SA vs SL Fantasy Prediction: South Africa vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test – 3 January (Johannesburg). A win in this game will seal the series for the hosts.
Hosts South Africa will take on Sri Lanka in the 2nd test match of the two matches series. The hosts can clinch the series with a victory in this game.
South African won the first game easily and are the favourites to clinch the series. Faf and Elgar proved their batting class, whereas the pacers were on fire as well. Kagiso Rabada has been drafted into the team, and this is a huge boost for the side. This game should be an easy one for the hosts.
Sri Lanka is battling a battle of their own, with five of their players are out due to injury. This game is going to be a difficult one for the visitors with a lot of changes in their playing eleven. Perera and Karunaratne need to fire in batting, whereas Hasaranga and Shanaka need to fulfill their all-rounder roles.
The average 4th innings score at this ground is just 212 runs. Both teams would want to bat 1st on this track.
We can expect rain to interfere in the game throughout.
Probable XI for both sides:-
South Africa – Aiden Markram, Deal Elgar, Faf du Plessis, Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock, Wiaan Mulder, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Kagiso Rabada.
Sri Lanka – Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Perera, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Minod Bhanuka, Niroshan Dickwella, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Asitha Fernando, Dushmantha Chameera, Vishwa Fernando.
Two Match Test Series
Match: South Africa vs Sri Lanka second Test Match
Date and Time: 3 January, Sunday- 1:30 pm IST
Venue: The Wanderers, Johannesburg
Where to Watch: Live on Star Sports Network
Top 4 Batting Order
- Aiden Markram, Deal Elgar, Faf du Plessis, and Rassie van der Dussen.
- Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Perera, Lahiru Thirimanne, and Kusal Mendis.
Long Spell Bowlers
- Anrich Nortje and Lungi Ngidi
- Wanindu Hasaranga and Vishwa Fernando
SA vs SL Fantasy Wicket-Keeper
Quinton de Kock and Kusal Perera will be our wicket-keepers in this game. Kock has scored 2952 test runs at an average of 38.84, whereas Perera was the hero of the side in the last Proteas tour. Both keepers love to play an aggressive brand of cricket.
SA vs SL Fantasy Batsmen
Faf du Plessis and Dean Elgar will be our batsmen from South Africa. Faf scored a brilliant inning of 199 runs in the last game, whereas Elgar also scored 95 runs. Both of them are reliable and efficient test match players.
Dimuth Karunaratne will be our batsman from Sri Lanka. Karunaratne is the captain of the side and has scored 4552 test runs, whereas his average has been 36.42. He is the most reliable batsman on this side.
SA vs SL Fantasy All-Rounders
Wiaan Mulder will be our all-rounder from South Africa. Mulder scalped five wickets in the last game, whereas he batted well as well. He is the ace all-rounder of the side.
Wanindu Hasaranga and Dasun Shanaka will be our all-rounders from Sri Lanka. Hasaranga made an impressive debut by scalping four wickets in the last game, whereas he scored a half-century as well. Shanka had an impressive LPL, whereas he scalped a couple of wickets in the last game with a half-century in his batting. Both of them will play a key role in this game for the Island nation.
SA vs SL Fantasy Bowlers
From South Africa, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, and Lungi Ngidi will make it into our team. Both Ngidi and Nortje scalped three wickets each in the last test match. Rabada has scalped 197 test wickets in 43 games. All three of them are lethal pacers.
Match Prediction: South Africa are the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role
Faf du Plessis and Kagiso Rabada
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Quinton de Kock and Wanindu Hasaranga
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