Sri Lanka and South Africa will take on each other in the 35th match of the ICC World Cup. Dimuth Karunaratne-led side had stunned England in their previous match by 20 runs and they would like to continue their good form going. Sri Lanka has only won two matches out of the six they have played. We take a look at Match Prediction.
On the other hand, South Africa has been already been knocked out of the tournament. The Proteas had lost their previous match against Pakistan which ended their hopes of qualifying for the last four of the tournament. In fact, Faf du Plessis-led has come up with disappointing performances and they would aim to end the tournament on a high.
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka hasn’t had the rub of the green on their side. Sri Lanka’s two matches have ended in no result which has made their situation tricky. In fact, they have lost only two matches out of their six matches. However, their qualification still hangs by a thin thread. Thus, they need to win their remaining three matches to keep their hopes alive.
Sri Lanka had come with an inspiring performance against England when they went on to defend a paltry score of 232 runs. The Island nation bowling was right on the money and their vanguard, Lasith Malinga had bowled with fire.
On the other hand, it has been a disappointing performance from the Proteas. They haven’t lived up to the expectations and would like to end the tournament on a high. Hence, Faf du Plessis led side will need to turn the tables.
Sri Lanka will start the match as favourites against South Africa. The Proteas are low on confidence whereas Sri Lanka is coming after a great win against England. Hence, Sri Lanka will look to continue their good form going against South Africa to keep themselves alive.