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Two World Cup hopefuls begin their campaigns in what looks to be an intriguing match on Saturday. South Africa and World Cups have reflected a tragic love story, with the nation hoping that this is the time they break their duck. Sri Lanka, who qualified for the recent Asia Cup Final despite numerous injuries, will fancy their chances on a Delhi surface that may aid spin.

Indeed, the make-up of the two teams should make for interesting viewing. While expectations aren’t as high for the Proteas compared to previous World Cups, many still expect them to put on a good show, including Michael Vaughan. Temba Bavuma’s team has the ingredients to cause problems in this tournament, and will be aiming to build on their recent series win against Australia.

Sri Lanka wish to come out of the “dark horse” shadow and into the conversation with the higher-ranked teams. The conditions at Delhi should suit their attack, who, even without the excellent Wanindu Hasaranga, have the variety to cause South Africa problems. However, the key question is whether they have enough runs, which ended up being quite the issue in the recent Asia Cup Final.

Match Details

  • Date: Saturday, 7th October, 2023.
  • Location: Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi.
  • Time: 2pm (India & Sri Lanka), 10:30am (South Africa).

ODI World Cup 2023 Match 4: SA vs SL Possible Playing XIs

South Africa: 1. Quinton de Kock (wk), 2. Temba Bavuma, 3. Rassie van der Dussen, 4. Aiden Markram, 5. Heinrich Klaasen, 6. David Miller, 7. Marco Jansen, 8. Keshav Maharaj, 9. Kagiso Rabada, 10. Lungi Ngidi, 11. Tabraiz Shamsi

Sri Lanka: 1. Pathum Nissanka, 2. Kusal Perera, 3. Kusal Mendis (wk), 4. Sadeera Samarawickrama, 5. Charith Asalanka, 6. Dhananjaya de Silva, 7. Dasun Shanaka (c), 8. Dunith Wellalage, 9. Dilshan Madushanka, 10. Maheesh Theekshana, 11. Matheesha Pathirana

SA vs SL Dream11 Prediction – Fantasy Tips

South Africa:

  • Quinton de Kock has the most runs of any current player in SA-SL ODIs (1,119) at an average of 48.65 and strike rate of 103.32.
  • Temba Bavuma is enjoying an excellent year in ODIs. The skipper has struck 637 runs at an average of 79.62 and strike rate of 104.08 in 2023.
  • Aiden Markram is key with his all-round ability on a pitch that may aid spin. He hit 102* and 93 in his last three ODIs, both against Australia.
  • Heinrich Klaasen is one of the world’s best spin-hitters. In all white-ball cricket this year (ODIs and T20s), Klaasen has smashed 782 runs at an average of 65.17 and strike rate of 187.53.
  • Since the start of 2022, Tabraiz Shamsi has taken 23 wickets in 14 ODIs at an impressive strike rate of 29.6. He also has strong numbers against SL in ODIs: 9 inns, 16 wickets, avg. 24.75, SR 30.06.
  • Kagiso Rabada strikes every 34.22 deliveries on average against Sri Lanka. He has a strong record against Dhananjaya de Silva (55 balls, 26 runs, two dismissals), and has conceded just 36 off 82 against Kusal Mendis (one dismissal).

Sri Lanka:

  • Kusal Mendis is coming off a strong Asia Cup and 158 against Afghanistan in the warm-up. In the recent Asia Cup, Mendis hit 270 runs at an average of 45.00, which included two 90s.
  • Since the start of 2022, Pathum Nissanka has scored 1,310 ODI runs at an average of 46.8 and strike rate of 86.5.
  • Sadeera Samarawickrama was the third-highest run-scorer in the recent Asia Cup (215) at an average of 35.83 and strike rate of 89.21.
  • Dhananjaya de Silva averages just 24.00 in 16 ODIs against South Africa (one fifty). However, he will be key against spin, with a good record against Tabraiz Shamsi: 79 balls, 63 runs, one dismissal.
  • Maheesh Theekshana has dismissed Heinrich Klaasen twice in ten balls in white-ball internationals. He took 4/37 in his only ODI to date against South Africa, back in 2021.
  • Dunith Wellalage recently produced one of the memorable all-round performances against India in the Asia Cup. He took 5/40 and scored 42*.

Other Stats and Facts

  • Head-to-head since the start of 2019: Matches 9, South Africa 7, Sri Lanka 2.
  • David Miller vs. Sri Lanka in ODIs: 17 inns, 477 runs, avg. 47.70, SR 98.75.
  • Kusal Mendis has scored 27 off 15 against Tabraiz Shamsi in ODIs without dismissal.
  • Keshav Maharaj vs. Sri Lanka in ODIs: 5 inns, 8 wickets, avg. 21.12, SR 32.25.
  • Matheesha Pathirana will be key at the death. He was excellent on Indian pitches in IPL 2023. In fact, he conceded just four runs in ten balls against David Miller.

Arun Jaitley Stadium Delhi Pitch Report and Weather

The Arun Jaitley Stadium is typically spin-friendly. South Africa were rolled for just 99 against India on this ground last year. Spinners Kuldeep Yadav (4/18), Shahbaz Ahmed (2/32) and Washington Sundar (2/15) dominated.

In seven matches in IPL 2023, the average first innings score was a solid 175.57. So, batters who can get in can find runs.

A very hot and clear day is forecast in Delhi, with temperatures forecast to reach close to 40 degrees.

ODI World Cup 2023 Match 4: SA vs SL Dream11 Picks

Note: The below teams are not based on the final playing XIs. We may not be able to update these in time. Use the stats and commentary in this article, as well as your own instincts, to create your teams.

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Flip of the coin? A fascinating match awaits. South Africa may prevail in a close match.

Charbel Coorey
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Charbel is the owner & founder of cricblog.net, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has also been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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