SA-EP vs SL-ET Dream11 Team: SA-EP look to make it two wins on the trot as they look to get back at SL-ET from their tournament opener defeat
The South Africa Emerging Players team began what are an extremely crucial two days for them in perfect fashion by moving level on points with table toppers Sri Lanka Emerging Team. Defeating the University Sports South Africa side for the second time in the CSA Emerging Triangular Series on Friday, SA-EP clinched what could be an extremely pivotal result for them come the end of the league stage matches.
Touted to impress in this marquee series, for SA-EP, the series couldn’t have gotten off to a worse start. They were trashed in their own backyard, pummelled by SL-ET who put them down with consummate ease to take the four points from the match. However ever since then, the home side have managed to overturn their fortunes, registering two straight wins against a lacklustre USSA unit who now sit right at the bottom.
Winning the first match against USSA by a colossal 168 run margin, SA-EP once again dwindled USSA yesterday as they went onto register a 4 wicket win. After restricting a lopsided USSA side to 207 while bowling first, SA-EP’s chase was an easy won as they comfortably went onto chase the target with Jonathan Bird once again shining with the bat.
Now back at it today, South Africa Emerging Player know the task is not going to be as easy against Sri Lanka. They have already tasted defeat against the side who are currently occupying top place in the league standings and this match can potentially reshape the standings if SA-EP manage to register a third consecutive win.
Two frontrunners for the trophy, this match promises to be a riveting affair. Both the sides have more than effervescently displayed the ravishing strength of their team, putting in resounding wins to lay their claim to the title.
Now level on 9 points, this match an eventually decide who ventures into the final as table toppers. With the identity of the final slated to be the same, we have a potential summit clash on the table today, a match where both sides will spare no expense to come out with the points.
The last time the two sides met, SL-ET bundled out the hosts for 185 before eventually registering a 4 wicket win. With the both the sides having strong batting line-ups, it’s the bowling department which will act as the difference maker and we see SA-EP winning this one on the merit of their bowlers.
Wicket-Keeper for SA-EP vs SL-ET Dream11
We have decided to keep South Africa’s captain Tony de Zorzi in our side for this one despite him failing to put on the runs against USSA. If he gets down to applying himself in the middle, a big score is well within sights and we are going to entrust him to do the job.
Batsmen for SA-EP vs SL-ET Dream11
His 71 against USSA followed by a 122 takes his total to a solid 193, making him his side’s top scorer and that is what makes us go for Janneman Malan as the first pick in the batting facet. He’s also gotten 1,736 runs in 40 innings in the domestic arena and we see him becoming one of the top scorers today as well.
Accompanying him will be Raynard Von Tonder after his 108 against USSA became instrumental in taking his side so close to a win on the day. He’s scored an impressive 176 in 3 matches, cantering to runs at will given his expansive range of shots. We have also opted for Matthew Breetzke for this one completing a trio of batters from the home side given the sensational form he’s carried into this series from his outing in the domestic fraternity.
From Sri Lanka it’s a duo that comes in for us in the form of Shammu Ashan and Ashen Bandara who put on a stellar partnership the last time the side met SA-EP to cruise to a comfortable win and add 4 crucial points to their tally.
All-Rounders for SA-EP vs SL-ET Dream11
Jason Smith continues to nail down a role in our Dream 11 side in the all-rounders section with us opting for the two players here, the one from either side. From SL-ET, its Charith Asalanka who is our pick for the day after his wondrous performance against USSA became one of the shining performances on a day where other players crumbled down around him.
Bowling Order for SA-EP vs SL-ET Dream11
With the 7 wickets in 2 matches to emerge as his side’s leading wicket-taker and the second highest in the tournament, Thando Ntini is picked up by us once again. The pacer didn’t play in the previous encounter against USSA but we see him being brought back in against a more than solid and stable SL-ET batting line-up.
From Sri Lanka their own highest wicket taker in the form of Asitha Fernando is chosen by us with Amila Aponso partnering him for this one.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Raynard Van Tonder has been unanimously chosen as the captain for today while Janneman gets to be the vice-captain.
Probable Playing 11
South Africa Emerging Players
Tony de Zorzi, Matthew Breetzke, R v Tonder, Ethan Bosch, Janneman Malan, Jason Smith, D Galiem, B Fortuin, N Burger, Lutho Sipamla, K Simmonds
Sri Lanka Emerging Team
Sadun Weerakkody, Shammu Ashan, Sangeeth Cooray, Amila Aponso, Charith Asalanka, Chamika Karunaratne, Lahiru Madhusanka, Asitha Fernando, Minod Bhanuka, Ashen Bandara, Kamindu Mendis.
CSA Emerging Triangular Series
Match: South Africa Emerging Players Vs Sri Lanka Emerging Team
Date And Time: 6th June, Friday- 1:00pm IST
Venue: Tuks Oval, Pretoria