SL vs SA Dream11 Prediction | 1st T20I | Match Preview

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Sri Lanka vs South Africa will be played in the 1st T20I at the R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.

SL vs SA Dream11 Prediction, Playing XI, and Fantasy Cricket Tips for the 1st T20I, South Africa tour of Sri Lanka, 2021.

SL vs SA 1st T20I Match Preview

Sri Lanka

After the ODIs, it’s now time for the T20Is. They won the ODI series by 2-1 and will look to continue the same in the shortest format as well.

They won their last T20I series against the second-string Indian team a month ago. The good news for the Lankans is that their star batter Kusal Perera has recovered from COVID-19 and is available for selection.

This series will be a build-up for the T20I world cup as well and will look to tick all the boxes. Maheesh Theekshana, who was brilliant in the third ODI has been included in the team and can also feature in the XI.

Kusal Perera, Avishka Fernando, and Dhananjaya Silva will be their key batters. Wanindu Hasaranga will be their key spinner. Chameera and Karunaratne will lead the pace attack.

South Africa

They are coming after losing the ODI series but were excellent against Ireland in their last T20I series. Keshav Maharaj who is yet to play a single T20I game for his country is expected to lead the side in the absence of Bavuma.

The Proteas will be happy to welcome Quinton De Kock back into the squad and will also take on gloves behind the stumps. Aiden Markram will open the innings alongside De Kock and will look to continue his good form with the bat.

Rassie Van der Dussen and David Miller will handle the middle order and are very experienced players. Shamsi and Maharaj will be their key spinners.

The pace battery will be led by Rabada along with Nortje and Dwaine Pretorious. They will look to find their right combination ahead of the T20 World Cup and will also look to seal the series.

SA vs SL Match Details

Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 1st T20I, South Africa of Sri Lanka, 2021

Venue: R Premadasa Stadium

Date: 10th September 2021

Time: 8:00 PM IST

Live Score

SL vs SA Weather Report

The Weather forecast is expected to be clear with no chance of rain during the game.

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Sri Lanka vs South Africa Pitch Condition

Average total score: 125

Average 1st innings score: 132

The last T20I against India was played at the same venue and the pitch looked a little slow. Batsmen can also score quick runs. Spinners and death bowlers can get a lot of help from the surface.

SL vs SA Head-to-Head Record

Match Played: 56

SL Won: 20

SA Won: 26

Tied: 0

No Results: 0

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SL vs SA Dream11 Team News


  • Kusal Perera doubtful for the 1st T20I.


  • Quinton de Kock is back into the squad and will open the innings.

SL vs SA Probable Playing XI

Sri Lanka:

Kusal Perera (WK)/D Chandimal, Avishka Fernando, Kamindu Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (C), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Praveen Jayawickrama, Maheesh Theekshana.

South Africa:

Quinton de Kock (WK), Aiden Markram, Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Bjorn Fortuin, Sisanda Magala/Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi.

Top Picks for SL vs SA Dream11 Prediction

Sri Lanka:

Wanindu Hasaranga:

(21 M, 192 R, 14 A + 72 O, 33 W)

He is one of the best all-rounders on the team and will bowl his 4 overs in the middle overs. Hasaranga was brilliant in the last T20I series against India and is a very good choice for C and VC in SL vs SA Dream11 team.

Kusal Perera:

(49 M,1347 R, 27 A)

He is back in the team after missing the last series. Perera will open the innings and will also do the keeping duties and is one of the best batsmen in the country and is a must-have pick.

Avishka Fernando:

(19 M, 250 R, 13 A)

He is a very young and talented batter from the team. Fernando looked in good touch in the ODI series and also smashed a hundred in the 1st game and will be a key player in this series as well.

Dhananjaya de Silva:

(19 M, 406 R, 23 A + 20 O, 5 W)

He is a very handy all-rounder. de Silva will bat in the middle order and can also bowl an over or two with the ball and is another top pick for this game.

Dushmantha Chameera:

(28 M, 101 O, 30 W)

Chameera will bowl with a new ball and in the death. He bowled very well in the last series against India and can get early breakthroughs for the team.

Dasun Shanaka:

(45 M, 567 R, 15 A + 37 O, 14 W)

Shanaka is the captain of the team. He will play the role of a finisher with the bat and also bowl some handy overs with the ball.

South Africa:

Quinton De Kock:

(54 M, 1605 R, 32 A)

He is one of the best batsmen in this format and has a lot of experience playing in these conditions. De Kock is a perfect choice for C and VC in SL vs SA Dream11 Team.

Aiden Markram:

(12 M, 357 R, 32 A)

He will open the innings with De Kock and can also bowl an over or two with the ball. Markram played brilliantly in the ODI series and will look to continue his good form and is a must-have pick.

Kagiso Rabada:

(32 M, 118 O, 39 W)

He is a world-class bowler and has a lot of experience. Rabada will be crucial in this series and get early breakthroughs with the ball and was also very good in the ODI series.

Rassie van der Dussan:

(27 M, 756 R, 36 A)

Rassie is one of the best batsmen on the team. He was decent in the ODI series and will look to play better in the T20s. He will bat in the middle order and is another top pick from the team.

Tabraiz Shamsi:

(39 M, 146 O, 45 W)

Shamsi will be crucial on these spin-friendly tracks and can be a threat for the Lankans. He bowled perfectly in the ODI series. Shamsi has fantastic stats in this format and is a player to watch out for.

Keshav Maharaj:

Yet to play

He is a left-arm orthodox bowler and will bowl in the middle overs. Maharaj looked very good in the ODI series and will be very crucial in this game.

David Miller:

(89 M, 1716 R, 31 A)

He will do the finishing duties for the team with the bat. Miller is a very experienced player and will look to get back to form before the World Cup.

Anrich Nortje:

(9 M, 33 O, 7 W)

He is a right-arm fast bowler and will ball in the powerplay and death. Nortje is known for his pace and can pick up wickets in a bunch.

SL vs SA Dream11 Team Prediction

Q de Kock (C)

A Markram, A Fernando, D Shanaka, R Hendricks

W Hasaranga (Vc), D de Silva

K Rabada, A Nortje, T Shamsi, D Chameera.

Captain and Vice-captain choices

  • Quinton De Kock
  • Wanindu Hasaranga
  • Aiden Markram
  • Kagiso Rabada

We will update the final Fantasy Team on Telegram Channel.

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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