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SL vs SA Dream 11 Team Prediction for 1st ODI: Preview

By Pranob Thachanthara

SL vs SA Dream 11 Team Prediction for 1st ODI: Preview

Hello and Welcome to our preview for Sri Lanka vs South Africa ODI match. We are covering SL vs SA Dream 11 team Prediction, Preview and Probable Playing XI for the first ODI match. The match is to be played at The Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg.

Sri Lanka will be buzzing with momentum after their test series victory over South Africa even after having such an inexperienced side. They have a poor form in ODI format in recent times but will be keen to give a tough challenge to South Africa. Lasith Malinga along with the batsmen had a good practice match and will be determined to replicate it in the five-match series. They will try to give chances to new players in order to find a perfect squad to despatch to England.

Team South Africa had a poor test series and will be eager for revenge against confident Sri Lankan side. Skipper Faf Du Plessis will hope to cover all bases as this will be their last ODI series before World Cup 2019. Expectations will be high on Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Dussen, Faf and Miller to score plenty of runs. Talented allrounder Andile Phehlukwayo along with pace battery of Rabada, Steyn, Ngidi and debutant Nortje will also be eager to display their lethal pace.

A good encounter can be expected between both teams.

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When and Where:

SL vs SA, 1st ODI, Sri Lanka tour of South Africa, 2019.
The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg.
3rd March 2019, 01:30 PM IST

Venue details:

Average 1st innings score: 235
Average 2nd innings score: 204

Last five completed matches: (Most recent first)

South Africa : W, L, W, W, L
Sri Lanka : L, L, L, W, L

Sri Lanka vs South Africa – Head to head in ODIs

Matches played: 78

Sri Lanka won: 31
South Africa won: 38
No Result: 8
Tied: 1


Thisara Perera, Oshada Fernando, Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Akila Dananjaya, Avishka Fernando, Vishwa Fernando, Lasith Malinga (c), Kamindu Mendis, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Perera, Kusal Perera, Priyamal Perera, Kasun Rajitha, Lakshan Sandakan, Upul Tharanga, Isuru Udana.

Quinton de Kock (wk), Andile Phehlukwayo, Faf du Plessis (c), Imran Tahir, David Miller, Wiaan Mulder, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Reeza Hendricks, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dale Steyn, Rassie van der Dussen.

Team News:

Sri Lanka:

In Practice match, Lasith Malinga starred with the ball taking five wicket haul while K Rajitha took two scalps. Avishka Fernando, Upul Tharanga, Kusal Mendis and Oshada Fernando came good with the bat.

Akila Dananjaya returns after getting his bowling action ratified.

Niroshan Dickwella and Upul Tharanga will open the innings. Oshada Fernando, Kusal Perera and Kusal Mendis will follow them.

Dhananjaya de Silva and Thisara Perera will play the role of allrounder.

Akila Dananjaya will lead the spin attack along with Dhananjaya De Silva while V Fernando and Lasith Malinga will be the key pacers along with Thisara Perera and anyone among Rajitha/Udana.

Isuru Udana returns to the ODI circuit after 9 years and can play in place of Kasun Rajitha. Chances of same are less.

South Africa:

Batting Allrounder Wihann Mulder is likely to be preferred over D Pretorius to strengthen the batting department.

There is also slight chance of South Africa resting anyone of Test pacer among Steyn and Rabada handing Anrich Nortje his first international debut.

Quinton de Kock and Reeza Hendricks will open the innings. Rassie van der Dussen, Faf du Plessis and David Miller will follow them.

W Mulder and Andile Phehlukwayo will play the role of the all-rounder.

Dale Steyn, Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi will lead the pace attack along with A Phehlukwayo and W Mulder. Reeza Hendricks can support them. Imran Tahir or Tabraiz Shamsi will be the key spinner.

Imran Tahir has been scarce on wickets in recent times but is likely to begin spin proceedings in first ODI.

Probable Playing XI:

Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Upul Tharanga, Oshada Fernando, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Akila Dananjaya, V Fernando, Kasun Rajitha/Isuru Udana, Lasith Malinga (c).

Quinton de Kock (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Faf du Plessis (c), David Miller, W Mulder/D Pretorius, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dale Steyn, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir/Tabraiz Shamsi.

SL vs SA Dream 11 Team Prediction:

If any players miss from playing XI, then replace him with others.


Q de Kock (wk) (C)
Faf du Plessis
Reeza Hendricks
K Perera
K Mendis/U Tharanga
W Mulder/D Pretorius
T Perera (Vc)
K Rabada
L Ngidi
I Tahir
L Malinga

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Captain and Vc choices: Q de Kock, Faf du Plessis, K Rabada, N Dickwella, K Perera, K Mendis, T Perera.

Key Players:

Sri Lanka:
Kusal Perera
Niroshan Dickwella
Upul Tharanga
Thisara Perera
Kusal Mendis
Lasith Malinga
Dhananjaya de Silva
Akila Dananjaya
V Fernando

South Africa:
Quinton de Kock
Faf du Plessis
David Miller
Reeza Hendricks
R van der Dussen
Andile Phehlukwayo
Dale Steyn
Kagiso Rabada
Lungi Ngidi

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Pranob Thachanthara

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