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Sri Lanka vs South Africa 1st ODIs – Preview

Sri Lanka possible XI-
1.   Upul Tharanga (Left-Hand Batsman)
2.   Kusal Mendis (Vice-Captain)(Right-Hand Batsman)
3.   Niroshan  Dickwella (Wicket-Keeper)(Left-Hand Batsman)
4.   Angelo Mathews  (Captain)(Right-Hand Batsman)
5.   Dasun Shanaka (Right-Hand Batsman)(Right-Arm Medium)
6.   Shehan Jayasuriya (Left-Hand Batsman)(Right-Arm Off-Spin)
7.   Thisara Perera (Left-Hand Batsman)(Right-Arm Medium)
8.   Akila Dananjaya (Right-Arm Off/Leg-Spin)(Left-Hand Batsman)
9.   Lakshan Sandakan (Left-Arm Chinaman)
10. Lahiru Kumara (Right-Arm Fast)
11. Kasun Rajitha  (Right-Arm Medium-Fast)

Bench-
12. Prabath Jayasuriya
13. Dhananjaya De Silva (Right-Hand Batsman)(Right-Arm Off-Spin)
14. Suranga Lakmal (Right-Arm Medium-Fast)
15.  Kusal Perera (Left-Hand Batsman)

  • Suranga Lakmal might be rested to give the young quick duo some matches before the world cup 2019.

Pitch and conditions

The Dambulla surface has flattened out a little in the past year, but 300 remains an excellent score at this venue. The weather is expected to be cloudy and possible rain, with temperatures reaching a high of around 29C during the day. Due to the interference of rain it is most likely possible that the captain who wins the Toss will elect to bowl first.
 

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