SL vs SA: 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.
Srilanka vs South Africa Team News
- D Karunaratne will be the skipper for Srilanka whereas Faf Du Plessis will captain South Africa.
- A Mathews, Thirimane and K Mendis will look to handle from the middle during the batting.
- L Malinga is back in his top form who made the impossible winning final of IPL possible for Mumbai Indians.
- Quinton De Kock and Amla are expected to open for South Africa.
- Faf Du Plessis, Aiden Markram will handle the responsibility of middle order.
- Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn and Lungi Ngidi will enjoy their time with the fast pitches of England.
- There is still a question that whether K Mendis will hold the gloves for Srilanka or Kusal Perera will be their main keeper for the tournament.
Srilanka vs South Africa Playing 11
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.
Srilanka vs South Africa Squad
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