ICC World Cup 2023: South Africa vs Sri Lanka prediction, fantasy squad, pitch report and more – Magazine Creations

South Africa and Sri Lanka are scheduled to face off on October 7 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on October 7, marking the start of their individual campaign in the 2023 ODI World Cup. Sri Lanka won the World Cup in 1996, but the trophy has so far eluded the Proteas, despite being one of the favorites in every tournament they participate in.

History of direct confrontations between South Africa and Sri Lanka

South Africa and Sri Lanka have played each other in 80 ODIs, with the Proteas winning 45 and Sri Lanka winning 33. In the ICC World Cup, South Africa have a much stronger record having won four out of the six matches played so far.

This will be the first meeting between these two at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. The last time South Africa played here, they were bowled out for 99. At this venue, Sri Lanka have won just once in their five matches.

South Africa vs Sri Lanka fantasy team

Quinton de Kock, Themba Bavuma, Eden Markram (C), Rassie van der Dussen, Kusal Perera (CA), Dasun Shanaka (VC), Shamika Karunaratne, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Mahesh Thekshana, Lungi Ngidi.

South Africa vs Sri Lanka match report

The national capital has a good pitch for batsmen, with small boundaries that allow them to score higher runs. Furthermore, as the game goes on, dry pitching can provide important assistance to spinners. The average first round score on this surface is 230. The teams that finish second have an excellent track record at this venue, with a win average of 60%.

South Africa vs Sri Lanka weather

The weather forecast for Delhi is sunny with a slight chance of rain. According to AccuWeather, it will be a sunny day with clear skies and humidity around 45%, providing suitable playing conditions.

South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Prediction

According to Google Win Probability, there is a 69% chance that South Africa will win this match. However, it would not be wise to underestimate Sri Lanka.

According to CricTracker, whoever bowls first, it will be a win for the Proteas. MyKhel also thinks the same. We believe Sri Lanka will start the tournament with a win.

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Updated: 07 October 2023, 08:13 AM IST


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