Sri Lanka have made a blistering start to their T20 World Cup 2021 campaign. They have won both their first two games in the qualifying round and are currently sitting comfortably at the top of the table in Group A.
Sri Lanka began their campaign with a 4-wicket win over Namibia before beating Ireland by 70 runs on Wednesday. Ahead of their last game against Namibia, they would be keen to continue their winning momentum and head into the Super 12s with confidence.
In this article, here’s a look at our predicted Sri Lanka’s playing XI against the Netherlands scheduled on Friday.
SL vs NED: Sri Lanka’s (SL) Predicted Playing XI Against Netherlands (NED)- ICC T20 World Cup 2021, Match 12
Openers: Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Perera
Playing only his eighth T20 international, Pathum Nissanka scored a match-winning 61 off 47 balls against Ireland in Sri Lanka’s second match. He stitched a sensational 123-run partnership with Hasaranga to lead the team’s recovery and guide the side to a par score.
His partner, Kusal Perera got out on the very first ball in the same match. Perera is an integral member of the team and has a lot of potential. The next game against the Netherlands could be an ideal opportunity for him to get back amongst the runs.