Date: 2nd September, 2021
Time: 3 PM IST
Venue: R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
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Preview: South Africa are set to tour Sri Lanka for three 3 ODIs followed by 3 T20Is. The first of the 3-match ODI series is set to take place on 2nd September 2021 at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo. The Proteas are missing a few star players from their squad, including Quinton de Kock, David Miller amongst others. The Sri Lankan side will look forward to make the most of the series, given their home advantage to wash out their recent defeat against India.
Analysis: The South African side is missing on quite a many regular one-day players, however there are still many players to look at from the Proteas squad. South African captain Temba Bavuma and Janneman Malan are the top batsmen picks from the side, with the latter being an excellent choice for fantasy captain. Additionally, key pacer Kagiso Rabada and spinner Tabraiz Shamsi can fetch some good points for fantasy from the bowling department.
The Sri Lankan side will aim to dominate the visitors right from the first game in the series. Sri Lankan skipper Dasun Shanaka and Avishka Fernando are the best batsmen picks from the home team. All-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga impressed the most the last series played by Sri Lanka against the Indian side, and should be a must-have in one’s fantasy team. Further on, Dhananjaya de Silva and Dushmantha Chameera are bankable players to fetch some fantasy points.
People’s Pick for Fantasy:
Probable Playing XI
South Africa- Janneman Malan, Aiden Markram, Temba Bavuma (c), Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne, Heinrich Klaasen, Andile Phehlukwayo, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi, Kagiso Rabada
Sri Lanka- Avishka Fernando, Kusal Perera (wk), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Akila Dananjaya, Dushmantha Chameera, Praveen Jayawickrama
Wicketkeepers: Kusal Perera
Batsmen: Avishka Fernando, Dasun Shanaka, Janneman Malan, Aiden Markram, Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen,
All-rounders: Wanindu Hasaranga, Dhananjaya de Silva, Andile Phehlukwayo
Bowlers: Kagiso Rabada, Dushmatha Chameera, Tabraiz Shamsi, Akila Dananjaya
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