Venue Details & Pitch Report - Ekana Stadium, Lucknow

Average First Innings Score at Lucknow in ODIs: 250

Batting First vs Batting Second at Lucknow in ODIs: Win Bat 1st - 50%, Win Bat 2nd - 50%

NED-SL Players in the top 10 leading run-scorers list in ODIs: None

NED-SL Players in the top 10 leading wicket-takers list in ODIs: None

Ground Dimensions: The venue has long straight boundaries (77m) and short square boundaries (74m, 72m). ThirdMan-CowCorner (65m, 77m) and FineLeg-DeepExtraCover (59m, 78m).

Pitch Report: From the last two matches, we have observed that captains have preferred to bat first at Lucknow and post a big total on board. This is because there has been a lot of movement in the second innings (under lights) which makes things difficult for the top-order batters of the team chasing.

Predicted Playing XI - Netherlands vs Sri Lanka, Match 19, World Cup 2023

Netherlands: Vikramjit Singh, Max O'Dowd, Colin Ackermann, Bas de Leede, Teja Nidamannuru, Scott Edwards (C & WK), Sybrand Engelbrecht, Roelof van der Merwe, Logan van Beek, Paul van Meekeren, Aryan Dutt

        Bench: Wesley Barresi, Saqib Zulfiqar, Shariz Ahmed, Ryan Klein

Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis (C & WK), Sadeera Samarawickrama (WK), Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Chamika Karunaratne, Dunith Wellalage, Lahiru Kumara, Dilshan Madushanka, Maheesh Theekshana

        Bench: Dushan Hemantha, Kasun Rajitha, Dimuth Karunaratne, Matheesha Pathirana

Fantasy Notes (NETHERLANDS) - Netherlands vs Sri Lanka, Match 19, World Cup 2023 Prediction


Relevant Numbers of Netherlands players vs Sri Lanka in ODIs:

Max O'Dowd23316/520/0N/AN/AN/A
Vikramjit Singh2136.5/810/012 
Teja Nidamannuru20 (0, 0)  N/AN/AN/A
Scott Edwards268 (67*, 1)68/961/0N/AN/AN/A
Paul van Meekeren       
Aryan Dutt    2242/4.8
Ryan Klein    2327/4.4
Roelof van der Merwe       
Colin Ackermann       
Wesley Barresi25226/931/0N/AN/AN/A
Sybrand Engelbrecht       
Shariz Ahmed    10 
Logan van Beek22020/710/02513/3.5
Bas de Leede14141/770/01314/4.3
Saqib Zulfiqar    2427/5.3

Numbers of Netherlands players in ODIs in 2023:

Max O'Dowd1654234/773/0N/AN/AN/A
Vikramjit Singh1650732/792/111728/6
Teja Nidamannuru1550631/961/2N/AN/AN/A
Scott Edwards1554645/1095/0N/AN/AN/A
Paul van Meekeren    81136/6.2
Aryan Dutt98913/860/0141251/5.1
Ryan Klein    91035/4.8
Roelof van der Merwe    3431/5.2
Colin Ackermann621335/752/06544/5.5
Wesley Barresi1126124/932/0N/AN/AN/A
Sybrand Engelbrecht248 (29, 19)24/680/0DNBDNBDNB
Shariz Ahmed    81130/6.6
Logan van Beek911338/860/0101628/5.2
Bas de Leede1037241/971/1102222/5.8
Saqib Zulfiqar712124/1050/07637/6.2

Points to Consider

  • The Netherlands have the second-worst numbers (after Afghanistan) against this left-arm orthodox spin in ODIs since 2022 [Among the World Cup 2023 teams]
  • The Dutch batters who have good numbers against left-arm spin - are Teja Nidamanurru, Scott Edwards, and Vikramjit Singh. The Dutch skipper, Scott Edwards, and Nidamanurru will be key differential makers in the middle order as there is a threat of early wickets. Edwards - reliable, Nidamanurru - punt pick.
  • While Max O'Dowd (63 Avg), has played the threat of left pace in the powerplay pretty well, his partner, Vikramjit Singh has been vulnerable. Vikramjit Singh vs L-Pace in PP since 2022: Inns - 14, Outs - 6, Avg/SR - 18/64; As we mentioned the seam movement factor at Lucknow under lights, Dilshan Madushanka poses a big threat to the Dutch top order, as he did to Australia in the previous match (3/38, 2 maidens).
  • The top 5 Sri Lankan batters have a good record against left-arm orthodox spin but the lower order starting with Dhananjaya de Silva and the tailenders will be vulnerable. This is what we will need to consider before making a call on Roelof van der Merwe.

Fantasy Notes (SRI LANKA) - Netherlands vs Sri Lanka, Match 19, World Cup 2023 Prediction


Relevant Numbers of Sri Lanka players in ODIs in 2023:

Pathum Nissanka2393144/867/2N/AN/AN/A
Kusal Mendis248-0638/946/1N/AN/AN/A
Charith Asalanka2162535/894/024 
Dimuth Karunaratne1453444/895/1N/AN/AN/A
Sadeera Samarawickrama1661641/974/1N/AN/AN/A
Dhananjaya de Silva1942225/822/017950/4.9
Chamika Karunaratne66911/530/06831/6
Dunith Wellalage1113315/760/0111238/5.5
Maheesh Theekshana    173220/4.7
Kasun Rajitha    161938/6
Lahiru Kumara    121826/6
Matheesha Pathirana    121733/6.9
Dilshan Madushanka    91724/5.6
Dushan Hemantha    22 
Kusal Perera510220/921/0   
Dushmanta Chameera    2613/5


Numbers of Sri Lanka players against Netherlands in ODIs

Pathum Nissanka22311/670/0N/AN/AN/A
Kusal Mendis25326/800/0N/AN/AN/A
Charith Asalanka23819/860/0N/AN/AN/A
Dimuth Karunaratne133  N/AN/AN/A
Sadeera Samarawickrama22010/770/0N/AN/AN/A
Dhananjaya de Silva29748/811/010 
Chamika Karunaratne       
Dunith Wellalage       
Maheesh Theekshana    278.8/4
Kasun Rajitha       
Lahiru Kumara    11 
Matheesha Pathirana    10 
Dilshan Madushanka    2414/3.7
Dushan Hemantha       
Kusal Perera       
Dushmanta Chameera       

Points to Consider

  • Kusal Mendis vs Right Arm Pace in PP (1-10) since 2022: Inns - 25, Outs - 12, Avg/SR - 15/70; The Netherlands have a quality pace attack and if Sri Lanka loses an early wicket, Mendis can be vulnerable despite his good recent form. The pitch at Lucknow has seen the biggest average seam movement among all the other venues, which makes our case stronger, especially under lights (in the second innings).
  • Kusal Perera scored his first half-century (78) against Australia after his return to the ODI team. Teams have preferred to bat first at Lucknow and there has been little assistance for the new ball during the day (in the first innings), so it is worth taking a risk with openers. Try this combination in your Grand Leagues as Nissanka and Perera managed to put up a 125-run opening partnership in the last match vs Australia.
  • The Netherlands has a right-hand dominant batting unit, apart from Vikramjit Singh at the top of the order. This makes left-arm orthodox spinner, Dunith Wellalage, a key option for Sri Lanka in this match. The Dutch also have the second-worst numbers against this bowling type in ODIs since 2022.

Fantasy XI - Netherlands vs Sri Lanka, Match 19, World Cup 2023 Prediction

WK: Scott Edwards, Kusal Mendis, Sadeera Samarawickrama

BAT: Pathum Nissanka

AR: Dunith Wellalage, Bas de Leede, Colin Ackermann

BOWL: Maheesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madushanka, Logan van Beek, Paul van Meekeren

C/VC: Bas de Leede, Dilshan Madushanka

Differentials: Dhananjaya de Silva (19%), Lahiru Kumara (11.5%), Teja Nidamanurru (2.8%)

C/VC Alternatives: Logan van Beek, Pathum Nissanka

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