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ICC World Cup 2023: South Africa vs Sri Lanka prediction, fantasy team, pitch report and more

Sri Lanka won the World Cup in 1996, but the trophy has eluded South Africa, one of the favorites in every tournament in which they compete. They will clash on October 7 in Delhi.

Sri Lanka's Captain Dasun Shanaka and teammate Sadeera Samarawickrama during a practice session ahead of the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023 match against South Africa, at Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi on Friday. (ANI Photo/Mohd Zakir)

South Africa and Sri Lanka are set to square off on October 7 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on October 7, marking the start of their individual campaign at the 2023 ODI World Cup. Sri Lanka won the World Cup in 1996, but the trophy has so far been elusive for the Proteas, despite them being one of the favourites in every tournament they participate.

South Africa vs Sri Lanka head-to-head records

South Africa and Sri Lanka have played each other in 80 ODIs, with the Proteas winning 45 and Sri Lanka winning 33. In ICC World Cups, South Africa have a much stronger record as they have won four out of six matches played so far.

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This will be the first encounter between these two at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. The last time the South African team played here, they were bowled out at 99. In this venue, Sri Lanka have won only once in their five encounters.

South Africa vs Sri Lanka fantasy team

Quinton de Kock, Temba Bavuma, Aiden Markram (C), Rassie van der Dussen, Kusal Perera (WK), Dasun Shanaka (VC), Chamika Karunaratne, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Dushan Hemantha and Lungi Ngidi.

South Africa vs Sri Lanka pitch report

The national capital features a good pitch for batters, with small boundaries that allow them to score higher. Furthermore, as the game goes on, the dry pitch can provide important help to spinners. The average first-innings score on this surface is 230. Teams batting second have an excellent track record at this venue, with a winning average of 60%.

South Africa vs Sri Lanka weather

The forecast for Delhi is sunny with little chance of rain. According to AccuWeather, it will be a sunny day with a clear sky and around 45% humidity, making for suitable playing conditions.

South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Prediction

As per Google’s win probability, there are 69% chance that South Africa will be victorious in this match. However, it will be unwise to underestimate Sri Lanka.

As per CricTracker, whoever bowls first, it will be a win for the Proteas. MyKhel also believes the same. We believe Sri Lanka will start the tournament with a win.

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Sounak Mukhopadhyay

Sounak Mukhopadhyay, who also goes by the name Sounak Mukherjee, has been producing digital news since 2012. He's worked for the International Business Times, The Inquisitr, and Moneycontrol in the past. He's also contributed to Free Press Journal and TheRichest with feature articles. He covers news for a wide range of subjects including business, finance, economy, politics and sports. Before working with digital news publications, he worked as a freelance content writer.
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