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| On Sep 10, 2021 7:00 AM IST

SL vs SA Dream11 Prediction 1st T20I Sri Lanka vs South Africa, Playing 11, Fantasy Tips, Stats, Pitch Report 10 September


SL vs SA Dream11 Prediction: Sri Lanka will face South Africa in a three-match T20I series and the first match will be played on 10 September at the R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. The host Sri Lankan team defeated South Africa 2-1 in the recently concluded three-match ODI series after they won the third ODI in a fantastic manner. Sri Lanka will be high on confidence as they also won their last T20I assignment against India at home. Things will surely be challenging for the visiting South African side but they have the team to deliver in the shortest format of the game.

SL vs SA Dream11 Prediction

Fixture Name: 1st T20I, Sri Lanka vs South Africa

Competition: Sri Lanka vs South Africa T20I

Date: 10 September

Time: 8 PM IST

Ground: R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

Team Form Guide:
SL (recent last): W W L L L
SA (recent last): W W W W L

ICC Rankings: SL 9, SA 5

Pitch Report

The pitch at the R.Premadasa Stadium will offer a competitive wicket. There will be enough help for the batsmen and the bowlers. The pitch will assist the spinners and there will be some amount of turn available. However, the captain winning the toss will look to bowl first.

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Sri Lanka vs South Africa Dream 11 Prediction

SL Team News

Injury Update, Unavailability

  • There are no injury issues in the Sri Lanka team.

Expected Team Line-up

  • Dasun Shanaka will captain the side.
  • Kusal Perera will be the wicket-keeper.
  • Avishka Fernando, Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Perera and Dasun Shanaka will be their crucial batters.
  • Dushmantha Chameera, Akila Dananjaya and Wanindu Hasaranga will be their main bowlers.

SL Playing 11 (likely)

Avishka Fernando
Kusal Perera
Kamindu Mendis
Dhananjaya de Silva
Dasun Shanaka
Charith Asalanka
Chamika Karunaratne
Wanindu Hasaranga
Dushmantha Chameera
Akila Dananjaya
Praveen Jayawickrama

Related: Team India T20 World Cup Squad SWOT Analysis

SA Team News

Injury Update, Unavailability

  • Temba Bavuma has been ruled out of the remaining Sri Lanka tour due to injury.

Expected Team Line-up

  • Keshav Maharaj will be the captain.
  • Quinton de Kock will keep the wickets.
  • Quinton de Kock, Aiden Markram and Rassie van der Dussen will be their main batsmen.
  • Bjorn Fortuin, Kagiso Rabada and Tabraiz Shamsi will be their key bowlers.

SA Playing 11 (likely)

Aiden Markram
Quinton de Kock
Reeza Hendricks
Rassie van der Dussen
David Miller
Dwaine Pretorius
Keshav Maharaj
Bjorn Fortuin
Kagiso Rabada
Tabraiz Shamsi
Anrich Nortje/Sisanda Magala

Related: South Africa T20 World Cup Squad Announced

Fantasy Cricket Tips, Captain & Differential Pick

Captain Options:

Quinton de Kock: South African wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock is an experienced T20 cricketer and his presence will be crucial for the visitors. Quinton de Kock Stats in T20Is – 1605 runs in 54 matches at a strike-rate of 138.01.

Kusal Perera: For Sri Lanka, Kusal Perera is an attacking option in this batting line-up and he has a brilliant T20I record. Kusal Perera Stats in T20Is – 1347 runs in 49 games at a strike-rate of 132.97.

Differential Pick: 

Tabraiz Shamsi: For South Africa, Tabraiz Shamsi has phenomenal numbers in the shortest format and he is currently the No.1 ranked T20I bowler in the ICC Rankings. Tabraiz Shamsi Stats in T20Is – 45 wickets in 39 matches at an economy of 6.79.

Related: Rashid Khan Shocking Tweet After T20 World Cup Squad Announcement

SL vs SA Dream11 Team Prediction

WICKET-KEEPERS: Quinton de Kock
BATSMEN: Aiden Markram, Avishka Fernando, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Kusal Perera
ALL-ROUNDERS: Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga
BOWLERS: Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Praveen Jayawickrama

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Kuljyot Singh

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