When and where:
Sri Lanka will take on South Africa in a game played in what will be the first ODI the two teams will play in this series, on (July 29) at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Dambulla.
While the hosts won the Test series by a narrow margin, the visitors in South African will be looking to redeem themselves.
Sri Lanka has been in good form recently, and the changes the management has made prior to this series have worked out well. The batsmen are firing at the right time and are well supported by the bowlers in limiting the ability of the opposition. All in all, the momentum is with the subcontinent side, and a chance to climb up the rankings table of ICC.
However, South Africa are just as if not more dangerous in the shorter formats of the game. The explosive firepower the team possesses is their biggest asset, and this team can chase down any target. With the influx of new bowlers who are not young but extremely quick as well, the team is preparing well for the ICC World Cup 2019.
The match will begin at 9:45 AM IST.
Read on for SL vs SA team news and SL vs SA dream11 prediction.
SL vs SA Team News:
After a closely fought Test match series, the two teams will be playing the first ODI of the scheduled five-match series. Angelo Matthews will lead Sri Lanka while Faf du Plessis will lead South Africa. Till now no injuries have been reported but we will update them as soon as something comes up.
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Angelo Mathews (captain), Dasun Shanaka, Kusal Janith Perera, Dhananjaya De Silva, Upul Tharanga, Kusal Mendis, Thisara Perera, Niroshan Dickwella, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Kumara, Kasun Rajitha, Akila Dananjaya, Prabath Jayasuriya, Lakshan Sandakan, Shehan Jayasuriya
Faf du Plessis(c), Hashim Amla, Junior Dala, Quinton de Kock, Jean-Paul Duminy, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Willem Mulder, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi
SL vs SA Playing 11:
The probable SL vs SA playing 11 is listed below.
Wicket-keeper: Niroshan Dickwella
Batsmen: Upul Tharanga, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva
All-rounder: Thisara Perera, Angelo Mathews(c)
Bowlers: Suranga Lakmal, Akila Dananjaya, Prabath Jayasuriya, Lakshan Sandakan
Wicket-keeper: Quinton de Kock
Batsmen: Reeza Hendricks, Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis, Aiden Markram
All-rounder: Jean-Paul Duminy, Andile Phehlukwayo
Bowlers: Tabraiz Shamsi, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Keshav Maharaj
SL vs SA Players to watch out for:
For Sri Lanka, their captain Angelo Matthews along with opening batsman Upul Tharanga and bowler Suranga Lakmal are extremely important players.
For South Africa, skipper Faf du Plessis has experienced player with the likes of Jean-Paul Duminy, Hashim Amla to rely on. The young bowlers in Lungi Ngidi and Kagiso Rabada will head the bowling attack for The Proteas.
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