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| On Oct 30, 2021 2:45 PM IST

SA vs SL Dream 11 Prediction AFTER TOSS, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Pitch Report, Team Details


SA vs SL Dream11 AFTER TOSS: The 25th encounter of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 is schedule to be played between South Africa and Sri Lanka on 30 October (Saturday) at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah. While talking about the standings of these two teams so far in the mega event, South Africa are placed at the third position while Sri Lanka occupies the fourth spot on the points table in Group 1.

SA vs SL Dream 11 Prediction

Both these teams have are coming into this game having suffered quite similar results so far in the ongoing edition of the tournament. South Africa pulled off a brilliant 8-wicket victory against defending champions West Indies in their last game but they lost their opening match against Australia. On the other hand, Sri Lanka have also won one game and lost against Bangladesh in the Super 12 stage of the tournament.

SA vs SL Match Details

Sri Lanka are currently placed at the 10th position in the ICC T20I Rankings with a rating of 229 and 5048 points. On the other hand, South Africa occupies the 5th position with a total of 7489 points. In the 16 T20I matches played between these two sides, South Africa have dominated this head-to-head rivalry with a total of 11 wins while Sri Lanka have managed to win just 5 games.

Fixture Name: Match 25, South Africa vs Sri Lanka

Competition: ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021

Date: 30 October

Time: 3:30 PM IST

SA vs SL Ground Details

Ground: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

Pitch Report: The wicket at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium is once again expected to offer pretty competitive conditions that will have enough help for the batters as well as bowlers. Both the fast bowlers and spinners will get some great amount of assistance from this wicket especially because this is a afternoon game. However, the dew factor will play an important role in the second innings. Therefore, bowling first will be a safe option on this track where the average first innings total will be 150-160.

Toss Update: South Africa won the toss and opted to bowl first. 

SA vs SL Dream 11 Team Prediction

It will be a calculative move to pick a mixed combination of Sri Lanka and South Africa players in your respective dream fantasy cricket teams. Since it is the starting stages of the T20 World Cup, it will be a good decision to include more of batters to increase the chances of winning big contests. The likes of Wanindu Hasaranga, Kusal Perera, Anrich Nortje, Aiden Markram and Tabraiz Shamsi remain the must pick players for this exciting contest.

WICKET-KEEPERS: Quinton de Kock, Kusal Perera
BATTERS: Aiden Markram, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa
ALL-ROUNDERS: Wanindu Hasaranga, Dwaine Pretorius
BOWLERS: Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Keshav Maharaj, Maheesh Theekshana

SA vs SL Dream 11 Fantasy Tips 2021

South Africa will definitely have the upper hand in this exciting contest against Sri Lanka. The Temba Bavuma-led South African side have a pretty balanced side of some really good batters and bowlers with which they got the better of West Indies in a low-scoring encounter. On the other hand, Sri Lanka will be eyeing to put up an improved performance in this match and they will be a tough side to beat in these conditions.

SA Top Picks

The South African side will want to come up with a better effort both with the bat and ball as they have performed in the last few T20I games. The duo of Reeza Hendricks and Aiden Markram have performed really well in the opening department and they will have the support of Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller and Temba Bavuma. In the bowling department, Tabraiz Shamsi, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje will once again be crucial with the ball.

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Aiden Markram

For South Africa, Aiden Markram will have to play an important role in this batting line-up especially in the absence of Quinton de Kock. Markram smashed a crucial knock of 40 runs off 36 balls in the last game against Australia. The right-handed batter has performed impressively well in limited-overs cricket in the recent few months. He has notched up a total of 466 runs in 16 T20I games at an excellent strike-rate of more than 140.

Name Matches Runs Strike-Rate
Aiden Markram 16 466 143.38

Kagiso Rabada

South Africa’s pace spearhead Kagiso Rabada have delivered brilliant performance in limited-overs cricket in the last two years. He picked up the crucial wicket of David Warner in the previous game against Australia. Rabada has taken a total of 42 wickets from 36 T20I matches. He has an excellent average of 26.62 and a fine economy of 8.59. The Proteas speedster will be hoping to pick regular wickets in this match as well.

Name Matches Wickets Economy
Kagiso Rabada 36 42 8.59

SA News

  • There are no major injury issues for South Africa.
  • Temba Bavuma will be the captain.
  • Quinton de Kock will keep the wickets.
  • Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram and Rassie van der Dussen will be their important batters.
  • Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Keshav Maharaj and Tabraiz Shamsi will be their crucial bowlers.

SA Playing 11 (Confirmed)
Reeza Hendricks
Quinton de Kock
Temba Bavuma
Aiden Markram
Rassie van der Dussen
David Miller
Dwaine Pretorius
Keshav Maharaj
Kagiso Rabada
Tabraiz Shamsi
Anrich Nortje

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SL Top Picks

The Sri Lankan side will be aiming to do well both with the bat and ball. The Sri Lankan team management would want the likes of Avishka Fernando, Kusal Perera and Charith Asalanka to take the responsibility in this game. Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Kumara and Chamika Karunaratne have been really good with the ball and they would want to continue the good work.

Wanindu Hasaranga

Sri Lanka’s key wicket-taking leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga had delivered sensational performance for the national team in the white-ball formats in the last few months. Wanindu had taken three crucial wickets in the last win against Netherlands. He is currently the No.2 ranked T20I bowler in the ICC T20I Rankings. Wanindu Hasaranga was also the Player of the Series during the last T20I series against India at home.

Name Matches Wickets Economy
Wanindu Hasaranga 27 42 6.29

Kusal Perera

Sri Lankan explosive batter Kusal Perera will have to take the responsibility in the batting department in this mega event. Even though he has not played a lot of competitive cricket in the recent while due to injury, he is quite an experienced player especially in T20 cricket. Kusal has smashed more than 1400 runs while playing in as many as 55 T20I matches at a fine strike-rate of 131.98. He has also notched up a total of 12 half-centuries in T20I cricket.

Name Matches Runs Strike-rate
Kusal Perera 55 1461 131.98

SL News

  • There are no injury issues in the Sri Lanka team.
  • Dasun Shanaka will captain the side.
  • Kusal Perera will be the wicket-keeper.
  • Avishka Fernando, Charith Asalanka, Kusal Perera and Dasun Shanaka will be their important batters.
  • Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Kumara and Wanindu Hasaranga will be their key bowlers.

SL Playing 11 (Confirmed)
Kusal Perera
Pathum Nissanka
Avishka Fernando
Bhanuka Rajapaksha
Dasun Shanaka
Charith Asalanka
Chamika Karunaratne
Wanindu Hasaranga
Lahiru Kumara
Dushmantha Chameera
Maheesh Theekshana

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Watch SA vs SL Live Score And Streaming

Watch the South Africa vs Sri Lanka ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 match Live score and streaming on the Star Sports Network and HotStar app. All the players stats and match scores along with exciting live ball-to-ball commentary will be available on the Hotstar app. A big panel of experienced commentators will be providing their expert comments during this entertaining SA vs SL encounter from 3:30 PM IST in Sharjah. The crowds will be allowed throughout this T20 World Cup in the UAE.

List of Channels to watch SA vs SL Match

India & rest of the Indian sub-continent (including Sri Lanka): Star Sports
Australia: Fox Sports, Channel 9
United Kingdom & Republic of Ireland: Sky Sports
South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa: SuperSport
United Arab Emirates: Etisalat Criclife
USA & Canada: Willow TV
New Zealand: SKY Sport
Pakistan: Ten Sports, PTV Sports
Caribbean: ESPN
Bangladesh: Gazi TV
Afghanistan: Radio Television Afghanistan
South East Asia: Fox Networks Group
Pacific Islands: Digicel
MENA, Continental Europe and Central Asia: Yupp TV
Singapore, Malaysia & Hong Kong: Star Cricket

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Kuljyot Singh

A cricket maniac who lives his life like a T20 match, time is short so make the most of it. Always thriving to learn more about cricket writing and obviously being an Indian, a big cricket expert.