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| On Sep 7, 2021 10:30 AM IST

SL vs SA Dream11 Tips Grand League 3rd ODI Sri Lanka vs South Africa Today Match Prediction 7 September


SL vs SA Dream11: With series tantalisingly poised at 1-1, Sri Lanka and South Africa will face off in the decider here at R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo. Sri Lanka won the first match in an emphatic fashion but South Africa came back strongly despite missing their captain Temba Bavuma to injury. The hosts will look to use the slow and turning conditions at Colombo to their favour. If SL wins, it will be their first ODI series win over SA since 2013. But South Africa have shown they have all the goods to compete in these conditions. Neither of both the teams have won an ODI series in the last 18 months and both will be eager to end this streak.

SL vs SA Dream11 Team Prediction

3rd ODI, Sri Lanka vs South Africa

3-Match ODI series

7 September @ 2:30 PM IST

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

ICC Rankings: SL 9, SA 5

Ground: R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

Brief score of the last result at the venue: South Africa 283/6 (47 overs) beat Sri Lanka 197 all out (36.4 overs) by 67 runs (DLS method).

Pitch Report: The pitch is likely to aid spinners as it has done throughout the series. Slower balls will be the way to go for fast bowlers once the ball gets old. Showers are predicted for the morning but it is unlikely to affect the match.


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Today Match Prediction Details

SL Playing 11 (likely)

  1. Avishka Fernando
  2. Minod Bhanuka (wk)
  3. Dinesh Chandimal
  4. Dhananjaya de Silva
  5. Charith Asalanka
  6. Dasun Shanaka (C)
  7. Wanindu Hasaranga
  8. Chamika Karunaratne
  9. Akila Dananjaya
  10. Dushmantha Chameera
  11. Praveen Jayawickrama


SA Playing 11 (likely)

  1. Janneman Malan
  2. Aiden Markram
  3. Reeza Hendricks
  4. Rassie van der Dussen
  5. Wiaan Mulder
  6. Heinrich Klaasen (wk)
  7. Andile Phehlukwayo/ Dwaine Pretorius
  8. George Linde
  9. Keshav Maharaj (C)
  10. Kagiso Rabada
  11. Tabraiz Shamsi

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Sri Lanka vs South Africa Player Stats & Strategy

Charith Asalanka- Asalanka is the leading run-getter of the series so far. He has notched up impressive knocks in both the games and has looked comfortable in the middle.
Asalanka ODI Stats: Runs 279, Avg. 40
Asalanka Stats this series: Runs 149, Avg. 74.5

Janneman Malan- Malan has shown in his short career that he can play big innings. He scored a brilliant century in the last game and will be expected to get a big one at the decider.
Janneman Malan ODI Stats: Runs 627, Avg. 104.5
Janneman Malan Stats this series: Runs 144, Avg. 72

Wanindu Hasaranga- Hasaranga hasn’t picked up many wickets in this series but has bowled well in difficult situations. With his variations and batting abilities, he will be a big threat.
Hasaranga ODI Stats: Runs 540, Bat Avg. 24.55, Wkts 27, Bowl Avg. 39
Hasaranga Stats this series: Wkts 2, Bowl Avg. 57.5

Tabraiz Shamsi- Shamsi picked up a 5-wicket haul in the last game and helped in finishing off the SL innings quickly. He is a wicket taker and has been SA’s best bowler in recent times.
Shamsi ODI Stats: Wkts 38, Bowl Avg. 35
Shamsi Stats this series: Wkts 6, Bowl Avg. 17


Sri Lanka News

Injury update, unavailability: Kusal Perera remains unavailable while the rest of the squad is fit for selection.

Expected changes and strategy:

  • Avishka Fernando and wicketkeeper Minod Bhanuka will open the batting. Chandimal can replace the out-of-form Rajapaksa at No. 3.
  • Man in form Asalanka will be key in the middle order along with Dhananjaya de Silva and captain Dasun Shanaka.
  • Chameera will lead the attack with the new ball. Hasaranga, Jayawickrama and Akila Dananjaya will be the spinners.


South Africa News

Injury update and unavailability: Rabada suffered an ankle sprain in the last match but is expected to be fit. In case he doesn’t play, Anrich Nortje will replace him.

Expected changes and strategy:

  • Malan and Markram will open. Reeza Hendricks is likely to rekeep his position at No. 3 after a half-century in the last game.
  • Rassie van der Dussen, Klaasen and Wiaan Mulder will bat in the middle order. Pretorius can replace Phehlukwayo for the allrounder’s spot.
  • Rabada is likely to be the specialist fast bowler. SA are likely to continue with the combination of three spinners Shamsi, Maharaj and Linde.


SL vs SA Dream11 Prediction

Team 1

BATSMEN: R van der Dussen, A Fernando, J Malan (VC), C Asalanka
ALL-ROUNDERS: W Hasaranga (C), G Linde
BOWLERS: K Rabada, D Chameera, C Karunaratne, P Jayawickrama


Team 2

BATSMEN: A Markram (VC), A Fernando, C Asalanka (C), R Hendricks
ALL-ROUNDERS: D de Silva, A Phehlukwayo, W Mulder
BOWLERS: D Chameera, K Maharaj, T Shamsi


Team 3

BATSMEN: R van der Dussen, D Shanaka, J Malan (C), R Hendricks
WICKET-KEEPERS: H Klaasen, D Chandimal
ALL-ROUNDERS: W Hasaranga (VC), D Pretorius
BOWLERS: T Shamsi, C Karunaratne, A Dananjaya


Team 4

BATSMEN: A Markram, A Fernando, C Asalanka (VC), J Malan
ALL-ROUNDERS: W Hasaranga, D de Silva, G Linde
BOWLERS: K Rabada, T Shamsi (C), K Maharaj

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