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| On Sep 13, 2021 10:22 PM IST

SL vs SA 3rd T20I: Possible Playing 11 of Sri Lanka


SL vs SA, SL Playing 11: Sri Lankan team has been defeated in the most humiliating way in the last two T20Is. They have already lost the series and will be treating this match as a practice game ahead of the upcoming T20 world cup. Kusal Perera and Jayawickrama came back into the side in the last match, but even they couldn’t help to get their team back on the winning ways. Let’s see what all changes they are likely to make for the 3rd and final T20I.

Team News

  • Sri Lanka may bring back Avishka Fernando, who was rested for the last match.

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.

Kusal Perera
Dinesh Chandimal
Bhanuka Rajapaksa
Avishka Fernando
Charith Asalanka
Dasun Shanaka
Wanindu Hasaranga
Chamika Karunaratne
Dushmantha Chameera
Mahesh Theekshana
Praveen Jayawickrama

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 is the leading wicket-taker for the home side in this T20I series with 3 wickets from 2 matches.

In this T20I series

Matches Wickets Economy Average
2 3 5.62 15.00


2. Avishka Fernando

Avishka missed the last match, but he is in the form of his life. He was in great touch in the ODI series.

In this series (ODIs)

Matches Runs Average Strike Rate
3 136 45.33 91.89


3. Dinesh Chandimal

Chandimal is back in the squad. He is the 2nd leading run-scorer of the series with 71 runs from 2 matches. With him opening the innings, the chances of him playing a long innings are quite high.

In this T20I series

Matches Runs Average Strike Rate
2 71 71.00 114


4. Kusal Perera

Kusal Perera is back in the side after recovering from COVID. He announced his return in style by scoring a fluent 30. Have him in your fantasy sides.

In this T20I series

Matches Runs Average Strike Rate
1 30 30.00 120.00

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