South Africa vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test Match Prediction

  • Jan 03, 2021
  • 13:30:00, GMT +5:30
  • Wanderers Stadium - Johannesburg, South Africa
2021-01-03 13:30:00
South Africa SA South Africa
Sri Lanka SL Sri Lanka

Betting Tips

  • South Africa have a very strong batting and most of their players are in top form.
  • Sri Lankan top order didn't scored runs in the previous match which will be a cause of concern. Players like Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera and Dimuth Karunaratne have not been in good touch of late 
  • Sri Lankan bowling looks weak and taking 20 South African wickets will be a big challenge for them.
South Africa

Our Pick South Africa are favourites to win

Posted On 5th January 2021 05:23:35
Posted by Kavin

SA vs SL 2nd Test Prediction & Betting Tips

After losing their last two series against Sri Lanka, South Africa now have an opportunity to get their dues settled as the second Test between South Africa and Sri Lanka gets underway at the Wanderers, Johannesburg on 3rd January.

South Africa had a near perfect game against Sri Lanka. Their batsmen performed well, their bowlers was right on the money and the fielding was exceptional too. This is a sort of performance we expect from a team like South Africa. 

They've had a poor run in Tests since 2019 and only managed to win 4 off their 13 Test matches. A crushing win over Sri Lanka must have induced a lot of confidence in this South African team and we can expect their graph to go upward from here. 

They have a decent batting with players like Dean Elgar, Faf du Plessis, Quinton de Kock, Aiden Markram and Temba Bavuma. All of them looked in top form in the first Test. 

The bowling too looks good in Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Wiaan Mulder and Lutho Sipamla. 
Sri Lanka on the other hand must be disappointed after losing the Test in 4 days. They did bat well in the first inning of the first Test but couldn't capitalize on the good start. This is problem they've been facing for a long time now. 

Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Dimuth Karunaratne, Dinesh Chandimal, Dasun Shanaka and Niroshan Dickwella form a solid batting lineup and most of them had a good last game. The issue for them is their bowling that doesn't look threatening at all.

Vishwa Fernando, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Wanindu Hasaranga are decent bowlers but they lack genuine wicket taking abilities.

In the Subcontinent you can get away with a bleak pace attack but in countries like South Africa, Australia and England, you need to have good fast bowlers to win matches. 
Overall, in terms of batting we see Sri Lanka on par with South Africa but lack of quality bowlers will make it very difficult for them to trouble the South African batsmen. We're going in with South Africa as massive favourites for this game.

SA vs SL Test Live Streaming

The series will be broadcasted live on  Supersport in South Africa while Star Sports have the rights to telecast it in India.

Live Streaming: The match will be streamed live Disney Hotstar app in India.

Toss Prediction

Toss will be crucial as in Tests, until the conditions are extremely in favour of the bowlers, batting first is the most feasible option. The surface offered at the Wanderers will be flat thus both skipper would like to put runs on the board.

Weather Report

The weather doesn't look very promising with plenty of rain around. Brace yourself for some interruptions during the match. 

Pitch Report

The wicket will be flat, good for batting. Spinners will come into play on Day 4 and 5 of the match. 

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds and match prediction for South Africa vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test

South Africa Team News & Playing 11

SA Team News

Glenton Stuurman has been released from the Proteas Test squad after suffering a left quadriceps muscle strain. Eitherways, his chances of chances of featuring in the second test was negligible. 

SA Key Players

  • Dean Elgar - Dean Elgar looked solid in a gritty knock of 95 in the first Test. He's a batsmen that can play really long innings. He's good against the pacers and bat well against the spinners too. We expect him to come good in the next match. 
  • Faf du Plessis- Faf du Plessis has been in tremendous form of late. Whether it's T-20, ODI or Tests, he's consistently getting runs for his teams. It's a great sign for South Africa. He narrowly missed out on a double hundred in the next match but he shouldn't be too disappointed as his knock helped South Africa thrash Sri Lanka. He is expected to bat well in the next game as well.
  • Lutho Sipamla - .Sipamla was the pick of the South African bowling with 6 wickets in the previous match. He'll once again pose a stern challenge to the Sri Lankan batsmen.

SA Team Form 

South Africa is not in the best of form as they've only won 4 tests in the last 2 years. However, a win in the fist test must have given a lot of confidence to them. 

South Africa Predicted Playing 11

Aiden Markram, Dean Elgar, Rassie van der Dussen, Faf du Plessis, Quinton de Kock (c & wk), Temba Bavuma, Wiaan Mulder, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, Lutho Sipamla, Lungi Ngidi 

Sri Lanka Team News & Playing 11

SL Team News

Sri Lanka might look to get one of Dushmantha Chameera or Suranga Lakmal for the next game. Also Dhananjay de Silva was injured in the last game so he might not be available for this match

SL key Players

  • Dimuth Karunratne - Dimuth Karunaratne is a top batsmen for Sri Lanka. He's player that loves to play big innings. He missed out in the first Test but we expect him to perform much better in the next game.
  • Dinesh Chandimal - Dhananjay de Silva looked at easy in a breezy knock of 85. He's another batsmen we back to come good in the next match.
  • Wanindu Hasaranga - Hararanga carried on his form from the Lanka Premier League to Test cricket and picked up 4 wickets in the last Test. He's a quality bowler will trouble the South African batsmen.  

SL Team Form 

Sri Lanka were thrashed by South Africa by an innings and 45 runs in the first Test. 

Sri Lanka Predicted Playing 11

Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal, Lahiru Thirimanne, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Vishwa Fernando, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara/Suranga Lakmal 

South Africa vs Sri Lanka Team Form in Last Five Matches

SA : W L L W L

SL : L W D L L

SA vs SL Head to Head

South Africa have a fantastic record against Sri Lanka in Tests. 

SA vs SL Head to Head Stats in Tests

Matches Played SA Won SL Won Tie Draw
30 15 9 0 6

South Africa vs Sri Lanka Betting Odds

South Africa Bet365 Odds

  • SA to win: South Africa are 1.22 to win with Bet 365
  • SA top team batsman:Far du Plessis at 4.0 and Aiden Markram at 4.33 are South Africa's best batsmen followed by , Dean Elgar at 4.33, Rassie Van Der Dussen at 5.50 and  Quinton de Kock at 6.5.
  • SA top team bowler: Lungi Ngidi at 3.75 can be backed as South Africa's best bowler. You can also opt for Anrich Nortje at 4.0, Lutho Sipamla at 5.5 and Wiaan Mulder at 7.00.

Sri Lanka Bet365 Odds

  • SL to win: Sri Lanka are 9.5 to win with Bet 365
  • SL top team batsman: Kusal Mendis at 4.0, Dimuth Karunaratne at 4.5, Dinesh Chandimal at 5.0 and Kusal Perera at 5.00 are the best Sri Lankan batsmen.
  • SL top team bowler: Lahiru Kumara at 4.0 and Suranga Lakmal 4.0, Dilruwan Perera at 4.0, Vishwa Fernando at 4.5 are Sri Lanka's best bowlers.
    The match can also end in a draw and you are getting odds of 7.0 on Bet365

South Africa Betway Odds

  • SA to win: South Africa are 1.20 to win with Betway
  • SA top team batsman: Faf du Plessis at 4.33 and Aiden Markram at 4.50 are the best South African batsmen. You can also bet on Dean Elgar, Quinto de Kock and Rassie Van Der Dussen at 4.5,4.75 and 5.0 
  • SA top team bowler: Lungi Ngidi at 3.0 and Anrich Nortje at 4.33 are their top bowlers. You can also place your bet on Lutho Sipamla at 4.33 and Wiaan Mulder at 5.5.

Sri Lanka Betway Odds

  • SL to win: Sri Lanka are 10.0 to win with Betway
  • SL top team batsman: Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal and Kusal Perera at 4.5, 4.5, 5.0 and 5.50 are their best batsmen.
  • SL top team bowler: At 2.87, Suranga Lakmal is the top Sri Lanka bowler along with Vishwa Fernando at 3.5, Dushmantha Chameera at 3.6  and Asitha Fernando at 4.5
    Betway is offering odds of 7.0 if the match ends in a draw.

South Africa vs Sri Lanka Prediction

Sri Lanka had a decent game with the bat in the previous match but they've shows that their batting is prone to collapse under pressure. Moreover, they don't have a genuine wicket taker in their team and taking 20 South African will be a major task.

Final Verdict

South Africa to beat Sri Lanka at 1.22 on Bet365 and 1.20 at Betway

SA vs SL Dream11 Prediction

  • Wicket-keeper

    Quinton de Kock at 10 and Kusal Perera at 8.5 are the two top choices for wicket keeper. Both are quality batsmen and look to dominate the bowlers .

  • Batsmen

    Faf du Plessis at 10.5, Dean Elgar at 9.5 and Dinesh Chandimal at 9.0 will constitute a strong  batting line up. 
    Faf du Plessis has been in sensational form over the last couple of months while and is fresh from a magnificent 199 in the last game. Dean Elgar is another batsmen that can play really long innings. Dinesh Chandimal batted well for is 85 in the previous gane and is a vital player in this Sri Lanka batting

  • All rounder

    Wanindu Hasaranga at 8.5, Dasun Shanaka at 8.5 and Wiaan Mulder at 8.5 are our picks for all rounders. Hasaranga picked up 4 wickets in the previous game while Shanaka scored a quick fire 66 and picked up 2 wickets. Mulder two had a brilliant all round game.

  • Bowlers

    Anrich Nortje at 9,0, Lungi Ngidi at 8.5 and Lutho Sipamla at 8.0 will form a decent bowling attack. The south African trio decimated the Sri Lanka batting in the last game and are expected to continue their dominance over them.

  • Captain/Vice Captain

    Faf du Plessis is out preferred skipper while Kusal Perera can be backed as the vice captain

SA vs SL Dream11 Team Prediction

  • Batsmen:Faf du Plessis(C), Deam Elgar, Dinesh Chandimal

  • All Rounder:Wanindu Hasaranga, Dasun Shanaka, Wiaan Mulder 

  • Wicket Keeper:Kusal Perera(vc), Quinton de Kock

  • Bowler:Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Lutho Sipamla

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