As Sri Lanka won their second game with a huge margin, the table shows that it is of utmost necessity for them to make a win against the table toppers in the Netherlands.
But on the other side, the Netherlands is walking on a knife. A heavy loss in this match can even take them away from the tournament.
Ground: Simonds Stadium, Geelong
Date: October 20th 2022
Time: 9.30 AM
Great wicket to bat on. The dew factor will affect the team bowling second, especially the spinners.
SL vs NED – Probable Playing XIs
Kusal Mendis, Pathum Nissanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dhananjaya Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Pramod Madhushan
Stephan Myburgh, Max O’Dowd, Colin Ackermann, Tom Cooper, Scott Edwards (C, WK), Bas de Leede, Roelof van der Merwe, Tim Pringle, Logan van Beek, Paul van Mekeeran, Tim Van der Gugten
SL vs NED – Top Fantasy Picks
Captain: M Theekshana
Theekshana started to enjoy bowling in Australia. The support he is getting from the pitch makes his delivery bemuse the batters. He will carry forward the comfort he is attaining and be our main bloke.
Vice-captain: D Silva
Unfortunately, D Silva started well but had to walk back with the runout. It was a great cameo to pull Sri Lanka to a better spot in the match against UAE. His confidence will be high, and he will be ready to deliver his best in the next game.
Wicketkeeper: Kusal Mendis, S Edwards
Kusal Mendis hasn’t proven in this tournament and will be keen to contribute to his side at the top of the order.
Scott Edwards’ batting position needs to be overlooked. A game against Sri Lanka, which is good at bowling. The middle-order batting of Netherlands will have to face a lot of overs. So, S Edwards will get a fair chance to bat.
Batters: Nissanka, T Cooper, Bhanuka Rajapaksa
Sri Lankan batters will have their go in the next match after winning a huge game. Nissanka and Rajapaksa will always be at the top of the list, especially when Sri Lanka bats first.
T Cooper’s experience is mandatory for the contest against Sri Lanka.
All-rounders: D Silva, W Hasaranga, B Leede
Leede looks so dashing with his all-round performance. You can’t skip him.
Bowlers: F Klaassen, D Chameera, Theekshana
Chameera was threatening with his pace, and he will try to do the same.
F Klaassen’s left-arm in-swingers will always threaten an Asian batting unit.
Other safe captains will be W Hasaranga for how he was bowling last match and B Leede for his multidimensional performance.
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