South Africa vs Sri Lanka 2019, 2nd Test: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
Vernon Philander is ruled out for this game.
Published - Feb 20, 2019 10:13 pm | Updated - Feb 20, 2019 10:13 pm
The entire cricketing world stood still as if they were bound by a spell of magic watching Kusal Perera bat in the first Test. While everyone thought it was all done and deemed South Africa to be the winners, one man believed he could still take Sri Lanka over the line. Defying all odds, a superhuman effort from Perera cruised the visitors through to one of their best wins ever.
Following up this memorable conquest, history beckons for Sri Lanka as they eye their first ever series win in South Africa. However, it isn’t as easy a task as it appears to be. It is considered to be a massive achievement if a visiting team wins at least one Test match in South Africa. Doing it twice in a row is by no means simple and only the time will decide if the Lankans will script history.
The 2nd and final game of the two-match Test series between South Africa and Sri Lanka will be hosted by the St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth.
The match starts on February 21, 2019 at 10:00 AM local time (8:00 AM GMT) (1:30 PM IST). The game will be live on Sony ESPN and Sony ESPN HD in India. (Live streaming in Sony Liv)
Last five Test matches:
South Africa: L, W, W, W, L.
Sri Lanka: W, L, L, L, D.
It is likely to be a pace-friendly track in Port Elizabeth. Swing remains for a long time and it will be tough for the visitors to deal with the likes of Dale Steyn, Kagiso Rabada and Duanne Olivier.
Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis (C), Temba Bavuma, Theunis de Bruyn, Quinton de Kock (WK), Keshav Maharaj, Duanne Olivier, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn.
Bench – Wiaan Mulder, Zubayr Hamza.
Dimuth Karunaratne (C), Lahiru Thirimanne, Oshada Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella (WK), Suranga Lakmal, Kasun Rajitha, Vishwa Fernando, Lasith Embuldeniya.
Bench – Milinda Siriwardana, Angelo Perera, Kaushal Silva, Chamika Karunaratne, Lakshan Sandakan, Mohamed Shiraz.
Injury and Availability News:
Vernon Philander ruled out of the 2nd Test match. No replacement named.
Kagiso Rabada picked up 31 wickets from last seven Tests without a 5-wicket haul. He picked nine 5-fers from his first 29 Tests. Rabada bagged 11 wickets in the last year’s Port Elizabeth Test against Australia.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain options – Faf du Plessis, Kusal Perera, Quinton de Kock
Vice-Captain options – Kagiso Rabada, Dimuth Karunaratne, Suranga Lakmal
Alternatives – Duanne Olivier, Kusal Mendis, Aiden Markram
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Quinton de Kock (c)
Batsmen – Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Perera (vc), Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis, Temba Bavuma
All-Rounders – Dhananjaya de Silva
Bowlers – Vishwa Fernando, Lasith Embuldeniya, Keshav Maharaj, Dale Steyn
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Niroshan Dickwella
Batsmen – Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Faf du Plessis (c), Temba Bavuma, Dean Elgar
All-Rounders – Dhananjaya de Silva
Bowlers – Vishwa Fernando, Suranga Lakmal, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada (VC)
Picks from bowlers category:
Best – Dale Steyn, Vishwa Fernando, Keshav Maharaj
Safe – Suranga Lakmal, Kagiso Rabada, Lasith Embuldeniya
Risky – Duanne Olivier, Kasun Rajitha
South Africa is predicted to win the game.
*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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