T20 World Cup 2024: Match 4, SL vs SA Match Prediction – Who will win today’s T20 WC match? – CricTracker

Sri Lanka will take on South Africa in Group D's first clash of the T20 World Cup 2024.

By Rathnam Nayak

Published – 02 Jun 2024, 17:19 IST | Updated – 02 Jun 2024, 18:00 IST

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The encounter between Sri Lanka and South Africa will mark the commencement of play for all groups in the T20 World Cup 2024. Match 4 is scheduled to take place in the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium, New York, on June 3.

Riding high on the momentum of consecutive 2-1 series victories against Afghanistan and Bangladesh in respective three-match T20I series, Sri Lanka would be brimming with confidence. However, they experienced mixed fortunes in their warm-up fixtures against the Netherlands and Ireland. Nonetheless, they’ll be aiming to commence their campaign on a positive note.

Conversely, South Africa, having recently suffered a whitewash at the hands of co-hosts, the West Indies, in a three-match T20I series, would have had their confidence somewhat shaken. However, several key players were rested during that series. With their star players returning, South Africa will be eager to make a strong comeback. They will draw confidence from their favorable head-to-head record in T20Is as well as their track record against the Lankans in this tournament.

Match Details

Match Sri Lanka vs South Africa, Match 4
Venue Nassau County International Cricket Stadium, New York
Date and Time June 3, 2024, 8 pm IST
Live Broadcast and Streaming  Star Sports Network, Disney+ Hotstar (app and website)

Also Check: SL vs SA, Match 4, Live Score

Pitch Report

The Nassau County International Cricket Stadium, purpose-built for the T20 World Cup 2024 and completed in record time, will host this match. The team winning the toss would likely opt to field first, aiming to get accustomed to the pitch’s characteristics and gather insights from the batting team’s performance, thus enabling more-informed strategy for their chase.

Also Check: T20 World Cup Schedule

Head-to-Head Record

Matches Played 17
Won by Sri Lanka 05
Won by South Africa 11
No Result 01
First-ever Fixture 22/09/12
Most-recent Fixture 30/10/21

Probable Playing XIs

Sri Lanka

Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Wanindu Hasaranga (c), Angelo Mathews, Dasun Shanaka, Maheesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madushanka, Matheesha Pathirana, Dushmantha Chameera

South Africa

Aiden Markram (c), Reeza Hendricks, Ryan Rickelton, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Tristan Stubbs, David Miller, Tabraiz Shamsi, Keshav Maharaj, Bjorn Fortuin, Kagiso Rabada, Gerald Coetzee

Probable Best Performers

Probable Best Batter: Heinrich Klaasen

Following a successful IPL 2024 season with the Sunrisers Hyderabad, during which the wicketkeeper-batter amassed 479 runs in 15 innings at a blistering strike rate of 171.07, Klaasen has established himself as a formidable player against spin. Renowned for his ability to dominate spin bowling and his repertoire of innovative and street-smart shots, he has the potential to take the charge to the Lankan bowlers with his exceptional batting prowess. 

Probable Best Bowler: Wanindu Hasaranga

Despite having scarcely bowled in recent months, this crafty leg-spinner possesses the potential to bewilder batters with his cunning and astuteness, clearly evident in his bowling. The skipper will aim to make an impactful start and deliver a strong performance with the ball.

Today’s Match Prediction: South Africa to win the match

Scenario 1

South Africa win the toss and opt to bowl first.

Powerplay Score: 45-55

First Innings Score: 155-165

South Africa win the match.

Scenario 2

Sri Lanka win the toss and opt to bowl first.

Powerplay score: 50-60

First Innings Score: 185-195

South Africa win the match.

Disclaimer: The prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.

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