Srilanka suffered their fourth 5-0 loss in a bilateral series since the 2015 World Cup after another batting failure resulted in an easy win for South Africa in the final ODI in Newlands. Srilanka would like to put up a better show in this T20I series starting from 19th March in Cape Town ending at Jo’burg. South Africa has been dominant in the whole ODI series, they are able to defend as well as chase target at will. They have most of the bases covered for the World cup, but one or two slots are yet to be decided for them. On the other hand, Srilanka has no clue of their 15 men squad, but they will be coming with high hopes as this format is more likable to them. Both the teams have announced their squad for the series, so let’s head to SA vs SL 1st T20 Dream11 Team and Fantasy Cricket Tips.
Date: 19th March 2019
Time: 09:30 pm IST
Venue: Newlands, Cape Town
Match Details: South Africa vs Srilanka 1st T20
Pitch Report: It looks like a placid track with good pace and bounce, any team batting first must put up more than 160 on the board.
South Africa (1st T20): Faf du Plessis (c), Quinton de Kock, JP Duminy, Reeza Hendricks, Imran Tahir, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dale Steyn, Rassie van der Dussen.
Srilanka: Lasith Malinga (c) Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Avishka Fernando, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Perera, Dhananjaya De Silva, Kamindu Mendis, Priyamal Perera, Thisara Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Isuru Udana, Asitha Fernando, Akila Dananjaya, Jeffrey Vandersay, Lakshan Sandakan.
South Africa vs Srilanka 1st T20 Fantasy Cricket Tips
- South Africa have included 3 uncapped players for this T20I series
- Aiden Markam is set to make his debut in the T20 format
- Anrich Nortje has also been included after a great performance in the ODI series
- Sinethemba Qeshile wicketkeeper-batsman will be included in the squad for 2nd and 3rd T20
Probable Playing XI: Quinton de Kock (w), Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis (c) JP Duminy, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo/Rassie van Dussen, Dwaine Pretorius, Lungi Ngidi, Kagiso Rabada/ Dale Steyn/ Shamzi, Imran Tahir, Anrich Nortje
- Their leading pace bowler Suranga Lakmal has been recalled to the Squad.
- Jeffrey Vandersay, the legspinner has also been included in the squad along with Sadeera Samarawickrama and Asitha Fernando in the 16 member squad
- Dasun Shanka missed out because of poor performance in the recent past
- Srilanka will be hoping that the likes of Kusal Mendis and Thisara Perera to use their experience and win matches for the team.
Probable Playing XI: Avishka Fernando, Niroshan Dickwella (w), Kusal Mendis, Priyamal Perera/Sadeera, Thisara Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva, Suranga Lakmal, Akila Dananjaya, Isuru Udana, Lasith Malinga (c)
SA vs SL 1st T20 Dream11 Team
Keeper – Q d Kock
Batsmen –Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis, A Fernando
All-Rounders – D d Silva, Jp Duminny, T Perera
Bowlers – S Lakmal, I Udana, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir
SA vs Sri 1st T20 Rotobash Team
Keeper – Q d Kock
Batsmen –Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis, Kusal Mendis
All-Rounders – Dhanjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera
Bowlers – S Lakmal, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehelukwayo, Imran Tahir, Kagiso Rabada.
Captain Vice Captain Picks:
- Quinton De Kock
- Faf du Plessis
- Lungi Ngidi
- Kusal Mendis
- Thisara Perera
Grand League Choices:
- JP Duminy
- Thisara Perera
Punt: David Miller
Prediction: Sri Lanka has a decent record in the T20 format, on their day they can beat any team, but the way their batting has played in this series, it looks unlikely. South Africa should win this match.
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