Sri Lanka vs South Africa Prediction – World Cup 35th Match

Prateik K
By: Prateik K
Prediction Sri Lanka vs South Africa

Betting Tips for Sri Lanka vs South Africa

South Africa won by 9 wickets (with 76 balls remaining)

Winner Odds

Sri Lanka – 2.80 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.280 if Sri Lanka wins) BET NOW
South Africa – 1.44 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.144 if South Africa wins) BET NOW

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  • South Africa leads in the Highest Opening Partnership market with 1.62 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.162) odds. While Sri Lanka follows with 2.30 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.230) odds in the same market. BET NOW
  • In the market for Match Sixes, Sri Lanka has odds of 3.00 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.300). While those for South Africa are set at 1.57 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.157). BET NOW

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ICC World Cup Match 35 Squad Comparison

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s had a mix tournament with a L W L W form so far, with two matches being washed out between 1st win and 2nd loss. In their match against Australia, Dhananjaya de Silva was the top team bowler with figures of 2 for 40. While Isuru Udana picked 2 for 57 in his 10 overs. Sri Lanka picked 5 wickets in the last 10 overs as Australia finished 334-7 batting first. Chasing a target of 335, skipper Karunaratne and Kusal Perera opened the innings and gave a good start building a 115-runs partnership for the 1st wicket.

There was no one else other than Karunaratne (97) and Kusal Perera (52) with any fighting innings to chase 335 runs in Sri Lankan innings. This loss was followed by a much better bowling performance in the next match as Sri Lanka defended 232 against England. While the openers were out soon and Sri Lanka were 3-2, Avishka Fernando and Kusal Mendis at number 3 and 4 scored 49 and 46 runs. While Angelo Matthews finally found his form scoring unbeaten 85 at number 5. Dhananjaya de Silva continued his bowling form picking up 3 wickets, while Malinga was top bowler with 4 for 43. Sri Lanka wrapped up English innings for 212 winning by 20 runs.

South Africa

With just 1 win and 5 losses in the World Cup 2019, South Africa are out of the race to semis. Their only win was against Afghanistan where Tahir and Morris picked 4 and 3 wickets wrapping up Afghanistan innings for 125 runs. In the recent contest against Pakistan, Lungi Ngidi was top bowler for South Africa with 3 for 64 in his 9 overs. While Imran Tahir was economical with 2 for 41 in his 10 overs. Chasing a 309 runs target, South Africa were 1 down for 4 runs as Hashim Amla was out for 2. An 87-runs partnership followed between Quinton de Kock and Fat du Plessis for the 2nd wicket.

After de Kock was out in the 20th over, 2 more wickets fell in the next 10 overs. Rassie van der Dussen and David Miller added 53 runs for the 5th wicket between over 30 to 40 as their partnership ended with Dussen’s wicket. The middle order couldn’t score runs and build partnership in middle overs, as South Africa kept losing wickets regularly. South Africa hasn’t done well chasing as their 3 losses came fielding first. While they’ve lost 2 matches batting first, their performance in those matches was better and the bowlers had created chances for the side.

Our Prediction for Sri Lanka vs South Africa

South Africa are favourites to win this match

These recent matches could have injected some confidence in the team. It may not be easy for a struggling batting order to face Lungi Ngidi, Kagiso Rabada, Chris Morris and Imran Tahir. On the other hand, Sri Lankan bowlers will see this contest as an opportunity to deliver given South Africa’s weak batting order.

Both teams would look to bat first on winning the toss. Sri Lanka and South Africa do not have the firepower in their batting order to chase big totals, while the bowlers can do wonders to defend any total. Toss will clearly play a big role in this match. Given their bowling attack and presence of Faf du Plessis, Quinton de Kock at the top, while David Miller in the middle, South Africa will start as favourites to win this match.