SL Playing 11: The Match 25 of T20 World Cup 2021 will witness Sri Lanka up against the South Africa team. The both teams have 1 win in 2 matches, and need a win to make their case strong for the playoffs.
The Sri Lanka team could not win their last game against the Australia team. They were impressive with the bat by scoring 154 runs, with the contributions of 30+ runs from Kusal Perera, Asalanka, and Rajapaksa. Then Wanindu Hasaraga was the pick of the bowler with 2 wickets, but other players could not contain runs and induce wickets to secure a win. But they would have gained good experience of playing against the top team.
The Sri Lanka team has played well in this tournament, and have 4 wins out of 5 matches (including warmup matches) in T20 World Cup 2021. Their batters have been fine performers in the tournament, while the bowlers have been clinical as well. But they faced the strong Australia team in the last fixture, who did not gave them enough chances.
Only Wanindu Hasaranga could manage to take wickets and the other bowlers need to comeback into form. But they have been impressive and no changes are expected in the combination. While Avishka Fernando has been seriously out of form and can be replaced by Dhananjaya De Silva.
SL Playing 11 (likely)
Sri Lanka Squad: Dasun Shanaka (captain), Kusal Janith Perera, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya De Silva, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Chamika Karunaratne, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Kumara, Maheesh Theekshana, Akila Dananjaya, Binura Fernando.
WATCH SA vs SL T20 World Cup 2021 LIVE on Star Sports 1 and Disney+ Hotstar. The Sri Lanka team can pose a strong challenge to the Proteas team in this fixture, due to their quality spin attack. The players have to be mindful about their plans and execution in this fixture to gain advantage to win the match. Last time, they could not take enough wickets and will look to mak a fighting comeback against South Africa. If you want to watch the South Africa vs Sri Lanka broadcast in Hindi, you can tune in to the Star Sports 3 Channel.
1. Charith Asalanka
The top order batter will be the best pick for your fantasy team due to his contribution, which has put the team in confidence in both the league matches. In the last fixture, he scored 35 off 27 balls and laid strong platform for the finishers.
2. Lahiru Kumara
The pacer has been accurate with his line lengths and execution wise. Although he could not pick a wicket in the last match, but he is expected to be lethal at a pitch like Sharjah. In 12 T20I matches, Lahiru Kumara has scalped a total of 14 wickets.
3. Wanindu Hasaranga
The spinner can be your differential pick due to his variations and skills. Hasaranga has been a consistent wicket taker for the team, and has the capability to score handy runs in the middle order. He has 8 wickets in 5 matches of T20 World Cup 2021.
4. Bhanuka Rajapaksa
The batter has been quite consistent with his contribution in the tournament. He has been the backbone of the team in the last 2 league matches and would look to keep performing well. In 5 matches of the tournament, Bhanuka has scored 129 runs at an average of 64.50.
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