The 19th match of the Cricket World Cup 2023 will be played between Netherlands and Sri Lanka at Lucknow’s Ekana Cricket Stadium on October 21.
Netherlands will be high on confidence after defeating South Africa in their previous game, which was also their first win in three matches in the tournament.
Player of the Match Scott Edwards scored an unbeaten 78, helping the Netherlands to post a first innings total of 245 in 43 overs before being bowled out. In the second innings, the Dutch bowlers did a good job to defend the target.
Logan van Beek picked up two wickets, while Paul van Meekeren, Roelof van der Merwe, and Bas de Leede picked up two each to bowl out South Africa for 207 in 42.5 overs. This was only the third win for the Netherlands in World Cup history.
Sri Lanka, meanwhile, will be out of semifinal contention if they lose this game. They are already right at the bottom of the points table after losing all their three matches.
In their previous game against Australia, Sri Lanka openers Pathum Nissanka (61) and Kusal Perera (68) scored 125 runs for the first wicket, but no other batsman could contribute significantly and Sri Lanka were eventually bowled out for 209. Later in the game, Dilshan Madushanka picked up three wickets, but Australia won the game comfortably.
Ahead of match 19 of the Cricket World Cup 2023, here is everything you need to know.
Netherlands vs Sri Lanka injury update
Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka has been ruled out of the tournament – Chamika Karunaratne has replaced him. Matheesha Pathirana is also injured. Angelo Mathews and Dushmantha Chameera have been added to the squad as travelling reserves. Netherlands, meanwhile, do not have any injury concerns.
Netherlands vs Sri Lanka predicted XI
Netherlands: Vikramjit Singh, Max O’Dowd, Colin Ackermann, Bas de Leede, Teja Nidamanuru, Scott Edwards (c & wk), Sybrand Engelbrecht, Logan van Beek, Roelof van der Merwe, Aryan Dutt, Paul van Meekeren
Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis (c & wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Chamika Karunaratne, Dunith Wellalage, Maheesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara, Dilshan Madushanka
Netherlands vs Sri Lanka Match Details
Match: Netherlands vs Sri Lanka
Date & Time: October 20, 10.30 AM IST
Venue: Ekana Stadium, Lucknow
Netherlands vs Sri Lanka Fantasy Team
Wicket-keepers: Kusal Mendis, Scott Edwards, S Samarawickrama
Batter: Charith Asalanka
All-rounders: Dhananjaya de Silva, Colin Ackermann, Bas de Leede, Dimuth Wellalage
Bowlers: Roelof van der Merwe, Logan van Beek, Maheesh Theekshana
Captain: Kusal Mendis
Vice-captain: Colin Ackermann
Netherlands vs Sri Lanka: Lucknow Weather and Pitch Report
A high scoring game is unlikely on the Lucknow pitch. Spinners will be of utmost importance at this venue. Anything above 270 should be a good total.
The weather in Lucknow will be sunny with a maximum temperature of 34 degrees Celsius.
Netherlands vs Sri Lanka, 2023 World Cup Broadcast details
The match between Netherlands and Sri Lanka will be live on the Star Sports network as far as TV is concerned.
Netherlands vs Sri Lanka Live Streaming
Disney + Hotstar has picked up streaming rights of the Netherlands vs Sri Lanka match. The toss will take place at 10.00 AM IST.
Netherlands vs Sri Lanka ODI matches Head-to-Head
|Matches won by Sri Lanka||5|
|Matches won by Netherlands||0|
Netherlands vs Sri Lanka match prediction
Netherlands proved in their previous game that they cannot be taken lightly. But Sri Lanka, who now have one last chance to stay in contention for the semi-finals, would be giving it their all and have a better chance at winning this game.