Sri Lanka would be looking forward to keeping themselves alive when they come head to head against the almost out South Africa in the 35th fixture of ICC World Cup 2019 on Saturday.
The match is scheduled to be played at Riverside Ground in Chester-le Street.
Sri Lanka has 6 points from six games and must win their remaining matches to see move ahead in the tournament.
South Africa, on the other hand, has nothing left in their hands as they could only manage to win a single game in seven encounters.
Toss update: South Africa won the toss and elected to bowl first.
From Guide (last five matches):
Sri Lanka: W, L, W, L, W
South Africa: L, L, W, NR, L
Sri Lanka vs South Africa, Match 35, ICC World Cup 2019
Friday, 28 June 2019
03:00 PM IST
Riverside Ground in Chester-le Street
The pitch at Riverside is extremely good for batting. Seamers will have an advantage on his surface. Weather is expected to be sunny on the match day.
Sri Lanka Team News:
Sri Lanka is expected to remain unchanged after winning their previous game.
South Africa Team News:
South Africa would definitely make a few changes to their side.
JP Duminy might get a chance in place of Aiden Markram due to his poor performance.
Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Lasith Malinga, Jeevan Mendis, Lahiru Thirimanne, Isuru Udana, Kusal Perera (wk), Suranga Lakmal, Avishka Fernando, Angelo Mathews, Kusal Mendis (wk), Jeffrey Vandersay, Milinda Siriwardana, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Pradeep, Dhananjaya de Silva.
South Africa: Faf du Plessis (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Hashim Amla, Aiden Markram, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dwaine Pretorius, Rassie van der Dussen, JP Duminy, David Miller, Chris Morris, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir, Andile Phehlukwayo, Beuran Hendricks, Kagiso Rabada.
Probable Playing 11:
Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne(c), Kusal Perera(w), Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Isuru Udana, Lasith Malinga, Suranga Lakmal
South Africa: Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock(w), Faf du Plessis(c), Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Jean-Paul Duminy, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir
SL vs SA Dream11 Team Prediction
Fantasy teams from Sri Lanka:
Lasith Malinga has bagged 36 wickets in 23 innings. At present, he has got 8 wickets in the tournament so far. He could be really effective.
Karunaratne has scored 180 runs at an average of 60.00 in four innings for Sri Lanka.
K Perera has scored 161 runs at an average of 40.25 in the world cup so far and has an average of 29.50 against South Africa.
Fantasy picks from South Africa:
Q de Kock: This African player has notched 238 runs for South Africa in this World Cup with couples of half -centuries.
L Nigidi has performed well with the ball with seven wickets in four matches. He is expected to be lethal with the ball.
Imran Tahir is the leading wicket-taker for South Africa and ha bagged 10 wickets so far. Imran has a good record against Sri Lanka, in 14 matches, he has picked 33 wickets.
Captain vs Vice-Captain: Q Kock and H Amla