SL vs SA Dream11: Sri Lanka and South Africa will play the first ODI of the series here at R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo. Both teams are struggling on World Cup Super League points table and will look to secure their qualification. Hosts Sri Lanka have the quality spinners like Wanindu Hasaranga and Akila Dananjaya who will be crucial in these conditions. Meanwhile, South Africa themselves possess a strong spin attack of their own with Tabraiz Shamsi leading the way. Despite missing few players, SA look a strong team and are likely to give hosts SL a run for their money.
1st ODI, Sri Lanka vs South Africa
3-Match ODI series
2 September @ 3:00 PM IST
SL (recent last) L L L L W
SA (recent last) L W L L W
ICC Rankings: SL 8, SA 6
Ground: R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Sri Lanka 227/7 (39 overs) beat India 225 all out by 3 wickets (DLS method) on 23 July, 2021.
Pitch Report: The pitch will take turn and there will be plenty for the spinners. There are chances of thunderstorms interrupting the play during the first innings.
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SL Playing 11 (likely)
SA Playing 11 (likely)
Wanindu Hasaranga- The star all-rounder is said to be the future of Sri Lankan cricket. He is likely to be the biggest threat for SA this series.
Hasaranga ODI Stats: Runs 534, Bat Avg. 27, Wkts 25, Bowl Avg. 38
Hasaranga last ODI series Stats: Wkts 3, Bowl Avg. 27
Tabraiz Shamsi- The left-arm chinaman bowler has been in superb form with the ball. He is a genuine wicket-taker in the middle overs for South Africa.
Shamsi ODI Stats: Wkts 32, Bowl Avg. 38
Shamsi last ODI series Stats: Wkts 5, Bowl Avg. 24
Charith Asalanka- Asalanka impressed in the India series with his composure and consistency. He can rotate the strike and can also score runs quickly towards the end.
Asalanka ODI Stats: Runs 130, Avg. 26
Asalanka last ODI series Stats: Runs 127. Avg. 42
Janneman Malan- The opener scored a 177* in South Africa’s last ODI against Ireland. He has shown that he can play a big innings which makes him a key batsman.
J Malan ODI Stats: Runs 483, Avg. 121
J Malan last ODI series Stats: Runs 261, Avg. 261
Sri Lanka News
Injury update, unavailability:
Expected changes and strategy:
South Africa News
Injury update and unavailability: Quinton de Kock, David Miller and Lungi Ngidi will be missing this series.
Expected changes and strategy:
BATSMEN: T Bavuma, A Markram, A Fernando, C Asalanka (VC)
WICKET-KEEPERS: H Klaasen, M Bhanuka
ALL-ROUNDERS: D de Silva
BOWLERS: D Chameera, A Dananjaya, K Rabada, T Shamsi (C)
BATSMEN: R van der Dussen, D Shanaka, C Asalanka (C), J Malan
WICKET-KEEPERS: K Verreynne
ALL-ROUNDERS: A Phehlukwayo, W Hasaranga (VC)
BOWLERS: N Pradeep, T Shamsi, C Karunaratne, A Nortje
BATSMEN: R van der Dussen, A Markram, J Malan (C), B Rajapaksa
WICKET-KEEPERS: H Klaasen, K Verreynne
ALL-ROUNDERS: D de Silva, W Hasaranga
BOWLERS: D Chameera, K Rabada (VC), K Maharaj
BATSMEN: T Bavuma, A Fernando, J Malan, C Asalanka (VC), B Rajapaksa
WICKET-KEEPERS: M Bhanuka
ALL-ROUNDERS: W Hasaranga (C)
BOWLERS: A Nortje, T Shamsi, C Karunaratne, A Dananjaya