In their ICC champions trophy opener Sri Lanka wins the toss against the overwhelmingly confident South Africa and elected to field first against pro-tease.
South Africa is enjoying No. 1 ranking spot. South Africa have 4 batsmen and 2 bowlers in top ten ICC ranking. Sri Lanka is at 7 spot in ranking and their is no Sri Lankan player in top player of ICC.
In January South Africa has thrashed Sri Lanka and Australia in ODI by 5-0. After the toss Ab de viliars the South African skipper said, that we are very confident and enjoying No.1 position and we are not going to lose our #1 position in Champions trophy as well.