Match Analysis In Brief
|Date||Saturday 7th October, 2023 at 14:00. (IST) and at 09:30 (UK)|
|Venue||South Africa vs Sri Lanka will take place at Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi, India|
|Weather||Conditions are expected to be extremely hot throughout despite light winds, with bright sunshine across the first half of this match and temperatures reaching a high of just 35c at the start of play, dropping to the low thirties later on as the skies clear.|
|TV & Streaming||Viewers in India: can watch this match live on Star Sports channels, or stream it via the Disney+ Hotstar app.|
|Viewers in Pakistan: can watch this match live on both PTV Sports and A-Sports or stream it through the PTVFLIX App.|
|Viewers in Sri Lanka: can watch this match live on Maharaja TV or stream it on Sirasatv,lk.|
|Viewers in Afghanistan: can watch this match live on Ariana TV.|
|Viewers in Bangladesh: can watch it on Gazi TV or stream it through Rabbithole.|
|Viewers in the UK: an watch this match live on Sky Sports or stream it via the Sky Go App.|
|Viewers in Australia: can watch this match live on Fox Sports or stream it via the Foxtel or Kayo Sports app.|
|Viewers in South Africa: can watch this match on SuperSport channels or stream it via the SuperSport app.|
|Viewers in the USA and Canada: can watch this match live on Willow TV, whilst viewers from the USA can also stream it via the ESPN+ app.|
KEY BETTING STATS
- South Africa have won each of their three official ODI fixtures and six of their last eight – To Win the Match
- Aiden Markram has scored 50+ runs in two of South Africa’s last three official ODIs – Batter Milestones
- In each of their last three official ODI fixtures, Sri Lanka recorded a first wicket partnership of under 24.5 runs – Team – Opening Partnership Total
Betting Analysis For South Africa
South Africa come into the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup with momentum on their side after coming from 0-2 behind to beat Australia 3-2 in their most recent five-match ODI series last month, winning three consecutive games by over 100 runs. All three of those victories saw them rack up scores of over 300, including a mammoth total of 416/5. This underlines just how powerful the Proteas’ batting unit is in terms of boundary-hitting ability and strength-in-depth down the order. Expect South Africa to try and get off to a fast start regardless of whether they are setting or chasing a target and back them to accrue a higher 1st 15-over score than what Sri Lanka manage. When also taking into account their opponents’ recent struggles to accrue a substantial total for the first wicket, backing South Africa to record the highest opening partnership of this encounter has to be favoured. Capitalising on the numerous players within the South African batting line-up who have the ability to record a high individual score against Sri Lanka is the smart play here, rather than perhaps investing in one or two individual batters. With this in mind, back the highest individual match score from a South Africa player to be over 87.5 runs.
Betting Analysis For Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka impressed in the recent 2023 Asia Cup, which was played in the 50-over format. However, they were humiliated by India upon making the final after being bowled out for just 50, which was chased down in just 37 balls with no wickets lost. Since then, they have played two World Cup warm-up games, losing to Bangladesh and Afghanistan respectively. So understandably, there are concerns regarding Dasun Shanaka’s side with key players Wanindu Hasaranga and Dushmantha Chameera out of the tournament through injury. However, one bowler who is fit and ready to shine is fast-bowler Matheesha Pathirana. One of the breakout stars of the 2023 Indian Premier League and the top wicket-taker in last month’s Asia Cup with 11 scalps overall, the 20-year-old is now set to announce himself on the world stage. If any Sri Lankan bowler is capable of doing damage to this formidable South African batting order, it is Pathirana, whose IPL appearances earlier this year should see him well-accustomed to Indian conditions. Back Pathirana to finish this game as Sri Lanka’s top bowler and bettors should also explore investing in him to take over 1.5 match wickets, which is available via the ‘Bowler Total Match Wickets’ market at very good value.
CRICKET 8’S EXPERT PREDICTION
It’s hard to see Sri Lanka being able to match the sheer volume of runs that South Africa are capable of accruing, not to mention the depth of their batting which allows the Proteas to take risks from ball one in search of boundaries. Their firepower and ability to clear the rope regularly sets them apart not only from Sri Lanka, but from many other nations across this tournament. Expect South Africa to record the most match sixes on the way to getting the better of Sri Lanka in Delhi.
MOST MATCH SIXES – SOUTH AFRICA