Considering historical performance, who is more likely to win the South Africa vs. Sri Lanka match

ICC World Cup 2023 has started already and the buzz is all-time high. Everyone is cheering for their favourite team. However, we are cheering for cricket. We are die-hearted fans of team India, however, we cherish good cricket & good fight on the pitch. Healthy rivalry is always the best thing to enjoy. Today we will talk about one of the age-old rivals of this cup. Today we will talk about the South Africa & Sri Lanka teams and focus on the head-to-head stats as well. Do not forget to keep an eye on sprintersgames.in to stay updated.

Sri Lanka & South Africa have faced each other six times in the ICC Men’s World Cup. let’s have an overlook.

Date

Winning Team

Margin

28/09/2019

South Africa

9 wickets

18/03/2015

South Africa

9 wickets

28/03/2007

South Africa

1 wickets

3/03/2003

Tie

 

19/05/1999

South Africa

89 runs

2/03/1992

Sri Lanka

3 wickets

 

This ICC World Cup is getting played in the format. So, it is important to have a look at the ODI permanence rate of both of these teams.

Sri Lanka vs. South Africa ODI performances:

Team

South Africa

Sri Lanka

Span

1992-2023

1992-2023

Total matches

86

86

Won

48

36

Loss

36

48

 

The data clearly shows that the winning rate of South Africa is higher than Sri Lanka. Even in the last unofficial ODI, South Africa managed to win in two matches while Sri Lanka bagged only one. In the three-day ODI series conducted on June 2023, South Africa won the first match by 4 wickets and the last match by 5 wickets. However, we can’t forget the historical win of Sri Lanka back in 2019. Although that was a test series, however, as we mentioned in the beginning, we love cricket more than anything. So let’s cherish that moment too.

In the year 2019, Sri Lanka defeated South Africa on their soil and became the first Asian team to win a Test series in South Africa. Oshada Fernando and Kusal Mendis shared an unbeaten 163-run third-wicket partnership on that day. Well, that was something extraordinary.

Our thoughts:

Sri Lanka has a history of collapsing in front of South Africa for ages. Recently team India defeated Sri Lanka in the finals of the Asia Cup very badly. They also got defeated by team Afghanistan in the warm-up match. So, overall their performance is below average & we are not keeping high hopes for this team.

Final words:

Magic can happen at any time in cricket or any sport. Although, we are not keeping high hopes for this team, however, we will keep watching their play & will keep updating you as well. Best of luck team Sri Lanka, play well, play hard. To get more historical content like this, stay tuned with sprintersgames.in.