South Africa captain Temba Bavuma won the toss and opted to bowl first against Sri Lanka in the 25th game of the 2021 Twenty20 World Cup in Sharjah.
Sri Lanka go in unchanged for today’s encounter with the side they fielded against Australia. Quinton de Kock returns to the playing XI and replaces Heinrich Klaasen.
After an emphatic win over defending champions West Indies, South Africa will aim to build on the momentum this evening.
Sri Lanka made a dominant start to the edition against Bangladesh but faltered against the mighty Australians, who chased a 155-run target with three overs remaining.
Sri Lanka have won only one game while batting first against South Africa in six T20Is.
They lost three, one ended in a tie and the other was abandoned.
Overall, Sri Lanka have beaten South Africa on five occasions in 17 games, losing ten.