Sri Lanka and South Africa will meet on this Friday (28th June) at Riverside Ground (Chester-le-Street) in the match 35 of the ongoing 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup.
In this tournament, Sri Lanka has played six matches and South Africa has played seven matches. The Lankan side has won two matches in this edition and has earned six points (they also lost two matches and the other two had no result). On the other hand, South Africa has won only one match and has gained only three points (five defeats and one no result).
Before this match between Sri Lanka and South Africa, here we are with some vital statistical preview of this match.
Teams’ recent ODI form
Sri Lanka (in last ten matches; oldest to latest): Lost, Lost, Lost, Lost, Lost, Won, Lost, Won, Lost and Won
South Africa (in last ten matches; oldest to latest): Won, Won, Won, Lost, Lost, Lost, No Result, Won, Lost and Lost
ODI records at Riverside Ground (Chester-le-Street)
Head-to-Head ODI records
Overall (76 matches): Sri Lanka won 31 ODIs; South Africa won 43 ODIs (1 tie and 1 no result)
At neutral venues (19 matches): Sri Lanka won 8 ODIs; South Africa won 11 ODIs
In England (3 matches): Sri Lanka won 1 ODI; South Africa won 2 ODIs
At Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street (1 match): Never played
In the World Cup (5 matches): Sri Lanka won 1 ODIs; South Africa won 3 ODIs (1 tie)
In the last ten matches: Sri Lanka won 2 ODIs; South Africa won 8 ODIs
- Last time, The Lions beat Proteas in the Cricket World Cup history on 2nd March 1992 at Wellington. Since then, in their last four CWC meetings, South Africa won thrice, and one had a tie result (in 2003 CWC).
i) Pacer Nuwan Pradeep has taken 47 wickets in ODI career. Taking three more wickets, Pradeep will complete his 50 ODI wickets.
i) Leg-spinner Imran Tahir has taken 61 international wickets against Sri Lanka which is the equal record of Allan Donald (61 wickets) and Dale Steyn (61 wickets). Only two former South African pacers bagged more international wickets against this Asian team than these three Proteas bowlers. Those two former pacers were Shaun Pollock (99 wickets) and Makhaya Ntini (62 wickets). Tahir has a chance to surpass Ntini and become the second most wicket-taker in this list.
Faf du Plessis
i) South African cricketer Faf du Plessis has scored 1,907 international runs against Sri Lanka. Scoring 93 more runs, he will become the second South African batsman after Jacques Kallis (2,328 runs) to score 2,000 international runs against this Asian team.
i) Proteas cricketer Aiden Markram has scored 1,985 runs in international cricket. The 24-year-old is 15 runs behind to complete his 2,000 runs in the international career.