Sri Lanka and the Netherlands will cross swords in match 9 of the T20 World Cup 2022 at the GMHBA Stadium in South Geelong on Thursday.
The Netherlands have won both of their 1st two matches and will be keen to complete a hat-trick of wins on Thursday.
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka has registered 1 win out of their two games and it is a must-win game for them to stay alive in the tournament.
Sri Lanka came back strongly against UAE after losing their opening game against Namibia. They comprehensively defeated UAE by a big margin of 79 runs.
Batting first, Sri Lanka posted 152 runs on the board courtesy of a brilliant 74-run knock from Pathum Nissanka.
K.P Meiyappan registered a historical hat-trick with the bowl for UAE. Chasing 153 runs, UAE was bowled out for just 73 runs. Dushmantha Chameera and Wanindu Hasaranga picked up 3 wickets each for their side.
On the other hand, the Netherlands defeated Namibia by 5 wickets in a low-scoring thriller.
Bowling first, the Netherlands restricted Namibia to just 121 runs from their 20 overs.
In reply, the openers gave a good start to the Netherlands as they added 59 runs for the first wicket.
Holland collapsed from 92-1 to 102-5 to make things interesting.
Namibia fought well but they don’t have enough runs on the board as the Netherlands chased down the total with just 3 balls to spare.
Where to watch
This match will be broadcast live on Star Sports network while the Live streaming will be available on the Disney + Hotstar app & web.
Teams – Sri Lanka vs the Netherlands
Date – 20th October 2022
Time – 9:30 PM IST
Venue – GMHBA Stadium in South Geelong
Average 1st innings total
The average 1st innings score at is GMHBA Stadium in South Geelong 160 runs.
Head-to-Head record in T20Is:
Here is the head-to-head record between Sri Lanka and the Netherlands in T20 Internationals.
Total Matches Played – 2
Netherland won – 0
Sri Lanka won – 2
Tie/ No Result – 0
The pitch at the GMHBA (Simonds) Stadium looks like a good one for batting.
This surface is also a bit slower as compared to the other venues so, the spinners will also play a big role in this match.
Both captains will like to bat first on this wicket and post a total of 170 plus on the board.
The temperature in Geelong on Thursday is expected to hover around 19°C with 74 percent humidity.
The weather will be partly cloudy and there are very fewer chances of perspiration during the match on 20th October.
Possible Playing XI:
Here are the possible playing XIs of both teams,
Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka ©, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Pramod Madushan, Maheesh Theekshana.
Vikramjit Singh, Max ODowd, Bas de Leede, Colin Ackermann, Tom Cooper, Scott Edwards (c & wk), Roelof van der Merwe, Tim Pringle, Timm van der Gugten, Fred Klaassen, Paul van Meekeren.
Who will win?
The Netherlands have so far won both of their games and another victory will confirm their spot in the Super 12s. But they will have to put their 100 percent effort to beat the Asia Cup champions.
Sri Lanka has overall a strong lineup, especially their bowling attack is looking outstanding.
Sri Lanka needs to win this game by a good margin to qualify for the next round.
Hence, we predict that Sri Lanka will beat the Netherlands in the 9th match of this T20 World Cup 2022.