The 2023 World Cup is underway and the fourth match of the tournament will see former champions Sri Lanka in the clash of South Africa vs Sri Lanka at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi today (October 7). Both teams have failed to reach the semifinals in the last two editions of the mega event and will be eager to start their campaign on a high note. In this blog, we will give you all the information you need to watch this thrilling match live, including the pitch report, weather forecast, probable XIs, match prediction and streaming details.
“Live Streaming Details – Don’t Miss a Moment!”
For those who can’t make it to the stadium, worry not. You can catch all the action live on your screens. Here are the live streaming details and channels to tune into:
– Star Sports 1
– Star Sports 1 HD
– Star Sports 1 Hindi HD
– Disney+Hotstar (Free on Smartphones)
South Africa vs Sri Lanka: A Battle of Two Top ODI Teams in 2023 world cup
South Africa and Sri Lanka are among the top ODI teams in the world and have a rich history of playing against each other. The two teams have faced each other 76 times in ODIs, with South Africa winning 44 matches and Sri Lanka winning 32 matches. The Proteas have a slight edge over the island nation in World Cup matches as well, having won four out of six encounters.
Both teams have some star players who are regulars in the IPL and have plenty of experience playing in Indian conditions. The likes of Quinton de Kock, Kagiso Rabada, Temba Bavuma, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis and Dasun Shanaka will be key players to watch out for in this match.
South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Who Has the Momentum?
South Africa are coming into this match with a lot of confidence after beating Australia 3-2 in a home ODI series. The Proteas showed their batting depth and bowling variety in that series and will look to carry that form into the World Cup. They have a balanced squad with a mix of youth and experience and a strong captain in Bavuma.
Sri Lanka, on the other hand, are coming off a crushing defeat at the hands of India in the Asia Cup 2023 final. The Lankans were bowled out for 121 in that match and lost by eight wickets. They will need to bounce back from that setback and show more resilience and fight in the World Cup. They have a young and talented squad with some exciting prospects like Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka and Matheesha Pathirana.
South Africa vs Sri Lanka: What to Expect from the Pitch and Weather?
The pitch at the Arun Jaitley Stadium is expected to be a black soil one, which means it will be good for batting and also offer some assistance for the spinners. The pitch report will be broadcast live a few minutes before the toss, but generally, the wicket at this venue is conducive for high-scoring matches. The team that wins the toss might opt to bat first and put up a big total on the board.
The weather forecast for Delhi is clear and sunny, with no chance of rain. The temperature will be around 33 degrees Celsius during the match, which might make it slightly uncomfortable for the players. However, they will be well prepared for the heat and humidity as they have been playing in similar conditions in the IPL.
South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Who Will Make it to the Playing XI?
Both teams have some tough choices to make when it comes to selecting their playing XI for this match. Here are our probable XIs for both teams:
Temba Bavuma ©
Quinton de Kock (wk)
Rassie van der Dussen
Kusal Mendis (wk)
Dhananjaya de Silva
Dasun Shanaka ©
South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Who Will Win This Match?
This match promises to be a close and exciting one, as both teams have some quality players and strong bowling attacks. However, we think that South Africa have a slight edge over Sri Lanka in this match