SL vs NED: Sri Lanka will take on the Netherlands in a Group A fixture at Sharjah Cricket Stadium for Match 12 of the T20 World Cup.
The Netherlands are walking into this encounter with a disappointing loss against Namibia. Max O’Dowd starred with the bat with his brilliant 56-ball 70, which helped the Netherlands get to a total of 164/4. In reply, David Wiese took the bowlers to the cleaners and scored an astonishing 40-ball unbeaten 66. He helped Namibia chase the total and win the match by 6 wickets and was later adjudged as the Man of the match.
On the other hand, Sri Lanka played Ireland in their previous encounter. Wanindu Hasaranga (71) & Pathum Nissanka (61) put up a stellar performance with the bat and helped the Lankans post a brilliant total of 171/7. Joshua Little starred with the ball for Ireland, picking up 4/23. While chasing, Ireland was down in the dumps in their battle with the bowlers as they got bundled out for a mere 101. In the end, Sri Lanka won the match by 70 runs.
In this upcoming encounter, Sri Lanka’s hold the undue advantage over the Netherlands as they’re a much stronger and better side when it comes to performing and with a win on their back, it’ll provide a lot of confidence.
Match: Sri Lanka vs Netherlands
Date & Time: 22nd October 2021, 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium
Certainly expecting a low scoring encounter. Spinners will have a lot of assistance from the surface as the match progresses. The batsmen will have to work hard and stay focused to score runs. The toss will be a crucial one. The team winning will opt to defend their total.
It is expected to be a sunny day and humidity will play its part throughout the game. The temperatures will be as high as 33 and hovering between 33 and 32 degrees.
SL vs NED Predicted Playing XI
Kusal Perera (wk), Pathum Nissanka, Dinesh Chandimal, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Chamika Karunaratne, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara
Max O’Dowd, Ben Cooper, Bas de Leede, Colin Ackermann, Ryan ten Doeschate, Scott Edwards (wk), Roelof van der Merwe, Pieter Seelaar (c), Logan van Beek, Fred Klaassen, Brandon Glover
SL vs NED Dream11 Team Prediction
Wicketkeeper: Kusal Perera
Batsmen: Max O’Dowd, Pathum Nissanka, Avishka Fernando
Allrounders: Wanindu Hasaranga (captain), Colin Ackermann (vice-captain), Pieter Seelaar
Bowlers: Maheesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara, Logan van Beek, Fred Klaassen