February 12, 2019
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SL vs SA Dream11 Team | Sri Lanka vs South Africa 1st Test Match Prediction, Team News, Playing 11

By Akshay Singh

SL vs SA Dream11 Prediction | Sri Lanka vs South Africa 1st Test  Preview | Who Will Win

After dismal performance down-under, Sri Lanka will now move to South Africa in a quest to shrug off their poor run and have a fresh start on the tour where they are scheduled to play 2 Tests, 5 ODIs and 3 T20Is.

The hosts Proteas, on the other hand, are coming into this game after a scintillating show against Pakistan where they thrashed them by 3-0 in Tests, 3-2 in ODIs and 2-1 in T20Is.

The first of the two tests will be played at the Kingsmead Durban, a venue which has not favoured the hosts for some time in red ball cricket as they have lost six out of their 8 Test matches played here in the last 10 years.

The last time when these two sides locked horns in red ball cricket, it was carnage for South Africa as they were drubbed 2-0 by Sri Lanka at their home where the dry surface were heavily doctored to suit their spinners.

South Africa will look to avenge the humiliation they got last time around and for the same, they have a quality team to do so which looks definitely intriguing against a weakened Sri Lankan side.

Match Details

When – February 15, 01:30 PM IST

Where – Kingsmead, Durban


  • South Africa have named uncapped 20-year old all-rounder Wiaan Mulder in their squad.
  • Sri Lanka’s regular skipper Dinesh Chandimal has been axed from the squad due to poor form which means Dimuth Karunaratne will be captaining the side.

SL vs SA Squads

South Africa Squad:

  • Faf du Plessis (c)
  • Dale Steyn
  • Vernon Philander
  • Kagiso Rabada
  • Dean Elgar
  • Zubayr Hamza
  • Temba Bavuma
  • Theunis de Bruyn
  • Quinton de Kock
  • Hashim Amla
  • Duanne Olivier
  • Keshav Maharaj
  • Aiden Markram
  • Wiaan Mulder

Sri Lanka Squad:

  • Dimuth Karunaratne (c)
  • Kusal Janith Perera
  • Milinda Siriwardana
  • Dhananjaya De Silva
  • Niroshan Dickwella
  • Vishwa Fernando
  • Chamika Karunaratne
  • Lahiru Thirimanne
  • Suranga Lakmal
  • Kaushal Silva
  • Kusal Mendis
  • Oshada Fernando
  • Angelo Perera
  • Kasun Rajitha

SL vs SA Playing 11 (Probable)

South Africa

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

Sri Lanka

Niroshan Dickwella,  Dimuth Karunaratne, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Kasun Rajitha, Vishwa Fernando. (Doubt: Dhananjaya De Silva, L Sandakan)

SL vs SA Dream11 Fantasy Team

South Africa Fantasy Picks

  • Quinton de Kock, the wicket-keeper batsman of South Africa will be a mainstay for the side along with skipper Faf du Plessis and Aiden Markram.
  • The bowling arsenal of South Africa will be bolstered by the presence of Kagiso Rabada and Dale Steyn.
  • Duanne Olivier was the most successful bowler against Pakistan. He could work wonders in this series too.

Sri Lanka Fantasy Picks

  • Sri Lanka are going through a rough patch and they would hope to bounce back when they take on South Africa. They will rely upon the services of Niroshan Dickwella and Dimuth Karunaratne for their batting department.
  • Suranga Lakmal and Kasun Rajitha are the crucial players for the side.

Note: Make SL vs SA Dream11 Team as per your discretion from the squad listed in the article.

Akshay Singh

A retrospective individual who loves to impersonate for the readers with my writings

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