May 24, 2019
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SL VS SA Dream11 Team | 2nd Warm-Up Game Preview | ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 | Fantasy Team

By Jasvinder Singh

SL VS SA Dream11 Team | 2nd Warm-Up Game | ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 | Fantasy Team

World Cup is just a week away and all the teams have started their preparation for the biggest event of cricket hosted by ICC for once in every year. This year’s World Cup is going to be played in England and to get the team balanced out with the behavior of the pitches, warm-up matches for World Cup will begin from today. The 2nd warm-up match is to be played between Srilanka and South Africa at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff. We are here to cover SL VS SA Dream11 Team, News, Preview for the 2nd warm up watch of the World Cup 2019.

Srilanka has been through a bad year till now, but they will try their best to find the best combination from the warm-up matches and give their players some time to cope up with the conditions of England. There are several questions raised on the squad of Srilanka but let’s see what they have got to compete in this World Cup.

South Africa looks out to be one of the favorites for winning the World Cup, but when they enter this tournament, they are more or less called as the biggest chokers of the Worl Cup. They have got big players like Quinton De Kock, H Amla, Faf Du Plessis an Kagiso Rabada in their line up. These will look to turn the tables for South Africa and their preparations will start from facing in their first warm-up match against Srilanka.


Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 2nd Warm-up game

Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

3:00 PM LOCAL, 24th May 2019

ODI stats at this ground

Avg 1st inn score: 227

Avg 2nd inn score: 216

Highest Total: 342/8 (50 Ov) by Eng vs AUS

Lowest Total: 138/10 (37.5 Ov) by SL vs NZ

Highest Chased: 304/6 (48.2 Ov) by PAK vs Eng

Lowest Defended:169/10 (23.3 Ov) by Eng vs NZ

Head to Head (Last 5 ODI)

Srilanka – 0

South Africa – 5

Last Match Stats

South Africa beat Srilanka by 41 runs in Cape Town

Pitch Report

The pitch here in Cardiff supports pacers a lot with the cool temperature expected throughout the match which is favorable for swing bowlers. As per the source rain might stop the play for some time, otherwise, a full-length game is expected. The team winning the toss will look to bat first on this ground, to get sublime with swing bowling on this pitch.

SL vs SA Dream Team News

  • D Karunaratne will be the skipper for Srilanka whereas Faf Du Plessis will captain South Africa.
  • A Mathews, Thirimane and K Mendis will look to handle from the middle during the batting.
  • L Malinga is back in his top form who made the impossible winning final of IPL possible for Mumbai Indians.
  • Quinton De Kock and Amla are expected to open for South Africa.
  • Faf Du Plessis, Aiden Markram will handle the responsibility of middle order.
  • Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn and Lungi Ngidi will enjoy their time with the fast pitches of England.
  • There is still a question that whether K Mendis will hold the gloves for Srilanka or Kusal Perera will be their main keeper for the tournament.

Squads of SL VS SA

Sri Lanka Squad:: Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Kusal Perera (wk), Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Isuru Udana, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep, Lahiru Thirimanne, Jeevan Mendis, Jeffrey Vandersay, Milinda Siriwardana

South Africa Squad:: Quinton de Kock, Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis, Rassie van der Dussen, Jean-Paul Duminy, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir, Dwaine Pretorius, Aiden Markram, Tabraiz Shamsi, Chris Morris

Probable Playing 11 for SL VS SA Dream11 Team

Sri Lanka: Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dimuth Karunaratne Lahiru Thirimanne, Avishka Fernando, Thisara Perera, Dhananjaya De Silva, Jeevan Mendis, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep, Isuru Udana

South Africa: Quinton De Kock, Hashim Amla, Faf Du Plessis, Aiden Markram, Jp Duminy, Chris Morris, Dale Styen, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir, Lungi Ngidi, Rassie Van Der Dussen.

Fantasy picks and suggestions for SL VS SA Dream11 Team


D Karunaratne |Angelo Mathews| L Malinga

  • D Karunaratne, who will be the skipper for Srilanka in this Word Cup will try to go and gain some confidence from this warm-up match, although he played some brilliant innings for Srilanka against Scotland in the last match.
  • Angelo Mathews, who always struggles with his injuries is back and fit. This might be his last World Cup and he will look to make it memorable from the starting of warm-up matches.
  • L Malinga, who is bowling in his top form and showed that he still has lot of things to offer to his national side. He will be crucial in the campaign of Srilanka in this World Cup.

South Africa

Quinton De Kock| Faf Du Plessis| Kagiso Rabada

  • Quinton De Kock will be the key batsmen for South Africa who individually scored more than 500 runs for Mumbai Indians in recently concluded IPL.
  • Faf Du Plessis who likes to face fast bowling and is currently looks in form. He will be the main man from the front who will be crucial for the team. Faf individually scored more than 350 runs for the team in the IPL for CSK.
  • Kagiso Rabad, who slots on 2nd position in the list of leading wicket-takers of the IPL will look to carry his form to the World Cup.

SL vs SA Dream11 Team Prediction

Kusal Mendis (vc)

Quinton De Kock

Faf Du Plessis

H Amla (C)

L Thirimanne

R V Dussen

D Karunaratne

A Phelukwyo

L Malinga

K Rabada

L Ngidi

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