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
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
Srilanka – 0
South Africa – 5
South Africa beat Srilanka by 41 runs in Cape Town
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.
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
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.
Kusal Mendis (vc)
Quinton De Kock
Faf Du Plessis
H Amla (C)
R V Dussen