Who Will Win Today’s Sri Lanka vs Netherlands 4th T20 2024?

The 4th warm-up match of the T20 World Cup 2024 will see Sri Lanka take on the Netherlands at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium, Lauderhill, Florida. The match is scheduled to start at 8:00 PM IST on 28th May 2024.

Sri Lanka, one-time T20 World Cup champions, will be making their 9th appearance in the tournament, led by spin all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga. The Netherlands will be appearing for the 6th time, with Scott Edwards as their captain.

SL vs NED Pitch Report

The pitch at Central Broward Stadium is favorable for batters in the initial overs, providing good pace and bounce. However, as the game progresses, the pitch tends to slow down, assisting spinners and slow bowlers. The average innings score is around 165, and the team winning the toss might prefer to bat first to take advantage of the early batting-friendly conditions.

Sri Lanka Team News & Playing 11

Team News: Sri Lanka is expected to field the same playing XI from their recent T20I series win against Bangladesh.

Key Players

  • Kusal Mendis: The highest run-scorer in the recent series against Bangladesh, Mendis scored 181 runs at a strike rate of 160.
  • Charith Asalanka: With 990 runs in 44 T20Is, Asalanka has been a reliable middle-order batsman.
  • Wanindu Hasaranga: The captain and premier spinner, Hasaranga has taken 104 wickets in 65 T20Is.
  • Nuwan Thushara: Known for his ability to take crucial wickets, Thushara took a 5-wicket haul in his last match.

Team Form: Sri Lanka recently defeated Bangladesh 2-1 in a T20I series and are in good form heading into the World Cup.

Predicted Playing 11: Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Mendis (wk), Kamindu Mendis, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Angelo Mathews, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga (c), Maheesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madushanka, Nuwan Thushara

Netherlands Team News & Playing 11

Team News: Netherlands will likely field their best XI, with no injury concerns reported.

Key Players

  • Max O’Dowd: The leading run-scorer in the recent Netherlands Tri-Series, O’Dowd has 1774 runs in 66 T20Is.
  • Michael Levitt: The young talent with 349 runs in 9 matches, Levitt was the second-highest run-scorer in the Tri-Series.
  • Logan van Beek: The leading wicket-taker in the Tri-Series with 8 wickets in 4 matches, van Beek is crucial for their bowling attack.
  • Vivian Kingma: With 20 wickets in 18 T20Is, Kingma adds depth to their bowling lineup.

Team Form: Netherlands recently played a tri-series against Scotland and Ireland, winning one match against Scotland but losing two close matches against Ireland.

Predicted Playing 11: Michael Levitt, Max O’Dowd, Vikramjit Singh, Sybrand Engelbrecht, Bas de Leede, Scott Edwards (c & wk), Wesley Barresi, Logan van Beek, Tim Pringle, Paul van Meekeren, Vivian Kingma

Sri Lanka vs Netherlands Match Prediction

Sri Lanka enters this warm-up match as the favorites given their experience and recent form. They have a strong record against the Netherlands, having won all four previous T20I encounters. With key players in good form and a balanced side, Sri Lanka is expected to win this match.

Prediction: Sri Lanka to beat Netherlands

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