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Netherlands vs Sri Lanka, 9th Match, T20 WC 2022 – Fantasy Preview with Predicted Playing XIs, Venue Details, Relevant Stats & Full Fantasy XI

Netherlands will take on Sri Lanka in the 9th Match of the 2022 T20 World Cup and 12th Khiladi provides you with the Dream11 prediction and fantasy tips for this contest.

These two sides have played each other twice in T20 history, with both encounters being anything but competitive. The Netherlands were bundled out by Sri Lanka for just 39 and 44 runs in 2014 and 2021, respectively. This time around, it is a survival battle for both teams to qualify for the Super 12 stages – Sri Lanka has no other option but to win this match to qualify while the Netherlands could take a loss, but will have to depend on a UAE victory over Namibia in the second match.


Fantasy XI

WK: Kusal Mendis

BAT: Pathum Nissanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Max O’Dowd

AR: Bas de Leede, Wanindu Hasaranga, Colin Ackermann

BOWL: Lahiru Kumara, Maheesh Theekshana, Binura Fernando, Fred Klaassen

C/VC: Wanindu Hasaranga, Bas de Leede

Differentials: T van der Gugten – bowl 1st (1.1%), Chamika Karunaratne (14%)

C/VC Differentials: Lahiru Kumara (0.6%), Pathum Nissanka (5.5%)

Note: Return after 15 minutes of the toss for a fully updated XI

Stats Credit: Cricinfo and Cricmetric


Kardinia Park Stadium, Geelong – Venue Notes

  • Average First Innings Score in all T20s since 2018: 150
  • Bat First vs Bowl First in all T20s since 2018: Win batting first – 5; Win chasing – 6
  • NED-SL Players in the top 10 leading run-scorers list since 2018: Pathum Nissanka(5)
  • NED-SL Players in the top 10 leading wicket-takers list since 2018: Bas de Leede(2), Dushmanta Chameera(3), Wanindu Hasaranga(3)
  • Wickets distribution by bowling type since 2018: RAP – 67, LAP – 21SLO – 11, OS – 13, WS– 21
  • The ground at Geelong is narrower and oddly shaped compared to the other cricket venues in the country.
  • The pitch behaved slower in the previous matchday at this venue where spinners also had a role to play and hit the deck bowlers as well as those with variations, were able to find their success here.
  • The outfield seemed to be slow on the first day, so running between the wickets will be crucial especially when the ball is hit toward the longer boundary.
  • The batters can score plenty of runs if they are able to create space and target the shorter boundaries smartly.
  • On the other hand, It will be key for the bowlers to adapt quickly at this venue and force the batters to make errors while they try to take advantage of the areas of short boundaries.

Predicted Playing XI

Netherlands: Vikramjit Singh, Max O’Dowd, Bas de Leede, Colin Ackermann, Tom Cooper, Scott Edwards(c+wk), Roelof van der Merwe, Tim Pringle, Logan van Beek/Timm van der Gugten, Fred Klaassen, Paul van Meekeren

Possible Changes: IN – Logan van Beek; OUT – Timm van der Gugten or Paul van Meekeren)

Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis(wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Pramod Madushan/Binura Fernando, Lahiru Kumara, Maheesh Theekshana

(Possible Changes: IN – Lahiru Kumara, Binura Fernando; OUT – Dushmantha Chameera, Pramod Madushan)


Netherlands vs Sri Lanka T20 WC 2022, 9th Match Stat Box

Netherlands: (all T20s since 2018)

  • Tom Cooper in Australia: 767 runs at 20/124 in 42 innings
  • Max O’Dowd in the T20 World Cup 2021: 146 runs at 36/117 in 4 innings
  • Bas de Leede in T20s: 19 wickets and 561 runs at 35/111 in 22 innings
  • Colin Ackermann in T20s: 48 wickets and 1926 runs at 28/131 in 67 innings
  • Logan van Beek in T20s: 83 wickets at 16/7.5 in 74 innings
  • Fred Klaassen in T20s: 95 wickets at 17/8.3 in 87 innings
  • Paul van Meekeren bowl 1st vs 2nd: Bowl 1st – 22w in 27 inns; Bowl 2nd – 34w in 25 inns
  • Timm van der Gugten bowl 1st vs 2nd: Bowl 1st – 36w in 25 inns; Bowl 2nd – 20w in 24 inns

Sri Lanka: 

  • Pathum Nissanka in Australia: 208 runs at 42/115 in 5 innings
  • Pathum Nissanka vs L-Pace in PP: 0 outs and 83 runs at 118 SR in 15 innings
  • Kusal Mendis in Australia: 42 runs at 7/76 in 6 innings
  • Kusal Mendis vs L-Pace in PP since 2018: 6 outs at 14/102 in 24 innings
  • Kusal Mendis vs SLAO in Overs 7-20: 5 outs at 22/118 in 18 innings
  • Lahiru Kumara in T20s since 2018: 28 wickets at 20/9.5 in 25 innings
  • Binura Fernando in T20s since 2018: 13 wickets at 21/9 in 14 innings

Netherlands – Fantasy Notes

  • Logan van Beek was replaced in the previous match by Timm van der Gugten. He could return to the lineup in this match for additional batting depth and as an all-round option against Sri Lanka.
  • Pick Colin Ackermann as a differential in your team, again! He is likely to bowl in this match against the 2 LHB in Sri Lanka’s top 5 and also bat at Number 5 as well. He is selected in just 19% of the teams currently.
  • If there was a choice to pick between van der Gugten and van Meekeren; Prefer picking van der Gugten, if he bowls first and van Meekeren, if he bowls in the second innings. van der Gugten is a slightly better pick overall as he was also assigned the task of bowling in the death overs.

Sri Lanka – Fantasy Notes

  • Dushmantha Chameera has been ruled out of this decider match and Pramod Madushan also remains an injury doubt. Lahiru Kumara is likely to replace Chameera, while Sri Lanka will have to bring in Binura Fernando from the stand-by if Madushan is ruled out as well.
  • Load up on Sri Lankan bowlers if they bowl first as the Netherlands batters will be under more pressure to set a target, something which they have not done in the tournament so far. The pitch used in the previous afternoon’s (9:30 AM IST) game was also seen to be slower, so the Sri Lankan spinners should find assistance here.
  • Kusal Mendis struggles against left-arm pace in the powerplay and we also know that he does not have a great record in Australia. He has a selection % of 94 and it would not be wise to leave a keeper-opener out of your team, but Scott Edwards is a good alternative pick in Grand Leagues.

Note: Return after 15 minutes of the toss for a fully updated XI

Stats Credit: Cricinfo and Cricmetric

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