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SL vs SA Dream11 Team Prediction 1st Test | Sri Lanka vs South Africa Team News, Playing 11

SL vs SA Dream11 Prediction

SL vs SA Match Prediction Tips | Sri Lanka vs South Africa Who Will Win Today Match

Galle, July 12 at 10:00 AM IST

South Africa begin their tour of Sri Lanka with the first Test of the two-match series at Galle on July Thursday. The touring South African side played a two-day warm-up game against Sri Lanka Board XI in Colombo to get accustomed to the Sri Lankan conditions.

Skipper Faf du Plessis and Hashim Amla looked in good touch in the warm-up game, scoring 79 and 78, respectively. Tabrez Shamsi, one of the three spinners, shone with the ball picking a fifer. With Dale Steyn back in the squad, South Africa would fancy their chances of winning the series in Sri Lanka.

The hosts, Sri Lanka have a few concerns coming into the series with foremost being the availability of Dinesh Chandimal.

In Sri Lanka, the pitches are expected to help spin bowlers more with Galle being no different. Spinners can make a big impact in the game.

Read on for SL vs SA Dream11 Team News and Sri Lanka vs South Africa playing11.

SL vs SA Team News

Sri Lanka:

  • Angelo Mathews has returned for the hosts.
  • Rangana Herath is match-fit and would play in the fixture.
  • Kusal Perera has been included in the squad but will through a fitness test on match day eve.
  • Lakshan Sandakan, Pushpakumara and Jayasuriya are among the other inclusions in the Sri Lankan squad for the series.

South Africa:

  • Speedster Dale Steyn returns to the Proteas squad after a long time.
  • Keeping in mind the Sri Lankan conditions, South Africa have named three spinners in the squad including uncapped Shaun von Berg.

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:

Wicket-keeper: Niroshan Dickwella

Batsmen: Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews (Doubt: Dinesh Chandimal, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Janith Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva, Roshen Silva)

All-rounders: (Doubt: Dilruwan Perera)

Bowlers: Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Kumara, Rangana Herath, (Doubts: Kasun Rajitha, Akila Dananjaya)

South Africa playing 11:

Wicket-keeper: Quinton de Kock

Batsmen: Hashim Amla, Aiden Markram, Dean Elgar, Faf du Plessis, (Doubts: Temba Bavuma/ Theunis de Bruyn)

All-rounders: (Doubt: Vernon Philander)

Bowlers: Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dale Steyn/Lungisani Ngidi

SL vs SA Squads

Sri Lanka: Dinesh Chandimal (c), Suranga Lakmal (vc), Kusal Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella, Danushka Gunathilaka, Angelo Mathews, Dimuth Karunaratne, Dhananjaya de Silva, Roshen Silva, Dilruwan Perera, Akila Dananjaya, Lahiru Kumara, Lakshan Sandakan, Kasun Rajitha, Kusal Janith Perera (Subject to Fitness) and Rangana Herath (Subject to fitness).

South Africa: Faf du Plessis (c), Quinton de Kock, Hashim Amla, Temba Bavuma, Dean Elgar, Theunis de Bruyn, Keshav Maharaj, Vernon Philander, Kagiso Rabada, Aiden Markram, Lungisani Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dale Steyn, Shaun von Berg and Heinrich Klaasen.

SL vs SA Key Players

Sri Lanka:

  • Kusal Mendis would be bursting with confidence after scoring plenty of runs in the recently concluded Test series against West Indies where most of his teammates failed to get among the runs.
  • Lahiru Kumara and Suranga Lakmal had decent outings in the West Indies series with the ball.

South Africa:

  • In Faf du Plessis and Hashim Amla, South Africa have experienced campaigners who are capable of making an impact.
  • Keshav Maharaj and Kagiso Rabada will be the key bowlers for the visitors.

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.

SL vs SA Dream11 Team

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Himanshu Sharma @himanshux_

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