SA-EP vs SL-ET Dream11 Team: SA-EP eye top spot with SL-ET’s batting unit faltering at the business end of the tournament
They looked certain to make the first spot their own ahead of the impending final of the CSA Emerging Triangular Series but the recent collapse in their batting department has seen that stature being snatched from them. Losing to University Sports South Africa on Tuesday, Sri Lanka Emerging Team no longer look the compelling winners they were before, finding themselves in a predicament ahead of today’s match.
And it is precisely this misdemeanour which South Africa Emerging Players will be looking to capitalise on that. They have managed to keep snapping at SL-ET’s heels across the tournament, defeating them by 3 wickets the last time these two sides met to reduce the deficit between the two teams.
Restricting SL-ET to 247 that day, the run chase turned out to be a relatively easy one for South Africa as they took down the target at hand with 8 overs to spare. Now playing against each other for the final time before the two prospective finalists meet once again in the summit clash, both these teams will be looking to treat this is an encounter where they familiarise each other with the opposition’s high and low points.
Had this match taken place a week before, SL-ET would have been the unanimous winners for us given the way they were obliterating teams in their quest to nail down a spot in the final. However things have changed fast with SL-ET’s bats letting them down in recent time, being restricted to just 247 and 237 in their previous two matches.
Expect SA-EP to make the most of this wavering batting line of their opposition today as they look to turnaround things in the league standings and propel themselves into first place. In what is set to be an edge of the seat thriller, we see the hosts coming out of this unscathed with a win to their name.
Wicket-Keeper for SA-EP vs SL-ET Dream11
It’s a two man department for us for this fixture given the pivotal spots both the wicket-keepers have held in their teams in the batting department. Coming in from Sri Lanka is Sandun Weerakkody while from South Africa we have chosen Sinethemba Qeshile, a player who emerged as one of the highest scorers when these two teams met the last time around.
Batsmen for SA-EP vs SL-ET Dream11
We’ll begin with our pick from Sri Lanka first with us continuing to keep Shammu Ashan in our side. He didn’t have the best of times the previous time against USSA but he’s gotten more than a good amount of runs and we expect him to be among them today as well.
Meanwhile for South Africa Emerging Players we have Matthew Breetzke and Raynard Van Tonder being indulged in. The two man partnership has in unison stitched together important partnerships for their side, helping the team overturn what was an average start to the trounamnet and if SA-EP are to get the two points today, these two will need to score big once again.
All-Rounders for SA-EP vs SL-ET Dream11
SL-ET dominate in this facet of our side with Lahiru Madushanka and Ramesh Mendis both coming in for us. Ramesh in particular has put in two good performances in his last two matches, coming good with both the bat and ball.
From SA we have the sole pick but one of the most important components of their side in the form of Dayyaan Galiem. A mainstay of their line-up, the all-rounder has proved to indispensible to his side’s cause, helping imbed a culture of excellence on a consistent basis. He’s one of their more crucial players and another steady showing is likely from him today as well.
Bowling Order for SA-EP vs SL-ET Dream11
Coming in from South Africa is a two man partnership of Thando Ntini and Kyle Simmonds. The two have been improbable for Sri Lanka to pick up with the duo pummelling SL-ET in both the encounters the two sides have faced off in until now. We envision them resonating the same rousing shows and leaving the opposition bats in a fix today as well.
The sole selection of Amila Aponso wraps up our Dream 11 side for the day.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Given his stellar showings in the tournament, we have gone ahead with Dayyaan Galiem as the captain while Ramesh Mendis is the vice-captain.
Probable Playing 11
Sri Lanka Emerging Team
Weerakkody, Cooray, Bhanuka, Asalanka, Ashan, Mendis, Bandara, Madushanka, Karunaratne, Aponso, Fernando
South Africa Emerging Players XI
Malan, Tonder, Zorzi, Smith, Breetzke, Makhaya, Galiem, Ndwandwa, Jansen, Makwetu, Bokako
CSA Emerging Triangular Series
Match: Sri Lanka Emerging Team Vs South Africa Emerging Players
Date And Time: 9th June, Wednesday- 1:00pm IST
Venue: Groenkloof, Pretoria