Netherlands and Sri Lanka battle out in match 19 of ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 on Saturday, 21st October 2023. The match is slated to be played at Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow. and the scheduled start time is 10:30 am IST. Let us look at Netherlands vs Sri Lanka Match Preview, Pitch Report, Probable Playing XI And Top Fantasy Picks.
Netherlands vs Sri Lanka Match Preview
Netherlands are coming off an emphatic win in the last match against South Africa by 38 runs in a rain curtailed affair. The never say die attitude of the Dutch has helped them get two valuable points and their third victory in 23 ODI World Cup matches. They will be up against a familiar opponent whom they clashed off in the Cricket World Cup Qualifiers earlier in the year. The Netherlands have all their bases covered ahead of their clash against Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka, on the flip side has been outplayed by Pakistan, South Africa and Australia in the tournament. Their batting has been up to the mark but the major concern for the Lankans has been the performance of their bowlers. Despite their batsman putting up good scores and smashing over 300 runs in the first two matches they haven’t been able to convert it into wins. They are in a desperate need of a win to stay alive in the tournament.
Netherlands vs Sri Lanka Pitch Report
The pitch at Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow tends to be on the slower side, favoring spinners and medium pacers. As the match progresses, the pitch typically becomes even slower, suggesting that we might witness another low-scoring contest. Since this is a day game, the dew factor won’t be a consideration, ensuring a fair balance between batting and bowling. In this tournament, pacers have secured more wickets on this pitch, but given the daytime conditions, spinners could present an equally formidable challenge.
Netherlands vs Sri Lanka Probable Playing XI
Netherlands Playing XI: Vikramjit Singh, Max O’Dowd, Colin Ackermann, Bas de Leede, Sybrand Engelbrecht, Teja Nidamanuru, Scott Edwards (c & wk), Logan van Beek, Roelof van der Merwe, Aryan Dutt, Paul van Meekeren
Sri Lanka Playing XI: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dunith Wellalage, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Dilshan Madushanka
Head to Head Record
Top Fantasy Picks
|Bas de Leede (87 runs & 7 wickets)
|Kusal Mendis (207 runs)
|Scott Edwards (108 runs)
|Sadeera Samarawickrama (139 runs)
|Logan van Beek (38 runs & 4 wickets)
|Charith Asalanka (105 runs)
|Roelof van der Merwe (34 runs & 4 wickets)
|Pathum Nissanka (112 runs)
|Vikramjit Singh (66 runs)
|Dilshan Madhushanka (7 wickets )
The Netherlands has exhibited outstanding cricket, making them a formidable opponent. On the flip side, Sri Lanka is in dire need of a win. As a result, this upcoming match promises to be a much more evenly balanced contest than initially anticipated. We predict Sri Lanka to win the match.
Netherlands’ chance of winning: 23%
Sri Lanka’s chance of winning: 77%