Hello and Welcome to our preview for Sri Lanka vs South Africa Test match. We are covering SL vs SA Dream11 team Prediction, Preview and Probable Playing XI for the second Test match. The match is to be played at the St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth.
Sri Lanka needed a miracle if they were to defeat South Africa in the first Test and Perera duly delivered it. Kusal Perera’s unbeaten 153 will be mentioned a lot in the coming years. Considering the circumstances and the conditions it was played it, the inning remains an all-time classic.
A draw or a win in the second Test will see Sri Lanka create history. No Asian team has even won a Test series on the South African soil. 1-0 up in the two-match series, SL has a golden chance to claim the record. Apart from Perera, Sri Lanka had other heroes as well. Vishwa Fernando, Kasun Rajitha and Lasith Embuldeniya all impressed with the ball.
South Africa has to take a harsh look at their batting debacles. Previously, the bowlers used to bail them out but their failure lead SA to an embarrassing loss. Hashim Amla’s bad patch is hurting the team. The batting has been found short on many occasions, they need to show up to prevent the series loss.
SL vs SA, Second Test, Sri Lanka tour of South Africa, 2018-19
St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth
21st-25th February 2019, 1:30 PM IST
Average 1st innings score: 304
Average 2nd innings score: 239
With South Africa aiming for a win, the pitch is likely to be spicier. It should prove to be helpful to the pace bowlers. Historically, Port Elizabeth has been on a slower side.
Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Niroshan Dickwella, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kaushal Silva, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Milinda Siriwardana, Dhananjaya de Silva, Oshada Fernando, Angelo Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Kasun Rajitha, Vishwa Fernando, Chamika Karunaratne, Mohamed Shiraz, Lakshan Sandakan, Lasith Embuldeniya
Quinton de Kock, Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis (c), Hashim Amla, Temba Bavuma, Dean Elgar, Theunis de Bruyn, Zubayr Hamza, Keshav Maharaj, Wiaan Mulder, Duanne Olivier, Vernon Philander, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn
The young and inexperienced Sri Lankan side pulled off a stunning win in the first Test. They have no reasons to make any changes. Kusal Mendis Injured in practice session, He will have fitness test before match if K Mendis not fit then Milinda Siriwardana or A Perera will takes his place.
Captain Dimuth Karunaratne and Lahiru Thirimanne will remain the openers. Oshada Fernando made his debut at number three and did well. He will continue at the same spot.
Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera and Dhananjaya De Silva will bat in the middle-order. Wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella provides batting depth.
Lasith Embuldeniya will be the leading spinner. Vishwa Fernando, Kasun Rajitha and Suranga Lakmal form the pace-attack.
Vernon Philander has been ruled out due to injury. Wiaan Mulder is expected to take his place.
South Africa could think of dropping Keshav Maharaj to extend their batting lineup with Theunis de Bruyn.
Dean Elgar and Aiden Markram open the proceedings. Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis and Temba Bavuma will occupy the middle order.
Theunis de Bruyn could come in place of Keshav Maharaj to help extend the weak batting. Quinton de Kock dons the gloves.
Wiaan Mulder is likely to take Philander’s spot. Dale Steyn, Kagiso Rabada and Duanne Olivier will be fired up to run through Sri Lankan batting unit.
Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Lahiru Thirimanne, Oshada Fernando, Kusal Mendis/A Perera/M Siriwardana, Kusal Perera, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Embuldeniya, Kasun Rajitha, Vishwa Fernando.
Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Hashim Amla, Temba Bavuma, Faf du Plessis (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Theunis de Bruyn/Keshav Maharaj, Wiaan Mulder, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn, Duanne Olivier.
Captain and Vc choices: H Amla, Faf Du Plessis, D Karunaratne, K Perera, V Fernando, D Elgar, K Rabada, D Steyn.
Kusal Mendis (if fit)
Faf du Plessis
Quinton de Kock
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