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Netherlands vs Sri Lanka Predictions: Cricket World Cup betting tips, news, lineups

By Jonathan Davies

Published: 12:34, 18 October 2023

The Netherlands lock horns with Sri Lanka at the Cricket World Cup in Lucknow on Saturday (6am BST).

It is a battle of the bottom two in the group table, though the Dutch are fresh from their morale-boosting victory over South Africa.

As for Sri Lanka, they are desperate to stop the rot after losing each of their opening three games.

Netherlands vs Sri Lanka Betting Tips

No player has hit more sixes at this World Cup than Kusal Mendis (14).

Six of those came during his impressive knock of 122 from 77 balls against Pakistan.

His exploits with the bat will play a key role if Sri Lanka are to get their first win on the board.

Bas de Leede will be among the Dutch players attempting to stop him in his tracks.

The Durham all-rounder has claimed seven wickets from three innings – a tally only bettered at this tournament by Jasprit Bumrah, Mitchell Santner and Matt Henry (all eight).

Netherlands vs Sri Lanka team news

Two two nations’ squads are listed below. The Dutch will not want to change much from their wonderful win over South Africa, while the Sri Lankans are desperate to find the winning formula at the fourth attempt.

Netherlands: Colin Ackermann, Shariz Ahmad, Wesley Barresi, Bas de Leede, Aryan Dutt, Scott Edwards, Sybrand Engelbrecht, Ryan Klein, Teja Nidamanuru, Max O’Dowd, Vikram Singh, Logan van Beek, Roelof van der Merwe, Paul van Meekeren, Saqib Zulfiqar.

Sri Lanka: Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dushan Hemantha, Dimuth Karunaratne, Lahiru Kumara, Dilshan Madushanka, Kusal Mendis, Pathum Nissanka, Matheesa Pathirana, Kusal Perera, Kasun Rajitha, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Maheesh Theekshana, Dunith Wellalage.