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Sri Lanka will play their third match in the first round of ICC T20 World Cup 2021 against the Netherlands on Friday. Sri Lanka are currently sitting at the top of the Group A table with two wins in two matches. While they have booked their spot for the Super 12 stage, they would want to finish the round with a win against the Netherlands.

Pathum Nissanka
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Sri Lanka are coming into this game on the back of an impressive 70-run win over Ireland. They didn’t start their innings pretty well, having lost three wickets for just 8 runs inside the first two overs. Wanindu Hasaranga then joined hands with Pathum Nissanka to lead Sri Lanka’s recovery.

The duo stitched a brilliant 123-run partnership for the fourth wicket to help the team reach a competitive score. Nissanka scored 61 runs off 47 balls, while Hasaranga amassed 71 off 47. Sri Lanka, as a result of that, finished their innings at 171 runs in the first innings. Mystery Maheesh Theekshana, once again, was brilliant with the ball as he kept batsmen guessing with his guile and turn.

Maheesh Theekshana
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After Kevin O’ Brien departed in the first over, Theeksana sent Paul Sterling back to the hut in the third over to leave Ireland reeling at 18 for 2 inside first three overs. The bowlers kept picking wickets at regular intervals as Ireland never looked like in the chase. A collective bowling effort helped Sri Lanka bundle out Ireland for just 106 runs in the second innings.

Facing them are the Netherlands, who are out of the race for the Super 12. They have played two matches and lost both of them. Unlike their first game, the Netherlands batted quite well in the last game. Riding on a stellar knock from Max ODowd, the Dutch nation notched a competitive 164-run total in the first innings.

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Ackermann (35 off32) and Scott Edwards (21 off 11) also made valuable contributions in the latter half of the innings. However, despite that, they went on to lose the game, courtesy of a sensational unbeaten 66-run knock in 40 balls from David Wiese. The Netherlands had the upper till until the halfway mark of the second innings. They had reduced Namibia to 52 for 3 inside the first nine overs.

However, Wiese’s carnage in the second half of the innings took the game away from them. Nevertheless, they would look to end their campaign with a win on Friday.

SL vs NED Prediction, Who Will Win The Match Between Sri Lanka vs Netherlands? ICC T20 World Cup Match No 12

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Teams Head to Head Records: T20 Internationals 

Stats Matches SL Won  NED Won N/R
Overall 1 1 0
At Sharjah Cricket Stadium
In the last 5 matches 1 1 0
ICC T20 World Cup 1 1 0

Recent venue records (Records at Sharjah Cricket Stadium) 

STATS – T20

Total matches 13
Matches won batting first 9
Matches won bowling first 4
Average 1st Inns scores 149
Average 2nd Inns scores 131
Highest total recorded 215/6 (20 Ov) by AFG vs ZIM
Lowest total recorded 90/10 (19.1 Ov) by AFG vs NED
Highest score chased 140/3 (17.3 Ov) by AFG vs SCO
Lowest score defended 154/8 (20 Ov) by ENG vs PAK

Toss Prediction for the 12th match of ICC T20 World Cup 2021

The team winning the toss is likely to bowl first.

Predicted Scores for the 12th match of ICC T20 World Cup 2021

Team 1st batting 2nd batting
SL 140-150 130-140
NED 120-140 100-130

(Players’ form)

Sri Lanka:

  • Batting

Players Matches Runs Average
Pathum Nissanka 2 66 33
Wanindu Hasaranga 2 71 71
Bhanuka Rajapaksa 2 43 43
Avishka Fernando 2 30 30
Dasun Shanaka 2 21 21
Dinesh Chandimal 2 11 5.5

Who will score the most runs for Sri Lanka in the match: Pathum Nissanka or Avishka Fernando 

  • Bowling

Players Matches Wickets Average
Maheesh Theeksana 2 6 7.00
Lahiru Kumara 2 4 7.75
Chamika Kuranaratne 2 3 14.67
Wanindu Hasaranga 2 3 12.00
Dushmantha Chameera 2 2 17.50

Who will pick the most wickets for Sri Lanka in the match: Maheesh Theeksana or Wanindu Hasaranga 

Netherlands:

  • Batting

Players Matches Runs Average
Max O’Dowd 2 121 60.5
Colin Ackermann 2 46 23
Pieter Seelaar 2 21 21
Scott Edwards 2 21 21
Roelof van der Merwe 2 6 3

Who will score the most runs for Netherlands in the match: Max O’Dowd or Colin Ackermann 

  • Bowling

Players Matches Wickets Average
Fredrick Klaasen 2 2 16
Pieter Seelaar 2 2 11
Brandon Glover 2 1 21
Colin Ackermann 2 1 32.00
Tim van der Gugten 2 1 32.00

Who will pick the most wickets for Netherlands in the match: Fredrick Klaasen or Pieter Seelaar