South Africa and Sri Lanka are set to play against each other on October 7 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi, India. This will be their first encounter at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. Ahead of the start of South Africa’s campaign in the 2023 Men’s ODI World Cup, Temba Bavuma has joined the South African team. South African captain Temba Bavuma has expressed hope of winning the ICC World Cup.
South Africa vs Sri Lanka match predictions
South Africa predicted XI
Temba Bavuma (captain), Reeza Hendricks, Quinton de Kock, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Gerald Coetzee, Lungi Ngidi
Sri Lanka predicted XI
Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (captain), Dunith Wellalage, Dushan Hemantha, Lahiru Kumara, Matheesha Pathirana
South Africa vs Sri Lanka pitch report
Arun Jaitley Stadium is a good pitch for batters. It has small boundaries. The batsman can score higher because of the small boundaries. Arun Jaitley Stadium is also dry. It will be helpful for spinners. The average first-innings score can be 230 runs.
South Africa vs Sri Lanka prediction
According to Google’s win probability, there is a 69 per cent chance that South Africa will win the match. However, fans cannot underestimate Sri Lanka. As per CricTracker and MyKhel, South Africa will win today’s match.
The two teams had decent form, winning three of their last five matches. Sri Lanka played against Afghanistan in their last match, which was a warm-up match. The team started decently but could not win the match against Afghanistan. South Africa played against New Zealand in their last match. The match was won by New Zealand.
Both teams are hungry to win today’s match. We think Sri Lanka will start the tournament but South Africa will win the match in the end.
Quinton de Kock, David Miller, and Marco Jansen will play well for South Africa. Temba Bavuma can also help the team. Matheesha Pathirana and Maheesh Theekshana can help Sri Lanka to secure higher runs.
What do you think about the match? Who will win?