| On Updated : Dec 25, 2020 11:30 PM IST

SA vs SL Today Match Prediction 1st test South Africa vs Sri Lanka dream11 team Today 26 December

SA vs SL today match prediction: South Africa will be playing in their fortress in the first test match against Sri Lanka. The short 2 test series will be an exciting on as SL have won all the last 4 test matches against SA. It will be interesting to see how Quinton de Kock handles the captaincy pressure along with keeping duties to go with being the best batsman of the team.

Lets take a look at SA vs SL dream11 prediction

SA vs SL dream11 match today

Lets point out the strengths and weaknesses of both the sides in SA vs SL today match prediction

Strengths

South Africa (SA)

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  • They have a very good and a settled batting order.
  • The likes of Rassie Van der Dussen and Dwaine Pretorius were impressive in what little games they have played so far.

Sri Lanka (SL)

  • They should be high on confidence after winning the series here last time around.
  • SL have won their last 4 tests against South Africa which should hold them in good mental space going into the test series.

Weaknesses

South Africa (SA)

  • The absence of Kagiso Rabada who has impressive numbers in Centurion will hurt them big time.
  • All the eyes will be on Aiden Markram and Glenton Stuurman and it will be really important for these 2 players to do well with both bat and ball respectively.

Sri Lanka (SL)

  • Their team is full of weaknesses and only a miracle can help them win the test or some terrible cricket from South Africa should help SL to win the game.

Form guide (Last 5 games)

SA- LLLWL

SL- DWLDL

Records at Centurion (Test format)

SA- 20 wins, 2 defeats and 3 draw in 25 games

SL- 4 defeats in 4 games

SA vs SL playing11

SA playing 11

Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Rassie Van der Dussen, Faf du Plessis, Quinton de Kock, Temba Bavuma, Dwaine Pretorius, Anrich Nortje, Keshav Maharaj, Glenton Stuurmam, Lungi Ngidi

SL playing 11

Dimuth Karunaratne, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Mindo Bhanuka, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella, Dilruwan Perera/Kasun Rajitha/Dushmantha Chameera, Lasith Embuldeniya, Vishwa Fernando, Lahiru Kumara

SA vs SL prediction: who will win today?

There are no prizes for guessing as the odds are heavily in favor of the home side in South Africa in SA vs SL who will win today match according to betting sites.

Bet365- SA-1.33, SL- 6.00, Draw- 7.00

Betway- SA- 1.33, SL- 5.00, Draw- 7.00

SA vs SL dream11 team prediction tips

In SA vs SL dream11 prediction, lets take a look at the players who can fetch big points in fantasy leagues

Quinton de Kock: He has a stupendous record in this venue where batting is very difficult. He has scored 474 runs in 533 balls in 10 tests here at an average of 67 including 3 half centuries and 1 century. He is a must in the fantasy teams.

Anrich Nortje: He will be leading the pace attack in the absence of Kagiso Rabada. He has emerged as one of the potent forces with the ball in short span of time. He has picked 5 wickets in 2 tests at this venue.

Niroshan Dickwella: The southpaw will be the right guy to score some runs on this tricky wicket. He is aggressive in nature and he can get some handy runs down the order. He can be the only handy pick from Sri Lankan batsmen.

Aiden Markram: The talented opener was seen as the next big thing in the South African cricket circuit but he has lost his way off late. He has scored tons of runs in the recently concluded 4 day series. He can be a decent pick.

Other picks: Lungi Ngidi, Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Mendis and Glenton Stuurman can all be valuable picks.

Today SA vs SL match score: The average first innings here in Centurion in 2019 in around 290.

Today match pitch report: The wicket will be fast and bouncy with batting difficult on 1st day and variable bounce is bound to creep in from 3rd day. All in all, it will be a low scoring game.

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