Sri Lanka vs South Africa - Stats Preview (World Cup 2019: Match 35)

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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 (Match 35): Sri Lanka vs South Africa – Stats Preview 

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 (Match 35): Sri Lanka vs South Africa – Stats Preview
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On Friday (28th June), Sri Lanka and South Africa will face each other at Riverside Ground (Chester-le-Street) in the match 35 of the 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup.

Sri Lanka has played six matches and earned six points (two wins, two defeats and two no results). Meanwhile, South Africa has earned only three points after playing seven matches (one win, five losses and one no result).

Ahead of this 35th match of this ongoing 2019 CWC, let’s look at some crucial stats preview of this match.

Venue stats (Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street)

Important ODI stats

Stats Overall Sri Lanka South Africa
Highest total 314/4 (44.4 overs) by England against Australia on 21st June 2018 265/2 (42.2 overs) against England on 24th June 2006
Lowest completed total 99 (26.1 overs) by England against Sri Lanka on 25th May 2014 256/8 (50 overs) against England on 25th May 2014
Highest score 126* by Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka) against England on 24th June 2006 126* by Mahela Jayawardene against England on 24th June 2006
Best bowling 5/28 by Graeme Swann (England) against Australia on 20th September 2009 4/13 by Sachithra Senanayake against England on 25th May 2014

 

Venue’s ODI history in the first and second batting

Overall

Stats Total 1st batting 2nd batting
Wins 14 5 9
Innings average* (Average run-rate)* 223.33 (5.19) 243 (5.05) 200.86 (5.40)

In last 10 completed ODIs

Stats Total 1st batting 2nd batting
Wins 10 4 6
Innings average* (Average run-rate)* 221.85 (5.23) 243.40 (5.18) 200.30 (5.31)

(Special Note: in Innings average and Average run-rate, only incomplete innings have been excluded. Included all the completed innings and target reached)

 

 

Teams stats

Teams’ ODI records at Riverside Ground (Chester-le-Street)

Team Matches Won Lost Tied/No Result
Sri Lanka 2 2 0 0/0
South Africa

 

Sri Lanka vs South Africa

Stats Total ODIs Sri Lanka Won South Africa Won Tied/No Result
Overall 76 31 43 1/1
At neutral venues 19 8 11 0/0
In England 3 1 2 0/0
At Riverside Ground (Chester-le-Street) -/-
In the World Cup 5 1 3 1/0
In last 10 ODIs 10 2 8 0/0

 

 

Players’ stats

Sri Lanka

i) The right-arm pacer Nuwan Pradeep (47 wickets) is three wickets away to complete his 50 ODI wickets.

Sri Lanka, South Africa, Stats preview
Nuwan Pradeep (Image Credit: Reuters)

 

 

South Africa

i) Faf du Plessis (1,907 runs) needs to score 93 more runs to complete his 2,000 international runs against Sri Lanka. After Jacques Kallis (2,328 runs), Faf will become the second South African batsman to score 2,000 or more international runs against Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka, South Africa, Stats preview
Faf du Plessis (Image Credit: Twitter)

ii) Scoring 15 more runs, Aiden Markram (1,985 runs) will complete his 2,000 international runs.

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Aiden Markram (Image Credit – BackpagePix)

iii) Imran Tahir (61 wickets) is two wickets away to become the second most international wicket-taker for South Africa against Sri Lanka. Only two South African bowlers took more international wickets against this Asian team than Tahir, and these bowlers are Shaun Pollock (99 wickets) and Makhaya Ntini (62 wickets).

Sri Lanka, South Africa, Stats preview
Imran Tahir (Image Credit: Getty Images)

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