Sri Lanka and the Netherlands will play the last game of the first stage of the T20 World Cup today at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah. The match will be starting at 7:30 PM (IST), and the live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.
Both Sri Lanka and the Netherlands are a part of the Group and have had a completely different journey in the tournament. Sri Lanka won both its group matches against Ireland and Namibia and sits atop the rankings. On the other hand, the Netherlands lost both its game against these two teams only.
In their last two matches, Sri Lanka showed good performances. Avishka Fernando was the star for them with the bat in the first game, while Wanindu Hasaranga and Pathum Nissanka made solid returns against Ireland.
After Sri Lanka had lost 3 wickets for 8 runs in the first two overs, the duo stitched together a 123-run partnership for the 4th wicket. That partnership helped the team win.
Skipper Dasun Shanaka's 11-ball 21 was instrumental in Sri Lanka reaching 171 runs in the first innings. The bowlers stifled the batsmen, with all of them getting a batter either bowled or out caught.
Mahesh Theekshana starred with the ball, picking 3 for 17 in 4 overs. Lahiru Kamara and Karunaratne each picked two wickets each. Ireland was folded for 101 by Sri Lanka in the second innings, thanks to those spells of magic by the three bowlers.
The Netherlands is out of contention for the Super 12 stage and would like to end the journey on a winning note. Against Namibia in the last game, Max ODowd made 70 runs off just 56 balls to take his team to 164 runs.
The Netherlands was in the game for most of the time. However, brilliant innings by David Wiese turned the table. His 66 runs off 40 balls helped Namibia win the game in the 19th over.
Sri Lanka has already qualified to the next stage and is likely to be there in Group 1, containing Australia, South Africa, West Indies, England, and Bangladesh.
Either Ireland or Namibia will be the second team to qualify to Group A's next stage of the 2021 T20 World Cup. We have included probable playing 11 today, pitch report today, today's weather report, today's match prediction, and tips on how to play fantasy cricket on Fantasy Power 11.
Sri Lanka and the Netherlands have played only a single T20I against each other. Sri Lanka won this game and has dominated the Netherlands vs Sri Lanka head-to-head results.
This section contains today playing 11 prediction for both the teams.
Sri Lanka Playing 11
Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera (wk), Dinesh Chandimal, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Chamika Karunaratne, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara
Netherlands Playing 11
Max ODowd, Stephan Myburgh, Bas de Leede, Colin Ackermann, Ryan ten Doeschate, Scott Edwards (wk), Roelof van der Merwe, Pieter Seelaar (c), Logan van Beek, Timm van der Gugten, Fred Klaassen
This section contains a fantasy team for Sri Lanka vs Netherlands game.
You can pick Wanindu Hasaranga or Maheesh Theekshana as the captain of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. You can choose Lahiru Kumara or Max ODowd as the vice-captain of today T20 match team.
Sri Lanka and the Netherlands will be playing today T20 match at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah. It will be the second game of the tournament on this ground. A number of games were recently played at this very ground as part of the second leg of IPL 2021.
Compared to the previous year, the pitch has been much slower this year. Spinners and medium-fast bowlers will be licking their lips while looking at the cricket pitch. The pitch has a lot to offer to them. The batsmen are not going to be able to hit big hits because the surface is slow. An ideal score should be somewhere between 140 and 150 runs.
It is expected that Sharjah will be hot and humid. This should suggest that there is no possibility of rain. You can expect a high-quality game. On average, the temperature during the game will be around 42-degree Celsius.
Our prediction is Sri Lanka might win this game. In their last two matches, Sri Lanka has displayed strong performance across all the departments. The same has been missing from Netherlands’ side.
It will be pretty tricky for the Netherlands to overcome the boundaries which Sri Lanka will set. Also, the Netherlands is out of the Super 12 race and would look to end the tournament’s campaign with a win.
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