SL vs SA, SL Playing 11: After scripting a historic win against South Africa in the ODI series, Sri Lanka went way down to a 28 run defeat over the same opposition in the T20I series. Apart from veteran Dinesh Chandimal who returned back to the squad, all the rest of the batsmen found it difficult to chase down the target of 164 set by the Proteas. Still then, they are expected to almost retain the same combination for the 2nd T20I as well, with just a few alterations here and there.
Despite the loss, they are not expected to make any changes to the playing eleven. Kusal Perera is expected to be available for selection, but it’s not sure whether he will name it to the playing eleven or not for tomorrow’s fixture. The only change expected is in the wicket-keeping department where Minod Bhanuka may come in place of Bhanuka Rajapaksa who is having a series to forget.
Dhananjaya de Silva
Dasun Shanaka, Minod Banuka, Dinesh Chandimal, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Pulina Tharanga, Ramesh Mendis, Sahan Aarchchige, Dushmantha Chameera, Binura Fernando, Nuwan Pradeep, Dhananjaya de Silva, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Ashen Bandara, Kamindu Mendis, Lahiru Madushanka (Subject to fitness), Dilshan Madushanka, Lahiru Kumara, Mahesh Theekshana, Lakshan Sandakan, Asitha Fernando, Ishan Jayaratne, Akila Dananjaya, Praveen Jayawickrama, Kusal Janith Perera, Avishka Fernando, Dananjaya Lakshan, Shiran Fernando
Sports Network will live stream the South Africa Tour of Sri Lanka in India. Fans can watch the SL vs SA LIVE Streaming on the Sony Liv app while Sony Ten 2 will live telecast the match on TV for the Indian audience.
The crafty leg spinner is in fine form right now. He was the man of the series in the latest T20I series against India. His all-around ability makes him a great pick for fantasy leagues.
In T20s since 2019
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2. Avishka Fernando
Avishka got back to form in the ODI series against South Africa. From the 3 ODIs that he played in this series, he has scored 136 runs at an average over 45.
In this series (ODIs)
3. Dinesh Chandimal
Chandimal was back in the squad for the last T20I. He announced his return in the best possible way by scoring 66 of 54 balls. He is in fine form and is a good fantasy pick.
In T20s since 2019
4. Charith Asalanka
He was the leading run-scorer of the ODI series against South Africa. He scored 196 runs from 3 matches at an outstanding average of 65.33 in the ODI series.
In the SA vs SL 2021 ODI series
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