SL vs SA Dream11 Today Match Prediction: Sri Lanka lost their first match of the series yet again but we all saw how they came back into the series against India and South Africa themselves in the ODIs. They are in the re-building phase and losses should be seen as a learning curve in their path to become a good side across formats. With WT20 in touching distance, Sri Lanka would need a lot of things to be looked into.
South Africa played a team that had Kagiso Rabada at #7 which shows the kind of batting depth they played with. No good T20 side will have Kagiso Rabada at #7 in their team as he is not a #7 batsman. He is at best a #8 batsman and he has improved his batting in the recent past and the hitting ability was always there alright but still $8 is one spot high for him.
Sri Lanka once again went back to Dinesh Chandimal which Might do them no good in the longer run. He scored runs which might tempt them to play him in the side which is definitely not a good sign for a team which is looking to blood in youngsters. Dinesh Chandimal is not a T20 player by any means. He doesn’t have the range of shots and is not a fast starter neither has different gears in his batting.
Kusal Perera was expected to make his comeback into the playing 11 in the first game but he wasn’t picked and there is no official confirmation over his availability for the 2nd game as well. Charith Asalanka sucked the momentum in the Sri Lanka’s chase as he couldn’t even rotate the strike in the middle overs. He departed for 6 off 19 balls which proved to be the decisive innings in the game.
South Africa are favorites going into this game. Sri Lanka have always upped their game in the 2nd game of the series after losing their first one. It has become quite pattern for them in the last few series. It wont be an easy task for South Africa to win this game.
Bet365- SL- 2.30, SA- 1.61
Betway- SL- 2.25, SA- 1.57