South Africa vs Sri Lanka 2019, 2nd ODI: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

The pitch has helped the chasing teams going by the recent records at the venue.

Reeza Hendricks & Faf du Plessis
Reeza Hendricks & Faf du Plessis. (Photo by Lee Warren/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Sri Lanka had a fairytale run in the two-match Test series against South Africa that they won 2-0. However, they couldn’t carry on with the momentum in the first ODI at the Wanderers in Johannesburg. The hosts, captained by Faf du Plessis, outplayed them in all three departments and took an important 1-0 lead in the five-match series with a victory in eight wickets.

Lanka’s middle order batsmen got some decent scores under their belt, but none could go on and convert the knocks. Their bowlers lacked bite and the Proteas batters absolutely had no trouble whatsoever and tracked the target down with 67 balls to spare. The second encounter is scheduled to be played tomorrow at the SuperSport Pak in Centurion.


Match Details:

The 2nd game of the 5-match ODI series between South Africa and Sri Lanka will be hosted by SuperSport Park in Centurion.

The match starts at 1:00 PM local time (11:00 AM GMT) (4:30 PM IST). The game will be live on Sony ESPN and Sony ESPN HD in India. (Live streaming in Sony Liv).

Last five ODI matches:

South Africa: W, W, L, W, W.

Sri Lanka: L, L, L, L, W.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The pitch has been a bowlers’ graveyard, at least how the scores have panned out at the venue in the last few games. Also, going by the records, it will be wise to bat first after winning the toss.

Average first innings score: 304 (Last 5 D/N ODI matches)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 4, Lost – 1


South Africa:

Quinton de Kock (WK), Reeza Hendricks, Faf du Plessis (C), Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Wiaan Mulder, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Dale Steyn, Imran Tahir.

Bench – Tabraiz Shamsi, Anrich Nortje, Dwaine Pretorius.

Sri Lanka:

Niroshan Dickwella, Avishka Fernando, Oshada Fernando, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Akila Dananjaya, Lasith Malinga (C), Isuru Udana/Lakshan Sandakan, Vishwa Fernando.

Bench – Upul Tharanga, Kamindu Mendis, Priyamal Perera, Angelo Perera, Kasun Rajitha.

Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Power Picks:

Faf du Plessis since 2017 in ODIs:

1606 runs at an average of 66.91 with five centuries and 8 fifties in 31 innings.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain options – Quinton de Kock, Kusal Perera, Faf du Plessis, Kusal Mendis

Vice-Captain options – Rassie van der Dussen, Thisara Perera, Reeza Hendricks, Niroshan Dickwella

Alternatives – Wiaan Mulder, Kagiso Rabada, Andile Phehlukwayo, Oshada Fernando

Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Quinton de Kock (C)

Batsmen – Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Oshada Fernando, Faf du Plessis (VC), Rassie van der Dussen

All-Rounders – Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera

Bowlers – Akila Dananjaya, Imran Tahir, Lungi Ngidi

Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Quinton de Kock

Batsmen – Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Faf du Plessis (C), Rassie van der Dussen (VC), Reeza Hendricks

All-Rounders – Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera

Bowlers – Isuru Udana, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi


Expert Advice:

Choices from Sri Lanka –

Best: Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Lasith Malinga, Thisara Perera, Oshada Fernando.

Safe: Niroshan Dickwella, Dhananjaya de Silva, Akila Dananjaya

Probable Winners:

South Africa are expected to take a 2-0 lead in the series.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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