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| On Sep 10, 2021 3:00 PM IST

SL vs SA Dream11 Tips Grand League 1st T20I Sri Lanka vs South Africa Today Match Prediction 10 September


SL vs SA Dream11: Having won an ODI series after a long gap of 18 months, a confident Sri Lanka will now face South Africa in the first T20I here at R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo. With T20 World Cup just a month away, both teams will look to finalise their preparations. Sri Lanka will start their T20 World Cup campaign with the qualifiers while South Africa have directly qualified for the main draw. But in these conditions, expect SL to pose a greater threat to South Africans with their quality spin bowling options. On the other hand, SA too have some decent spinners in their line-up which makes this a mouth watering contest.

SL vs SA Dream11 Team Prediction

1st T20I, Sri Lanka vs South Africa

3-Match T20I series

10 September @ 7:00 PM IST

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

ICC T20I Rankings: SL 9, SA 5

Ground: R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

Brief score of the last result at the venue: Sri Lanka 82/3 (14.3 overs) beat India 81/8 by 7 wickets on 29 July 2021.

Pitch Report: Another turning track is expected as we saw in the ODI series. Spinners are likely to bowl bulk of the overs from both sides. Rain is forecasted during the match time in Colombo.


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Today Match Prediction Details

SL Playing 11 (likely)

  1. Avishka Fernando
  2. Kusal Perera (wk)
  3. Kamindu Mendis
  4. Dhananjaya de Silva
  5. Charith Asalanka
  6. Dasun Shanaka (C)
  7. Wanindu Hasaranga
  8. Chamika Karunaratne
  9. Akila Dananjaya
  10. Dushmantha Chameera
  11. Maheesh Theekshana


SA Playing 11 (likely)

  1. Reeza Hendricks
  2. Quinton de Kock (wk)
  3. Aiden Markram
  4. Rassie van der Dussen
  5. David Miller
  6. Heinrich Klaasen
  7. Dwaine Pretorius
  8. Keshav Maharaj (C)
  9. Kagiso Rabada
  10. Bjorn Fortuin
  11. Tabraiz Shamsi

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Sri Lanka vs South Africa Player Stats & Strategy

Avishka Fernando- The opener looked in good form in ODIs and will be expected to get big runs in T20Is. He is a quality player at the top and can get quick runs in the powerplay.
Avishka Fernando T20I Stats: Runs 250, Avg. 13
Avishka Fernando T20I Stats against SA: Runs 17, Avg. 6

Quinton de Kock- The wicketkeeper-batsman will be expected to score freely and give SA a flying start. He is coming off a good season at the Hundred and will look to continue his blistering form.
de Kock T20I Stats: Runs 1605, Avg. 33
de Kock T20I Stats against SL: Runs 107, Avg. 15

Wanindu Hasaranga- The allrounder will be a big threat in this format. He has the variations to pick up wickets and also has the ability to get crucial runs lower down the order.
Hasaranga T20I Stats: Runs 192, Bat Avg. 15, Wkts 33, Bowl Avg. 14
Hasaranga Stats in last T20I series: Runs 29, Bat Avg. 14, Wkts 7, Bowl Avg. 9

Tabraiz Shamsi- Shamsi is the No. 1 bowler in this format and is also the highest wicket-taker in T20Is this year. On a wicket expected to aid spinners, he can pick up big wickets.
Shamsi T20I Stats: Wkts 45, Bowl Avg. 22
Shamsi T20I Stats against SL: Wkts 4, Bowl Avg. 15


Sri Lanka News

Injury update, unavailability: Kusal Perera will be back after missing the ODI series and is expected to slot straight back into the side.

Expected changes and strategy:

  • Avishka Fernando and Kusal Perera will be the openers. Perera will take the wicketkeeper gloves too. Kamindu Mendis is likely to retain his place in the eleven.
  • The middle order will be in hands of Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva and skipper Dasun Shanaka.
  • Hasaranga and Chamika Karunaratne will provide balance with their allround abilities. Chameera is likely to be the only specialist fast bowler. Theekshana is likely to retain his place after an impressive debut in the last ODI.


South Africa News

Injury update and unavailability:

  • David Miller has recovered from hamstring strain and will be available.
  • Ngidi has flown straight to the IPL and will be unavailable.
  • Quinton de Kock is also available after missing the ODI series.

Expected changes and strategy:

  • Hendricks and de Kock will be the openers while Markram will be at No. 3.
  • Miller bolsters SA’s middle order which will also have Rassie van der Dussen and Klaasen. Pretorius is likely to get his first game of the tour.
  • Maharaj, Shamsi and Fortuin will be the spinners while Rabada is the only specialist fast bowler.


SL vs SA Dream11 Prediction

Team 1

BATSMEN: A Markram, R van der Dussen, A Fernando, C Asalanka (VC)
ALL-ROUNDERS: W Hasaranga, D Pretorius
BOWLERS: K Rabada, D Chameera, K Maharaj, M Theekshana


Team 2

BATSMEN: D Shanaka, K Perera (C), C Asalanka, D Miller
ALL-ROUNDERS: D de Silva, K Mendis
BOWLERS: A Dananjaya, K Rabada (VC), T Shamsi, C Karunaratne


Team 3

BATSMEN: A Markram (VC), A Fernando, D Miller, R Hendricks
WICKET-KEEPERS: H Klaasen, Q de Kock
ALL-ROUNDERS: W Hasaranga (C)
BOWLERS: T Shamsi, D Chameera, K Maharaj, M Theekshana


Team 4

BATSMEN: K Perera, D Shanaka, R Hendricks, R van der Dussen, A Fernando
ALL-ROUNDERS: W Hasaranga, D Pretorius
BOWLERS: C Karunaratne, T Shamsi (C), B Fortuin

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