SL vs NL Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Jul 09, 2023

We have now reached the end of the 2023 World Cup Qualifiers. After a grueling contest lasting around 20 days, Sri Lanka and the Netherlands have made it into the marquee event scheduled to be held in India later this year. This Sunday, both teams will face each other in the Finals at the Harare Sports Club.

Sri Lanka vs Netherlands head-to-head record

Both teams have faced each other in 4 ODIs so far and all of them have been won by Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka vs Netherlands Live-streaming and Broadcast

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


SL vs NL Team Previews

Sri Lanka

After failing to qualify for the main event via the Super League, Sri Lanka was one of the favorites to make it through via the Qualifiers and they haven’t disappointed the fans. Sri Lanka has been clinical in its performance and is undefeated throughout the group stage as well as during the Super Sixes, and sits proudly at the top of the points table.

They will now look to end their campaign on a high by defeating the Netherlands here.

Patthum Nissanka and Dimuth Karunatw have done an excellent job at the top of the order. They are among the top three run-scorers of this tournament and will be looking to keep up the good work. Nissanka is in particularly good form, slamming back-to-back centuries in the last two matches. The middle order consists of Charith Asalanka, Sadeera Samarawickrama, and Kusal Mendis.

Such has been the form of the top order that the batsmen lower down haven’t had much to do. Nevertheless, they will look to step up if the need arises. Maheesh Theekshana, who had a slow start to the tournament as bowled brilliantly in the last few matches and will be the key bowler for Sri Lanka.

He will be supported by Dushan Hemantha and Sahan Arachchige in the spin department. Matheesha Pathirana and Dilshan Madushanka will lead the pace attack with Dasun Shanaka chipping in during the middle overs. 


Sri Lanka Playing 11

Pathum Nissanka, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Sahan Arachchige, Dasun Shanaka, Wanidu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana, Dilshan Madushanka.


Drawn into the more difficult Group A, the Netherlands played well to defeat heavyweights like the West Indies to make it into the Super Sixes with an advantage. In the Super Sixes too, they were locked in a fierce battle with Scotland for the second place and held their nerve to defeat them in a virtual knockout and finished in second place on the table.

Vikramjit Singh and Max O’Dowd will open the batting for the Netherlands here. They have played well in patches but the team will need them to give a solid start here. It is a similar story with middle-order batsmen Wesley Baressi and Teja Nidamanuru as both of them haven’t been consistent.

Bas De Leede scored a brilliant century in the last match and also picked up a fifer and was instrumental in seeing his team through. Skipper Scott Edwards has led his team from the front, scoring 4 half-centuries in his 6 outings, and will be the key player for the Netherlands here.

Coming to the bowling, Bas De Leede has been pretty consistent with his medium pacers and is the leading wicket-taker for the Netherlands. He has received good support from Logan van Beek, and together, the duo will look to strike early blows to the Sri Lankan batting.

The spinners however haven’t been that effective as both, Aryan Dutt and Saqib Zulfiqar have struggled to pick up wickets. 


Netherlands Playing 11

Max O'Dowd, Vikramjit Singh, Wesley Barresi, Noah Croes, Teja Nidamanuru, Scott Edwards, Saqib Zulfiqar, Logan van Beek, Clayton Floyd, Ryan Klein, Aryan Dutt.

SL vs NL Toss Prediction

The team winning the toss will likely opt to bowl first. 


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

Pitch and Conditions

The pitch at the Harare Sports Club is good to bat on and has hosted quite a few high-scoring encounters in this tournament. The average first-inning score here is around 270. The quicker bowlers will get some movement early on in the match but the pitch does settle down as the game progresses. The spinners will come into play during the second half.

The weather is expected to remain clear with temperatures of around 20 degrees Celsius. 


SL vs NL Betting Tips

Looking at the form of both teams, Sri Lanka has an edge here. They have already defeated the Netherlands earlier this season, and looking at how they are playing, they should have no problem doing so again.

Bet on Sri Lanka to win. 


Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. Betway


    Pathum Nissanka Total Runs

    Over 35.5 (1.83)


Pathum Nissanka made a slow start to the tournament but has shown excellent form in the last few matches. He has scored 36 or more runs in 5 of his last 7 innings, including centuries in his last two outings. We are backing him to play another big inning here.

  1. 1xBet


    Highest Opening Partnership

    Sri Lanka (1.615)


Both, Pathum Nissanka and Dimuth Karunaratne have played well in this tournament and are the top two run-getters for Sri Lanka. Seeing their form, we are backing them to put up a bigger opening partnership here.

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    Vikramjit Singh Total Runs

    Over 21.5 (1.85)


Vikramjit Singh is scoring at an average of 44.71 in this tournament. He has scored 22 or more runs in 5 of the 7 innings played here and we are backing him to do so again here.

Today Match Prediction

Sri Lanka To Win the Match, 1.18

Bet Tip Here

Who will win SL vs NL

Sri Lanka 65.00% (13)
Netherlands 35.00% (7)
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