Sri Lanka vs South Africa ODI series 2021-22 – 1st ODI

Sri Lanka vs South Africa ODI series 2021

1st ODI:

First ODI of the series of 3 ODI matches between Sri Lanka and South Africa is going to be played at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo on September 2nd 2021.

Sri Lanka  vs South Africa History:

Overall:

Series:

This is going to be the eleventh bilateral series between the teams, The host won twice. The visiting team won 7 times. 1 series, the inaugural series, was concluded as a draw.

The longest streak without a draw between the teams is 9 series in a span of 28 years, between 1993 to present, where Sri Lanka won 2 times and South Africa won 7 times.

The most consecutive winning streak for Sri Lanka against South Africa was 1 series in 2004 and 2013.

The longest unbeaten streak for Sri Lanka against South Africa was 1 series in 1993, 2004 and 2013.

The most consecutive winning streak for South Africa against Sri Lanka was 4 series from 2014 to present.

The longest unbeaten streak for South Africa against Sri Lanka was 4 series from 2014 to present.

South Africa never lost the series against Sri Lanka after 2014.

Last 5 (completed) series results of Sri Lanka against South Africa are LLLLW.

Matches:

The teams completed 77 meetings in the longest format of limited overs cricket, till date. The host won 31 times, whereas the opponent won 44 times. 1 match resulted in a tie and 1 match was concluded without any result. 1 match was called off without a toss (abandoned) and 2 matches were cancelled.

The most consecutive winning streak for Sri Lanka against South Africa was 6 ODIs from 2004 to 2006.

The longest unbeaten streak for Sri Lanka against South Africa was 7 ODIs from 2003 to 2006.

The most consecutive winning streak for South Africa against Sri Lanka was 11 ODIs between 2014 to 2018.

The longest unbeaten streak for South Africa against Sri Lanka was 11 ODIs between 2014 to 2018.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Sri Lanka against South Africa are LLLLL.

Sri Lankan Backyard:

Series:

When touring Sri Lanka by South Africa, the teams met to play bilateral series 5 times, out of them, the host won the series twice and the visitors won twice. 1 series resulted in a draw.

The longest streak without a draw between the teams is 4 series from 2004 to present, where Sri Lanka won twice and South Africa won twice, too.

The most consecutive winning streak for Sri Lanka against South Africa in Sri Lanka was 2 series from 2004 and 2014.

The longest unbeaten streak for Sri Lanka against South Africa in Sri Lanka was 3 series from 1993 and 2014.

The most consecutive winning streak for South Africa against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka was 2 series from 2014 to present.

The longest unbeaten streak for South Africa against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka was 2 series from 2014 to present.

Last 5 (completed) series results of Sri Lanka against South Africa in Sri Lanka are LLWWD.

Matches:

On the soil of Sri Lanka, the teams faced each other 24 times. Out of them, Sri Lanka received victory 16 times and defeated 7 times with 1 without any result (no result). 1 match was called off without a toss (abandoned) and 2 matches were cancelled.

The most consecutive winning streak for Sri Lanka against South Africa in Sri Lanka was 11 ODIs from 1993 to 2013.

The longest unbeaten streak for Sri Lanka against South Africa in Sri Lanka was 11 ODIs from 1993 to 2013.

The most consecutive winning streak for South Africa against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka was 4 ODIs from 2014 to 2018.

The longest unbeaten streak for South Africa against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka was 4 ODIs from 2014 to 2018.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Sri Lanka against South Africa in Sri Lanka are WWLLL.

Points and Rankings:

The series is the comparison between the ninth rank (Sri Lanka) and fifth rank (South Africa) teams. The host is 24 points behind the visitors.

The Home Team:

In case, the host will win the series by 3-nil, then the host will earn 7 points and come to eighth rank from ninth rank in the position, but in case of losing the series with 3 defeats, then the team will lose the 2 points without impact in the position. 

If the team will lose the series with the margin of 2 defeats, then the team will lose 1 point and have no impact in the position. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 2, the team will earn 5 points and stay at the ninth position in the rankings.

If the team will lose the series with the margin of 1 defeat, then the team will earn 0 to 1 point without impact in the position. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 1, the team will  earn 3 to 4 points and stay at the current rank in the table. 

Drawing the series will help the team to earn 2 points with no impact in the position.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Sri Lanka are WLLLL.

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The Visiting Team:

In case, the visiting team will win the series by 3-nil, then the team will earn 3 points and stay in the same position in the ranking table, but in case of losing the series with 3 defeats, then the team will lose 9 points without having an impact in the position. 

If the team will lose the series with the margin of 2 defeats, then the team will lose 6 points without having an impact in the rankings. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 2, the team will earn 2 points and stay at the fifth position in the ranking table. 

If the team will lose the series with the margin of 1 defeat, then the team will lose 3 to 5 points without having an impact in the position. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 1, the team may gain 1 point or lose 1 point and stay at the current rank in the rankings. 

Drawing the series will cause the team to lose 2 points without having an impact in the ranking.

Last 5 (completed) match results of South Africa are WLLWL.

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The First Outing:

The result of the match will impact the team’s points, as if the result will go in favor of the host then the home team will gain 3 points and no impact in the ranks, whereas, the visiting team will lose 3 points without having an impact in the rankings. On the other hand, in case of a reverse result, the visiting team will gain 1 point without having an impact in the position and the home team will neither gain nor lose either the points or the ranks.

Venue Weather:

Weather forecast of Colombo shows the weather would be mostly cloudy throughout the match. There is a very less chance of the rain, as the precipitation percentage would be between 12% to 24%. The temperature would be between 27-29 Celsius. The wind would be between 10 – 14 km/h. The wind would fluctuate and the temperature would decrease gradually.

R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

Toss and Pitch:

Teams preferred to bat first after winning the toss, which happened 102 times out of 132 played games, and the selection favored the teams, as the teams won 58 times and lost 40 times. 4 matches concluded without any result. 7 matches were called off without a toss (abandoned) and 3 matches were cancelled.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to bat first, are LLLWL.

On the other hand, the teams who chose to field first, won 13 times and lost 13 times, as well. 4 matches were concluded without any result (no result).

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to field first, are WWLLW.

Overall, 71 times the teams won the toss, won the matches and lost 53 times.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while winning the toss, are LLLWL.

The visiting teams never won the match, after winning the toss, since 2017.

Particularly, for Sri Lanka, the team won the toss 56 times in the 114 games and won 36 times the games and lost 14 times. 6 matches were concluded without any result (no result).

Last 5 (completed) match results of Sri Lanka at the venue, while winning the toss, are LLWWW.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Sri Lanka at the venue, while losing the toss, are WWLLW.

The first batting team won the match 71 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won the match 53 times.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while the team bat first, are LLLWL.

Score:

The lowest defended total was 184 runs in 2011, and the highest successful chase was 287 runs in 2012.

The first innings lowest total was 108 runs (completed innings) in 2005 and the highest total was 375 runs in 2017. For the second innings, the lowest total was 86 runs (completed innings) in 2002 and the highest was 301 runs in 1998.

The batting average of the first innings is 31.13 and 28.29 is for the second innings.

ODI History Between the Teams at the Venue:

Both the teams faced each other 10 times at the venue. The host won 8 times and lost 2 times.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Sri Lanka against South Africa at the venue are WLWWW.

Teams’ ODI History at Venue:

The home side has a pretty good record at the venue, and won 70 times with 37 losses out of 114 games. Whereas, the visiting team has a poor record, as the team won 4 times and lost 9 times.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Sri Lanka at the venue are WLLWW.

Last 5 (completed) match results of South Africa at the venue are LWLLL.

Selected XI for both the Teams:

Sri Lanka:

The home side would like to go with the 2 pacers and a (1) spinner combination, as the team has 4 all-rounders, 3 with spina and a with pace and a batting all-rounder with spin.

Sri Lanka Eleven: A. Fernando, M. Bhanuka, B. Rajapaksa, D. de Silva, C. Asalanka, D. Shanaka, W. Hasaranga, A. Dananjaya, C. Karunaratne, D. Chameera, P. Jayawickrama 

South Africa:

The visiting team would also like to come with 2 pacers and a (1) spinner combination, as the team has an all rounder with spin and a bowling all-rounder with pace.

South Africa Eleven: J. Malan, T. Bavuma, A. Markram, R. van der Dussent, H. Klaasen, K. Verreynne, G. Linde, D. Pretorius, K. Rabada, A. Nortje, T. Shamsi

*Notes: the result of the most recent match is at the left.

*Notes: D means draw in “last five series results”.

*Notes: T means tie in “last five match results”.

*Notes: “*” means the match was tied but the match was resulted through one over eliminator.