The second Test played between South Africa and Sri Lanka will be held at The Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg. The match will be kicked off on 3rd January (Sunday) at 14:00 (GMT+6).
Thanks to an excellent batting effort largely by Faf du Plessis, who slammed 199, the hosts comfortably won the 1st game by an innings. With the return of Kagiso Rabada for this game, who missed the series opener due to an injury, they have been boosted. However, coach Mark Boucher has hinted at an unchanged team combination to take the field.
On the other side, Sri Lanka has been caught up in a spate of injuries to as many as 7 of their players. Fortunately, they have travelled with 21 players and have 14 of them to choose from, while on the game day a call on the fitness of Wanindu Hasaranga will be made. Asitha Fernando and Minod Bhanuka are set for Test debuts, while if Hasaranga fails to regain full fitness, either Dilruwan Perera or Lasith Embuldeniya may play in this match.
There is a fair probability that each of 5 days the rainfall will make its presence felt. On the 4th and 5th day of the Test, it could well be a long delay.
The surface at The Wanderers is renowned for its bounce and it usually supports the pacers. More of the same is expected once again in this Test match, and expect the team winning the toss will choose to bat first.
Average first innings score: 318 (36 Test games played at the venue)
Probable Playing XIs
Quinton de Kock (C & WK), Dean Elgar, Faf du Plessis, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Keshav Maharaj, Temba Bavuma, Lutho Sipamla, Wiaan Mulder, Anrich Nortje/Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi
Dimuth Karunaratne (C), Niroshan Dickwella (WK), Kusal Perera, Asitha Fernando, Dasun Shanaka, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Minod Bhanuka, Dushmantha Chameera/Suranga Lakmal, Wanindu Hasaranga/Lasith Embuldeniya/Dilruwan Perera, Vishwa Fernando.
South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test Dream11:
Dean Elgar (C), Quinton de Kock (VC), Niroshan Dickwella, Aiden Markram, Kusal Mendis, Faf du Plessis, Wiaan Mulder, Dasun Shanaka, Lungi Ngidi, Keshav Maharaj, Vishwa Fernando
If Kagiso Rabada is included in the playing XI, he has to be selected in your Dream11 team and can also be made captain with the assistance to the pacers at the venue.
If Wanindu Hasaranga does not regain his full fitness, then it is possible to include another South Africa bowler or batsman in your team as South Africa are expected to dominate the proceedings.
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