Sri Lanka vs South Africa 2nd ODI Fantasy Tips – Key Players, People’s Pick, Probable XI & More

Sri Lanka would be fresh from a win and will be looking to go for the kill in the series now having taken a lead and knowing that the Proteas are without some of their big stars including Temba Bavuma.

Saurabh Ganguly Author

Updated - 3 September 2021 6:43 pm

Match Details

Date: September 4, 2021

Time: 2:30 PM IST

Venue: R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

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Preview:

Sri Lanka will be up against South Africa for the second ODI of the three-match series on Saturday at the R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo. While the home team did manage to register a 14-run win in the series opener, the Proteas would want to stitch a comeback which would also be essential for them to stay alive in the series. For the hosts, they would be able to sense a series win here and given the way they performed in their previous match, they will have the necessary confidence and belief.

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Analysis:

In a huge blow to South Africa, skipper Temba Bavuma has been ruled out of the entire white-ball series as he sustained a fracture in the right thumb during the first ODI on Thursday. And while Keshav Maharaj is set to lead the team in the ODIs, it would be interesting to see who gets his place as a batter. They had already lost the first match and now the injury blow is set to make the matter worse for them. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka would be fresh from a win and will be looking to go for the kill in the series now having taken a lead and knowing that the Proteas are without some of their big stars. Expect a good game but the advantage lies with Sri Lanka at this stage.

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Probable Playing XI

Sri Lanka:

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

South Africa:

Aiden Markram, Janneman Malan, Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Andile Phehlukwayo, Keshav Maharaj (c), Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi

Best 14

Wicketkeepers: Minod Bhanuka, Heinrich Klaasen

Batters: Avishka Fernando, Rassie van der Dussen, Charith Asalanka, Aiden Markram

All-rounders: Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Andile Phehlukwayo

Bowlers: Keshav Maharaj (c), Kagiso Rabada, Akila Dananjaya, Dushmantha Chameera, Tabraiz Shamsi

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