Sri Lanka won the second match against the United Arab Emirates after facing an upset in their first match against Namibia. Now they had played two matches with one win and the other lost. They are situated at the third position on the ladder of Group A. They have to win this match at any cost to have some chances to move forward to the super 12 teams.
The way how Netherlands performed in this season of the ICC T20 World Cup is just outstanding. They have won their both played matches so far and are leading the points table. They beat the United Arab Emirates in the first match and Namibia in the second match. Another win in this match can cement their place in the next round of the ICC T20 World Cup.
Sri Lanka Reviews
Sri Lanka had beaten the United Arab Emirates in their most recent match with a handsome margin of 79 runs. They lost the toss and were asked to bat first. The performance of their top batting order was outstanding but their middle and lower batting order almost collapsed. They scored 152 runs in 20 overs. Pathum Nissanka was the most successful and highest run-scorer from their side with 74 runs to his name in 60 balls with the help of six boundaries and two huge sixes. Dhananjaya de Silva also performed well and scored 33 runs while Kusal Mendis scored 18 runs. No other batter from their side could even enter into the double figure.
The way how the bowling unit of Sri Lanka performed in the previous match was just outstanding. They defended the target of 153 runs and sent the full team of the United Arab Emirates back to the pavilion in 17.1 overs on a total of just 73 runs. Wanindu Hasaranga was the most successful bowler from their side. He almost destroyed the batting order of the United Arab Emirates. He picked up three wickets in four overs against just 8 runs. Dushmantha Chameera also had an outstanding performance with the ball. He also picked three wickets in 3.5 overs while he was charged with 15 runs. Maheesh Theekshana picked two wickets while Pramod Madushan and the skipper, Dasun Shanaka had one wicket each to their name.
The Netherlands is coming to this match on the back of a massive win over Namibia in their most recent match with a handsome margin of three wickets. This was a low-scoring match where they lost the toss and were asked to field first. The way how their bowling unit performed in that match was just outstanding. They leaked 121 runs in their 20 overs inning. Bas de Leede was the most successful and highest wicket-taker from their side who picked two wickets in three overs while he was charged for 18 runs. Tim Pringle, Colin Ackermann, van Meekeren, and van der Merwe picked one wicket each.
The batting order of the Netherlands was not much impressive in the previous match but they chased the target of 122 runs in 19.3 overs. Vikramjit Singh was the most successful and highest run-scorer from their side with 39 runs to his name on 31 balls with the help of three boundaries and two huge sixes. Max O’Dowd also had an outstanding performance with the bat and scored 35 runs. He faced 35 balls and smashed one boundary and the same huge six. Bas de Leede also performed well and remained not out after scoring 30 runs. He smashed two boundaries during his inning.
Toss Prediction in Today’s Match Prediction
The toss will play an important role in the decision of all matches of World Cup T20. Having a good total on the board is always a big advantage in these kinds of big matches. According to our toss prediction, the team who will win the toss may choose to bat first.
Pitch Report and Conditions
The 9th Match of World Cup T20 2022 is going to be held at Simonds Stadium, Geelong. We had observed in the previous matches played here that the pitch here at this venue is good for batting. The track is slower than the others we have seen and helps the spinners quite a bit. We are hoping that the surface is bound to get slower and be a bit more difficult for batting in this match. A score of 170 is going to be tough to chase.
Winning Chances of Today Match for the Both Teams
Sri Lanka is full of experienced and young players in the t20 format. The batting order of this team is also strong and some well-known hitters of the t20 format are part of the squad of this team, so the winning chances of today’s match against Sri Lanka have been increased. The equation of who will win today’s cricket match prediction and who will win the cricket match today is mentioned as under.
Sri Lanka has a 58% chance to win this match.
The Netherlands has a 42% chance to win this match.