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Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction - ICC Cricket World Cup - Sri Lanka v South Africa - PrePlay

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Match number 35 of the ICC World Cup 2019 will be played between Sri Lanka and South Africa at the Riverside Ground at Chester-le-Street.

Sri Lanka must be raring to go after their 20-run win over England in the last match. At the same time, they will also have the realisation that the match against England was a special one and they would have to play out their skin to repeat their performance. While their bowling is looking good, there are certainly a lot of chinks in the batting.

On the other hand, South Africa having been knocked out of the World Cup and will play with a lot more freedom. They are a good side and have the ingredients to beat any team on their day, but it is probably the pressure which led to their undoing. Now with that gone, we may see a completely different South Africa.

South Africa and Sri Lanka have clashed a total of 76 times in ODIs, out of which South Africa have won 43 and Sri Lanka have won 31. The last game that was played between the two teams was when Sri Lanka toured South Africa for a five-match ODI series and ended up losing all their matches.

In the recent encounters between the two teams, South Africa have been dominant and have won 16 out of the last 18 ODIs.

The Proteas will have their pride to play for as they step out against Sri Lanka at Chester-le-Street for their penultimate match of the tournament.

Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:

Sri Lanka- Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Kusal Perera (wk), Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Isuru Udana, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep

South Africa- Quinton de Kock (wk), Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis (c), Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir


Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Sri Lanka

Who will win? – South Africa

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Dimuth Karunaratne (Sri Lanka), Quinton de Kock (South Africa)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka), Imran Tahir (South Africa)

Most Sixes – Kusal Perera (Sri Lanka), Quinton de Kock (South Africa)

Man of the Match – Imran Tahir

Team Scores Batting first – Sri Lanka 240+, South Africa 280+

Match Handicap South Africa

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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.

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