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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 - Sri Lanka team will take on South Africa team in the 35th match of ICC World Cup 2019 at the Riverside Stadium, Chester-le-Street, England on tomorrow.
With six points from as many games, Sri Lanka have a genuine chance to qualify for the semis and will aim for a probable victory against a dismal South Africa to keep their chances alive at Riverside Stadium in Chester-le-Street.
On the other hand, South Africa has been the story of dismay in ICC World Cup 2019. With their performance in this year's mega event they have further established their tag of altimate chokers. While the batting has been mediocre to say the least, the bowlers have failed to pick wickets at the top half of the innings. Their stars such as Kagizo Rabada, Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis, have failed to shine on big occasions.
Sri Lanka vs South Africa Dream11 Prediction:
Batsmen: Faf du Plessis has gotten off to a few starts without converting them. He should be able to continue his good form on Friday while the likes of Dimuth Karunaratne and Aiden Markram are more than handy options to have in the side. Avishka Fernando was at his belligerent best against England and is another one to watch out for during this match.
Wicket-keeper: Quinton de Kock is due for a big one this World Cup and could score some runs against Sri Lanka with no pressure on his back with the Proteas already bowing out of the tournament. Along with him, one of Kusal Mendis or Kusal Perera should suffice with both of them able to score quick runs when necessary.
Allrounders: Chris Morris has been a revelation this World Cup along with Andile Phehlukwayo, who have picked up wickets regularly with their accurate bowling and also contributed with the bat at times. Both of them are viable candidates for a place in the side along with the burly Thisara Perera, who has been good in bits and pieces so far.
Bowlers: Kagiso Rabada has been a shadow of the bowler he was a couple of months back in IPL 2019. In Spite of a few factors that have resulted in the South African unable to pick wickets regularly, he should be picked in the side with his pace and accuracy bound to trouble the opposition batsmen at any given time. Along with him, one of Lungi Ngidi or Imran Tahir is a great choice while Isuru Udana's selection in the team is also a must with his good record against the Proteas earlier in the year.
The pitch should have something for both batsmen and bowlers with some turn on offer in the middle overs. The weather is all clear for the day and shouldn't be worrying both sides with 270-280 being a competitive score.
South Africa vs Sri Lanka Dream11 suggested Playing XI:
Faf du Plessis, Quinton de Kock, Angelo Mathews, Kusal Mendis(c), David Miller, Avishka Fernando, Imran Tahir, Kagiso Rabada(vc), Dimuth Karunaratne, Thisara Perera, Lasith Malinga
Dimuth Karunaratne (C), Dhananjaya de Silva, Avishka Fernando, Andile Phehlukwayo, Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews, Jeevan Mendis, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Pradeep, Milinda Siriwardana, Lahiru Thirimanne, Isuru Udana and Jeffrey Vandersay
Faf du Plessis(C), Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock, JP Duminy, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Chris Morris, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Beuran Hendricks, Imran Tahir, Rassie van der Dussen
Sri Lanka vs South Africa, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Match 35
28th June 2019, 3:00 PM IST
Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street