T20 WC 2022| Sri Lanka vs Netherlands| Fantasy tips & prediction
Sri Lanka has survived getting knocked out from the T20 World Cup after beating UAE by a huge margin of 73 runs with Pathum Nissanka starring with the bat and Wanindu Hasaranga starring with the ball.
The Netherlands have won their first game against UAE in a thriller and managed to get the better of Namibia by a comfortable margin of 5 wickets. The upcoming game will decide whether Sri Lanka can qualify for the Super 12s. The Scott Edwards-led side have almost cemented their place in the top two and they would be hoping they can advance to the Super 12s on a winning note.
Match Toss Time: 9:00 AM (3:30 AM GMT)
Match Start Time: 9:30 AM (4:00 AM GMT)
Match Venue: Simonds Stadium, Geelong
Matches played: 2, Sri Lanka: 2, Netherlands: 0
Weather conditions and pitch
A huge blow for the 2022 Asia Cup winners as their speedster Dushmantha Chameera has been struck with an injury and has been ruled out of the tournament. His replacement is yet to be announced.
Probable Playing Xl
Sri Lanka Probable XI: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis(wk), Dhanajaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka(c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Danushka Gunathilaka ,Chamika Karunaratne, Pramod Madushan, Maheesh Theekshana.
The Netherlands have won back-to-back matches, so it is unlikely they make any changes.
Netherlands Probable XI: Colin Ackermann, TLW Cooper, BFW de Leede, MP O'Dowd, RE van der Merwe, Vikramjit Singh, S Edwards(C and WK), Logan van Beek, Fred Klaassen, PA van Meekeren, Tim Pringle
Wanindu Hasaranga has been a consistent performer for Sri Lanka and he should be your captain in your fantasy XI. Bas De Leede should be selected as your vice-captain as the Netherlands have gotten the 4 points because of his contribution with the bat and ball. Maheesh Theekshana and Tim Pringle are your other two must-picks as they seldom fail to impress.
SL vs NED fantasy team
Captain & Vice-captain picks
Sri Lanka were taken aback by the stunning performance of Namibia in their opening encounter. However, they ensured they took no time to turn the tables in their favor as they managed to get the better of UAE. The Netherlands will be hoping they can advance without losing a game.
Sri Lanka have a very strong bowling line-up and we do not think the Dutch can get hold of them.
Sportco predicts Sri Lanka to win the match against the Netherlands
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