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Sri Lanka vs South Africa 3rd ODI: FPJ’s dream XI for Sri Lanka and South Africa

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South Africa are just 1 win away to clinch the series after underperforming against the hosts Sri Lanka in the Test series. Riding high on a brilliant form of Quinton de Kock, skipper Faf de Plessis and Hashim Amla, the Proteas are standing tall to clinch a much needed 6 wickets win. And now, the 3rd game will be do-or-die for Lankans as they have to win the encounter to keep their hopes alive. The match will be played at Pallekele stadium where the home team has decent record. The pacers were all over the Proteas batsmen in the recently concluded Test series but failed to get rhythm in the ODI. Here are the probable dream XI for the Islanders:

Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews, Upul Tharanga, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Shehan Jayasuriya, Thisara Perera, Niroshan Dickwella, Suranga Lakmal, Akila Dananjaya, Kasun Rajitha, Lakshan Sandakan

On the other hand, Proteas look settled and all set for one more win under their belt as the home side is really struggling to deliver a complete performance. However, the only concern for the team is the form of their future skipper Aidem Markram who is struggling to get going. Here we see the probable dream XI for Proteas:


South Africa: Faf du Plessis, Quinton de Kock, Aiden Markram, Hashim Amla, Heinrich Klassen, JP Duminy, Andile Phehlukwayo, Willem Mulder, Tabraiz Shamsi, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi