The 4th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 will be played between South Africa vs Sri Lanka, and it is going to be an exciting match between two sides who are regaining their foot in world cricket as they have been out of the top teams for the last two years.
South Africa will be the favorite to win the match, but Sri Lanka always comes with a surprise, and after a humiliating loss in the Asia Cup final against India, they will be looking to do better than they did in the past.
South Africa will be the favorite to win after winning three past matches against mighty Australia and sealing the 5 ODI matches series by a 3-2 win in their favor that will give them a huge boost in playing the World Cup. However, they lost their last warm-up match against New Zealand, which was not going to make much of a difference as every team was trying different combinations.
Sri Lanka has not been in their best form for the last ten matches, and they now need to pick every player up if they want to have any chance in the World Cup because they have skilled players, especially their spin and batting departments.
When and Where To Watch South Africa vs Sri Lanka 4th ICC World Cup 2023 Match
|Match||South Africa vs Sri Lanka 4th ICC World Cup Match, 2023|
|Date & Time||October 7th, 2023, Saturday, 2:00 AM IST|
|Venue||Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi|
|Where to Watch||Disney Hotstar|
Player Injury Report For South Africa vs Sri Lanka 4th ICC World Cup Match
South Africa will play the ICC World Cup without their star bowler, Anrich Nortje, who pulled out before the World Cup start, and for the Sri Lanka side, Wanindu Hasaranga is out of the World Cup, who would be their main spin bowler.
South Africa vs Sri Lanka Head-to-Head ODI Record
|South Africa Won||45|
|Sri Lanka Won||33|
In recent times, the South African team has been playing their best cricket after a few years, and on the other hand, Sri Lanka is still looking for the right steps to make the right call.
Weather Conditions For South Africa vs Sri Lanka 4th ICC World Cup Match
The Weather will be clear, and there is no chance of rain, which is going to give fans big smiles because they will be able to see the whole match. There is a chance of some dew in the night.
Pitch Report of Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi, In the South Africa vs Sri Lanka Match On October 7th, 2023
|Match Played||28 Matches|
|Batting first won||13 Matches won|
|Batting second won||14 Matches won|
|Average 1st innings scores||214 Runs|
|Highest Team innings total||330/8 by WI|
|Lowest Team innings total||99/10 by RSA|
Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi has been an unexpected pitch because, in some matches, the pitch is quite flat, giving the batter an advantage, and the ground dimension is short. In a lot of matches, spinners come into play and bowl out another team under 100. The ball comes quite well under the light, so most of the team wants to bowl first after winning the toss.
Team Preview Of South Africa
South Africa will be looking to go all out and win all the matches against the weak team because it is going to be a hard job for them to win against the top team, but they have all the skills to be in the semi-final as many experts did pick them in the top 4 of ICC World Cup 2023. They need to play spinners well against the Sri Lanka side, and if they are able to tackle the Lankan spinners, then they will have the upper hand.
Important players for the South Africa Team in the match against Sri Lanka
1- Aiden Markram will be the South African team’s key batter and will be handy in bowling some part-time overs. He scored 1665 runs with an average of 35.42 in 55 ODIs and took 16 wickets, which is quite great for a part-time spinner.
2- Quinton de Kock has been one of the best players for the South African team over 5-8 years, as he scored 6176 runs with an average of 44.75 in just 145 runs, and his record in India is amazing. He recently scored a century in the warm-up match against New Zealand, which will give him more confidence to face the Sri Lanka bowler, but he needs to play Theekshana as he will be the biggest threat to him.
3- Kagiso Rabada will be the lead bowler for the South Africa team and will have to give all after Nortje pull out of the squad due to injury. Rabada picked up 144 wickets in just 92 ODIs, which is an outstanding performance by the young but experienced bowler.
Team Preview Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka used to be a team till 2012 who considered the top 4 teams in the world when they had Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardena, Dilshan, and a few more legends, but after they all retired at once, the Sri Lanka team lost their touch, and since then they are struggling to find the rhythm for their team. However, they won the Asia Cup last year, but it was a T20 format, giving small teams more freedom to win it on their day. Sri Lanka did not have a good form in the recent matches, but they have all to find their groove back.
Important players for the Sri Lanka Team in the match against the South Africa team
1- Kusal Mendis has been one of the best batters for the Sri Lankan team over the past two years, and in the warm-up match against Afghanistan, he scored an incredible 158 runs in just the 87th minute.
2- Dhananjaya de Silva has been one of the best all-rounders for the team and will be important in the World Cup as it is on the Indian pitch, which means it is most probably going to help the bowler in the day game but under the light the ball comes on the bat nicely. He has a batting average of 26.53 in ODI and took 44 wickets in 82 matches.
3- Dunith Wellalage was magical against India in the Asia Cup, but he is too young to be dependent on it fully still, he has all he needs to be one of the best spinners in the coming years. He will be a special player on the spin-friendly track for the Sri Lankan team.
South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Probable Playing 11 of South Africa
Temba Bavuma (C), Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi.
South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Probable Playing 11 of Sri Lanka
Dasun Shanaka (c), Kusal Mendis (wk/vc), Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dunith Wellalage, Matheesha Pathirana, Lahiru Kumara, Maheesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madhushanka
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