South Africa vs Sri Lanka Prediction SA vs SL – Cricket World Cup

The ICC Cricket World Cup is off to an amazing start with two thrilling matches already played! New Zealand’s victory over England and Pakistan’s win against the Netherlands were both filled with excitement. Today, we have a South Africa vs Sri Lanka. In our previous article, we discussed the predictions for the thrilling Netherlands vs Pakistan encounter.

Today, we have a double-header with Bangladesh taking on Afghanistan in the first match, which has already started, and South Africa vs Sri Lanka in the second match at 2:00 pm.

Both South Africa and Sri Lanka will be eager to kickstart their campaign with a resounding victory. A strong start can do wonders for a team’s confidence and set the tone for the rest of the tournament. It’s going to be a battle of skills, strategies, and nerves as they aim to outperform each other on the field. In this article, we will dive into the predictions for the South Africa vs Sri Lanka match. Get ready for some intense cricket action.

South Africa vs Sri Lanka Match Details

Date 7 October
Time 2:00 IST

8:30 GMT

Venue Arun Jaitley Stadium

Squads for World Cup 2023

South Africa

Temba Bavuma (c), Gerald Coetzee, Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen, Lizaad Williams.

Sri Lanka

Dasun Shanaka(C), Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dushan Hemantha, Maheesh Theekshana, Dunith Wellalage, Kasun Rajitha, Matheesha Pathirana, Lahiru Kumara, Dilshan Madushanka. 

South Africa vs Sri Lanka Predicted XI

South Africa Sri Lanka
Quinton De Kock Pathum Nissanka
Temba Bavuma(C) Dimuth Karunaratne
Aiden Markram Kusal Mendis
Rassie van der Dussen Sadeera Samarawickrama
Heinrich Klaasen Charith Asalanka
David Miller Dhananjaya de Silva
Marco Jansen Dasun Shanaka (c)
Kagiso Rabada Dunith Wellalage
Keshav Maharaj Dushan Hemantha
Tabraiz Shamsi Lahiru Kumara
Lungi Ngidi Matheesha Pathirana

Toss Prediction

With a flat surface expected and the potential impact of dew in the second half, winning the toss and opting to bowl first would be a smart move. The team that wins the toss won’t hesitate to bowl first, aiming to restrict the opponent to a low total and then try to chase it down comfortably. It’s all about taking advantage of the conditions and maximizing the chances of a successful chase.

This strategic approach can provide the team with a boost in confidence and set a positive tone for the rest of the tournament. It’s all about making the use of dew in the second innings and giving their best to win the match. The records depicted that the team batting First won 12 matches and the Chasing team won 13.

Match Prediction: Who will win the match?

ICC World Cup: South Africa vs Sri Lanka Match Prediction
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As per the lineup, South Africa does seem like the stronger team as compared to Sri Lanka. However, cricket is unpredictable, and Sri Lanka has shown great performance in the Asia Cup except for the final match. South Africa is also in good confidence as they are coming after beating the Australia in ODI Series.  It’s going to be an exciting match, and we can’t predict the outcome with certainty.

South Africa has a strong batting lineup and their middle-order batsman are very dangerous and have a fine bowling unit. Whereas Sri Lanka has also come up with a good bowling unit. South Africa has a well-balanced team as compared to Sri Lanka. It gives them an advantage in the match. As per ICC World Cup records South Africa has won Four games out of six against Sri Lanka.

South Africa vs Sri Lanka Combined Team XI

ICC World Cup: South Africa vs Sri Lanka Match Prediction
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  • Wicketkeepers:  Quinton de Kock,  Kusal Mendis(Vc)
  • Batsmen: Temba Bavuma, Pathum Nissanka, David Miller
  • All-rounders: Marco Jansen, Aiden Markram(C), Dhananjaya de Silva
  • Bowlers: Kagiso Rabada, Matheesha Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana
  • Backups:  Henrich Klassen, Lungi Angidi, Dunith Wellalage


If we take a look at the current form and performance of both teams, it’s hard to predict a clear winner. Both South Africa and Sri Lanka have talented players who can make a significant impact on the game. It will ultimately come down to which team executes their game plans and handle the pressure of the tournament. With the match being held in Delhi, both teams will need to adapt to the conditions and grab the opportunities.

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