The same old story repeated at the St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth and South Africa emerged victorious yet again in the 4th ODI to go 4-0 up in the 5 match series. Now, the action moves to Cape Town for the 5th and final ODI which will be played as a day-night game.
South Africa are looking impeccable in each and every facet of the game in this series so far. Once again they were clinical in their approach in the fourth ODI where they clinched the game quite comfortably by 6 wickets.
Talking about the last game, South Africa underwent some changes in their playing 11 with the likes of Aiden Markram, Dale Steyn and JP Duminy making their way into the side. With world cup preparations on the mind, the Proteas were in a mood to test all their available resources in this game and they succeeded in doing so.
Now, with the final match of the series left, the Proteas would be eyeing a clean-sweep prior to the world cup whereas, a consolation win is the only thing left for Sri Lanka.
Read on for SL vs SA Dream11 Team News and Sri Lanka vs South Africa team news and playing 11.
SL vs SA Team News
SL vs SA Playing 11
Speaking of the SL vs SA Playing 11, here’s how the two sides can line-up.
Sri Lanka playing 11(Probable):
Wicket-keeper: Kusal Mendis
Batsmen: Upul Tharanga, Oshada Fernando, A Fernando, Priyamal Perera, Kamindu Fernando
All-rounders: Dhananajaya de Silva, Thisara Perera
Bowlers: Lasith Malinga (c), Isuru Udana, Kasun Rajitha (Doubt: Vishwa Fernando)
South Africa playing 11(Probable):
Wicket-keeper: Quinton de Kock
Batsmen: Reeza Hendricks/R van der Dussen, David Miller, Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis (c)
All-rounders: Andile Phehlukwayo, JP Duminy
Bowlers: Tabraiz Shamsi, Lungi Ngidi, Dale Steyn, Anrich Nortje
SL vs SA Squads
Lasith Malinga (c), Lakshan Sandakan, Akila Dananjaya, Avishka Fernando, Kamindu Mendis, Kusal Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Angelo Perera, Isuru Udana, Thisara Perera, Vishwa Fernando, Kusal Perera, Kasun Rajitha, Oshada Fernando, Upul Tharanga, Priyamal Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva.
Faf du Plessis (c), Kagiso Rabada, Quinton de Kock (wk), Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir, Aiden Markram, Andile Phehlukwayo, JP Duminy, Dwaine Pretorius, Dale Steyn, David Miller, Anrich Nortje, Reeza Hendricks, Tabraiz Shamsi.
With 347 runs and 248 runs respectively, Q de Kock and Faf du Plessis are must have batters in the fantasy team. Both are top run-getter in the series
Aiden Markram showcased a fine form in Momentum One Day Cup after smashing back to back centuries and is expected to open the innings along with Q de Kock.
Reeza Hendricks is slightly doubtful due to a series of low scores
Kusal Mendis and O Fernando are the best picks from Sri Lanka
In bowling, L Malinga (7 scalps) and A Norte (6 scalps) are two pace bowling spearhead for the hosts
Imran Tahir has also bagged 7 wickets and is amongst the leading wicket-takers in the series
For the visitors, Lasith Malinga and all-rounder Thisara Perera will be the key performers.
Sri Lanka have won the toss and they’ll bat first
South Africa: Aiden Markram, Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plessis, Rassie van der Dussen, JP Duminy, Dwaine Pretorius, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir
Sri Lanka: Upul Tharanga, Avishka Fernando, Oshada Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Priyamal Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva, Angelo Perera, Akila Dananjaya Perera, Thisara Perera Isuru Udana, Lasith Malinga
In – Kagiso Rabada, R van der Dussen, D Pretorius
Out – David Miller, Dale Steyn and R Hendricks
Note: This SL vs SA Dream11 prediction is based on news sourced from various sources. We suggest you pick your playing 11 from the squad listed above basis Sri Lanka vs South Africa team news.