Netherlands vs Sri Lanka head to head stats and records ODI 2023

The Netherlands vs Sri Lanka head to head record is a clean sweep favouring the team from the Island Nation.

Sri Lanka and the Netherlands have locked horns against each other a total of five times in ODIs, with the first match happening back in 2002. 

The Netherlands vs Sri Lanka head to head record is being dominated by the latter who have won all five matches so far. Interestingly, the two teams are facing each other for the first time in the World Cup. However, the two teams faced in the ICC World Cup Qualifier earlier this year in Zimbabwe on two occasions.

ODI matches played5
Sri Lanka won5
Netherlands won0
No Result0

The 19th match of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup will be played between the Netherlands and Sri Lanka. The match is set to take place at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow on October 21 (Saturday).

Interestingly, Sri Lanka is the only team to not win a match in this World Cup so far. They have lost all their three matches against South Africa, Pakistan and Australia. Moreover, their skipper Dasun Shanaka has also been ruled out of the tournament due to an injury while Kusal Mendis has been appointed the captain for the rest of the World Cup.

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They are rooted to the bottom of the points table and are in a must-win situation now for the remaining six matches of the competition. One more loss will more or less knock them out of the World Cup. A good record against the Netherlands will give them hope and will be confident of adding two points to their tally.

Meanwhile, the Netherlands will be high on confidence thanks to their impeccable show against South Africa in the previous outing. The Dutch lost their first two matches – against Pakistan and New Zealand but roared back into the tournament with a comprehensive show against the Proteas. They are at the eighth position currently with two points to their name with only Afghanistan and Sri Lanka below them.

Netherlands vs Sri Lanka head to head team ODI records and stats

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Sri Lanka are enjoying a clear upper hand in ODI history over the Netherlands. However, a lot of things have changed over the years, especially at this World Cup.

The Netherlands will be keen on registering their first win over Sri Lanka in the ODI format. They have an experienced side led by Scott Edwards who is pretty confident of the team continuing to do well. Here’s a detailed look at how the two teams have fared in ODIs against each other.

Pakistan are having a clear upper hand in ODI history over the Netherlands. But the latter side is looking confident having spent a lot of time in India in the lead-up to the competition and shouldn’t be taken lightly. Here’s a detailed look at how the two teams have fared in ODIs against each other:

DateWinnerWon byVenue
16/10/2002Sri Lanka206 runsColombo
04/07/2006Sri Lanka195 runsAmstelveen
06/07/2006Sri Lanka55 runsAmstelveen
30/06/2023Sri Lanka21 runsBulawayo
09/07/2023Sri Lanka128 runsHarare

Netherlands vs Sri Lanka head to head player stats (ODI)

ODI Batting records

Most runs

Sanath Jayasuriya dominated the Netherlands in two matches that he played and is at the top of the run-charts. Among current players, only Dhananjaya de Silva is the part of this list having scored 97 runs in 2 matches. Will he go big in this game this time?

Player NameRuns
Sanath Jayasuriya193
Tillakaratne Dilshan183
Kumar Sangakkara115
Marvan Atapattu101
Dhananjaya de Silva97

Highest individual score

Sanath Jayasuriya157
Tillakaratne Dilshan117*
Marvan Atapattu101
Dhananjaya de Silva93
Upul Tharanga72

Highest average (min. 50 runs scored)

Tillakaratne Dilshan183
Marvan Atapattu101
Sanath Jayasuriya96.50
Scott Edwards683
Russel Arnold64

Most centuries 

Marvan Atapattu1
Tillakaratne Dilshan1
Sanath Jayasuriya1

Most sixes

Dhananjaya de Silva2
Wanindu Hasaranga2
Tillakaratne Dilshan2
Scott Edwards2
DLS van Bunge2

ODI Bowling records

Most wickets

Sri Lanka spinner Maheesh Theekshana is at the top of the pile when it comes to picking most wickets in SL vs NED ODI matches. He has so far picked up seven wickets and will be looking to add more to his tally on October 21.

Player NameWickets
Maheesh Theekshana7
KS Lokuarachchi7
Dilhara Fernando7
Logan van Beek5
Muttiah Muralitharan4

Best bowling figures 

Player NameFigures
Muttiah Muralitharan5-15
Maheesh Theekshana4-31
KS Lokuarachchi4-44
Dilshan Madhushanka3-18
Logan van Beek3-26

Netherlands vs Sri Lanka Head to Head ODI Wicket-keeping records 

Most dismissals (overall) 

Player NameDismissals
Kumar Sangakkara7
Scott Edwards3
J Smits1

Most dismissals (single match)

Player NameDismissals
Kumar Sangakkara5
Scott Edwards2

ODI Fielding records 

Most catches (overall)

Player NameCatches
Dilhara Fernando5
TBM de Leede3
NRJ Croes2
WF Stelling2

Most catches (single match)

Player NameCatches
Dilhara Fernando3
TBM de Leede2
NRJ Croes2

Individual ODI records

Most matches

Player NameMatches
TBM de Leede3
Dilhara Fernando3
Mahela Jayawardene3
Kumar Sangakkara3
DLS van Bunge3

Netherlands vs Sri Lanka head to head team T20I records

The Netherlands and Sri Lanka have faced other in the shortest format of the sport on three occasions in the span of eight years. In all three matches, Sri Lanka have emerged victorious. All the three T20Is were played at the neutral venues – in Australia, Bangladesh and the UAE.

DateWinnerWon byVenue
24/03/2014Sri Lanka9 wicketsChattogram
22/10/2021Sri Lanka8 wicketsSharjah
20/10/2022Sri Lanka16 runsGeelong

The Netherlands were very close to beating Sri Lanka in their previous encounter in the T20 World Cup 2022. Despite Kusal Mendis scoring 79 runs off just 44 balls, they managed to restrict the team from the island nation to just 162 runs for the loss of six wickets. Paul van Meekeren and Bas de Leede bowled well to pick up two wickets each.

In response, Max O’Dowd fought a lone battle in the middle smashing an unbeaten 71 off just 53 balls. He didn’t get much of a support at all from the other end only for the Netherlands to reach 146 runs for the loss of nine wickets in their 20 overs. As expected, Wanindu Hasaranga was the best bowler for Sri Lanka with figures of 3/28 in his four overs.

Netherlands vs Sri Lanka head to head player stats (T20I)

T20I matches played3
Sri Lanka won3
Netherlands won0
No Result0

T20I Batting records

Most runs

Kusal Mendis, the most in-form batter of Sri Lanka in the ongoing ODI World Cup in India, is on top of the run charts in Netherlands vs Sri Lanka head to head matches in the T20I format. Kusal Perera is another Sri Lanka batter in this list who can score big in the upcoming One-Day match.

Player NameRuns
Kusal Mendis79
Max O’Dowd73
Kusal Perera47
Charith Asalanka37
Tom Cooper32

Netherlands vs Sri Lanka head to head T20I bowling records

Most wickets

Wanindu Hasaranga has picked up the most wickets in the T20I matches played between Sri Lanka and the Netherlands. But he is not playing in the ODI World Cup due to injury. Lahiru Kumara and Maheesh Theekshana are the two other bowlers on the list with four wickets each.

Player NameWickets
Wanindu Hasaranga6
Lahiru Kumara4
Maheesh Theekshana4
Ajanatha Mendis3
Angelo Mathews3

Netherlands vs Sri Lanka head to head: What happened in the last meeting?

The Netherlands and Sri Lanka last faced in ODIs in the final of the WorldCup Qualifier on July 9, 2023, at the Harare Sports Club, Harare, which was the last game between the two sides.

After being invited to bat first, Sri Lanka were skittled for 233 runs in 47.5 overs. Sahan Arachchige scored 57 runs while Kusal Mendis (43) and Charith Asalanka (36) batted well as Sri Lanka collapsed from being 180/3 to 233 all-out. 

With spinners dominating the proceedings, Sri Lanka didn’t take much time to bundle out the Netherlands with the ball. Maheesh Theekshana and Wanindu Hasaranga shared seven wickets between them after Dilshan Madhushanka wrecked havoc with the new ball. Only three Netherlands batters crossed the 10-run mark as they were bundled out for 105 runs in the 24th over of the innings.

Dilshan Madhushanka was named the player of the match for his terrific figures of 3/18 in seven overs.

Match date: 9th July 2023

Venue: Harare

Result: Sri Lanka won by 128 runs

NED vs SL last match scorecard 

Sri Lanka

Pathum Nissanka23C Dutt b Vikramjit Singh
Sadeera Samarawickrama19c Croes b Vikramjit Singh
Kusal Mendis43lbw Saqib Zulfiqar
Sahan Arachchige57c van Beek b Saqib Zulfiqar
Charith Asalanka36run out (van Beek)
Dhananjaya de Silva4b Klein
Dasun Shanaka1c Vikramjit Singh b van Beek
Wanindu Hasaranga29c O’Dowd b Klein
Maheesh Theekshana13st Edwards b Dutt
Matheesha Pathirana4c Croes b van Beek
Dilshan Madhushanka0not out


Vikramjit Singh13c Asalanka b Madhushanka
Max O'Dowd33b Theekshana
Wesley Barresi0b Madhushanka
Teja Nidamanuru0lbw Hasaranga
Noah Croes7lbw Madhushanka
Scott Edwards (c) †1run out (Nissanka/Mendis)
Saqib Zulfiqar6lbw Hasaranga
Logan van Beek20Not out
Ryan Klein2lbw Theekshana
Aryan Dutt0lbw Theekshana
Clayton Floyd9lbw Theekshana

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