south africa vs sri lanka

Overview

South Africa vs Sri Lanka Dream11 : It has been a tough few months for Sri Lankan cricket. Having lost six of their last seven Test matches they would be looking to turn their fortunes around with a right type of start to the series against South Africa. On the other hand South Africa have been in good form since losing to Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka and would be looking to take revenge on their home turf.

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When and Where

Stadium : Kingsmead, Durban, South Africa

Date : Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Time : 01:30 PM IST


Pitch Report

A few showers are expected during the course of the Test, but it shouldn’t cause any loss of play. Durban is one venue where the hosts have lost more Tests than they have won, and their last win at this venue came against India in 2013. South Africa haven’t beaten Sri Lanka at this venue either, having drawn once and lost once, in the two Tests that they have played.

The Durban Pitch plays a little bit slow which brings the spinner a lot early in to the game.


Venue Scoring Pattern

Avg 1st inn score: 301

Avg 2nd inn score: 264

Avg 3rd inn score: 260

Avg 4th inn score: 202

Highest Total: 658/9 (166.2 Ov) by RSA vs WI

Lowest Total: 66/10 (34.1 Ov) by IND vs RSA

Highest Chased: 340/5 (104.5 Ov) by RSA vs AUS

Lowest Defended: 166/10 (79.3 Ov) by NZ vs RSA


Current Form

Sri Lanka : LLLDL

South Africa : LLLWW


Head To Head

South Africa Won : 14

Sri Lanka : 7

Draw : 6


Squad

South Africa

Faf du Plessis (c), Quinton de Kock (wk)Dean ElgarAiden MarkramHashim AmlaTemba BavumaTheunis de BruynVernon PhilanderKeshav MaharajKagiso RabadaDale SteynZubayr HamzaWiaan MulderDuanne Olivier

Sri Lanka

Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Niroshan Dickwella (wk)Lahiru ThirimanneKusal MendisKusal PereraDhananjaya de SilvaKaushal SilvaChamika KarunaratneKasun RajithaSuranga LakmalLakshan SandakanOshada FernandoMilinda SiriwardanaVishwa FernandoAngelo PereraMohamed ShirazLasith Embuldeniya


Team News

  • One of Zubayr Hamza or Theunis de Bruyn will have to sit out – to make way for captain du Plessis who returns after serving his one-Test ban due to slow overrate.
  • In the absence of Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya de Silva might be shuffled back to three with one of Angelo Perera or Milinda Siriwardana to slot into the middle-order.

Key players

South Africa : Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Faf du Plesis, Kagiso Rabada

Sri Lanka : Kusal Mendis, Dimuth Karunaratne, Suranga Lakmal


Playing 11

South Africa

Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis (c), Theunis de Bruyn, Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock (wk), Vernon Philander, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn, Duanne Olivier.

Sri Lanka

Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Lahiru Thirimanne, Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Milinda Siriwardana, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Suranga Lakmal, Lakshan Sandakan, Kasun Rajitha, Vishwa Fernando.


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