the 2022 T20 World Cup but won’t play in the 2024 edition

 

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Sri Lanka and South Africa will clash in New York on Monday (June 3), as the T20 World Cup 2024’s Group of Death kicks off. The newly-built Nassau County Cricket Stadium is set for a thrilling encounter between two teams. Sri Lanka, the 2014 champions, and South Africa, perennial pre-tournament favourites, aim to make a… 

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