ICC World Cup 2019: SA vs SL Dream11 Captain; Back Malinga, Karunaratane and du Plessis to make it count

Sri Lanka are still dreaming in the ongoing ICC World Cup and they have  kept others dreaming too. On the other hand, South Africa already know their fate but they will atleast want to finish the tournament on a high note and salvage their pride.

The contest is an interesting battle as both teams have quality players and their clash is sure to make things exciting.

For the Dream11 Captain, watch out for these three superstars.

#3. Dimuth Karunaratne:

The Sri Lankan captain is in prime form in this tournament and can be expected to extend his good run. He has played crucial knocks in this World Cup and has given a good foundation for other batters.

Against South Africa he will have to negate the threat of quality pace artillery and  if he does that, Sri Lanka stand a fair chance of scoring another victory.

Batting average in 2019: 64.25

Total number of fifties in 2019: 3

Total runs in 2019: 257

Batting average in England: 46.00

Total number of fifties in England: 2

Total runs in England: 184

#2. du Plessis:

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The South African skipper is under the pump thanks to South Africa's abysmal performance so far. And hence expect Faf du Plessis to come out all guns blazing and make a big score in this match.

Batting average in 2019: 56.18

Total number of hundreds in 2019: 1

Batting average in England : 31.22

Total number of fifties in England: 4

Batting average against Sri Lanka 48.63

Total number of hundreds against Sri Lanka: 3

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#1. Lasith Malinga:

With a big fat belly and aching knees, Lastih Malinga has proved that he still has the fire in him to wreck havoc. His spell of four wickets against England will probably go in the ‘World Cup Hall of Fame' and these are warning signs for opponents.

Three World Cups back when Malinga faced South Africa, he claimed four wickets in four balls and announced his arrival in international cricket and now he faces the same opponent. Can he make it memorable again?

Bowling average in 2019: 32.05

Total number of wickets in 2019: 19

Bowling average in England: 27.90

Total number of wickets in England: 44

Bowling average against South Africa: 29.16

Total number of wickets against South Africa: 36

Chaitanya Laxman

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