South Africa will be keen to continue their winning momentum at when they take on Sri Lanka in a two-match Test series that starts from 13th February. Skipper Faf du Plessis will be keen that the side can hit the straps from the word go in the series to put pressure on Sri Lanka, who have been listless in their previous tour to Australia.
On the other hand, Sri Lanka have made wholesale changes to their Test squad for the series. Mohamed Shiraz, Angelo Perera, Oshada Fernando and Lasith Embuldeniya are uncapped players included for the two-match Test series.
Opener Dimuth Karunaratne will lead Sri Lanka for the Test series against South Africa. South Africa vs Sri Lanka 2019 Test Series will be played in South Africa.
Here are some of the key stats related to South Africa vs Sri Lanka 2019 Test Series
2011 was the last time Sri Lanka won a Test match against South Africa in South Africa. The game was played at Kingsmead Cricket Ground, Durban.
27 matches have been played between South Africa and Sri Lanka in Test cricket. South Africa have dominated with 14 victories to their name while Sri Lanka have managed to come out top on seven occasions. 6 matches have ended in a draw between the two teams.
2 centuries for South Africa’s premier batsman Hashim Amla against Sri Lanka in Test cricket. Amla has scored 676 runs in 12 matches at an average of 33.80
13 wickets needed by South African pacer Dale Steyn to complete 50 wickets against Sri Lanka in Test cricket. In nine matches, Steyn has picked up 37 wickets at an average of 27. 02 against Sri Lanka.
17 wickets needed by South African pacer Dale Steyn to complete 450 wickets in Test cricket. He currently has taken 433 wickets in 91 matches at an average of 22.81.
12 runs required by Sri Lankan opening batsman Dimuth Karunaratne to complete 4000 runs in Test cricket. Karunaratne currently has scored 3988 runs in 58 matches at an average of 36.58 with eight centuries to his name.
18 wickets needed by Sri Lankan medium pacer Suranga Lakmal to complete 150 runs in Test cricket. Lakmal currently has taken 132 wickets in 55 matches at an average of 39.76.