NL vs SL Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Oct 21, 2023

Sri Lanka will be searching for their first win of the tournament as they take on the Netherlands this weekend. The match will be played at the Ekana Stadium in Lucknow on Saturday and will be a day game.

Netherlands vs Sri Lanka head-to-head record

Both teams have met in 5 ODIs to date, with Sri Lanka winning each of them.

Netherlands vs Sri Lanka Live-streaming and Broadcast

This match can be live-streamed on the Disney+ Hotstar App or can be watched live on the Star Sports Network. 


NL vs SL Team Previews


Not many expected the Netherlands to make much of an impact after they qualified for the ongoing World Cup after more than a decade in the wilderness. However, they put up a scintillating show of team effort and overpowered South Africa on Tuesday to mark one of the biggest upsets in the event.

It was just the third win for the team in their World Cup history, and the first time they managed to beat a Full Member in the World Cup.

Scott Edwards led his team from the front as scripted a remarkable innings after a top and middle order collapse. The Netherlands lost 7 wickets for just 145 runs. But Edwards, who remained unbeaten on 78, put up valuable partnerships with Roelof van der Merwe and Aryan Dutt, helped his team register a daunting total of 245 in a rain-curtailed match.

While the team’s star batsman, Max O’Dowd hasn’t been in the best of forms, his opening partner, Vikramjit Singh, and the all-rounders, including Logan van Beek and Colin Ackermann have shown flashes of brilliance and they will play a key role of the team wants to build up on its winning momentum.

The pace attack, consisting of Bas De Leede, Paul van Meekeren, and van Beeke is in good form, picking up 16 wickets between them. However, they have been quite expensive at times and will need to bowl a better line and length.

Roelof van der Merwe has picked up 2 wickets in both of his last outings and will lead the spin attack alongside Aryan Dutt. 


Netherlands Playing 11

Vikramjit Singh, Max O'Dowd, Colin Ackermann, Bas de Leede, Teja Nidamanuru, Scott Edwards, SA Engelbrecht, Logan van Beek, RE Van Der Merwe, Aryan Dutt, Paul Van Meekeren.

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka was in top form before the start of this tournament and even notched the second-longest winning streak in the history of ODI cricket. However, a humiliating defeat at the hands of India in the recent Asia Cup finals has triggered a downfall in the team’s fortunes.

Sri Lanka has lost each of the 3 matches it has played so far and is the only team yet to register a win.

Despite the poor form of the team as a whole, there have been some silver linings for the Sri Lankan team. Kusal Mendis, who has taken over the reins of the team in place of an injured Dasun Shanaka, is in good form with the bat. He will be a key player in the middle order along with Sadeera Samarawickrama.

Pathum Nissanka has done well in the opening slot and has back-to-back half-centuries in the lead-up to this match. Sri Lanka lacks depth in its batting and that has been one of the key concerns for the team. On top of that, the all-rounders, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, and Dunith Wellalage have been rather inconsistent.

Coming to the bowling, except for Dilshan Madushanka, none of the bowlers have made the desired impact. Matheesha Pathirana was taken for close to 10 rund per over in the first two matches and was replaced by Lahiru Kumara in the last match, who didn’t fare much better either.

Dunith Wellalage and Maheesh Theekshana, who were in good form during the Asia Cup, have failed to get wickets in this tournament. The form of bowlers will need to play better if Sri Lanka wants to get back to winning ways. 


Sri Lanka Playing 11

Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dushan Hemantha, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Dilshan Madushanka.

NL vs SL Toss Prediction

The toss doesn’t seem to have much of an impact on the outcome of the match as the teams batting first and second enjoy similar rates of success. However, since this is a day match, we reckon that batting first will be a good option. 


Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

The pitch at Lucknow is a bit of a mixed bag. While South Africa scored 311 runs here in the first match, Australia and Sri Lanka have struggled to reach even the 200-run mark. The surface is expected to be a bit damp and has some covering of grass.

The batsmen will need to settle down before they can start playing the big shots. While the average first-inning score is around 210, teams batting first will look to get at least 270 on the board.

The weather is expected to be bright and sunny with temperatures between 27 and 31 degrees Celsius. 


NL vs SL Betting Tips

While Sri Lanka is suffering from a severe dip in form, they have an excellent chance of turning things around in this game. That said, the Netherlands, with its win against South Africa, has shown that it cannot be taken lightly and we can expect an exciting contest.

Bet on Sri Lanka to win. 


Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. 1xBet


    Total 4s

    Over 44.5 (1.81)


Both the matches played on this ground have seen at least 45 4s scored in them. The outfield here is pretty quick and with some quality batsmen on both teams, we can expect a similar outcome in this match.

  1. Parimatch


    Dilshan Madushanka to pick over 1.5 wickets



Madushanka is Sri Lanka’s top bowler in this tournament. He has picked up at least 2 wickets in each of his 3 outings and we are backing him to do so again.

  1. Satbet


    Total wickets

    Over 15.5 (1.60)


Each of the 5 matches played between these two teams has seen over 15 wickets fall. Looking at that record, we are likely to have a similar result.

Today Match Prediction

Sri Lanka To Win the Match, 1.25

Bet Tip Here

Who will win NL vs SL

Netherlands 63.64% (105)
Sri Lanka 36.36% (60)
Thanks for voting

Powered by