The Arun Jaitley Stadium, Dehli, is all set to host its first game of the ODI World Cup between South Africa and Sri Lanka. South Africa is one of the hot favorites for winning the ODI World Cup 2023, while Sri Lanka Cricket is struggling and trying to build up their team after the retirement of their star players.
South Africa is in great form after winning an ODI series against Australia. Australia beat them in the first two games with a big margin. But South Africa made a strong comeback and won the last three games back-to-back with a margin of more than a hundred runs. Heinrich Klaasen and David Miller played some extraordinary cricket in this series.
South Africa have played only one warmup game after their arrival in India. They face a defeat against New Zealand in a rain-affected match. The other game against Afghanistan was completely washed out due to rain.
South Africa has a solid batting line for this event. They have all the ingredients to attack the bowling side in early overs and power hitters for the finishing overs. This South African side is very different from the usual South African squad because, for the first time, they have a very strong batting line as compared to their bowlers.
Although Sri Lanka won a few games in the Asia Cup and succeeded in reaching the final, they have a weaker side as compared to their strength in the 2011 and 2015 World Cup. They played two warmup games in India against Bangladesh and Afghanistan and lost both games. Sri Lanka’s bowling lineup is quite weak. They are relying on their spin bowlers in the form of Dunith Wellalage, Dushan Hemantha, and Dhananjaya. Whereas their main batters are Kusal Perera and Kusal Mendis. Kusal is making a comeback after injury, and it is not certain that he can play a valuable knock.
South Africa vs Sri Lanka Match Details
Sri Lanka and South Africa will play the fourth match of the ODI World Cup 2023 at Arun Jaitley Stadium Dehli. The match will begin at 1:00 P.m. according to local time. The stadium has the capacity to entertain more than forty thousand spectators. Below are the other match details:
|Venue||Arun Jaitly Stadium Dehli|
|Live Channels||Star Sports, Disney + Hotstar|
|South Africa Captain||Temba Bavuma|
|Sri Lanka Captain||Dasun Shanka|
SA vs SL : Arun Jailty Stadium Dehli Pitch Report
Dehli Stadium is usually known as a low scoring venue as the pitches are different as compared to other venues in India. Usually, spinners are very effective as they get help in swinging the bowl. Moreover, fast bowlers can get early wickets with the new ball.
The average score for Arun Jaitley Stadium is around 240 to 260. Pakistan and West Indies are the only teams that succeeded in scoring more than 300 runs at this venue. The last match was played in October 2022 at this venue, where the South African batting lineup collapsed against India after scoring only 99 runs.
The winning ratio between teams batting first and second is almost similar; the team wins 13 games batted first and 14 by the chasing side. Still, dew plays an important role in Dehli, and it is preferable to bowl first at this ground.
SL vs SA : Arun Jailty Stadium Dehli Weather Report
The weather will be clear all day during the game between South Africa and Sri Lanka. It will be a little hot as the temperature is expected to touch 35 degrees around 2:30 P.m. Later on, the temperature will decrease, and a good game is accepted. Below is the complete weather report:
South Africa vs Sri Lanka Head to Head in ODI
Sri Lanka has faced South Africa in 80 ODI matches, and South Africa is dominating in most of the games. South Africa succeeded in winning 45 games and lost only 33 games. One game ended without any result, and one game was tied.
|South Africa Won||45|
|Sri Lanka Won||33|
South Africa Probable Playing XI
Temba Bavuma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Gerald Coetzee, Tabraiz Shamsi, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada
Sri Lanka Probable Playing XI
Kusal Perera, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (c), Dunith Wellalage, Dushan Hemantha, Dilshan Madushanka, Lahiru Kumara
South Africa vs Sri Lanka Injury News / Players
Kusal Pareera from Sri Lanka was injured before the ODI World Cup 2023. He is making a comeback, and Maheesh Theekshana is also not in the team due to a Hamstring Injury.
The current squad of South Africa is fully fit, and everyone is available for the first game. But their pace battery got weakened due to Anrich Nortje before the World Cup.
Where to Watch Sri Lanka vs South Africa ODI World Cup Match
The match between South AFrica and Sri Lanka will be broadcast on Star Sports in Hindi, English, Tamil, and Telugu, and streaming will be available on Disney+Hotstar. Pakistani viewers can tune in on PTV Sports and A Sports on their TV. Live streaming rights are granted to ARY Zap and Daraz Mobile app in Pakistan for the ODI World Cup. Below is the list of broadcasters and live streamers for SL vs SA match:
|Country||TV Channels||Live Streaming Apps and Websites|
|India||Star Sports, Star India, Star Middle East, , DD Sports||Disney+ Hotstar|
|Pakistan||PTV Sports , A sports||ARY zap, Daraz App|
|Australia||Fox Sports||Kayo, Foxtel Now, Foxtel App & ICC.tv|
|Bangladesh||GTV, T Sports, , BTV National||Rabbitholebd.com, Rabbitholebd YouTube Channel, , Rabbithole app|
|Sri Lanka||Siyatha, Eye channel, Star Sports||Channel Eye’s mobile app , website|
|United Kingdom||Sky Sports||Sky Sports, Sky Go|
|South Africa & Sub-Saharan Africa||SuperSport||SuperSport website & app, GOtv, , DsTV|
|New Zealand||Sky Sports NZ||Sky Sports Now , ICC.tv|
|United States||Willow TV||ESPN+, Hulu + Live, AT&T TV, ICC.TV, Sling TV, fuboTV, or YouTube TV|
|Canada||Willow TV Canada||Hotstar Canada, ICC.tv|
|Middle East & North Arica (MENA)||Etisalat , Starzplay||CricLife, Switch TV & StarzPlay, , ICC.tv|
|Europe , South East Asia||YuppTV||YuppTV|
|Caribbean Isl,s||ESPN Caribbean||ESPN app , ICC.tv|
|Hong Kong||Now TV||Yupp TV|
|Pacific Isl,s||Digicel||Digicel website/ap|
|Malaysia||Astro||Yupp TV, Astro Cricket via Singtel|
SA vs SL Match Live Streaming and Broadcaster