South Africa vs Sri Lanka 2019, 2nd T20I: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Fast bowler Anrich Nortje has a shoulder injury.

South African team
South African team. (Photo Source: Twitter)

After floundering in the five-match ODI series, Sri Lanka came up with a strong performance against South Africa in the opening T20I at the Newlands in Cape Town. The match wasn’t high-scoring but kept the audience at the edge of their seats. The game went to a super-over and despite the visitors trying their hearts out, the Proteas managed to come out trumps and took a 1-0 lead.

However, the Lankans, led by Lasith Malinga, can take heart from the fact that the hosts won’t have a few of their top players in the remaining two matches. The next game is scheduled to be played tomorrow at the SuperSport Park in Centurion. It’s undoubtedly a chance for the visiting team to draw level in the series. The Proteas won’t want to let to surrender the ascendancy though.


Match Details:

The second game of the 3-match T20I series between South Africa and Sri Lanka will be hosted by SuperSport Park in Centurion.

The match starts at 6:00 PM local time (4:00 PM GMT) (9:30 PM IST). The game will be live on Sony SIX and Sony SIX HD in India. (Live streaming in Sony Liv).

Last five completed T20I matches:

South Africa: T (W), L, W, W, W.

Sri Lanka: T (L), L, L, W, L.

Pitch Condition/Report:

Average first innings score: 167 (Last five T20I matches)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 3, Lost – 2

Probable XIs:

South Africa:

Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller (WK), JP Duminy (C), Sinethemba Qeshile, Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dale Steyn, Lutho Simpala.

Bench: Dwaine Pretorius, Anrich Nortje.

Sri Lanka:

Niroshan Dickwella (WK), Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Perera, Dhananjaya De Silva, Kamindu Mendis, Thisara Perera, Isuru Udana, Lasith Malinga (C), Akila Dananjaya, Jeffrey Vandersay.

Bench: Asitha Fernando, Lakshan Sandakan, Suranga Lakmal, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Priyamal Perera.

Injury and Availability News:

Anrich Nortje has a shoulder injury.

Power Picks:

Rassie van der Dussen in T20s in 2018/19:

658 runs from 17 innings at an average of 47 with five fifties.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain options – Rassie van der Dussen, Dhananjaya de Silva, Aiden Markram, Avishka Fernando, Isuru Udana

Vice-Captain options – Reeza Hendricks, Thisara Perera, Kusal Mendis, David Miller, Lasith Malinga

Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – David Miller (VC)

Batsmen – Kusal Mendis, Aviskha Fernando, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen (C)

All-Rounders – Dhananjaya de Silva, Kamindu Mendis, Andile Phehlukwayo

Bowlers – Lasith Malinga, Isuru Udana, Dale Steyn

Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – David Miller

Batsmen – Angelo Perera, Avishka Fernando (C), JP Duminy, Rassie van der Dussen

All-Rounders – Thisara Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva (VC), Chris Morris

Bowlers – Lasith Malinga, Jeffrey Vandersay, Tabraiz Shamsi


Expert Advice:

David Miller is now in the keeper’s category and Kusal Mendis has been moved to batsmen category.

Probable Winners:

South Africa are likely to win and seal the fate of 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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