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T20 World Cup 2024 SL vs SA: Match 4 Dream11 Predictions, Fantasy Tips, Teams, Pitch Report & Top Picks

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Sri Lanka (SL) will take on South Africa (SA) in the fourth match of the T20 World Cup 2024. This match will be played at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York, United States, on June 3 at 8 PM IST.

Before the match goes live, here is a look at the Dream11 predictions, fantasy tips, pitch report, the top player picks, fantasy expert advice and the best-predicted XIs for the fantasy contests of the match. 

SL vs SA Head-to-head Stats

Sri Lanka and South Africa have played 17 T20I matches against each other. South Africa have mostly dominated these clashes, with 12 wins, while Sri Lanka have won only five matches. In T20 World Cups these two teams have played four matches against each other, three of which have been won by South Africa, while Sri Lanka have won only one. 

Sri Lanka Won
South Africa Won
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SL vs SA Pitch Report

The wicket at Nassau county has been imported from Adelaide, Australia. So, we can expect a batting-friendly wicket with bounce on the track. As the match progresses, spinners might play a big role in the game. 

Nassau County Stadium Ground Stats

Sri Lanka vs South Africa will be the first official match at the venue. India and Bangladesh played a warm-up game here ahead of the tournament. India batted first and posted 182/5 in their 20 overs. Bangladesh were restricted to only 122/9 in their quota of overs. 10 wickets out of 14 went to the pace bowlers, while the spinners picked up four.

Fantasy value from the pitch report 

  • The wicket will be the best for batting when the ball is hard and new. So, top-order batters will be the best choices for the fantasy contests. 
  • Spinners might play a decisive role in the match. Back impactful spinners for the game.

SL vs SA Fantasy Cricket Tips

Sri Lanka Heavy Fantasy XI

  • Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Mendis will be the key for Sri Lankan batting. If you are backing Sri Lanka to win pick both or at least one of these players. Sadeera Samrawickrama could also be a good choice for the fantasy contests of the match. 
  • Matheesha Pathirana and Maheesh Theekshana will be decisive for Sri Lanka in the game. If Sri Lanka manages to win the match, these two will have a significant role in it.

South Africa Heavy Fantasy XI

  • Quinton de Kock enjoys performing in the ICC tournaments. Despite his lack of form in the IPL 2024, de Kock could be a good and safe choice for the fantasy contests. Besides de Kock, the in-form Heinrich Klaasen is a must pick and you can also back Aiden Markram. 
  • Tabraiz Shamsi could turn out to be a decisive choice, if South Africa performs well in the match. Besides Shamsi, Gerald Coetzee looks like a good option from the Protean bowling department. 

SL vs SA Winner Prediction

The head-to-head stats and the on-paper strength of the two teams put South Africa as the favourites. However, the expected behaviour of the wicket gives Sri Lanka more chances to emerge as the winners. 

SL vs SA Top Player Picks

Pathum Nissanka (SL)

The stability and consistency of Pathum Nissanka at the top of the order makes him a vital cog in the Sri Lankan mechanism. Though his numbers are not great in the T20 format, his technical solidity and the current overall form makes him a safer pick for the game. 

Sadeera Samarawickrama (SL)

Much like Nissanka, Samarawickrama is also yet to prove himself in this format of the game. However, a good player of spin, a steady batter and consistent run-scorer in the ODI format, Samarawickrama looks like a prime pick for the fantasy contests of the match. 

Heinrich Klaasen (SA)

The South African keeper-batter has been in a dream form in the T20 format this season. Heinrich Klaasen will have the responsibility of taking South Africa to a respectable total in the game. Given the role and the form of Klaasen, he could be a rewarding choice for the match. 

Quinton de Kock (SA)

The South African opener had a pretty average IPL 2024 season. However, Quinton de Kock is a better player in the South African jersey, especially in the ICC tournaments. His batting slot and ICC tournament numbers make him a good option for the fantasy contests. 

SL vs SA Differential Picks

Maheesh Theekshana (SL)

If the wicket provides a little help then Maheesh Theekshana could prove to be a dangerous customer. There are chances that the Sri Lankan mystery spinner could change the course of the match with his bowling. 

Tabraiz Shamsi (SA)

The South African left-arm wrist spinner is a master of T20 bowling. Tabraiz Shamsi is particularly efficient when the batters are trying to take the attack to him. On a wicket that promises a little bit of bounce for the spinners, Shamsi could be a game-changing pick. 

SL vs SA Fantasy Expert Advice

Given the strengths of the two teams and the expected nature of the wicket, a 3-2-2-4 or a 3-2-3-3 combination could be ideal for the match. 

SL vs SA Fantasy Team for Head-to-Head/Small Leagues

Wicketkeepers: Quinton de Kock, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Heinrich Klaasen
Batters: Charith Asalanka, Pathum Nissanka
All-rounders: Aiden Markram, Wanindu Hasaranga
Bowlers: Tabraiz Shamsi, Anrich Nortje, Maheesh Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana

Captain: Sadeera Samarawickrama
Vice-captain: Maheesh Theekshana

Sri Lanka: 6 Players; South Africa: 5 Players

SL vs SA Fantasy Team for Winner Takes All/Grand Leagues

Wicketkeepers: Quinton de Kock, Kusal Mendis, Heinrich Klaasen
Batters: Reeza Hendricks, Charith Asalanka
All-rounders: Dhananjaya de Silva, Aiden Markram, Wanindu Hasaranga
Bowlers: Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Maheesh Theekshana

Captain: Quinton de Kock
Vice-captain: Tabraiz Shamsi

Sri Lanka: 5 Players; South Africa: 6 Players