South Africa vs Sri Lanka 2020-21 Test Series: Statistical Overview

Despite having a topsy-turvy home season due to various issues, South Africa will be looking to start their red-ball cricket campaign on a positive note. Being named as new Test captain, Quinton de Kock will be keen to lead from the front with the bat.

Eight uncapped players have been picked for two-match Test series. Keagan Petersen, Lutho Sipamla, Raynard Van Tonder, Kyle Verreynne, Migael Pretorius, Glenton Stuurman, Sarel Erwee have earned their maiden call-ups to the national side after doing exceedingly well with bat and ball in the ongoing four-day domestic competition.

On the other hand, Sri Lanka have not made any big changes for the upcoming tour of South Africa. Leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga and wicket-keeper Minod Bhanuka are uncapped players included for the two-match Test series. Dimuth Karunaratne will lead Sri Lanka for the two-match Test series against South Africa.

Here are some of the important statistics related to South Africa vs Sri Lanka 2020-21 Test Series

2019 was the first time Sri Lanka won a Test series in South Africa. The two-matches were played at Durban and Port Elizabeth.

29 matches have been played between South Africa and Sri Lanka in Test cricket. South Africa have held the upper hand in red-ball cricket with 14 victories to their name while Sri Lanka have managed to register nine victories. Six matches have been ended in draws.

1 century for South Africa’s premier batsman Quinton de Kock against Sri Lanka in Test cricket. Left-hander has scored 669 runs in nine matches at an average of 39.35 with one century and five half-centuries to his name.

20 wickets needed by Sri Lanka spinner Lasith Embuldeniya to complete 50 wickets for Sri Lanka in Test cricket. In seven Test matches, Embuldeniya has claimed 30 wickets at an average of 39.80 with two five-wicket hauls to his name.

99 runs needed by South African batsman Faf Du Plessis to complete 4000 runs in Test cricket. Former captain has accumulated 3901 runs in 65 Test matches at an average of 39.80 with nine centuries and twenty-one half-centuries to his name.

112 runs needed by South African opener Dean Elgar to complete 4000 runs in Test cricket. Left-hander has accumulated 3888 runs in 63 Test matches at an average of 38.49 with 12 centuries and 14 half-centuries to his name.

66 runs needed by South African captain Quinton De Kock to complete 3000 runs in Test cricket. Left-hander has accumulated 2934 runs in 47 Test matches at an average of 39.12 with five centuries and twenty-one fifties to his name.

5 runs needed by Sri Lanka batsman Kusal Mendis to complete 3000 runs in Test cricket. He currently has accumulated 2995 in 44 Test matches at an average of 36.97 with six centuries and eleven half-centuries to his name.

123 runs required by Sri Lankan opening batsman Dinesh Chandimal to complete 4000 runs in Test cricket. He currently has scored 3877 runs in 57 matches at an average of 40.81 with 11 centuries and 18 half-centuries to his name.

79 runs needed by Sri Lankan wicket-keeper Niroshan Dickwella to complete 2000 runs in Test cricket. Dickwella currently has accumulated 1921 runs in 37 Test matches at an average of 30.98 with 15 half-centuries to his name.

137 runs needed by Sri Lankan all-rounder Dhananjaya de Silva to complete 2000 runs in Test cricket. Dhananjaya currently has accumulated 1863 runs in 31 Test matches at an average of 35.15 with six centuries and six half-centuries to his name.

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