South Africa field first in dead rubber v Sri Lanka

 28 Mar 2016 - 18:06

South Africa field first in dead rubber v Sri Lanka
South Africa's captain Faf du Plessis(R)throws the ball towards wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock to successfully run-out Sri Lanka's batsman Milinda Siriwardana during the World T20 cricket tournament match between South Africa and Sri Lanka at The Feroz Shah Kotla Cricket Ground in New Delhi on March 28, 2016. (AFP / Prakash Singh)

 

NEW DELHI: South Africa captain Faf du Plessis won the toss and opted to field against Sri Lanka in their 'dead rubber' World Twenty20 Group One match at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium on Monday.

Sri Lanka are without skipper Angelo Mathews who sustained a hamstring injury when his side lost to England on Saturday, a defeat that eliminated the defending champions from the tournament.

Dinesh Chandimal will lead the team in Mathews' absence.

South Africa, who also have nothing but pride to play for, made three changes as they replaced Kagiso Rabada, Chris Morris and Rilee Rossouw with Dale Steyn, Kyle Abbott and Farhaan Behardien.

Reuters