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Fantasy Cricket: Dream11 tips for 1st Test-- Sri Lanka v South Africa


Sri Lanka will take on South Africa in the first Test tomorrow at Galle. The weather is expected to be a little unfriendly as rains are being forecast for all five days of the game. 

While the Proteas are going to field their best 11, considering there are no injury worries, the Lanka think-tank will have a lot of thinking to do. 

Rangana Herath and Kusal Perera were injured in the Windies and there is still doubt on whether they will play the game or not.

Also, Chandimal returns to captain the home team. For the South Africans, Dale Steyn is back and should take the new ball. 

Historically, the Galle wicket encourages stroke play, but the spinners also come into the game as the Test moves into day 3-4-5. 

Probable 11

SL- Gunathilaka/R Silva, Karuraratne/K Perera, K Mendis, Chandimal***, Mathews, Dickwella, D Perera, Herath, Lakmal, Rajitha, Kumara 

SA- Markram, Elgar, Amla, Bavuma, Faf du, De Kock, Bruyn/Shamsi, Philander, Maharaj, Rabada, Steyn

Key Players 

K Mendis- Arguably the best batsman in the Lankan line-up. Is lined-up for a great series. 

Philander- Always a handy pick in this format. Will open the bowling and can also be handy with the bat down the order. 

Chandimal- Was brilliant in the Windies before he was banned. Will lead Lanka and should be a key in the middle order. 


SL vs SA

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