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Injury-ravaged Sri Lanka grant two debuts as Proteas remain unchanged

Injury-ravaged Sri Lanka grant two debuts as Proteas remain unchanged”

Despite the return of Kagiso Rabada and Beuran Hendricks, the Proteas will go into the match with the exact same team that beat Sri Lanka in Centurion.

'What I will say is we've got Jos Buttler coming off the back of 150 in probably some of the best form you've seen him in in Test cricket, ' said the England captain.

'Jos, as a senior member of the squad in great form, was an integral part of our success in the back end of the summer.

When asked about Test captaincy, de Kock replied: "I haven't thought about captaincy".

England captain Joe Root is confident any positive COVID-19 tests in the squad would not force the cancellation of their two-test tour of Sri Lanka this month but said his side would have to keep a close watch on their physical and mental wellbeing. "We don't mind, either way, it's not too much of a stress for a toss".

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In the second Test, Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bat first.

England's Test team have arrived in Sri Lanka amid stringent coronavirus protocols ahead of the two-match series later this month.

Here is the Dream11 Prediction for 1st Test - SA vs SL Dream11 Team Prediction, South Africa vs Sri LankaDream11 Tips, SA vs SL Probable Playing XIs, SA vs SL Dream11 Fantasy Tips, Fantasy Prediction - 1st Test. The Proteas are now at the sixth position in the World Test Championship (WTC) standings.

Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne (captain), Kusal Perera, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Minod Bhanuka, Niroshan Dickwella (wkt), Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera, Vishwa Fernando, Asitha Fernando.

South Africa playing XI: Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Faf du Plessis, Quinton de Kock (w/c), Temba Bavuma, Wiaan Mulder, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, Lutho Sipamla, Lungi Ngidi.



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