Match four of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 will be contested by Sri Lanka and South Africa at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi on October 7. This will be the second double header of the day, after the first match which will be played by Afghanistan and Bangladesh at 10 AM.
Sri Lanka qualified for the World Cup after winning the Qualifiers earlier this year. They are not one of the strongest teams in the event, despite having made it to the final of the Asia Cup recently, where they were bowled out for just 50 runs by India.
During the buildup to their World Cup campaign, Sri Lanka lost both their warm-up matches as well. Their losses came against relatively weaker teams – Afghanistan and Bangladesh. Sri Lanka are without their top player – all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga – for the entire tournament, which may only make matters worse for them. They are also without Maheesh Theekshana for the first game, and his return will depend upon his recovery from an injury he recently sustained.
South Africa, on the other hand, have one of the strongest batting line-up in the tournament. They will be particularly confident about the performances of Heinrich Klaasen, who has been in top form this year across formats and tournaments. In 11 ODIs this year, Klaasen has scored 527 runs in nine innings at an average of 58.55 and a strike rate of over 151. South Africa’s bowling, however, will be missing the services of Anrich Nortje and Sisanda Magala, both of whom are injured.
Ahead of match four of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, here is everything you need to know.
Sri Lanka vs South Africa Injury Update
Sri Lanka are without Wanindu Hasaranga for the entire tournament and without Maheesh Theekshana for the first match. South Africa are without Anrich Nortje and Sisanda Magala for the entire tournament.
Sri Lanka vs South Africa Predicted XI
Sri Lanka Playing XI
1 Kusal Perera, 2 Pathum Nissanka, 3 Kusal Mendis (wk), 4 Sadeera Samarawickrama, 5 Charith Asalanka, 6 Dhananjaya de Silva, 7 Dasun Shanaka (capt), 8 Dunith Wellalage, 9 Dushan Hemantha, 10 Dilshan Madushanka, 11 Lahiru Kumara
South Africa Playing XI
1 Temba Bavuma (capt), 2 Quinton de Kock (wk), 3 Rassie van der Dussen, 4 Aiden Markram, 5 Heinrich Klaasen, 6 David Miller, 7 Marco Jansen, 8 Gerald Coetzee, 9 Andile Phelukwayo/Tabraiz Shamsi, 10 Keshav Maharaj, 11 Kagiso Rabada
Sri Lanka vs South Africa Match Details
Match: Sri Lanka vs South Africa
Date & Time: October 7, 2.00 PM IST
Venue: Arun Jaitley Stadium, New Delhi
Sri Lanka vs South Africa Fantasy Team
Wicketkeepers: Heinrich Klaasen (c), Quinton de Kock, Kusal Mendis (vc)
Batters: Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Charith Asalanka
All-rounders: Marco Jansen, Dunith Wellalage
Bowlers: Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Matheesha Pathirana
Sri Lanka vs South Africa: Delhi Weather and Pitch Report
The short boundaries at the Arun Jaitley Stadium make it a batting friendly venue. But the dry nature of the pitch will help the spin bowlers as well.
The weather in Delhi will be sunny with a maximum temperature of 34 degrees Celsius. Rain is not forecast.
Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 2023 World Cup Broadcast details
The match between Sri Lanka and South Africa will be live on the Star Sports network as far as TV is concerned.
Sri Lanka vs South Africa Live Streaming
Disney + Hotstar has picked up streaming rights of the Sri Lanka vs South Africa match. The toss will take place at 2.00 PM IST.
Sri Lanka vs South Africa ODI matches Head-to-Head
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Sri Lanka vs South Africa Match Prediction
South Africa, due to their superior batting line-up, are expected to win this game. From Quinton de Kock at the top, to the likes of Heinrich Klaasen and Aiden Markram in the middle, they boast of several quality batsmen.