South Africa vs. Sri Lanka: Fifth ODI Preview
South Africa vs. Sri Lanka: Fifth ODI Preview

South Africa have been the dominant team in the series and will be eager to wrap up a 5-0 whitewash against a hapless Sri Lankan unit. For the hosts, Quinton de Kock has been the star, notching up scores of 81, 94, 121 and 51 in the series thus far. The South African unit have also been helped by their pace trio of Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje and Kagiso Rabada, who have taken help of the conditions and inflicted damage upon a struggling side.  

However, all eyes will be on Imran Tahir as he prepares to bid adieu from international cricket. The player will play his last game at home having already announced his retirement after the World Cup, and the spinner will be eager to end his journey on a high.  

Sri Lanka on the other hand look in all sorts of disarray before the World Cup, having lost their last seven ODI encounters. They have further been depleted by the injury to Kusal Perera and with players like Niroshan Dickwella failing to score runs, the problems seem aplenty. Unless they can pull up their game, a 0-5 drubbing looks imminent. 

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Wicket-keeper: Quinton de Kock (11 credits) 
Picking de Kock is a no-brainer. Not only is the Proteas star in dangerous form, he also has the ability of scoring some quickfire runs, which mounts the pressure on the rivals. Quinton de Kock has notched up three fifties and one hundred in four

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