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South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI – Match Details, Live Streaming, Pitch Report, Weather Forecast, Probable Playing XIs, Head-to-Head, Dream 11 Prediction

South Africa vs Sri Lanka: South Africa will lock horns with Sri Lanka in the first ODI of the three-match series at Buffalo Park – East London, South Africa on Tuesday, April 09. In the T20I series, Sri Lanka defeated South Africa 2-1, marking a historic victory for the visitors. The hosts need to display their strong game in this series to win it.

South Africa are determined to stage a resurgence in the ODIs. Having faced disappointment in the T20Is, the home team is eager to rectify their performance and assert their dominance on home turf. Skipper Laura Wolvaart had a splendid T20I series with scores of 102 & 56 in the 2 matches she played. Marizanne Kapp, Anneke Bosch and Nadine De Klerk played vital knocks and will look to continue their form in the ODIs too. However, their bowlers failed to restrict Sri Lanka in the last 2 matches and will look to improve their performance in this department.

On the other hand, Sri Lanka clinched a historic 2-1 series triumph. Riding high on this success, the visitors are poised to carry forward their momentum into the 50-over format, eyeing another memorable performance against the Proteas. They chased down targets successfully in the last 2 T20Is. Chamari Athapaththu, Harshitha Samarawickrama and Vishmi Gunaratne played crucial cameos and led their team’s batting in the T20Is. Their bowling unit also performed well as a unit to restrict the opposition to below par scores. The team will look to continue with their all-round performance.

South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI – Match Details

Date and Time: 09 April 2024, Tuesday, 05:30 PM IST

Venue: Buffalo Park – East London, South Africa

Live Streaming: FanCode App and Website

South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI – Pitch Report

The surface at this venue will certainly produce a good pace for the quick bowlers. Although there will be a turn, this will not be the easiest pitch for spinners to cause problems. The pitch is also batting-friendly and the smaller boundary dimensions might have a big role to play. The average 1st innings score at Buffalo Park is 210.

South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI – Weather Report

The weather forecast in East London will be partly cloudy during the game. The temperature is expected to be around 24°C with 55% humidity. There are 20% chances of rain throughout the match.

South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI – Probable Playing XIs

South Africa: Laura Wolvaardt (c), Tamzin Brits, Anneke Bosch, Sune Luus, Marizanne Kapp, Nadine de Klerk, Delmi Tucker, Eliz-mari Marx, Sinalo Jafta (wk), Masabata Klaas, Tumi Sekhulhune

Sri Lanka: Chamari Athapaththu  (c), Anushka Sanjeewani (wk), Harshitha Samarawickrama, Imesha Dulani, Hasini Perera, Hansima Karunaratne, Kavisha Dilhari, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Udeshika Prabodhani, Achini Kulasuriya, Inoka Ranaweera

South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI – Head-to-Head Records

Matches Played 8
South Africa won 5
Sri Lanka won 3


Prediction: South Africa to win the match.

South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI – Key Players

South Africa

  1. Laura Wolvaardt – She is expected to lead the batting attack in this contest. Wolvaardt is in good form at the moment as well. She scored 158 runs at an average of 79 in the T20I series. She will look to continue with her performance in the three-match ODI series.
  2. Marizanne Kapp – The South African star all-rounder Marizanne Kapp has consistently performed well in recent times. She scored 112 runs at an average of 37.34 and also picked up two wickets in T20I series. Her form makes her a crucial one of the key players for the home side. 

Sri Lanka

  1. Chamari Athapaththu – Athapaththu’s role will be of the utmost importance as an all-rounder for Sri Lanka. She can be backed to perform well as she is Sri Lanka’s top all-rounder. In the bowling department also, Athapaththu could be very important for the visitors. She contributes almost in every game either with bat or ball.
  2. Kavisha Dilhari – She has also shown in glimpses that she can be a key player in this format. Dilhari played small cameos in previous matches but will look to convert it into big scores this time. She could be proven as one of the main players for the visitors in the ODI series.

South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI – Dream 11 Prediction

Wicket-Keeper: Anushka Sanjeewani

Batters: Laura Wolvaardt, Harshitha Samarawickrama, Anneke Bosch

All-rounders: Chamari Athapaththu (vc), Marizanne Kapp (c), Nadine de Klerk, Kavisha Dilhari

Bowlers: Achini Kulasuriya, Tumi Sekhukhune, Masabata Klaas

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