South Africa vs Sri Lanka 2019, 4th ODI: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
Kusal Perera has been ruled out of the ODI series.
Published - Mar 12, 2019 9:02 pm
Updated - Mar 12, 2019 9:04 pm
Sri Lanka haven’t had the best of times playing white-ball cricket in South Africa. They haven’t really performed collectively together as a team. Hence, the visitors have struggled and the series is already out of their hands. Yet, they have still got the opportunity to try out various combinations in the last two matches. With not much time left for the World Cup 2019, they have got to address numerous problems.
South Africa will surely come down hard at them in the remaining two games. The Proteas also will try to experiment with a few slots in the under-performing batting line-up. Clearly, they would have their eyes on the clean sweep with the opposition hardly playing quality cricket.
The 4th game of the 5-match ODI series between South Africa and Sri Lanka will be hosted by St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth.
The match starts at 1:00 PM local time (11:00 AM GMT) (4:30 PM IST). The game will be live on Sony SIX and Sony SIX HD in India. (Live streaming in Sony Liv).
Last five ODI matches:
South Africa: W, W, W, W, L.
Sri Lanka: L, L, L, L, L.
The pitch in Port Elizabeth is expected to be on the slower side. It is not a high-scoring venue.
Average first innings score: 230 (Last five ODI matches)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 4, Lost – 1
Quinton de Kock (WK), Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis (C), Rassie van der Dussen, JP Duminy, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Imran Tahir.
Bench – Tabraiz Shamsi, Dale Steyn, Reeza Hendricks, Dwaine Pretorius.
Niroshan Dickwella (WK), Avishka Fernando, Oshada Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Kamindu Mendis, Isuru Udana, Akila Dananjaya, Lasith Malinga (C), Kasun Rajitha/Vishwa Fernando.
Bench – Upul Tharanga, Lakshan Sandakan, Priyamal Perera, Kusal Perera, Angelo Perera.
Injury and Availability News:
JP Duminy and Aiden Markram added to the SA squad. Wiaan Mulder has been excluded.
Reeza Hendricks added back to the squad as Hashim Amla misses out due to the illness of his father.
Kusal Perera ruled out of the ODI series.
Aiden Markram has been in good form in domestic cricket.
Last three innings in Momentum One-Day Cup: 169 (129), 139 (127), 85 (43)
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain options – Quinton de Kock, Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis, Thisara Perera, Kusal Mendis
Vice-Captain options – Rassie van der Dussen, Oshada Fernando, Lasith Malinga, Niroshan Dickwella
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Quinton de Kock (C)
Batsmen – Kusal Mendis, Oshada Fernando, Faf du Plessis (VC), Rassie van der Dussen
All-Rounders – Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, JP Duminy
Bowlers – Lasith Malinga, Imran Tahir, Lungi Ngidi
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Niroshan Dickwella
Batsmen – Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis (VC), Oshada Fernando, Faf du Plessis, Aiden Markram (C)
All-Rounders – Thisara Perera, JP Duminy
Bowlers – Isuru Udana, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir
The likes of Markram, Hendricks, Duminy and Dhanajaya de Silva can be picked only after the toss.
South Africa are predicted to continue with their domination in the series.
*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.
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