When the Sri Lankans landed on South African soil, who would have thought they would enforce a clean sweep in the Test series? The Asian side, against all odds, defeated the Proteas in their own backyard. Now, it’s time for the white ball leg of the tour. The first ODI will be hosted by the Wanderers, Johannesburg on Sunday. Keep reading to find out South Africa vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI Match Prediction.
South Africa, after a shocking loss in the Test series, could well be low in confidence. But in the ODI squad, with the change in personnel, the disappointment in the dressing room would be lesser. They recently won the ODI series 3-2 at home against Pakistan which would instill some confidence.
Sri Lanka, on the other hand, must be oozing with confidence. However, their ODI form hasn’t been the best of late. They lost 3-0 to New Zealand not too long ago. With the World Cup around the corner, they would look to pick the players for the mega event. They do have plenty of new ones to choose from. But it’s not going to be easy in the limited-overs leg.
Here is our South Africa vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI Match Prediction
Case1: If South Africa bats first
First Innings score prediction: 280-290
Result prediction: South Africa will win the match by 30-40 runs
Case2: If Sri Lanka bats first
First Innings score prediction: 230-240
Result prediction: South Africa will win the match by 7 wickets
Head to head in ODIs
Total ODIs: 74, South Africa won: 38, Sri Lanka won: 31, No Result/Abandoned/Canceled/Tied: 5
Quinton de Kock (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Faf du Plessis (c), David Miller, Wiaan Mulder, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Dale Steyn, Imran Tahir
Upul Tharanga, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Kusal Perera, Oshada Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Akila Dananjaya, Lasith Malinga (c), Kasun Rajitha, Lakshan Sandakan
South Africa vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI Match Prediction: South Africa must be hurting after the loss in the Test series. It’s now an opportunity for them to resurrect things. For the starters, we back the hosts to emerge victorious.
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