Sri Lanka ODI World Cup 2023 Schedule 

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Sri Lanka will look to revive its fortunes on the big stage when the island nation takes on South Africa in its opening match at the ODI World Cup 2023. The Lankans couldn’t reach the semi-finals in 2019 after winning just three of the nine games in the league stage. However, the Lankans will have confidence after the strong show in the ICC World Cup Qualifiers and the runner-up finish in the 2023 Asia Cup.  

Sri Lanka ODI World Cup 2023 Fixtures

Sri Lanka has a rich history in the ODI World Cup, winning the trophy in 1996 and two runner-up finishes – 2007 and 2011. However, once legendary names like Aravinda De Silva, Muttiah Muralitharan, Chaminda Vaas, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, etc., retired, Sri Lanka has struggled for consistency. 

The Lankas will meet South Africa in their first fixture in the World Cup 2023. Ekana, Chinnaswamy, and Arun Jaitley stadiums will host two matches involving Sri Lanka. The island nation, who will play New Zealand in its final league stage match on November 9, takes on neighbours Afghanistan, India, and Bangladesh in the span of seven days.  

Sri Lanka ODI World Cup 2023 Schedule

DateOpponentVenueTime (IST)
Oct 7South AfricaArun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi2:00 PM
Oct 10PakistanRajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad2:00 PM 
Oct 16AustraliaEkana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow2:00 PM 
Oct 21NetherlandsEkana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow10:30 AM
Oct 26EnglandM Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru2:00 PM
Oct 30AfghanistanMCA International Stadium, Pune2:00 PM
Nov 2IndiaWankhede Stadium, Mumbai2:00 PM
Nov 6BangladeshArun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi2:00 PM
Nov 9New ZealandM Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru2:00 PM

Warm-up Fixtures

Sri Lanka will play two warm-up fixtures before their World Cup 2023 opener against South Africa. The 1996 ODI World Cup winner will take on Bangladesh and Afghanistan on September 29 and October 3, respectively. 

  • Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh – September 29 at Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati (2:00 PM)
  • Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan – October 3 at Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati (2:00 PM)

Sri Lanka’s Head-to-Head Record in ODI World Cup vs 2023 World Cup Teams

Sri Lanka will square off against nine teams once in the World Cup 2023 league stage. Let us look at Sri Lanka’s head-to-head record against the nine teams they will go up against in India:

  1. vs Afghanistan (Played: 2, Won: 2, Lost: 0)
  2. vs Australia (Played: 10, Won: 1, Lost: 8, No Result: 1)
  3. vs Bangladesh  (Played: 3, Won: 3, Lost: 2)
  4. vs England (Played: 11, Won: 5, Lost: 6)
  5. vs India (Played: 9, Won: 4 Lost: 4, No Result: 1)
  6. vs New Zealand (Played:11, Won: 6, Lost: 5)
  7. vs Pakistan (Played: 8, Won: 0, Lost: 7,  No Result: 1 )
  8. vs South Africa (Played: 6, Won: 1, Lost: 4, Tied: 1)

Sri Lanka and the Netherlands haven’t played each other in the ODI World Cup. 

Concluding Thoughts

Sri Lanka has what it takes to upset the odds in the upcoming World Cup, and they have proved in the qualifiers. However, with plenty of injuries and confusion regarding Dasun Shanaka’s captaincy, it will be a tough ask for the Lankans. But cricket fans in the Island nation will be hoping for some miracles from their team. 

FAQs about Sri Lanka ODI World Cup 2023 Schedule

Sri Lanka will play nine matches in the ODI World Cup 2023 league stage.

Sri Lanka will play against the host, India, on November 2 at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru, at 2:00 PM.

Both teams have met nine times, with India and Sri Lanka winning four matches each. One match was abandoned due to rain.