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February 20, 2019
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SL vs SA Dream11 Prediction 2nd Test Match Preview, Team News, Playing11

By Dheeraj Singh

Sri Lanka tour of South Africa 2019 | SL vs SA Dream11 2nd Test Match Prediction

Sri Lanka vs South Africa Match Preview | Who Will Win Today Match

Port Elizabeth, February 21- 25 at 01:30 PM IST

With one of the most impressive run chases in Test cricket,  Vishwa Fernando and Kusal Perera handed Sri Lanka not only an epic win over South Africa but also the series lead by 1-0. With the second test scheduled to begin tomorrow at St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth, the visitors are standing at the verge of scripting history with their first-ever test series win in South Africa.

After being smashed by England at home followed with a bewildering New Zealand and Australia tour, Sri Lankan Lions started as the underdogs in the first test at Durban. The story was also much similar as the visitors were gradually sliding towards the defeat and required 78 runs with just 1 wicket in the bag in the fourth innings. However, at 226 for 9, Vishwa Fernando joined Kusal Perera for the last wicket who snatched victory from the hands of the hosts. His unbeaten 153 of just 200 deliveries handed Sri Lanka a memorable win in Port Elizabeth and an opportunity to seal their first-ever Test series win against South Africa in South Africa.

Meanwhile, bewildered with the thrilling loss, hosts would be hoping to come back more strongly this time. They have a world-beating pace attack along with a stable middle order and would be hoping to capitalize it to level the series with 1-1. They have suffered a blow in bowling as Vernon Philander gets ruled out of the second test following a Grade I hamstring. However, that won’t be of much concern for the hosts as they Wiaan Mulder, Theunis de Bruyn, Zubayr Hamza and others warming up the bench.

So, can Sri Lanka pull off this time? Will wait and watch!

Interesting facts –

The visitors have never won a Test series in South Africa

The Proteas have never lost a Test match at Port Elizabeth in eleven years

Pitch Report:

St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth favours fast bowlers way more than spinners. Also, as per weather forecast, scattered showers are expected on the opening day of the second test.

Avg 1st inn score: 304

Avg 2nd inn score: 239

Avg 3rd inn score: 217

Avg 4th inn score: 158

Highest Total: 549/7 (117 Ov) by AUS vs RSA

Lowest Total: 30/10 (18.4 Ov) by RSA vs Eng

Highest Chased: 271/8 (93.3 Ov) by AUS vs RSA

Lowest Defended: 130/10 (58.3 Ov) by Eng vs RSA

SL vs SA Team News:

  • Proteas pacer Vernon Philander gets ruled out of the second test following a Grade I hamstring
  • All-rounder Wiaan Mulder can take up Philander’s vacant spot
  • If Proteas think to go with an extra batter – Theunis de Bruyn or Zubayr Hamza can get a chance
  • The visitors would be looking to stick to the winning combination
  • Kusal Mendis injured his ankle during a practice session and will be a doubtful starter

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SL vs SA Playing 11:

The probable SL vs SA playing 11 is listed below.

Sri Lanka-

Wicketkeeper: Niroshan Dickwella

Batsmen: Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Lahiru Thirimanne, Oshada Fernando, Kusal Perera

All-rounder: Dhananjaya de Silva

Bowlers: Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Embuldeniya, Kasun Rajitha, Vishwa Fernando

South Africa-

Wicketkeeper: Quinton de Kock

Batsmen: Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis (c), Temba Bavuma

All-rounder: W Mulder

Bowlers: Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn, Duanne Olivier

Squads:

Sri Lanka-

Angelo Perera, Dimuth Karunaratne(c), Kusal Perera, Lasith Embuldeniya, Oshada Fernando, Suranga Lakmal, Kasun Rajitha, Vishwa Fernando, Chamika Karunaratne, Mohamed Shiraz, Lakshan Sandakan, Niroshan Dickwella, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kaushal Silva, Kusal Mendis, Milinda Siriwardana and Dhananjaya de Silva

South Africa-

Zubayr Hamza, Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plessis(c), Temba Bavuma, Hashim Amla,  Aiden Markram,  Dean Elgar, Theunis de Bruyn,  Keshav Maharaj, Wiaan Mulder, Duanne Olivier, Dale Steyn, Vernon Philander and Kagiso Rabada

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Dheeraj Singh

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