Sri Lanka vs South Africa Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Dream11 Team, Playing XI, Pitch Report, and Injury Update of 3rd T20I match.
SL vs SA 3rd T20I Match Preview:
After hosting Team India, Sri Lanka are set to face South Africa in another white-ball leg at home. The series comprising three ODIs and as many T20Is will commence from September 2.
On Tuesday, Sri Lanka will face South Africa in the 3rd T20I Match at R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Having clinched a third T20I series on the trot, South Africa will be aiming for a clean sweep of the Twenty20 games against Sri Lanka in what will be the final international assignment for both teams ahead of the T20 World Cup that starts next month.
South Africa have been the superior team with the use of spin while they’ve also batted well against the slower bowlers, which has helped them enjoy an unassailable lead in the three-match series. Sri Lanka will be hoping to find some answers, especially with their batting, as they attempt to avoid their second T20I series whitewash in the last four months.
Batting has been Sri Lanka’s weak link – be it the 0-3 loss in the T20I series in England in June this year, the two losses to South Africa in this series so far, or even their 2-1 victory against a second-string Indian side before this series. In the 11 T20Is Sri Lanka have played in this year, there have been only four individual half-centuries – two of which have been scored by Dinesh Chandimal.
With Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis and Niroshan Dickwella serving bans for breaching COVID-19 protocols in England and the non-availability of Angelo Mathews, Sri Lanka have plenty of worries going into the T20 World Cup, where they will first have to play the qualifiers to make it to the Super 12.
Meanwhile, Kusal Perera, making his return after recovering from COVID-19, looked promising in the last game and a lot will depend on him to give Sri Lanka a good start. But the finish will also matter a lot and Sri Lanka will need some of the inexperienced players in the middle order to step up, having posted a highest of 131 in the last five innings they’ve batted first, while their chases this year have been abject whenever oppositions have posted 160 or more.
South Africa’s spinners have profited more than their Sri Lankan counterparts on spin-friendly pitches in Colombo, with even Aiden Markram bagging a career-best 3-21 in the last game. Bjorn Fortuin, Keshav Maharaj and Tabraiz Shamsi have all been amongst the wickets, which augurs well for South Africa leading into the T20 World Cup that will be played on pitches which may not necessarily provide plenty of help for spin but there will be some for sure.
SL vs SA 3rd T20I Match Details:
Venue – R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Date & Time: 14th Sep, at 07:00 PM IST
Live Score: Cricketaddictor
SL vs SA 3rd T20I Match Pitch Report:
Temperatures hovering around 28-degree Celsius and a rain-free evening has been forecast. The pitch is expected to favor the spinners again.
Average 1st innings score:
The average first innings score on this wicket is 155.
Record of chasing teams:
The team batting second have slightly better records than of first. They have a winning percentage of 52 on this track.
SL vs SA 3rd T20I Match Probable Playing XIs:
Sri Lanka: Kusal Perera, Avishka Fernando, Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Praveen Jayawickrama, Maheesh Theekshana
South Africa: Quinton de Kock (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen, Wiaan Mulder, Andile Phehlukwayo, Keshav Maharaj (c), Bjorn Fortuin, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi.
Top Picks for SL vs SA Dream11 Prediction and Fantasy Cricket Tips:
Dasun Shanaka is a batting all-rounder who will also lead the side. He is known for his explosive batting and can clear boundaries of any size. He will bat in middle – order and can also bowl a few overs of medium-pace if needed. Made 26 runs and picked one wicket in two games.
Dinesh Chandimal played a wonderful inning of unbeaten 66 runs in 54 balls in the first match but could not win the match.
Kusal Perera has scored 30 runs in 25 balls in the only game he played in this series so far.
Charith Asalanka has been very impressive in the recent past. The left-handed batsman aggregated 196 runs in the three-match ODI series against South Africa. In the only T201 he played, he smashed a 26 – ball 44.
Akila Dananjaya has blown hot and cold in T20I cricket this year. He has been expensive but he has picked up six wickets. He is a wicket-taking bowler and hence, can be backed.
Wanindu Hasaranga could be an effective choice as vice-captain. He took four wickets in the ODI series. In T20Is in 2021, the leg-spinning all-rounder has picked up 17 wickets at an economy rate of 5.22. Thus, he could be the one to watch out for. Scalped 3 wickets in this series.
Dushmantha Chameera is bowling really well and has been inconsistent form for Sri Lanka in the shortest format. He has returned with 14 wickets from nine games in 2021.
Dhananjaya de Silva is a right-handed batsman and right-arm off-break bowler from Sri Lanka. He has smashed 406 runs and also grabbed 5 wickets in his 20 matches T20I career so far.
Quinton de Kock will be a captaincy favorite. The left-handed wicket-keeper batsman has the ability to get big scores consistently. He has played just seven T20Is in 2021 and has amassed 302 runs at a strike – rate of 144.49. Played an innings of 36 runs in 32 balls in the first match. Smashed unbeaten 58 runs in 48 balls to make his team won by 9 wickets.
Aiden Markram has been batting really well in T20Is this year. The South Africa top-order batsman has aggregated 339 runs at an average of 37.66 and a strike – rate of 154.09. Thus, he can be backed as vice-captain. Was one of the match in the opener for 33 balls 48 runs. Scored unbeaten 21 runs and also scalped 3 important wickets in the 2nd match.
Rassie van der Dussen could be a good option among the batters. He has scored 756 runs at an average of 36.00 in his T20I career. Moreover, he has a strike – rate of 134.75.
Keshav Maharaj is a left-arm spinner and will be leading the side. He is a reliable bowler who will keep things tight and dry up the runs. He can also score some quick runs in the lower order.
Tabraiz Shamsi has been in magnificent form with the ball. The South African chinaman spinner is the leading wicket-taker in T20Is this year. He has taken 24 wickets at an economy rate of 5.32. Scalped 3 wickets to make his total tally of 4 in two games so far.
Kagiso Rabada is undoubtedly the best bowler on the show for this match. He bowls at 145 mph plus pace and expects him to bounce out batsmen. He has good yorkers too and can make handy runs with bat lower down the order.
SL vs SA Must Picks for Dream11 Team Prediction:
SL vs SA Captain and Vice-Captain Choices:
Captain – Quinton de Kock, Aiden Markram
Vice-Captain – Tabraiz Shamsi, Wanindu Hasaranga
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for SL vs SA Dream11 Team:
Wicketkeeper- Quinton de Kock (c), Dinesh Chandimal
Batsmen- Kusal Perera, Aiden Markram, Reeza Hendricks, Bhanuka Rajapaksa
All-Rounders- Wanindu Hasaranga
Bowlers- Dushmantha Chameera, Tabraiz Shamsi (vc), Keshav Maharaj, Bjorn Fortuin
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for SL vs SA Dream11 Team:
Wicketkeeper- Quinton de Kock, Dinesh Chandimal
Batsmen- Kusal Perera, Aiden Markram (c), Reeza Hendricks, Bhanuka Rajapaksa
All-Rounders- Wanindu Hasaranga (vc)
Bowlers- Dushmantha Chameera, Tabraiz Shamsi, Keshav Maharaj, Bjorn Fortuin
SL vs SA 3rd T20I Match Probable Winner:
South Africa is expected to win this match.
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.