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Fantasy Preview: Sri Lanka vs Netherlands, Match 38, T20 World Cup 2024

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Fantasy Preview: Sri Lanka vs Netherlands, Match 38, T20 World Cup 2024

Here are a few tips that could help you create your fantasy XI for Match 38 of the T20 World Cup 2024 between Sri Lanka and Netherlands

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Sri Lanka - L L W L W

Netherlands - L L W L L

Head to Head

The two teams have never played a T20I against each other.

Venue details

Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia

The Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium is set to host its second match of the 2024 T20 World Cup. In the first encounter between Australia and Scotland, close to 370 runs were scored across 39.4 overs. 

Scotland posted a total of 180 and Australia chased it down with a couple of deliveries to spare. The spinners picked up six wickets in the game while going at an economy of 9.1. Meanwhile, the seamers claimed four wickets at an economy of 9. 

Weather conditions

It’s going to be partly cloudy in St Lucia, with the chances of rain being close to 20 percent. The humidity will be around 80 percent. We should get a full game.

Players to watch out for

Wanindu Hasaranga - The Sri Lankan captain hasn’t been at his best in the ongoing competition but still has four wickets and two games at an average of 13.5. The legspinner has an exceptional record against the associate nations and the Netherlands batters could have a tough time against Hasaranga. 

Nuwan Thushara - The right-arm seamer is Sri Lanka’s leading wicket-taker in the competition, having taken five wickets at an average of 7.20 and an economy rate of 5.14. In the previous match against Bangladesh, Thushara took a four-wicket haul. He is someone who bowls with the new ball and at the death, which makes him a pure wicket-taker.

Michael Levitt - The 20-year-old opener has struggled to get going in the 2024 T20 World Cup but is still the Netherlands’ leading run-getter this year. In 11 innings, Levitt has hit 368 runs at an average of 33.45 and a strike rate of 150.2. He would want to finish the tournament on a high.

Key battles

Sri Lankan openers vs Netherlands seamers

Both Kusal Mendis and Pathum Nissanka have mediocre numbers against seamers in 2024. The former has gotten out to them nine times in 11 innings and has an average of 23.56. Meanwhile, Nissanka has an average of 19.83, getting out to them six times in eight innings. The Netherlands have seamers like Vivian Kingma, Paul van Meekeren and Logan van Beek who could trouble them with the new ball.’s suggested Fantasy XI

Probable playing XIs

Sri Lanka - Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Kamindu Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Wanindu Hasaranga (c), Angelo Mathews, Dasun Shanaka, Maheesh Theekshana, Nuwan Thushara, Matheesha Pathirana

Netherlands - Michael Levitt, Max ODowd, Vikramjit Singh, Sybrand Engelbrecht, Scott Edwards (c & wk), Bas de Leede, Logan van Beek, Tim Pringle, Aryan Dutt, Paul van Meekeren, Vivian Kingma

Streaming and Telecast details

The match will begin at 6 AM IST on June 17 and be streamed and telecast on Disney+ Hotstar and Star Sports. 

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