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| On Sep 1, 2021 5:09 PM IST

SL vs SA 1st ODI: Possible Playing 11 of Sri Lanka


SL Playing 11: Sri Lanka will face South Africa in the first match of the ODI series here at R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo. It will be Sri Lanka’s first series since they registered a historic series win over India last month. A no. of players who were missing in that series will be available and the hosts will look to get a win in their home conditions. Sri Lanka has some capable players like Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera, Chamika Karunaratne and these will pose a big threat to the Proteas. South Africa leads Sri Lanka 44-31 in the head-to-head record in ODIs.

Team News

  • Kusal Perera makes his return to the squad but is likely to be unavailable for the ODIs as he is still recovering from Covid-19 complications.
  • Experienced players Nuwan Pradeep and Dinesh Chandimal make a return to the squad.
  • Lahiru Madushanka, Mahesh Theekshana and Pulina Tharanga are the newcomers into the side.

SL Playing 11 (likely)

Avishka Fernando
Minod Bhanuka (wk)
Bhanuka Rajapaksa
Dhananjaya de Silva
Charith Asalanka
Dasun Shanaka (C)
Wanindu Hasaranga
Chamika Karunaratne
Akila Dananjaya
Dushmantha Chameera
Nuwan Pradeep

SL’s batting order is likely to be the same as it was against India. Dinesh Chandimal will be an option given his experience but he might have to wait for his opportunity. Charith Asalanka was highly impressive in the India series and much will be expected from him. Captain Dasun Shanaka will look to continue his recent domestic form here. The bowling will be led by Chameera and Hasaranga who have been SL’s best bowlers recently.

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Sri Lanka Squad

Dasun Shanaka (C), Dhananjaya De Silva, Kusal Perera, Dinesh Chandimal, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Kamindu Mendis, Minod Bhanuka, Ramesh Mendis, Chamika Karunaratne, Nuwan Pradeep, Binura Fernando, Dushmantha Chameera, Akila Dananjaya, Praveen Jayawickrama, Lahiru Kumara, Lahiru Madushanka, Pulina Tharanga, Maheesh Theekshana.

Where to Watch SL vs SA Live 1st ODI

You can watch the ball by ball and the Live score coverage of the Sri Lanka vs South Africa 1st ODI match on Sony Sports Network and Sony Liv. The match will be played on 2 September and will start at 3:00 PM (IST).

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