South Africa will be looking to make a strong comeback in the upcoming five-match one-day series. The home side suffered a shocking defeat at the hands of Sri Lanka in the two-match Test series.
Faf du Plessis will be keen to put the disappointment behind him and look to win this one-day series by a comprehensive margin. Uncapped pacer Anrich Nortje and Lungi Ngidi are the additions to the limited-overs squad for South Africa. Hashim Amla has been rested for the first three games of the one-day series.
On the other hand, Sri Lanka will be confident of doing well after their historic maiden series win in South Africa. The visitors have announced their squad and have picked new faces like Oshada Fernando, Kamindu Mendis, Avishka Fernando, Angelo Perera and Priyamal Perera. Pace bowler Lasith Malinga will lead the side for South Africa vs Sri Lanka 2019 ODI Series.
Here are some of the key stats related to South Africa vs Sri Lanka 2019 ODI Series
2013 was the last time Sri Lanka won a bilateral one-day series against South Africa. The five-match one-day series was played in Sri Lanka.
72 matches have been played between South Africa and Sri Lanka in one-day cricket. South Africa have certainly had the advantage with 39 victories to their name while Sri Lanka have managed to come out top on 31 occasions. One game has ended in a tie.
3 centuries for South Africa Captain Faf du Plessis against Sri Lanka in one-day cricket. He has an excellent record against Sri Lanka and is averaging 50.55 with the bat.
65 runs needed by Opener Upul Tharanga to complete 7000 runs for Sri Lanka in one-day internationals. He currently has scored 6935 runs in 232 matches with 15 centuries to his name.
40 runs required by South Africa Captain Faf du Plessis to complete 5000 runs in one-day internationals. Du Plessis currently has scored 4960 runs in 130 matches at an average of 46.79 with 11 centuries to his name.
169 runs required by South Africa middle-order batsman David Miller to complete 3000 runs in limited-overs cricket. Miller currently has scored 2831 runs in 117 matches at an average of 38.25 with five centuries to his name
1 wicket needed by South African pacer bowler Kagiso Rabada to complete 100 runs in one-day cricket. Rabada currently has taken 99 wickets in 63 matches at an average of 27.18