SL vs NED Super Sixes, ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers 2023 Match 2 Predictions, Preview, Probable Playing XI and Betting Tips

SL vs NED | Sri Lanka vs Netherlands

Match Details

Sri Lanka vs Netherlands match prediction

The Super Sixes round has begun and this is match 2 between the Netherlands and Sri Lanka at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo on June 30.  Sri Lanka, the clear frontrunners to advance in the ODI World Cup, achieved four consecutive triumphs in the Group stage, whereas the Netherlands secured three consecutive victories following their initial loss against Zimbabwe. The match is scheduled to commence at 12.30 PM IST or 9 AM local time.

Pitch Report

Both teams will be looking for winning the important coin toss, choose to bat first, and score runs on this pitch. The side that batted first won the last two matches played at Queens Sports Club. The pitch becomes slower as the game progresses and therefore spinners might come into play in the second innings. Sri Lanka played four matches here and they won three while defending the target and one while chasing the target.

SL vs NED Match 2 Preview

Sri Lanka vs Netherlands match preview

Team Sri Lanka

They are roaring at the moment and have won all four games quite comfortably and finished the league stage at the top of the table in Group B. Dasun Shanaka and his men are in complete control and they are the favourites to enter the ODI World Cup 2023. Dimuth Karunaratne and Pathum Nissanka are solid at the top and stitched several good opening partnerships. Both of them have also hit two half-centuries each. The middle order of Charith Asalanka and Kusal Mendis are talking with the bat nicely. Wanindu Hasaranga has wreaked havoc on other teams with his spin bowling. 

Sri Lanka won the first match against the UAE by a huge margin of 173 runs. Then they thrashed Oman by 10 wickets. Then they outclassed Ireland and Scotland by 133 runs and 82 runs respectively. Overall, they are unstoppable and it would be an uphill task for the Netherlands to beat the mighty Sri Lankans.

Team Netherlands

The Netherlands is currently sitting on 2nd place in Group A with 6 points. They were off to a poor start when they got thrashed by the host Zimbabwe by 6 wickets. Then they recovered quite nicely in the next three games and won all of them. The team has grown into confidence and is ready to take on formidable teams like Sri Lanka. The skipper Scott Edwards has been sensational with the bat and also the highest run-scorer of his team.

Max O’Dowd is just behind him and getting good starts at the top order. Bas de Leede has taken 7 wickets so far and is also the highest wicket-taker for his team. Vikramjit Singh has shown his batting skills at the top order and is involved in some good partnerships with Max O’Dowd. At the same time, Teja Nidamanuru has already impressed everyone with his fantastic hundred against West Indies.

After a defeat in the first match, they came back strongly against the USA and won the match by 5 wickets. The match with got a one-sided affair and they won it easily but the talking point was the last match against West Indies. They made it to the Super Over and then won it. Logan van Beek was the Player of the Match who not just smashed Jason Holder for 30 runs in the Super Over but also took 2 wickets to end the West Indies innings. That was a pure classic thriller that was eventually won by the Netherlands. They would surely give a good fight in this cricket match.

Sri Lanka vs Netherlands Head-to-Head Records

Sri Lanka vs Netherlands head-to-head records

Both teams have played 3 matches with each other and Sri Lanka has won all three quite comfortably.

Matches PlayedNED wonSL wonTieNo Result
30300

Key Players To Watch

We will take the stats of the ongoing ICC tournament to understand the player’s current form.

Team Sri Lanka

PlayerMatchesRunsBat. Avg.Bat. SRWicketsBowl. Avg.
C Asalanka414974.5126.2
D Karunaratne422374.3102.7
P Nissanka41896383.6
S Samarawickrama418160.397.8
W Hasaranga4188.7
L Kumara4618.5

Team Netherlands

PlayerMatchesRunsBat. Avg.Bat. SRWicketsBowl. Avg.
S Edwards4217108.5121.2
T Nidamanuru417257.3115.4
Max O’Dowd421152.7102.4
Vikramjit Singh416340.782.7420.7
Bas de Leede48227.369.4727.2
L van Beek4632

SL vs NED Squads

Team Sri Lanka

Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis(wk), Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Sadeera Samarawickrama,  Dasun Shanaka(c), Maheesh Theekshana, Dushmantha Chameera, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lahiru Kumara, Chamika Karunaratne, Kasun Rajitha, Matheesha Pathirana, Dushan Hemantha

Team Netherlands

Max ODowd, Vikramjit Singh, Wesley Barresi, Scott Edwards(w/c), Teja Nidamanuru, Bas de Leede, Shariz Ahmad, Aryan Dutt, Logan van Beek, Vivian Kingma, Saqib Zulfiqar, Clayton Floyd, Ryan Klein, Michael Levitt, Noah Croes

SL vs NED Probable Playing XI

Sri Lanka vs Netherlands probable playing xi

Team Sri Lanka

Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis(wk), Charith Asalanka, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka(c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara

Team Netherlands

Max ODowd, Vikramjit Singh, Wesley Barresi, Bas de Leede, Teja Nidamanuru, Scott Edwards(c & wk), Saqib Zulfiqar, Logan van Beek, Aryan Dutt, Vivian Kingma, Clayton Floyd

SL vs NED Super Sixes Match 2 Fantasy Predictions

Sri Lanka vs Netherlands squads

Team Sri Lanka

  • The top order of Nissanka and Karunaratne is firing at the moment. Both have notched up two fifties in this tournament. 
  • Asalanka could be a good option due to his strike rate. Therefore he would be looking to score at pace in the middle overs.
  • Hasaranga has been unbelievable and therefore he could a good captain choice in the fantasy playing XI.
  • L Kumara is a fast bowler who can deceive anyone with his swing deliveries. Expect at least two wickets. 

Team Netherlands

  • The skipper S Edwards is looking in great touch with the bat. He has scored the most number of runs for his team. His strike rate is outstanding too. Expect him to deliver this time. 
  • Vikramjit and O’Dowd have played extremely well and made several important partnerships at the top order.
  • Bas de Leede can chip in with some runs through his bat and he has scalped 7 wickets, the most wickets by a Dutch player in this tournament.
  • T Nidamanuru has shown his batting skills in that brilliant hundred against West Indies. He is a must-pick batsman in this crunch game.

Dream 11 Fantasy Team

Sri Lanka vs Netherlands key players

Based on the stats above, this could be the fantasy playing 11.

  • Wicketkeepers: Scott Edwards
  • Batters: Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Teja Nidamanuru, Vikramjit Singh
  • All-Rounders: Wanindu Hasaranga, Bas de Leede
  • Bowlers: Maheesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara, Logan van Beek
  • Captain: Dimuth Karunaratne / Wanindu Hasaranga
  • Vice-captain: Vikramjit Singh / Lahiru Kumara

Betting Tips- Who Will Win?

Both are in good form but Sri Lanka should prevail in this match because they have more match-winners. The Netherlands has the ability to contain Sri Lanka but the chances are minimal. 10cric sportsbooks will feature favorable odds for Sri Lanka.

Conclusion

Both teams are riding high on confidence. Sri Lanka is almost confirmed for the qualification while the Netherlands has a real job to do to qualify for the ODI World Cup 2023. Can the Netherlands upset Sri Lanka or will Sri Lanka make it 5 in five wins? The enthralling contest is in our hands and we will anticipate the desired results. 

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