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Tuesday, 12 February 2019

SOUTH AFRICA Vs SRILANKA: FIRST TEST


SOUTH AFRICA Vs SRILANKA

SRILANKA TOUR OF SOUTH AFRICA 2019 | FIRST TEST | KINGSMEAD, DURBAN | SA Vs SL | February 13, 2019 @ 1:30 PM IST|

After a forgettable Australian series, Srilanka are now in the Proteas soil to play 5 ODIs, 2 Tests and 3 T20s.The inaugural test of the tour begins on Feb13. South Africa are fresh from their admirable performance against Pakistan and are expected to make it a one sided affair against Srilanka. Srilankan cricket has been going through a lean patch after the retirement of some of their greats.
Kingsmead pitch may offer some assistance for the spinners and that can bring some solace for the visitors. Keshav Maharaj can be of some assistance if the pitch turns out to be spin friendly. But again Faf DuPlesi may go with a all pace attack because of the vulnerability of Lankan batsmen against pace and swing.

TEAM INFO:

·      Dimuth Karunaratne will be the skipper for Srilanka after Dinesh Chandimal was dropped due to poor form.
·      Milinda Siriwardana, who played the last of his five Tests in 2016 has been included in the squad
·       Lakshan Sandakan is the lead spinner for Srilanka in this series.
·      Faf DuPlesi returns to the SA squad after missing last Test match against Pakistan.

TEAM SQUAD:

SOUTH AFRICA:  
Faf du Plessis (c)Quinton de Kock (wk)Dean ElgarAiden MarkramHashim AmlaTemba BavumaTheunis de BruynVernon PhilanderKeshav MaharajKagiso RabadaDale SteynZubayr HamzaWiaan MulderDuanne Olivier

SRILANKA :
 Dimuth Karunaratne (c)Niroshan Dickwella (wk)Lahiru ThirimanneKusal MendisKusal PereraDhananjaya de SilvaKaushal SilvaChamika KarunaratneKasun RajithaSuranga LakmalLakshan SandakanOshada FernandoMilinda SiriwardanaVishwa FernandoAngelo PereraMohamed ShirazLasith Embuldeniya

KEY PLAYERS: 

SOUTH AFRICA:  
  • Hashim Amla
  •  Aiden Markram
  •  Vernon Philander
  •  Kagiso Rabada
  •  Faf du Plessis
 SRILANKA:
  • Dimuth Karunaratne
  • Niroshan Dickwella
  • Milinda Sirieardana
  • Lakshan Sandakan
  • Suranga Lakmal

Ideal XI:
  • Niroshan Dickwella (W)
  • Hashim Amla
  •  Faf du Plessis
  • Kusal Mendis
  • Aiden Markram
  • Milinda Sirieardana
  • Vernon Philander
  • Kagiso Rabada
  • Suranga Lakmal
  • Lakshan Sandakan
  • Duanne Olivier

Choice for Captain and Vice Captain: 
  • Hashim Amla
  • Kagiso Rabada
  •  Vernon Philander
  • Niroshan Dickwella
Disclaimer:  The information are collected from various sources to help you find the best playing XI. The final playing XI are selected by the team management and  may have certain changes.

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