Sri Lanka vs South Africa Prediction

SL vs SA Match Prediction & Betting Tips, T20 World Cup 2024

Sri Lanka will take on South Africa in the 4th game of the T20 World Cup 2024. The game will be played at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium and will start at 8:00 PM IST on June 3.

Sri Lanka vs South Africa Match Live Streaming

TV channels: You can watch this match live on Star Sports, PTV, Ten Sports, Willow TV, ESPN Caribbean, Sky Cricket, Sky Sport NZ and SuperSport.

Live Streaming: The fixture will be live-streamed on Disney+ Hotstar, Myco, Tamasha, ESPN Play Caribbean, SkyGO, NOW TV, Prime Video and SuperSport.

SL vs SA Match Toss Prediction

Both teams would look to bat first. It is a day game there is no threat of dew as well so it will be a good idea to bat first and put runs on the board.

SL vs SA Pitch Report

The wicket at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium will be slightly tricky. It would assist the spinners in the middle overs while the lack of pace could make it hard to score off against bowlers who have a lot of variations up their sleeves. A score of 180 should be a good total to defend.

New York Weather Report

There is 20 percent rain predicted on the match day but the threat is not significant as the game will be played during the day where the forecast is for a clear weather. The temperature will range between 28 and 18 degrees.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Sri Lanka vs South Africa, T20 World Cup 2024

Sri Lanka Team News & Playing 11

SL Team News

Sri Lanka will have to make a call on their bowling line-up and if they want to play three spinners and two fast bowlers or vice versa. We feel the wickets call for an extra spinner but since Sri Lanka have Dhananjaya de Silva and Charith Asalanka in the team, both of whom can bowl spin, the team would like to play three pacers. Matheesha Pathirana and Dushmantha Chameera are certain to play and it will be a toss-up between Dilshan Madushanka and Nuwan Tushara.

SL Key Players

  • Kusal Mendis- Mendis was Sri Lanka’s best batter in the ODI World Cup and he will have to play a big role in T20 World Cup as well. He comes into the tournament with decent form as he was the team’s top scorer in the previous T20I series against Bangladesh where he scored 181 runs in 3 games.
  • Wanindu Hasaranga- There could not be a bigger match winner than Captain Wanindu Hasaranga in T20 World Cup 2024 for Sri Lanka. Batting or bowling – Hasaranga holds the key for Sri Lanka. He is excellent with the ball and we all are aware of his match winning abilities while he is a quality batter who can build an innings if the team loses early wickets or score quick runs if needed. 
  • Matheesha Pathirana-: Pathirana will lead the Sri Lanka’s pace attack. His toe crushing Yorkers and deceptive slower ones in the death overs will be a hard pill to swallow for the South Africa batters.
  • Maheesh Theekshana- The wicket is expected to assist the spinners and Theekshana is likely to play a big role for Sri Lanka, not just in the game against South Africa, but throughout the World Cup.

SL Team Form

Sri Lanka last featured in the T20I series against Bangladesh where they beat the hosts by 2-1 margin. Sri Lanka lost to Netherlands but beat Ireland in warm up game.

Sri Lanka Predicted Playing 11

Kusal Mendis, Pathum Nissanka, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya De Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga (c), Charith Asalanka, Nuwan Thushara, Matheesha Pathirana, Dushmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana

South Africa Team News & Playing 11

SA Team News

South Africa have named a strong squad for the T20 World Cup. One regular name missing from the team is former captain Temba Bavuma, however, South Africa should not miss him as they have enough quality in the team. The biggest selection conundrum for Aiden Markram will be to pick one between Gerald Coetzee and Anrich Nortje and the latter has a great chance of getting a slot in the XI.

SA Key Players

  • Quinton de Kock- De Kock is a big game player and there could not be a bigger occasion that the T20 World Cup. De Kock scored 4 centuries in the ODI World Cup and a similar show will be expected of him in the T20 World Cup. 
  • Aiden Markram- Aiden Markram comes into the tournament after a poor IPL where he did not score much runs. However, he is a quality batter and is expected to perform well in national jersey. Markram, if gets a decent start to the season, could cause serious damage to the teams.
  • Heinrich Klassen- Klassen was on fire in the IPL 2024 and tormented teams with a brutal onslaught, playing a significant role in SRH’s run to the final. He would be eyeing a similar impactful performance when he steps on the park for the national side.
  • Kagiso Rabada- Rabada had a decent run for Punjab Kings in the IPL and will lead South Africa’s pace attack in the T20 World Cup. Rabada is one of the best bowlers going around and if he has a great tournament, South Africa’s chances of winning will increase manifold.

SA Team Form

South Africa last played a T20I series against West Indies and lost 3-0. However, it was a second string team and missed most of their regular players.

South Africa Predicted Playing 11

Aiden Markram (c), Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Tabraiz Shamsi, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje

Sri Lanka vs South Africa Head to Head

South Africa are clearly ahead in terms of head to head stats, winning 12 out of the 17 games against Sri Lanka.

SL vs SA Head to Head Stats in T20s

  Matches Played Sri Lanka Won SA Won Tie NR
Overall 17 5 12 0 0
Last 5 0 0 5 0 0

Sri Lanka vs South Africa Betting Odds

South Africa are getting the favourites tag on the betting sites. The team is undefeated against Sri Lanka in the last five games and it gives a clear indication how dominant they have been against the Asian side.

Who will win Sri Lanka vs South Africa Match?

We suggest backing South Africa to win. On paper, South Africa have a better squad at disposal, with brute power in batting and quality pacers. The win should not be difficult for South Africa if they play their best cricket. 

🏆 Sri Lanka vs South Africa Prediction

South Africa are clear favourites to win the match. The team has quality batting which is backed by a potent bowling attack. Sri Lanka have a history of poor performance against South Africa, losing the last five games. Also, barring Mendis and Nissanka, the recent form of batters has not been great. South Africa are clear favourites to win.

South Africa to beat Sri Lanka

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