Janneman Malan has hit 3 centuries in his 8 ODI innings.
Sri Lanka will take on South Africa in the third and final ODI of the series. Sri Lanka was sloppy on the field in the second ODI and paid a heavy price for that, as lost the game by 67 runs (D/L Method). Despite the loss, Charith Asalanka’s knock of 77 runs in the run-chase was praiseworthy.
South Africa did everything right in the second ODI, which helped them level the series 1-1. Janneman Malan’s impeccable century, and later on, chinaman Tabraiz Shamsi’s 5-wicket haul helped the visitors to seal the game convincingly.
Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 3rd ODI
Venue: R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Date & Time: September 7th, at 2:30 PM IST and Local Time
Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network
It’s a balanced wicket with an early advantage for the quick bowlers due to moisture in the surface. Having said that, the batters just need to play long. Anything over 280 is a good score on this wicket and batting first is an excellent option.
Probable Playing XIs for SL vs SA:
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
Janneman Malan, Aiden Markram, Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Andile Phehlukwayo, Wiaan Mulder, George Linde, Keshav Maharaj (c), Kagisa Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi
Top Picks for SL vs SA Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – Batsmen
Janneman Malan has got a fabulous start to his ODI career. He took the responsibility and paced the innings well in the second ODI to bring up his third ODI century. Malan scored 121 runs from 135 deliveries.
Charith Asalanka came in at 19/3 in the run-chase in the second ODI and scored valuable 77 runs from 69 deliveries. This was his second consecutive and third overall half-century in his ODI career. He has got all the qualities of a big-match player.
Top Picks – All-Rounders
Dhananjaya de Silva is always a handy batting all-rounder on Sri Lankan conditions. He is an elegant batsman and a clever finger spinner. He has scored 56 runs and picked up one wicket so far in this series.
Top Picks – Bowlers
Chamika Karunaratne is the rising star for Sri Lanka. He has got a good bouncer and is even a terrific batter down the order. He has picked up 3 wickets and has scored 43 runs with the bat.
Tabraiz Shamsi is always gold dust on the turning tracks. The South African wrist-spinner picked up his first 5-wicket haul in his ODI career in the last match to help his side to win the match convincingly.
Top Picks – Wicketkeepers
Heinrich Klaasen is a good player of spin and has played the Sri Lankan bowlers well in both the matches in this series. He has scored 79 runs in 2 matches at a strike rate of 136.2, with the highest score of 43.
SL vs SA Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
|Player||Statistics (This Series)||Dream11 Points|
|Janneman Malan||144 runs||174|
|Aiden Markram||117 runs and one wicket||188|
|Charith Asalanka||149 runs||188|
|Avishka Fernando||126 runs||159|
|Chamika Karunaratne||3 wickets and 43 runs||153|
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for SL vs SA Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Heinrich Klaasen, Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Avishka Fernando (vc), Charith Asalanka, Janneman Malan (c), Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Kagisa Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Chamika Karunaratne
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for SL vs SA Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Minod Bhanuka, Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram (c), Charith Asalanka (vc), Janneman Malan, Dhananjaya de Silva, George Linde, Dushmantha Chameera, Akila Dananjaya, Tabraiz Shamsi, Keshav Maharaj
SL vs SA Risky Captaincy Choices:
Playing in place of the injured Temba Bavuma, Reeza Hendricks grabbed the opportunity in both hands and scored important 51 runs from 54 deliveries in the second ODI. You can take a risk and pick him as your fantasy team skipper.
Rassie van der Dussen is a reliable batter for South Africa in the middle-overs. He can rotate the strike rate and keeps the scoreboard ticking. It’s worth a risk to pick him as your fantasy team skipper.
Player you should avoid:
Due to a lot of competition, it’s hard to include Andile Phehlukwayo in the final eleven. He has scored 9 runs and has gone wicketless so far in this series.
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