ICC Test match championship continues between the teams South Africa and Sri Lanka as a part of Sri Lank tour of South Africa 2020-21. South Africa leads the 2 match test series by 1-0 and they are looking to clinch their first test series win after the Covid-19 break.
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka were strong and confident before the series and everything went pretty unexpected for them from injuries to match results. Still, they will be looking to level the series with their available squad.
South Africa vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test Match Details:
The 2nd Test match of two test match series will be played between South Africa and Sri Lanka at the Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg from 3rd to 7th December 2020, Sunday to Thursday.
The game is scheduled to begin at 1:30 PM IST.
South Africa vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test Match Preview:
South Africa came after beating Sri Lanka in their first test by an innings and 45 runs. African skipper Faf Du Plessis led them from the front with a massive individual total of 199 runs. Even though the captain missed his 3rd test double century by a run, the whole team had executed their roles well. Dean Elgar (95), Temba Bavuma (71) and Aiden Markram (65) also helped the team’s total to cross the 600 runs mark.
Along with the batters, Lutho Sipamla and Wiaan Mulder grabbed 11 wickets collectively to help South Africa restrict the Lankans to a low total in both the innings. On the other hand, Dinesh Chandimal (85) and Dhananjaya De Silva (71) runs were the only performers in the whole team from the Lankan batting department. Apart from them, young spinner Wanindu Hasaranga did decently with the ball.
South Africa vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test Weather Report:
The temperature is expected to hover around 17°C, with 72% humidity and 10-26 Km/hr wind speed. There are 20% chances of precipitation during the match.
South Africa vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test Pitch Report:
The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg is an excellent venue for batters. The average score at this venue is 400 runs. The recent test match held here has seen the scores of 400 runs by both teams and an average of 23 wickets too.
Average 1st innings score:
Record of chasing teams:
66% of match played on this venue has been won by the team batting first.
South Africa vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test Injury Update and Availability News:
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South Africa vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test Probable XIs:
South Africa: Aiden Markram, Quinton de Kock (c & wk), Faf du Plessis, Dean Elgar, Rassie van der Dusan, Wiaan Mulder, Temba Bavuma, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Norje, Lungi Ngidi, Lutho Sipamla
Bench: Raynard van Tonder, Saral Erwee, Kyle Verreyenne, Glenton Sturrman, Migael Pretorius, Beavun Hendricks.
Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Kushal Perera (wk), Kushal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal, Niroshan Dickwella, Dananjaya De Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dasun Shanaka, Lahiru Kumara, Suranga Lakmal, Vishwa Fernando.
Bench: Santhus Gunthilake, Dushameera Chameera, Dilruwan Perera, Oshado Fernando, Minod Bhanuka, Lahiru Thirimmane, Ashitha Fernando, Dilshan Madushanaka, Kasun Rajitha, Lasith Embuldeniya.
SA vs SL 2nd Test Top Picks to consider in your Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Team:
Quinton de Kock had proven his destructive form in short format cricket and will a top pick in this match considering his form. With a strike rate of 79 in test cricket. He will be the perfect choice to lead the South African top-order.
Faf Du Plessis was the second leading run-scorer for South Africa in the recent series, and with an average of 40+. He can be a great fantasy pick in this match.
Wanindu Hasaranga, the young spinner, is a consistent all-rounder from Sri Lanka with both ball and ball. He will be a promising pick in this match too.
Kushal Perera has a 13 test matches experience, with 934 runs. He will be a punt pick in this test match once again.
Lungi Ngidi is a lethal bowler from the South African squad and will have a crucial role to play in this tournament in the absence of senior pace bowlers, which increases his fantasy potential.
South Africa vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test Captain and Vice-Captain choices:
Captain – Quinton de Kock, Faf Du Plessis,
Vice-Captain – Kusal Perera, Rassie Van der Dussen
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for SA vs SL 2nd Test Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Team:
Keeper – Quinton de Kock (VC), Kusal Perera, Niroshan Dickwella
Batsmen – Faf du Plessis (c), Rassie van der Dussen, Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram
All-Rounder – Wanindu Hasaranga
Bowlers – Lungi Ngidi, Vishwa Fernando, Lutho Sipamla
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for SA vs SL 2nd Test Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Team:
Keeper – Quinton de Kock (c), Niroshan Dickwella
Batsmen – Temba Bavuma, Faf du Plessis (VC), Dean Elgar, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal
All-Rounders – Dasun Shanaka
Bowlers – Lungi Ngidi, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje
South Africa vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test Expert Advice:
Recent matches on this ground had witnessed great support for the batsmen on offer. From the second day onwards, it starts forming the cracks and that will start assisting the bowlers. So, try to include maximum top-order batsmen from both the teams and the lethal pacers from the chasing side.
South Africa vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test Match Prediction:
With the strong batting lineup and quality bowling unites. South Africa have an upper hand over Sri Lanka in this match.