ICC CWC 2023: SA vs SL 4th Match Head-to-Head Stats, Top Players, Match Preview, Fantasy Team and Betting Tips

ICC CWC 2023 SA vs SL

It’s Super Saturday with an exciting double-header cricket clash. The second match features South Africa and Sri Lanka, promising another closely contested battle between two formidable sides known for their strong bowling prowess. South Africa holds high hopes of advancing to the semi-final round, given their exceptional form this year. They recently showcased their prowess by defeating Australia 3-2 in a thrilling 5-match ODI series. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka has made it to the Asia Cup final in two consecutive years, indicating their own formidable abilities.

Looking back to the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019, South Africa dominated Sri Lanka with a resounding 9-wicket victory. This upcoming match presents a test of Sri Lanka’s resilience as they seek to put up a strong fight. In that memorable match, former South African skipper Faf du Plessis and star batsman Hashim Amla played crucial innings of 96* and 80* respectively to secure victory for their team. Anticipation is high for yet another thrilling encounter.

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ICC CWC 2023 SA vs SL Match Details

ICC CWC 2023 SA vs SL match details

The 4th match of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 is scheduled for October 7th at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. The live action is set to commence at 2 PM IST.

Pitch Conditions

pitch conditions

The pitch offers favorable conditions for batting, with shorter boundaries allowing for easy runs. As the pitch dries out, it is expected to provide more assistance to spinners than pacers. In general, spinners tend to have a lower economy rate compared to pacers on this surface.

Ground Records

ground records
  • Total Matches- 28
  • Teams batting 1st won- 13
  • Teams bowling 1st won- 14
  • Average 1st innings score at this venue- 223
  • Average 2nd innings score at this venue- 203

Head-to-Head Stats

head to head stats
Total MatchesSA wonSL wonTie / DrawNo Result

Clearly, South Africa has been a dominating side between the two though the margin is not quite high.

ICC Men’s CWC 2023 SA vs SL Match Preview

Team South Africa 

They are widely regarded as one of the most respected nations in the world of cricket, beloved by fans worldwide. Despite their stellar performances, they have yet to clinch a trophy in any ICC events. Their closest brush with glory came in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2015 when they reached the semi-finals against New Zealand. However, they faltered under pressure, and the Kiwis emerged with a stunning victory. Nevertheless, their journey in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 included notable moments, especially their performance against Sri Lanka.

As they prepare for the upcoming World Cup, they have announced their 15-member squad, with Temba Bavuma leading the team. Unfortunately, their key bowler, Anrich Nortje, has been ruled out of the tournament due to injury. In his place, the young pacer Gerald Coetzee has earned a spot. Quinton de Kock, who has already declared his retirement from ODIs after this World Cup, is aiming for a strong finish. Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, and David Miller will be crucial in managing the middle-order responsibilities.

Their recent performances have been promising. After losing the T20I series 3-0 to Australia, they made an impressive comeback to win the 5-match ODI series 2-0. This comeback victory has given them a significant morale boost ahead of the mega event. Earlier in the year, they secured a 2-1 ODI series win against England and achieved a comprehensive 2-0 ODI series victory against the Netherlands. Overall, the players are in fine form, and it appears that they are ticking all the right boxes.

ICC CWC 2023 SA vs SL match preview

Team Sri Lanka

Following their loss in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 final against India on Indian soil, the team’s fortunes took a downturn in both the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 and 2019 editions. Disappointingly, they were eliminated in the group stages on both occasions, with their performances against South Africa being particularly lackluster. South Africa dominated them in both ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 and 2019, winning by a significant margin of 9 wickets in each encounter. This one-sided trend has become a major concern for them, and breaking this losing streak against South Africa is a top priority.

However, in recent years, they have shown significant improvement. Reaching the finals of the last two consecutive Asia Cups is a noteworthy achievement, with the added bonus of winning the tournament last year against Pakistan. The team’s new captain, Dasun Shanaka, has been leading them effectively. Some emerging talents like Charith Asalanka, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, and Sadeera Samarawickrama have contributed positively to the team’s performance.

Despite their progress, they have faced a setback with the injury-induced absence of their premier spinner and exceptional all-rounder, Wanindu Hasaranga, from the World Cup squad. Additionally, an experienced bowler, Dushmantha Chameera, is also unavailable. This is a significant blow to Sri Lanka, as they will miss the services of their key bowlers. Lahiru Kumara has made a comeback to the squad, and Dilshan Madushanka has been added as well. The team is hoping for strong performances, as they have demonstrated in the Asia Cup by defeating Pakistan in 2023. Sri Lanka is determined to put up a spirited fight and challenge their African counterparts.

Top Players to Watch

For South Africa, we are taking the stats of the ODI series against Australia while for Sri Lanka, we will take the stats of the Asia Cup 2023.

Team South Africa 

PlayerMatchesRunsBatting AverageWicketsBowlingAverage
T Bavuma421772.3
A Markram522556.2
H Klaasen524348.6
D Miller520250.5
T Shamsi2615
K Maharaj4816.8
top players

Team Sri Lanka

PlayerMatchesRunsBatting AverageWicketsBowlingAverage
K Mendis627045
S Samarawickrama621535.8
D Wellalage68628.61017.9
M Pathirana61124.5
M Theekshana5829.1

Team Squads

Team South Africa 

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


Team Sri Lanka

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

Probable Playing XI

probable playing XI

Team South Africa 

Quinton de Cock, Temba Bavuma (c), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen, Marco Jensen, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi

Team Sri Lanka

Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Dhananjaya de Sliva, Dunith Wellalage, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Matheesha Pathirana 

ICC Men’s CWC 2023 SA vs SL Match Predictions

Team South Africa 

  • Heinrich Klaasen is currently in outstanding form, as evidenced by his recent blistering knock of 174 runs off just 83 balls against Australia in the 5-match ODI series. This wicketkeeper-batsman possesses the ability to score quickly, especially in the middle overs, and has a strong command over playing spin.
  • Temba Bavuma is a batsman who typically begins his innings at a measured pace but accelerates later on. He recently showcased his brilliance by smashing a remarkable century against Australia.
  • Aiden Markram, another key player, emerged as the third-highest run-scorer in the series against Australia. In addition to his batting prowess, Markram has the capability to contribute with the ball.
  • Keshav Maharaj played a pivotal role as the leading wicket-taker in the series against Australia, establishing himself as the team’s key spinner.
  • Tabraiz Shamsi brings a wealth of spin variety to the team and is capable of picking crucial wickets, particularly during the middle overs.
  • David Miller is a destructive batsman known for his ability to score rapidly, especially toward the latter stages of an innings. He recently partnered with Klaasen in a match-winning partnership against Australia, further highlighting his importance to the team.
ICC CWC 2023 SA vs SL match predictions

Team Sri Lanka

  • Sadeera Samarawickrama is a proficient player when it comes to facing spin bowlers, and he has demonstrated his ability to score runs effectively in the middle order. His performance in the Asia Cup 2023 included two impressive fifties.
  • Kusal Mendis emerged as the most successful batsman for the team during the Asia Cup 2023, notching up three half-centuries, underlining his proficiency with the bat.
  • Matheesha Pathirana is poised to be a valuable asset in the bowling department, particularly during the death overs. His repertoire includes deceptive slower off-cutters and toe-crushing yorkers, which can prove lethal for opposing batsmen.
  • Dunith Wellalage had an exceptional Asia Cup 2023, where he played a pivotal role in picking up crucial wickets, especially among the top-order batsmen.
  • The experienced pacer Lahiru Kumara has returned to the squad, and his wealth of experience promises to be a valuable addition to the team.

ICC CWC 2023 SA vs SL Betting Tips

ICC CWC 2023 SA vs SL betting tips

Considering the past performance records in ICC events and their head-to-head matchups, South Africa appears to be the favored team to win the match. Nevertheless, they should exercise caution when dealing with Sri Lanka’s spin department, which has the potential to pose a significant challenge.

Fantasy Team

fantasy team

Based on the stats above, this could be the winning fantasy team.

  • Wicketkeepers: Heinrich Klaasen, Kusal Mendis
  • Batters: Temba Bavuma, David Miller, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka
  • All-Rounders: Aiden Markram, Dasun Shanaka, Marco Jensen
  • Bowlers: Keshav Maharaj, Kasun Rajitha
  • Captain: Heinrich Klaasen / Aiden Markram
  • Vice-captain: Keshav Maharaj / Kusal Mendis


South Africa appears to have a stronger team on paper, with most of its players currently in excellent form. However, they have a history of underperforming in ICC tournaments. In contrast, Sri Lanka has struggled with consistency, as evidenced by their performance in the Asia Cup 2023. The question remains whether Sri Lanka can overcome their recent losses to South Africa in the last two World Cups or if South Africa will continue their dominance. You can catch all the live action on October 7th and register with 24betting today to start betting on the ICC Men’s CWC 2023 matches for a chance to win fantastic cash prizes and exclusive offers.

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