MATCH PREVIEW FOR SRI LANKA VS NETHERLANDS
The World Cup has started on a very exciting note with big upsets in the first few matches of the tournament. Sri Lanka having lost against Namibia in the opening encounter, bounced back in style against the inexperienced UAE lineup. But a stern test awaits them in form of the on-song Netherlands team.
The table toppers, Netherlands hold their nerve in both the close encounters against UAE and Namibia. They are playing consistently in all departments. They need to play really well against this quality Lankan side.
The 9th Match of the World Cup will be held at the Simonds Stadium, Geelong on 20th October. The match will start at 9:30 AM. This match will decide the fate of all teams in group A.
MATCH DETAILS FOR SRI LANKA VS NETHERLANDS
Match: Sri Lanka vs Netherlands
Venue: Simonds Stadium, Geelong
Date and Time: October 20, 9:30 AM IST
Telecast & Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Hotstar
PITCH REPORT FOR SRI LANKA VS NETHERLANDS
The pitch is a little bit on the slower side. It is not easy for the batsmen to play freely on this wicket. New batsmen take time to adjust to the pace of the pitch. But short square boundaries provide ample scoring opportunities. It will be a good contest between bat and ball.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI FOR SRI LANKA VS NETHERLANDS
Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Pramod Madushan, Maheesh Theekshana
Vikramjit Singh, Max ODowd, Bas de Leede, Colin Ackermann, Tom Cooper, Scott Edwards (c & wk), Roelof van der Merwe, Tim Pringle, Timm van der Gugten, Fred Klaassen, Paul van Meekeren
PREDICTED WINNER FOR SRI LANKA VS NETHERLANDS
The Netherlands team is on song at the moment. But the Asia Cup Champions have enough match-winners on their side. The pitch will assist the Lankan bowlers. But the spirited Dutch team would be ready for the trial against spin. It would likely be a mouth-watering contest with Sri Lanka starting as a slight favorite between the two.
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