In this edition of my T20 World Cup betting tips, I preview a Group A qualifier game between Sri Lanka and Netherlands. The team that wins will enhance its chances of earning a place in the Super 12 stage. I predict that Sri Lanka will maintain their clean record against Netherlands by beating them in the crunch match.
That said, Netherlands are a competitive side and will seek to punch above their level. The match could be much closer than the previous games between these teams.
|Sri Lanka vs Netherlands (World Cup Qualifier, Group A)
|Kardinia Park, Geelong
|20 October 2022
|15:00 (Local Time)
Sri Lanka vs Netherlands: Prediction & Tips
In this Sri Lanka vs Netherlands predictions and tips article, I predict the playing eleven of each team. I also forecast which players will perform well in the upcoming World Cup game. My other predictions relate to toss winner, highest scorer, highest wicket taker, most sixes, most catches, and most economical bowling. Punters can benefit from my Sri Lanka vs Netherlands betting tips at the best T20 World Cup betting sites.
Sri Lanka Team Review
I devote this part of my T20 World Cup betting tips to predicting Sri Lanka’s probable eleven for the upcoming game. The wicketkeeper’s slot goes to Kusal Mendis. I will also include Dinesh Chandimal for his batting ability. Rajapaksa, Asalanka, and Nissanka take the batting spots. I will pick three allrounders, namely, Hasaranga, Shanaka, and Karunaratne. Bowlers Vandersay, Theekshana, and Madhushanka complete the eleven.
Netherlands Team Review
The next part of my Sri Lanka vs Netherlands predictions will focus on picking the best eleven for Netherlands. Scott Edwards is the lone candidate for the wicketkeeping spot. Likewise, Max O’Dowd, and Stephen Myburgh are automatic selections for the opening batting spots. Tom Cooper and Vikramjit Singh will shore up the middle order. I would pick two all-rounders, Bas de Leede and Logan van Beek. I would also take four bowlers, Shariz Ahmad, Paul van Meekeren, Tim Pringle, and Fred Klaasen, on board.
Sri Lanka vs Netherlands Head-to-Head
I continue my Sri Lanka vs Netherlands predictions with an analysis of the head-to-head comparison between the sides. Sri Lanka and Netherlands have played two T20Is in the past. Sri Lanka have won both those matches. Thus, Netherlands are yet to beat Sri Lanka in a T20 international game.
Sri Lanka vs Netherlands Last Meeting
The last meeting between Sri Lanka and Netherlands took place in Sharjah on 22 October 2021. It was the first round of the ICC t20 World Cup 2021. The toss was won by Sri Lanka, who elected to field. Batting first, Netherlands got off to a bad start. They lost the wicket of Max O’Dowd in the first over, with only 3 runs on the board.
Regular wickets thereafter reduced them to 6/37 within the powerplay overs. The Dutch never recovered from the disastrous start and were bowled out for 44. Barring Colin Ackermann, who scored 11, no other batter got into double figures. For Sri Lanka, Hasaranga (3 for 9) and Lahiru Kumara (3 for 7) were the most successful bowlers.
The target was never going to bother a full-member of the ICC. Sri Lanka polished off the runs in 7.1 overs, losing only two wickets in the bargain. Kusal Perera remained not out, after scoring 33 from 24 balls. For Netherlands, Brandon Glover (1/12) and Paul van Meekeren (1/20) were the wicket takers.
Sri Lanka vs Netherlands: Players to Look Out for
In this segment of my Sri Lanka vs Netherlands betting tips, I consider the players likely to do well in the game. Among the Netherlands players, all-rounder Bas de Leede grabs my attention. Captain Scott Edwards keeps wickets and occupies an important top order batting slot. Paul van Meekeren has been consistently among the wickets, and I expect him to continue in the same vein.
Among the Sri Lankans, Kusal Mendis brings great value both as a top order batter and as a wicketkeeper. Skipper Dasun Shanaka plays the important finisher’s role down the order. All-rounder Hasaranga is arguably the best cricketer in the Sri Lankan squad and could be the key to their fortunes.
Sri Lanka vs Netherlands: Toss Prediction
In this segment of my Sri Lanka vs Netherlands betting tips, I predict the toss winner. Sri Lanka have won the toss in the previous two games between the sides. I predict that Netherlands will win the toss on this occasion.
Sri Lanka vs Netherlands: Highest Scorer
I dedicate this part of my Sri Lanka vs Netherlands betting tips to predicting who will make the most runs. I predict that Sri Lanka keeper and top order batter Kusal Mendis will achieve that feat in the match.
Sri Lanka vs Netherlands: Highest Wicket Taker
In the next section of my World Cup betting tips 2022, name the highest wicket taker of the upcoming game. In my view, that honour will go to Sri Lanka all-rounder Hasaranga.
Sri Lanka vs Netherlands: Highest Sixer Hitter
It’s time to turn my World Cup betting tips 2022 to predicting who will hit the most sixes in the upcoming game. I predict that Sri Lanka all-rounder Dasun Shanaka will earn that honour. In the Asia Cup 2022 competition, Shanaka has advertised his ability to hit sixes at will.
Sri Lanka vs Netherlands: Most Economical Bowler
Who will emerge as the most economical bowler in the upcoming game between Sri Lanka and Netherlands? That is the question I will answer in this section of my World Cup betting tips 2022. My crystal ball shows that Sri Lankan bowler Maheesh Theeksana will concede the fewest runs in his quota of overs.
Sri Lanka vs Netherlands: Most Catches
In the next part of my statistical World Cup betting tips 2022, I predict who will grab the most catches. I predict that Sri Lankan keeper Kusal Mendis will take the most catches in the match against Netherlands.
Sri Lanka vs Netherlands: Dream 11 Predictions
In this last segment of my World Cup betting tips 2022, I name my Dream 11. I have included the following players in my Dream 11 fantasy cricket team for the game between Sri Lanka and Netherlands. My Dream 11 has 4 players from Netherlands and 7 from Sri Lanka. Note: This Dream 11 is intended as a rough guideline. I may decide to change the composition during the World Cup event.
- Wicket keepers: Scott Edwards, Kusal Mendis,
- Batters: Max O’Dowd, Asalanka, Rajapaksa
- All-rounders: Bas de Leede, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga
- Bowlers: Paul van Meekeren, Maheesh Theeksana, Dilshan Madhushanka
I name Kusal Mendis as the captain of my Sri Lanka vs Netherlands Dream 11 team. I nominate Sri Lankan all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga as the vice-captain.