Sri Lanka vs South Africa 1st ODIs - Preview

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Sri Lanka possible XI-
1.   Upul Tharanga (Left-Hand Batsman)
2.   Kusal Mendis (Vice-Captain)(Right-Hand Batsman)
3.   Niroshan  Dickwella (Wicket-Keeper)(Left-Hand Batsman)
4.   Angelo Mathews  (Captain)(Right-Hand Batsman)
5.   Dasun Shanaka (Right-Hand Batsman)(Right-Arm Medium)
6.   Shehan Jayasuriya (Left-Hand Batsman)(Right-Arm Off-Spin)
7.   Thisara Perera (Left-Hand Batsman)(Right-Arm Medium)
8.   Akila Dananjaya (Right-Arm Off/Leg-Spin)(Left-Hand Batsman)
9.   Lakshan Sandakan (Left-Arm Chinaman)
10. Lahiru Kumara (Right-Arm Fast)
11. Kasun Rajitha  (Right-Arm Medium-Fast)

12. Prabath Jayasuriya
13. Dhananjaya De Silva (Right-Hand Batsman)(Right-Arm Off-Spin)
14. Suranga Lakmal (Right-Arm Medium-Fast)
15.  Kusal Perera (Left-Hand Batsman)

  • Suranga Lakmal might be rested to give the young quick duo some matches before the world cup 2019.

Pitch and conditions

The Dambulla surface has flattened out a little in the past year, but 300 remains an excellent score at this venue. The weather is expected to be cloudy and possible rain, with temperatures reaching a high of around 29C during the day. Due to the interference of rain it is most likely possible that the captain who wins the Toss will elect to bowl first.



Anonymoussnr's picture

And.... here we go again Mr.X coming up with another joke before a game. Shehan Jayasuriya opening the batting for SL? Are you nuts? How many more half-baked all rounders do you want to play?

There is no way DDS or KJP will left out of the ODI team. Even with KJP being half fit, he's most likely to open with Tharanga.

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There's no way Shehan or Dikka gonna play ahead of KJP

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