Netherlands will face Sri Lanka in the first match of the doubleheader to be played at Lucknow on 21st October 2023. Under the captaincy of Scott Edwards, the Netherlands stunned South Africa to register their 2nd World Cup victory. They performed brilliantly after being in trouble as Scott Edwards led from the front to post a competitive total. The bowlers did a great job to restrict the power-packed South African batting lineup.
On the other hand, Sri Lanka is currently in the last position. They suffered 5 wicket loss to Australia after their openers put on 125 runs for the opening wicket. Their performance needs to step up and register their first victory.
Details– Netherlands vs Sri Lanka, Match 19, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023
Venue– Ekana Stadium, Lucknow
Date and Time– 21st October, 10.30 AM IST
Sri Lanka and Netherlands faced on 5 occasions with the 1996 World Cup champions winning on all 5 times. The Lankan Lions need to play attacking cricket to continue their streak against the Dutch who would be on high after a stunning performance against South Africa.
These two teams met twice during the ICC World Cup qualifying round with Sri Lanka winning on both occasions. Sri Lanka and the Netherlands will face each other first time in World Cup history.
It was a good pitch to bat on between Sri Lanka and Australia. Sri Lankan openers put on 125 runs for the opening wicket before a flurry of wickets led to the collapse as they were bowled out cheaply after that. This will be the first-day match at this venue and it will help the spinners which might create trouble.
Both teams would be looking to make use of the conditions. The captain that wins the toss would likely bat first putting pressure on the opponent before chasing down the target easily.
Sri Lanka (SL) vs Netherlands (NDL)- Predicted Playing XI
Kusal Perera, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (C), Charith Asalanaka, Sadeera Samawickrama, Dhanajaya de Silva, Dunith Wellage, Chamika Karaunate, Mahesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara/Kasun Rajitha, Dilshan Madushanka.
Vikramjit Singh, Max O Dowd, Colin Ackermann, Bas de Leede, Scott Edwards (C, WK), Teja Nidamanuru, Syanbrand Engelbrecht, Roelf Van der Merwe, Logan Van Beek, Aryan Dutt, Paul Van Meekeren.
Fantasy Selection- SL vs NDL
Team 1– Kusal Perera, Vikramjit Singh, Kusal Mendis (C), Colin Ackermann, Sadeera Samawickrama, Bas de Leede (VC), Dhanajaya de Silva, Rolef Van der Merwe, Mahesh Theekshana, Logan Van Beek, Dilshan Madhushanka.
Team 2– Pathum Nissanka (C), Max O Dowd, Charith Asalanaka, Bas de Leede, Dhanajaya de Silva, Scott Edwards (VC), Dunith Wellage, Teja Nidamanuru, Kasun Rajitha, Paul Van Meekeren, Dilshan Madhushanka.