USSA vs SL-ET Dream11 Team: USSA look to continue their unprecedented run today when they take on SL-ET in the summit clash
Well out of the tournament, University Sport South Africa’s entrance into the final of the CSA Emerging Player Series is nothing short of a miracle. After losing their opening matches and never able to imbed a consistent run of results, USSA were deemed to be but all out of the marquee tournament before they pulled off the improbable.
With South Africa emerging Players waning in form at the wrong time, USSA ensured they capitalised on their aberration. They went onto win the last league stage encounter against South Africa Emerging players, pulling off a massive upset as they bundled out one of the frontrunners for the trophy for 181 before eventually going down to chase the small total with 5 wickets and 15 overs to spare.
Now taking on Sri Lanka Emerging Team today, although USSA are once again not the favoured side, SL-ET will know better than to take them lightly. They topped the league stage matches, winning a majority of their matches to emerge as the most complete side in the three team emerging series tournament and would be looking to resonate the same performances which have brought them so far.
Having defeated USSA twice in the league stage, SL-ET enter this match as the firm favourites. Be it in the batting or bowling department, they are way the better side than USSA, having a complete set of players who can hand down a drubbing to any side on their day.
However, while USSA have been far from impressive up till now, they have shown more than enough drubbings to make the transition to the next step. With SA-EP floundering shambolically, the only left side in the showpiece tournament will be looking to pull off one last instrumental performance and provide some kind of solace to a country which is on the massive down low in cricket.
We see this being a competitive match but SL-ET should win this one by virtue of their better batting line-up.
Wicket-Keeper for USSA vs SL-ET Dream11
It’s a two man pick for us here with the either player coming in from each side. From Sri Lanka we have Sandun Weerakkody while USSA are represented by Rubin Hermann after his exquisite flawless displays over the course of the entire tournament to emerge as the mainstay of his side’s batting.
Batsmen for USSA vs SL-ET Dream11
With USSA having shown lacklustre form in the batting department, relying on their bowling department to defend small totals in the face of adversary, we have gone ahead with just the lone selection for their side. Coming in is Kabelo Sekhukhune, a bat who has managed to amass two half-centuries on the bounce and will be quissential to his side’s needs today as well.
From Sri Lanka it’s a duo that comes in, in the form of Pathum Nissanka and Shammu Ashan.
All-Rounders for USSA vs SL-ET Dream11
The trickiest department for us to craft out given the slew of selections for us over here, we have opted for Delano Potgieter and from USSA. The South African has been his side’s top scorer, emerging as the finest performer for his country across the tournament with significant performances.
From SL-ET we have two players who have never left our side across any match. Charith Asalanka and Ramesh Mendis enter our side given their ability to intertwine both the batting and bowling skills they have.
Bowling Order for USSA vs SL-ET Dream11
Beyers Swanepoel from South Africa became an instant pick for us when we got to the culminating facet of our side. The South African spearhead has lead his side’s pace battery to perfection, sparing no expense in snaring wickets at will as he keeps imploring the batsmen with a treacherous line and length.
He’s going to be accompanied by Gideon Peters for this one while from SL-Et we have the lone pick of Asitha Fernando wrapping up our side.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Delano is our pick for the captain’s role while it’s Ramesh Mendis who gets to be vice-captain.
CSA Emerging Triangular Series
Match: University Sports South Africa Vs Sri Lanka Emerging Team
Date And Time: 14th June, Sunday- 1:00pm IST
Venue: Tuks Oval, Pretoria