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| On Sep 12, 2021 4:02 AM IST

SL vs SA 2nd T20I: Possible Playing 11 of Sri Lanka


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.

Team News

  • Kusal Perera who was infected with COVID-19 is now fully recovered and is available for selection.
  • Wicket Keeper Minod Bhanuka may come in place of Bhanuka Rajapaksa, who scored a hat-trick of ducks against South Africa in this series.

SL Playing 11 (likely)

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.

Avishka Fernando
Dinesh Chandimal
Minod Bhanuka
Dhananjaya de Silva
Charith Asalanka
Dasun Shanaka
Wanindu Hasaranga
Chamika Karunaratne
Dushmantha Chameera
Mahesh Theekshana
Akila Dananjaya

Sri Lanka Squad

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

Where to Watch SL vs SA Live 1st T20I

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.

4 Fantasy picks for Sri Lanka vs South Africa from SL

  1. Wanindu Hazaranga

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

Matches Wickets Economy 3 Wicket +
45 70 6.04 8


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)

Matches Runs Average Strike Rate
3 136 45.33 91.89


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

Matches Runs Average Strike Rate
24 706 39.22 129


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

Matches Runs Average Strike Rate
3 196 65.33 97.03

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