Johannesburg, March 03, Sunday at 01:30 PM IST
Roaring high, the Sri Lankan Lions would be looking to continue their momentum in the limited over format too. The 5-match ODI series between South Africa and Sri Lanka begins tomorrow with the first match scheduled to be played at The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg in the afternoon. The clash is set to begin at 01:30 PM IST.
After an emphatic 2-0 win in the test series, Sri Lanka will once again start as underdogs but will be high on confidence. With the return of experienced Lasith Malinga, Thisara Perera and Upul Tharanga, the side looks quite balanced and can give a tough challenge to the home side. While there are as many as 9 changes in the ODI squad, let's see what the new look Sri Lanka has in the bag.
The home side has named a 14-man squad with ample pace attack options. The squad has the likes of Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Andile Phelukwayo, Kagiso Rabada and Dale Steyn. So, clearly, Proteas will be charging with their pace attack and the pitch is also expected to favour the thinking. Also, Proteas would be looking to fine-tune their pace-attack combination ahead of the CWC 2019. In the batting ranks, South Africa has skipper Faf du Plessis, Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, R Van der Dussen and David Miller.
Meanwhile, with one eye on the World Cup 2019, both the sides would be looking to get back to winning form and an exciting battle is expected to take place tomorrow at Johannesburg.
South Africa –
Won – 12 || Loss – 10
Sri Lanka –
Wins – 06 || Loss – 13 || No result – 01
The Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg has always offered pace and bounce to the pacers. However, in recent times, the wicket has behaved adversely. The spinners have got a little help with the batsmen struggling to post massive targets. As far as the weather forecast is concerned, it will be a pleasant day.
Avg 1st inn score: 235
Avg 2nd inn score: 204
Highest Total: 438/9 (49.5 Ov) by RSA vs AUS
Lowest Total: 109/10 (23 Ov) by SL vs IND
Highest Chased: 438/9 (49.5 Ov) by RSA vs AUS
Lowest Defended: 149/10 (45 Ov) by RSA vs Eng
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The probable SL vs SA playing 11 is listed below.
Wicketkeeper: Niroshan Dickwella
Batsmen: Upul Tharanga, Oshada Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera
All-rounder: Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera
Bowlers: Akila Dananjaya, Kasun Rajitha, Lasith Malinga (c), I Udana (D: V Fernando)
Wicketkeeper: Quinton de Kock
Batsmen: Reeza Hendricks, Faf du Plessis (c), R van der Dussen, David Miller
All-rounder: Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius
Bowlers: Kagiso Rabada, I Tahir/T Shamsi, Lungi Ngidi
Thisara Perera, Oshada Fernando, Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella (vice-captain, wkt), Akila Dananjaya, Avishka Fernando, Vishwa Fernando, Lasith Malinga (capt), Kamindu Mendis, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Perera, Kusal Perera, Priyamal Perera, Kasun Rajitha, Lakshan Sandakan, Upul Tharanga, Isuru Udana
Quinton de Kock (wkt), Andile Phehlukwayo, Faf du Plessis (capt), Imran Tahir, David Miller, Wiaan Mulder, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Reeza Hendricks, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dale Steyn, Rassie van der Dussen
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Fantasy picks from South Africa-
Quinton de Kock will be the best pick in wicketkeeper. With 222 runs in the test series, de Kock was the leading run-getter for the side and is in fluent form
Faf du Plessis, David Miller, Reeza Hendricks and R Van der Dussen will be crucial in the batting line up. R van der Dussen was the leading run scorer in Mzansi Super League and had a good outing in the on-ongoing Momentum One Day Cup 2019.
Tabraiz Shamsi and Imran Tahir will be crucial with the turns while Dale Steyn, Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi are expected to breathe fire with their pace
Fantasy picks from Sri Lanka-
Thisara Perera and Kusal Perera are two most crucial players in Sri Lankan line up. Kusal Perera was one of the heroes in the 2-0 Test series win and has a strike rate of 91.28
Thisara Perera has been in an excellent form since BPL 2019. His recent 140 off 74 balls against New Zealand showcases how destructive he can be.
Upul Tharanga, Kusal Mendis, skipper Lasith Malinga are some of the experienced campaigners in the side
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