SA-W vs SL-W, 2019, 2nd T20I, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips

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

South Africa captain Dane van Niekerk is the best option for the captain or at least vice-captain's spot.

Dane van Niekerk
Dane van Niekerk of South Africa. (Photo by Simon West/Action Plus via Getty Images)

South Africa Women showed their dominance over the visiting Sri Lanka Women in the first T20I skimming through to a comfortable 7-wicket win. Skipper Dane van Niekerk played a key role with her all-round effort in the victory as she picked up 3/12 in her four overs to restrict the Lankans to 90/8. Opening the innings, Niekerk scored an unbeaten 71 in the run-chase. Thus, she became the first Woman to score 70+ runs and pick three or more wickets in the same T20I.

Sri Lanka could utilize the fact that the opposition has been hit by injuries and is struggling with the fitness of its players. Wicketkeeper Lizelle Lee has been withdrawn from South Africa’s T20I squad as she failed to meet fitness standards of the team. Another wicketkeeper Andrie Steyn replaces her while pacer Zintle Mali has also been ruled out of the series but no replacement has been announced. Prior to the series, vice-captain Chloe Tryon was replaced by Sune Luus.

Match Details:

The second game of the 3-match T20I series between South Africa Women and Sri Lanka Women will be hosted by the Wanderers in Johannesburg.

The match starts at 9:45 PM local time (7:45 AM GMT) (1:15 PM IST).

This match will be televised by South African broadcaster, Super Sport. However, there will be no broadcast in India as of now.

Last five completed T20I matches:

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

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

Pitch Condition/Report:

Johannesburg wicket is not different for the Women’s matches as it stays flat like in the Men’s limited-overs matches. The pitch here could produce 150+ total if South Africa bat first.

Average 1st innings score: 136 (Three Women’s T20Is)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 1

Probable Playing XI:

South Africa Women:

Dane van Niekerk (C), Tazmin Brits, Lara Goodall, Faye Tunnicliffe, Mignon du Preez, Saarah Smith, Marizanne Kapp, Nadine de Klerk, Shabnim Ismail, Tumi Sekhukhune, Masabata Klaas.

Bench – Sune Luus, Andrie Steyn.

Sri Lanka Women:

Hasini Perera, Anushka Sanjeewani (WK), Chamari Athapaththu (C), Shashikala Siriwardene, Nilakshi de Silva, Imalka Mendis, Umesha Thimashini, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Udeshika Prabodhani, Inoka Ranaweera, Achini Kulasuriya.

Bench – Harshitha Madavi, Prasadani Weerakkody, Kavisha Dilhari, Tharika Sewwandi.

Team News:

Andrie Steyn has replaced Lizelle Lee. Zintle Mali also has been ruled out of the remainder of the series.

Power Picks:

Shabnim Ismail went wicketless in the first T20I but her recent T20I record signals danger in the opposition camp. She bagged 20 wickets from 13 T20I innings in 2018 that included a 5-wicket haul in Johannesburg.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

South Africa captain Dane van Niekerk is the best option as captain or at least vice-captain.

Other captain options – Chamari Athapaththu, Marizanne Kapp

Other vice-captain options – Mignon du Preez, Hasini Perera, Shashikala Siriwardene

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Faye Tunnicliffe

Batters – Imalka Mendis, Nilakshi de Silva, Tazmin Brits, Hasini Perera

All-Rounders – Chamari Athapaththu (VC), Dane van Niekerk (C), Marizanne Kapp

Bowlers – Masabata Klaas, Shabnim Ismail, Inoka Ranaweera

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Anushka Sanjeewani

Batters – Nilakshi de Silva, Mignon du Preez, Tazmin Brits, Hasini Perera (VC)

All-Rounders – Chamari Athapaththu, Dane van Niekerk (C), Marizanne Kapp

Bowlers – Masabata Klaas, Shabnim Ismail, Inoka Ranaweera

Expert Advice:

The playing XIs of both the teams during the first T20I comprise the best available players from the squad. Both the teams could go unchanged irrespective of how the players fared and the result.

Probable Winners:

South Africa Women are expected to seal the T20I series with yet another easy win against the Sri Lanka Women.

*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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