SL vs SA Dream11 Prediction | 2nd ODI | Temba Bavuma ruled out

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Sri Lanka vs South Africa will be played in the 2nd ODI at the R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.

SL vs SA Dream11 Prediction, Playing XI, and Fantasy Cricket Tips for the 2nd ODI, South Africa tour of Sri Lanka, 2021.

SL vs SA 2nd ODI Match Preview

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has started the series on a positive note after winning the first game by 14 runs. Opting to bat first, Avishka Fernando played a fine knock of 118 runs and made sure that the Lankans reached the 300-mark.

In the middle order, Asalanka also played a brilliant knock of 72 runs. Their skipper Dasun Shanaka along with others did not finish the innings well.

With the ball, Hasaranga gave them an early breakthrough. Akila Dananjaya, who was a bit costly in his first spell came back very well in his second spell and picked up 2 wickets, and ended the partnership between Markram and Rassie Van der Dussen. In the end, their bowlers did a good job and won the game for them.

South Africa

South Africa looked very good in the Asian conditions and will hope to use that in this game as well. With the ball, their new-ball bowlers, Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje did not look in a good shape.

The proteas will be without the services of their regular skipper Temba Bavuma who injured his thumb in the last game. Henrich Klaasen is likely to lead the side for the remaining games.

Keshav Maharaj was the pick from the bowlers and made full use of the spin-friendly conditions and picked up 2 wickets. Tabriaz Shamsi also bowled decently and picked up a wicket. Kagiso Rabada also came back well in the death and picked up 2 wickets.

With the bat, Aiden Markram looked in perfect form and scored 96 runs and fell short of 4 runs from a brilliant century. In the middle order, Rassie van der Dussen also played an excellent knock of 59 runs but was not able to cross the line in the end.

Both the teams look equally strong and the Proteas will hope that they perform better with the ball in this game.

SA vs SL Match Details

Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 2nd ODI, South Africa of Sri Lanka, 2021

Venue: R Premadasa Stadium

Date: 4th September 2021

Time: 2:30 PM IST

SL vs SA Weather Report

The Weather forecast is expected to be clear and a full game of cricket can be expected without any delays.

Sri Lanka vs South Africa Pitch Condition

Average total score: 258

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Average 1st innings score: 271

The pitch used in the last match looked like a balanced wicket with both help for batters and bowlers and a similar wicket is expected in this game as well. Winning the toss and batting first would be ideal.

SL vs SA Head-to-Head Record

Match Played: 77

SL Won: 31

SA Won: 44

Tied: 1

No Results: 1

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SL vs SA Dream11 Team News


  • They are expected to go with the same XI.


  • Temba Bavuma is out of the series due to his thumb injury and Reeza Hendricks is likely to replace him in the XI.
  • George Linde can also come into the XI in place of Andile Phehlukwayo.

SL vs SA Probable Playing XI

Sri Lanka:

Avishka Fernando, Minod Bhanuka (WK), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (C), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Akila Dananjaya, Dushmantha Chameera, Praveen Jayawickrama.

South Africa:

Janneman Malan, Aiden Markram, Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne, Heinrich Klaasen(WK/C), George Linde, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi.

Top Picks for SL vs SA Dream11 Prediction

Sri Lanka:

Wanindu Hasaranga:

(1 M, 3 R, 3 A + 10 O, 1 W)

He is one of the best all-rounder from the team. Hasaranga will bowlhis 10 overs in the middle overs and can also score handy runs with the bat. He bowled brilliantly in the last game and picked up 1 wicket and is a very good choice for C and VC in SL vs SA Dream11 team.

Avishka Fernando:

(1 M, 118 R, 118 A)

He is a very young and talented batter from the team. Fernando scored a excellent century in the last game and is perfect choice for C and VC.

Dhananjaya de Silva:

(1 M, 44 R, 44 A + 8 O, 0 W)

He is a very handy all-rounder. de Silva will bat in the middle order and also bowl 8-10 overs with the ball. He batted very well in the last game and scored 44 runs.

Dasun Shanaka:

(1 M, 6 R, 6 A + 2 O, 0 W)

Shanaka is the captain of the team. He will bat in the lower order and can also bowl 5-6 overs with the ball. He looked average in the last game.

Dushmantha Chameera:

(1 M, 7 O, 0 W)

Chameera will bowl with new ball and in the death. He has been in a very good form lately. Chameera went wicketless in the last game.

South Africa:

Aiden Markram:

(1 M, 96 R, 96 A + 6 O, 1 W)

He will open the innings with the bat and can also bowl 6-10 overs with the ball. Markram was brilliant with both bat and bowl in the last game. He scored 96 runs with the bat and also picked up a wicket with the ball. Markram is a perfect choice for C and VC in SL vs SA Dream11 Prediction.

Kagiso Rabada:

(1 M, 9 O, 2 W)

He is a world-class bowler and has a lot of experience to play in the asian conditions. Rabada bowled decently in the last game and picked up 2 wickets.

Rassie van der Dussan:

(1 M, 59 R, 59 A)

Rassie is one of the best batsman in this format. He batted brilliantly in the last game and scored 59 runs. He will bat in the middle order.

Tabraiz Shamsi:

(1 M, 10 O, 1 W)

Shamsi will be crucial on these spin friendly tracks and can be a threat for the Lankans. He bowled decently in the last game and picked up a wicket.

Anrich Nortje:

(1 M, 10 O, 0 W)

He is a right-arm quick bowler. Nortje will assist Rabada with the new ball and in the death. He went wicketless in the last game.

Reeza Hendricks:

Overall (21 M, 507 R, 26 A)

He will come in place of Temba Bavuma and bat at No 3. Hendricks has some very good numbers in this format and will be a player to watch out for.

SL vs SA Dream11 Team Prediction

M Bhanuka

A Markram (Vc), R van der Dussen, D Sahanaka, A Fernando

D de Silva, W Hasaranga (C)

D Chameera, A Dananjaya, K Rabada, A Nortje

Captain and Vice-captain choices

  • Wanindu Hasaranga
  • Aiden Markram
  • Kagiso Rabada
  • D de Silva
  • Avishka Fernando

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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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