SA vs SL Halaplay Prediction | 5th ODI Preview | Team News & Fantasy Team

Published on: Mar 15, 2019 11:39 am IST|Updated on: Mar 16, 2019 11:58 am IST

SA vs SL Halaplay

SA vs SL Halaplay Prediction | South Africa vs Sri Lanka 5th ODI Match Preview | Team News & Fantasy Team


The last ODI game is going to be wrapping up the five-match series as South African host Sri Lanka in what will be a rudimentary game on Saturday.

South Africa have won the first four games with ease and hardly were made to sweat by the opposition. The side looked to be one who has no problems with the combination they are going to deploy in the ICC Cricket World Cup, and now are testing out their fringe players to see who makes the cut in the squad. The team has been given the tag of being chokers, and that must hurt the pride of a cricketing nation who truly have some of the best players in the world. It will be interesting to see how they are going to set themselves up and prepare for the grand event.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka are struggling and apparently bleeding from every single orifice of the organisation. They are not doing well at all, and are getting dominated by their competitors. The management has got themselves some work cut out and have to make some tough calls in the coming days. If the performances don’t improve, the dream to do well in the World Cup can be kissed goodbye, as the level of competition they will be facing will be of an exponential level. Critics wonder if they are going to be one of the big name sides who will be ousted from the tournament before anyone else.

Match Details: 

Venue – Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town, South Africa

Date & Time – 16th March | 4:30 PM IST


SA vs SL Halaplay Team News

  • Hashim Amla remains unavailable as he has been granted personal leave, his place has been filled in by Reeza Hendricks.
  • South Africa will be putting their bench strength to test in this fixture.
  • Sri Lanka’s head coach has been recalled back to the country by the board, as instability has been the name of the game for the team in the recent months.


The Squads –

South Africa – Faf du Plessis (c), Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock, JP Duminy, Imran Tahir, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dale Steyn, Rassie van der Dussen

Sri Lanka – Lasith Malinga (c), Isuru Udana, Thisara Perera, Akila Dananjaya, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Lakshan Sandakan, Oshada Fernando, Kamindu Mendis, Upul Tharanga, Priyamal Perera, Vishwa Fernando, Dhananjaya de Silva, Angelo Perera, Kasun Rajitha

Probable Teams

South Africa – Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis, David Miller, JP Duminy, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dale Steyn, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi

Sri Lanka – Avishka Fernando, Upul Tharanga, Oshada Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Priyamal Perera, Kamindu Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, T Perera, I Udana, Lasith Malinga, K Rajitha

SA vs SL Halaplay Fantasy Team

Key Players –

South Africa – Quinton de Kock | JP Duminy | Anrich Nortje

Sri Lanka – Isuru Udana | Kusal Mendis | Lasith Malinga

  • Quinton de Kock has scored 347 runs in the first four games, and he will be looking to score yet another half-century.
  • JP Duminy was once the best all-rounder in the world, and he is looking to get a place back in the side.
  • Kusal Mendis has been the most consistent batsman for Sri Lanka so far, and he needs support from his teammates.
  • Isuru Udana being a bowler scored 78 runs in 57 balls, and also has been wickets regularly.

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