On June 28 the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will witness a battle between Sri Lanka and South Africa at Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street. While Sri Lanka have a slight chance of qualifying as they have 6 points from 6 games. South Africa have already ruled out of the tournament as they have managed to won only one game so far. It would be interesting to see whether Sri Lanka could win the game or South Africa managed to do another upset.
Both the teams have met 5 times in the history of ICC World Cup where South Africa registered wins 3 times and Sri Lanka 1. The rest of the game went on a tie. The result clearly shows the dominance of South Africa over Sri Lanka.
Predicted Playing 11
Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Perera, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Jeevan Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Isuru Udana, Nuwan Pradeep, Lasith Malinga
South Africa: Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plessis, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada/Beuran Hendricks, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir.
Weather and pitch report
The weather will be clear and fans can enjoy a full 50-over game. The pitch will help the batsmen and it is expected to be a high scoring game.
Prediction for match result
The pressure will be on Sri Lanka more as they need to win the game to keep their little hope alive to qualify for the semi-finals. On the other hand, South Africa are already out of the tournament so they would play freely.
In conclusion, this Sri Lanka vs South Africa game in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 should go in Sri Lanka’s favour. Even though South Africa have a couple of players who are performing well, Sri Lanka will try to give a tough fight. They have defeated the host England by 20 runs in their last clash and will try to maintain that winning momentum as well.