Match: Netherlands vs Sri Lanka, Match 19
Tournament: World Cup 2023
Venue: Bharat Ratna Shir Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
Date and Time: 21st October, 2023; 10:30 AM IST
The Netherlands team have the confidence of a win against South Africa in the last match. The biggest strength of the Netherlands team is their variety in the bowling department. The likes of Aryan Dutt, Paul van Meekeran, Logan van Beek, and Roelof van der Merwe add a lot of flexibility and dynamism to the bowling department. The concern for the team will however be their batting order. The top order has not yet delivered and the onus has mostly been on the middle order to take the team to a respectable total.
The Sri Lankan team's batting has looked decent, however, it is their bowling that has let them down so far in this tournament. The absence of Dasun Shanaka will also be a thing of concern for the team. The team management will be hoping that they mend their holes pretty soon and earn their first win of the tournament in this match.
Team Form, Last 5 Matches for the Netherlands: W-L-L-L-W
Team Form, Last 5 Matches for Sri Lanka: L-L-L-L-L
NED vs SL Match Preview
The Netherlands team will be coming into this match with a lot of confidence from their gutsy win against South Africa. Quite surprisingly, the Netherlands are currently above Sri Lanka in the points table. With two points from three matches, the Netherlands are in the ninth position in the points table. They will be looking to ride the momentum and pull off another upset in the tournament.
Netherlands vs Sri Lanka Prediction
Probable Best Performers
Probable Best Batter: Vikramjit Singh
Probable Best Bowler: Aryan Dutt
Netherlands Possible Playing XI
Vikramjit Singh, Max O'Dowd, Colin Ackermann, Bas de Leede, S Engelbrecht, Teja Nidamanuru, Scott Edwards (c and wk), Logan van Beek, Roelof van der Merwe, Aryan Dutt, and Paul van Meekeren
Netherlands Player Stats for World Cup 2023
Most Runs: Scott Edwards – 108, Best Strike Rate: Aryan Dutt – 112.90
Most Wickets: Bas de Leede – 7, Best Economy: Aryan Dutt – 5.16
Sri Lanka, on the other hand, are still searching for their first win. They have played decent cricket in parts but have failed to capitalise on the crucial moments so far. The absence of Dasun Shanaka as the leader of the team is a big concern for the team. However, the way the Lucknow wicket has behaved might favour the Asian team as they have a plethora of world-class spinners in their ranks. Sri Lanka will be eager to get their first win of the campaign under the belt and the stage is all set for a cracker of a contest.
Netherlands vs Sri Lanka Prediction
Probable Best Performers
Probable Best Batter: Sadeera Samarawickrama
Probable Best Bowler: Maheesh Theekshana
Sri Lanka Possible Playing XI
Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis (c and wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dunit Wellalage, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara, and Dilshan Madushanka.
Sri Lanka Player Stats for World Cup 2023
Most Runs: Kusal Mendis – 207, Best Strike Rate: Kusal Mendis- 156.82
Most Wickets: Dilshan Madushanka – 7, Best Economy: Chamika Karunaratne- 5.00
Netherlands vs Sri Lanka, Pitch Report and Weather Conditions
Weather Report: Bright and sunny weather is expected on Sunday in Lucknow. The highest temperature is expected to be around 31 and the lowest is around 19 degrees Celsius. There are no chances of precipitation as such.
The Ekana stadium has been a host to a couple of matches in the tournament so far. The wicket has looked slow and the spinners have enjoyed the surface. As far as the batters are concerned, they will have to grind themselves, especially in the initial stages to get big runs.
Ekana Stadium World Cup 2023 Stats
Matches Won Batting First: 1
Matches Won Batting Second: 1
Average Score Batting First: 260
Average Score Batting Second: 196
Netherlands vs Sri Lanka Dream 11 Prediction
Wicketkeepers: Kusal Mendis, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Scott Edwards
Batters: Pathum Nissanka, Vikramjit Singh
All-rounders: Colin Ackermann, Bas de Leede, Dunith Wellalage
Bowlers: Roelof van der Merwe, Maheesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madushanka
Recommended Captain: Sadeera Samarawickrama
Recommended Vice-captain: Bas de Leede
Kusal Mendis and Bas de Leede have been in good form in this tournament. They have contributed on a regular basis in their respective trades and hence are automatic selections for the Dream11 teams.
Pathum Nissanka has looked good in the last couple of matches and will be a good choice to be kept in the team. Though Vikramjit Singh does not have the numbers behind him he has looked promising with the bat. This might turn out to be the game, where Singh plays a defining knock.
As the pitch is expected to favour the spinners, Colin Ackerman (who is also a stable top-order batter), Dunith Wellalage (a handy batter lower down the order), Roelof van der Merwe, and Maheesh Theekshana will be rewarding picks for the match. You can also opt to go with the Dutch off-spinner, Aryan Dutt in place of Dilshan Madushanka, but having a new-ball pacer is also necessary.
Sadeera Samarawickrama's form has been a bit hot and cold in this World Cup. However, he is a great player of spin and one of the prime stays of the Sri Lankan middle-order. It is expected that the middle orders of the two teams will mainly decide the fate of the match and hence Samarawickrama has been selected as the captain of the team. On the other hand, Bas de Leede is some one who can pick up valuable points in both innings of the match. Therefore, it makes perfect sense to use these two players as the point multipliers for the match.
Netherlands vs Sri Lanka Win Prediction: Sri Lanka to win
The Netherlands have surprised South Africa in the last match and will be confident of their performance. But given the playing conditions and the presence of World Class spinners in their bowling line-up, it is expected that Sri Lanka will win the match.
|Team to win the match||4.60||1.24|
|Team to win the toss||1.90||1.90|