SA vs SL Head-to-Head Records In ODI – ICC World Cup 2023, Match 4

As the excitement builds for the SA vs SL ICC World Cup 2023 clash, scheduled for October 7th in Delhi, cricket enthusiasts worldwide eagerly anticipate a thrilling encounter. This highly-anticipated match, set to commence at 02:00 pm IST, marks the fourth game of this prestigious campaign. Join us as we delve into the head-to-head records of these two cricketing giants, South Africa and Sri Lanka, in the ODI format.

South Africa’s Campaign

South Africa, under the leadership of Temba Bavuma, is gearing up for this crucial fixture. Bavuma missed the warm-up games due to personal reasons, allowing Aiden Markram to take the helm temporarily. However, the team faces adversity with the absence of Anrich Nortje, who is sidelined with a stress fracture. Additionally, Sisanda Magala’s left knee injury and the unavailability of Andile Phelukwayo have led to the inclusion of Lizaad Williams as replacements.

Cricket experts are lauding this South African squad as their best since the 2015 lineup that made it to the semi-finals. Their recent victory against Australia in an ODI series has boosted their confidence, and many players have valuable experience in Indian conditions thanks to their participation in the IPL.

Sri Lanka’s Challenge

On the other side of the coin, Dasun Shanaka leads the Sri Lankan squad. Shanaka, as captain, faced a challenging Asia Cup final when his team was dismissed for a mere 50 runs by India. Despite this setback, the management retained faith in Shanaka, entrusting him with the captaincy for the World Cup. Sri Lanka, however, has concerns as they miss the services of Wanindu Hasaranga and Dushmantha Chameera due to injuries. Their performance in warm-up games, where they lost to Bangladesh and Afghanistan, adds to the uncertainty surrounding their campaign.

Head-to-Head Statistics

Let’s dive into the statistics of these two cricketing nations when facing each other in ODI matches. Over the years, they have contested 80 ODIs, with South Africa emerging victorious in 45 matches, while Sri Lanka has secured 33 wins. The most recent ODI encounter between these teams took place in 2021. South Africa also maintains a favorable head-to-head record against Sri Lanka in Test and T20I formats.

A Glimpse into ICC World Cup 2023

The ICC World Cup 2023 features ten formidable teams: India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, England, and the Netherlands. The tournament, commencing on October 5th, promises a total of 48 games played across ten different venues in a round-robin format. The grand finale is scheduled for November 19th, setting the stage for an exciting journey filled with cricketing brilliance.

Head-to-Head Records in Different Formats

Let’s break down the head-to-head statistics in various formats:

SA vs SL Head To Head In Tests

  • Matches Played: 31
  • South Africa Won: 16
  • Sri Lanka Won: 9
  • Tied: 0
  • Drawn: 6
  • South Africa Win %: 51.61%
  • Sri Lanka Win %: 29.03%
  • Draw %: 19.35%
  • First Played On: August 1993
  • Last Played On: January 2021

SA vs SL Head To Head In ODIs

  • Matches Played: 80
  • South Africa Won: 45
  • Sri Lanka Won: 33
  • Tied: 1
  • No Result: 1
  • South Africa Win %: 70.58%
  • Sri Lanka Win %: 29.41%
  • First Played On: March 1992
  • Last Played On: September 2021

ENG vs NZ Head To Head In T20Is

  • Matches Played: 17
  • South Africa Won: 12
  • Sri Lanka Won: 5
  • Tied: 0
  • No Result: –
  • South Africa Win %: 64%
  • Sri Lanka Win %: 32%
  • First Played On: September 2012
  • Last Played On: September 2021
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