Game number 35 of the ICC World Cup 2019 will be between Sri Lanka and South Africa at the Riverside Ground at Chester-le-Street today at 12:30.
Sri Lanka must be intending to pursue their 20-run victory over England in the final match. They will also come to the realization that the game against England was an exclusive one, and they would have to sweat their energy out to redo their performance. While their bowling is appearing impressive, there are lots of chinks in the wrestle.
On the other side, South Africa having been kicked out of the World Cup and will participate with a lot more liberty. They are an impressive side and have what it takes knock any team down on their day. However, it was most probably the pressure that led to their undoing. With that done, we are likely to witness a completely different South Africa.
Sri Lanka and South Africa clashed a total of seventy-six times in ODIs, of which South Africa has scored 43 wins, and Sri Lanka have scored 31. The last match played between the two teams was when Sri Lanka visited South Africa for a 5-match ODI series and of which they ended up failing all their games.
In the most recent wrestlings between the two teams, South Africa has been dominating and has taken lead of 16 out of the past 18 ODIs.
The Proteas will have their boast to play as they back out against Sri Lanka at Chester-le-Street for their penultimate game of the match.
Let us now see the probable playing XI of the two teams:
Sri Lanka- Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Kusal Perera (wk), Avishka Fernando, Thisara Perera, Kusal Mendis, Jeevan Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Isuru Udana, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep, Angelo Mathews,
South Africa- Quinton de Kock (wk), Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis (c), Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir
Betting Tips and game predictions – PrePlay
Who is going to win the toss? – Sri Lanka
Who will win? – South Africa
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Dimuth Karunaratne (Sri Lanka), Quinton de Kock (South Africa)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka), Imran Tahir (South Africa)
Most Sixes – Kusal Perera (Sri Lanka), Quinton de Kock (South Africa)
Man of the Match – Imran Tahir
Team Scores Batting first – Sri Lanka 240+, South Africa 280+
The match can be viewed online as it will be streamlined live.
Note also that these predictions may be altered close to the beginning of the game once the final beginning teams have been called out.
ODI 36 of 48 Pakistan v Afghanistan at 12:30 E. A. T.
ODI 37 of 48, New Zealand v Australia at 15:30 E.A.T.
Sunday 30th June
ODI 38 of 48, England v India at 12:30
Monday 1st July
ODI 39 of 48, Srilanka v West Indies