I was wrong about the team for the first test because I could not see the failures in the 2019 tests would succeed this time around and in the case of both Elgar and Du Plessis turned out to have improved. I hope it lasts - but is not entirely optimistic about it.
The suggested team is as follows:-
Sone notes are necessary -
* Despite the fact that Elgar did well in betting - he remained the worst fielder in the team.
* Van der Dussen struggle to bat against spinners and since the SriLanka bowling depends on slower and spin bowling he showed that he is not good in dealing with such attacks. That is the main reason for my suggestion about Van Toner,
* Muller was from a bowling perspective the bowler giving away least runs from an economic perspective, Is he the future Jacques Kallis in the team? He is very economical from giving away runs and was the most economical bowler in the side in the first test.
* Ngidi was sparingly used in bowling and at the end of each bowling session be bowled he became expensive,
* While Rabada is not available I would keep using Sipamla as a bowler - but there is a drawback since he is very expensive against top batsman. It must be mentioned that they used Mulder to take over from Nortje this morning and used him for 8 overs without interruption until the two top remaining batsmen of SriLanka was removed and then replaced Mulder with him.
In the longer term I would add M Pretorius to the team and move Mulder to number 7 batsman as an all-rounder and look at changes ibn the batting order to get to a better all round squad,
One must bear in mind that injuries caused havoc in the SriLankan team and it may not be so easy to beat them at Wanderers,
Just as a question to the experts on site - does being in the SA squad and coming on the field as a replacement fieldsman disqualify Van Tonder for playing for other countries?