After 3 matches, the fourth match of the ODI World Cup 2023 is going to happen between South Africa and Sri Lanka on 7 October 2023. The venue will be Arun Jaitley Stadium located in Delhi, India. The time zone will be 4:30 am EST | 8:30 am GMT | 2 pm Local.
- SA VS. SL MATCH DETAILS
- PITCH REPORT
- HEAD-TO-HEAD MATCH HISTORY SOUTH AFRICA VS. SRI LANKA
- PREDICTED PLAYING XI
- PROBABLE BEST PLAYER TEAM SOUTH AFRICA
- PROBABLE BEST PLAYER TEAM SRI LANKA
- SWOT ANALYSIS FOR BOTH TEAMS
- WINNING CHANCES OF TODAY’S MATCH FOR BOTH TEAMS
- TOSS ROLL IN TODAY’S MATCH
- WEATHER REPORT (FORECAST) FOR TODAY MATCH
- MATCH PREDICTION
SA VS. SL MATCH DETAILS
|ICC Cricket World Cup 2023
|South Africa vs. Sri Lanka
|7 October 2023
|South Africa vs Sri Lanka
|Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
There are a total of nine pitches in the main square at Arun Jaitley Stadium out of which only three will be used for the World Cup 2023. The pitches are made of black soil with a 22-30-strong ground staff. The pitch is batting-friendly because ground dimensions are small which will help batters to play big shots and score more runs. The average score of 342 in the first innings also proved it a good pitch for batsmen.
The surface of the pitch is hard and dry which will help bowlers especially spinners than fast bowlers. So, this pitch favors both bawlers and batters.
HEAD-TO-HEAD MATCH HISTORY SOUTH AFRICA VS. SRI LANKA
In the Cricket World Cup, they have played 6 matches out of which South Africa won 4 whereas Sri Lanka won only one match. One match was tied.
In the ODI series, South Africa and Sri Lanka faced each other in 80 matches out of which South Africa won 45 matches, and Sri Lanka won 33. One match ended without any result, and one ended with a tie.
In their recent ODI match on 7 September 2021, Sri Lanka scored 203/9 whereas South Africa scored 125. Sri Lanka won this match by 78 runs.
PREDICTED PLAYING XI
Team South Africa
- Temba Bavuma (C)
- Heinrich Klaasen (Wk)
- Quinton de Kock (Wk)
- David Miller
- Rassie van der Dussen
- Reeza Hendricks
- Aiden Markram
- Andile Phehlukwayo
- Marco Jansen
- Gerald Coetzee
- Kagiso Rabada
Team Sri Lanka
- Dasun Shanaka (C)
- Kusal Mendis (Wk)
- Kusal Perera (Wk)
- Charith Asalanka
- Dimuth Karunaratne
- Pathum Nissanka
- Sadeera Samarawickrama
- Chamika Karunaratne
- Dhananjaya de Silva
- Dunith Wellalage
- Dushan Hemantha
PROBABLE BEST PLAYER TEAM SOUTH AFRICA
In ODI ratings, Quinton de Kock is their best batter with 6176 runs in 145 innings and has 17 centuries, 97 6s, and 714 4s. His highest inning score is 178. His batting strike rate is 95.75 from the period 2013-2023. He is on the 7th number in ICC Men’s ODI Batting Rankings 2023 with 714 ratings.
South African team has a strong name Kagiso Rabada in the bowling side. He is one of the best bowlers in the ODI and Test series. In the ODI, he bowled 4734 balls in 798 overs and took 144 wickets. His best innings bowling is 6/16 with a 27.75 bowling average from the period 2015-2023. In ICC Men’s ODI Bowling Rankings 2023, he is in 15th number with 594 ratings.
PROBABLE BEST PLAYER TEAM SRI LANKA
Team Sri Lanka has the best batter named Kusal Mendis with 3215 runs in 109 innings. He played 112 matches in the period 2016-2023. His highest innings score is 119 with an average of 32.15. There are 2 centuries, 47 6s, and 321 4s in his career. He is at the 48th number with 545 ratings in ICC Men’s ODI Batting Rankings 2023.
A strong name Maheesh Theekshana will be the best bowler as he is at 16th number with 593 ratings in ICC Men’s ODI Bowling Rankings 2023. He is the best player of Sri Lanka with 1375 balls in 27 innings in 27 matches from 2021-2023. His average is 23.45 and he took 44 wickets in his career.
SWOT ANALYSIS FOR BOTH TEAMS
Here you can look at the SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) analysis of both teams:
Team Sri Lanka Strengths
The bowling attack is the biggest strength of the SL team. Their best players, Matheesha Pathirana, Lahiru Kumara, and others are going to impress with their performance to get their side across the line. Its bowlers are its hope. The other strength is its spinner Maheesh Theekshana who shows his power with both the ball and the bat.
In the batting line, its hope is with Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, and Dhananjaya De Silva. The leading name is 20-year-old Dunith Wellalage who did his best in Asia Cup 2023.
Team Sri Lanka’s Weaknesses
In this World Cup, SL’s greatest weakness will be injuries. This team is going to miss its biggest blow and start player Wanindu Hasaranga.
Opportunities For Team Sri Lanka
Their foremost opportunity is their familiarity with the sub-continental conditions. Skipper Dasun Shanaka played his impressive recent ODI record.
Threats For Team Sri Lanka
In the World Cup 2023, their biggest threat will be its youngsters against experienced squads of other teams.
Team South Africa’s Strengths
SA batting will be their biggest strength in this World Cup. It always has the best bowlers but now has a well-rounded batting side that can play spin balls easily. The middle-order 3 players, Aiden Markram, Henrich Klassen, and David Miller strike above 100.
In the bowling line, it has the best pacers.
Team South Africa’s Weaknesses
Their biggest concern is the lack of a good death-bowling side. They don’t have good bowlers at the back end. This will put South Africa in a tough spot.
Opportunities For Team South Africa
Its middle-order batters can damage the other team. The lack of big boundaries is a great opportunity for this team.
Threats For Team South Africa
This is an unexpected team. This team is its enemy. It is a threat in itself. It doesn’t have enough belief in itself.
WINNING CHANCES OF TODAY’S MATCH FOR BOTH TEAMS
South Africa is stronger than Sri Lanka in the batting line. They have the best batters while SL is struggling with its batting side and has more youngsters who are not enough experienced. The pitch will also be batting-friendly which will be a favor for SA.
From the previous records in all international formats, SA won more matches against SL. So, SA has more chances to win in this match.
TOSS ROLL IN TODAY’S MATCH
From the previous results, the pitch here for ODI is excellent for batting first as in the last 5 matches, 4 matches were won by the team batting first and only one match was won by the team bowling first. It is easy to score on this pitch because the ball comes well on the bat in the first inning.
South Africa has more chances to win the toss and opt to bowl first.
WEATHER REPORT (FORECAST) FOR TODAY MATCH
It will be partly cloudy with a high degree of 30 and a low of 20 degrees Celsius. There is no chance of any rain. The humidity will be 60% which will be favorable. The expected wind speed will be 10-15 km/h which will be good for the batters and the bowlers.
South Africa has a 63% chance of winning this match.
Sri Lanka has a 37% chance of winning this match.
Venue of 4th match of ICC World Cup 2023.
Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi, India.
Which team is stronger between South Africa and Sri Lanka?
From the previous record, South Africa is stronger than Sri Lanka.
Who is the Captain of the South Africa Team?
Temba Bavuma is the current Captain of the South African Cricket Team.
SA vs SL Fantasy Tips?
5 players from Sri Lanka and 6 players from South Africa will be the best combination for this match.
What will be the key players for the Sri Lanka team in the World Cup 2023?
Key players will be Kusal Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva, Maheesh Theekshana, Charith Asalanka, and Wanindu Hasaranga.