SA vs SL 1st Test: Fantasy Dream11 Prediction, Pitch Report, Playing 11 Updates for Boxing Day Test

South Africa will take on Sri Lanka in the opening Test on December 26 at SuperSport Park, Centurion. Quinton de Kock will lead the Proteas while Dimuth Karunaratne will take charge of the Sri Lankan team for the bilateral Test series, kick start on Boxing Day.

By Mohit Sindhu, Updated : Dec 26, 2020 11:57 IST
SA vs SL 1st Test: Fantasy Dream11 Prediction, Pitch Report, Playing 11 Updates for Boxing Day Test
South Africa will take on Sri Lanka on Boxing Day

South Africa vs Sri Lanka 1st Test: South Africa will host Sri Lanka in the opening Test on December 26 at SuperSport Park, Centurion. The SA vs SL Boxing Day Test is all set to begin at 1:30 PM IST. Here is our South Africa vs Sri Lanka Dream11 prediction including the batsmen, all-rounders, bowlers, and wicket-keepers in your Dream11 team as stated below. de Kock will lead the Proteas while Dimuth Karunaratne will take charge of the Sri Lankan cricket team for the bilateral Test series.

Meanwhile, Cricket South Africa has been worst affected by the Covid-19 pandemic in recent times due to the deadly virus deepens in South African cities that forced the cancellation of the South Africa-England ODI series after some members from both sides confirmed positive tests for COVID-19. With the series part of the ICC World Test Championship, both teams will be hoping that the tour goes ahead without any tragedies.

Beuran Hendricks is out from the lineup along with ruthless pacer Kagiso Rabada, who sustain a groin injury changes the look of South Africa playing XI against the mighty Sri Lankan team. Lungi Ngidi and Glenton Stuurman are trying to overcome the minor physical issues.

On the other hand, Sri Lanka have been in isolation and will be playing their first Test series in over a year after their two-Test tour of England was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Angelo Mathews is out of the tour with a hamstring injury and Oshado Fernando will miss the first Test as of an ankle sprain. Pacer Suranga Lakmal is doubtful with a hamstring strain he suffered during training on Wednesday. 

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SA vs SL 1st Test Pitch report and conditions:

The track in SuperSport Park is expected to be genuine quick, carrying extra bounce, and will offer a little bit of movement to the seamers for the first three days. Then the pitch might spoil with some up and down for the rest of the match. The thunderstorms are expected to impact the game on Day 1 and 2 in the afternoon session but only for an hour or so.

SA vs SL Dream11 Team: Fantasy cricket predictions and tips for South Africa vs Sri Lanka 1st Test

South Africa vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Dream11 Team

Wicket-keeper - Quinton de Kock(C)

Batsmen - Faf du Plessis, Dean Elgar, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Rassie van der Dussen(VC)

All-rounders - Dhananjaya De Silva

Bowlers - Suranga Lakmal, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Wanindu Hasaranga

SA vs SL Playing 11:

South Africa Possible XI: Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Faf du Plessis, Quinton de Kock, Temba Bavuma, Dwaine Pretorius, Anrich Nortje , Keshav Maharaj, Glenton Stuurman, Lungi Ngidi

Sri Lanka Possible XI: Dimuth Karunaratne, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Minod Bhanuka, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya De Silva, Dilruwan Perera, Niroshan Dickwella, Lasith Embuldeniya, Vishwa Fernando, Lahiru Kumara

South Africa vs Sri Lanka Squads:

South Africa Squad: Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Faf du Plessis, Quinton de Kock (C/wk), Temba Bavuma, Dwaine Pretorius, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, Glenton Stuurman, Lungi Ngidi, Wiaan Mulder, Lutho Sipamla, Kyle Verreynne, Sarel Erwee, Raynard van Tonder, Migael Pretorius

Sri Lanka Squad: Dimuth Karunaratne (C), Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Minod Bhanuka, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Dilruwan Perera, Lasith Embuldeniya, Vishwa Fernando, Lahiru Kumara, Suranga Lakmal, Kusal Perera, Dushmantha Chameera, Dasun Shanaka, Kasun Rajitha, Wanindu Hasaranga, Asitha Fernando, Santhush Gunathilake, Dilshan Madushanka, Oshada Fernando