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Sri Lanka vs South Africa 1st ODI: FPJ’s dream XI Prediction for Sri Lanka and South Africa

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After thrashing Proteas in Test series, host Sri Lanka is set to face South Africa in the ODI series starting from today. Lankan’s have been in good form recently and the change in management has worked out well for the team. Batsmen are firing well and are supported by the bowlers to limit the ability of the opposition. All in all, the momentum is with the hosts and they also have a chance to climb at the ICC rankings. Here are the probable dream XI for South Africa:

Sri Lanka: Niroshan Dickwella, Upul Tharanga, Angelo Mathews, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Thisara Perera, Dusan Shanaka, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Kumara, Akila Dananjaya, Lakshan Sandakan.

On the other side, after losing the Test series, Proteas will be looking to redeem themselves. The explosive batting powers of the team is their biggest asset and this team can chase down any target. However, they are missing a vital cog in the squad, in the form of a talismanic AB de Villers who announced retirement few months back. Here we see the probable dream XI for South Africa:


South Africa: Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plessis, Hashim Amla, Reeza Hendricks, David Miller, JP Duminy, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Junior Dala.