Every game from here on is a must-win match because most of the teams have played half of their group matches. Match No. 23 will be played between Sri Lanka and Nepal in Group D. This game will be held at Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill, Florida, on June 11 (Tuesday). Sri Lanka are in do-or-die conditions after losing their first two matches, and Nepal also have a similar story. So this game will help a team stay alive.

Sri Lanka Preview

Sri Lanka didn’t have a start that they would have liked in the ICC T20 World Cup 2024. They lost the first two games, which has pushed him behind other teams in the Super 8. But fans can expect Sri Lanka to do well against a smaller team like Nepal. Sri Lanka have bowled well in both matches, and it is their batting that needs to step up. There are a number of senior players on the side, and one can expect them to do well here.

Sri Lanka Key Points

  • Sri Lanka have one of the best spin- attacks with the likes of Wanindu Hasaranga and Matheesha Theekshana, who can bowl in any condition.
  • The Sri Lankan team need to find a way to perform with the bat, and we might see some changes in the batting order.
  • Sri Lanka have a number of key all-rounders in the team and have batting until No. 9, which is their main strength on this tricky batting pitch.

Last 5 Matches: W, L, L, L, L

Predicted XI: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Wanindu Hasaranga (c), Angelo Mathews, Dasun Shanaka, Maheesh Theekshana, Nuwan Thushara, Matheesha Pathirana

Nepal Preview

Nepal faced Netherlands in their opening games and lost it because of their poor all-round performances. But there is another chance for Nepal. Though Sri Lanka are better in both departments, nothing can be said in T20 cricket. On the other hand, Sri Lanka are coming off two consecutive defeats, and their morale is very low. So Nepal can think of a great upset here. They have the ingredients and just need to focus on the day to deliver a good performance.

Nepal Key Points

  • Nepal have always been a batting-dominant side with a number of power-hitters. They can perform well here to put pressure on the Sri Lankan bowlers.
  • The pitch will be good for batting, and there will not be much help for the bowlers that will bring Nepal into the game with the bat.
  • Nepal have a good variety in their bowling unit, and they can challenge the under-performing Sri Lankan batting unit here.

Last 5 Matches: W, L, L, L, L

Predicted XI: Kushal Bhurtel, Aasif Sheikh (wk), Anil Sah, Rohit Paudel (c), Kushal Malla, Dipendra Singh Airee, Gulsan Jha, Sompal Kami, Karan KC, Abinash Bohara, Sagar Dhakal

SL vs NEP Weather Report

The weather in Florida on Tuesday is a big concern. There is a prediction of rain for the whole day on Tuesday, and we might get a number of rain breaks. The temperature will be around 27 °C, with a humidity level of 81 percent.

SL vs NEP Pitch Report

This is the first game at Central Broward Regional Park Stadium in this tournament, which will bring a new venue to the ICC T20 World Cup 2024. This venue is generally a batting wicket that offers fast outfield and even bounce to the batters to play their shots. However, the pacers will get movement and swing with the new ball.

SL vs NEP Toss Update

The toss will be crucial here, as 11 out of 18 T20s have been won here by batting first. But because there is a probability of rain and if the match will see the DLS method come into play, the batting in the second inning will be crucial. So whoever wins the toss should bat second.

SL vs NEP Injury Update

Both teams don’t have any injury issues with their players, and all players are available for this game.

SL vs NEP Head-to-Head

The ICC T20 World Cup 2024 has given Associate Nations a great opportunity to rub their shoulders against bigger teams. Sri Lanka and Nepal have not played a T20I before, and this will be the first time these two teams will meet.

SL vs NEP Live Streaming Details (Country Wise)

  • India: TV – Star Sports || Digital – Hotstar
  • Australia: Amazon Prime
  • Bangladesh: TV – Nagorik TV || Digital – Toffee
  • Pakistan: PTV Sports
  • Sri Lanka: Maharaja TV (TV1, Sirasa, Shakti TV)
  • Canada: Willow TV
  • United Kingdom & Ireland: SkySports
  • United States of America: Willow TV
  • Caribbean Islands (West Indies): ESPN / ESPNCricinfo
  • Afghanistan: ICC.tv
  • Nepal: TV – StarSports || Digital – ICC.tv
  • New Zealand: SkySport

SL vs NEP Players to Watch Out For

Kusal Mendis has been the best white-ball batter for the last couple of years and has gotten starts but needs to convert them into big ones.

Wanindu Hasaranga needs to take on more responsibility. He is the captain and a match-winner, and we expect him to do well against Nepal.

Rohit Kumar Paudel played a good knock against the Netherlands, and the captain was the only Nepali batter who did well. He is expected to deliver here as well in the batting-friendly wicket.

Direpndra Airee is one of the hardest hitters on Nepal’s team, and his ability to hit the spinners makes him a player to watch out for in this game.

SL vs NEP Top Batters

Pathum Nissanka played a good cameo, scoring 47 runs off 28 balls. He was looking good until he got out, unfortunately. Hence, he will be looking to take on an inexperienced Nepal’s bowling unit and perform for Sri Lanka.

Rohit Kumar Paudel is Nepal’s best batter. The captain showed glimpses of his ability in the last game and scored the most for his team. He is a good player of spin, which will help them tackle Sri Lankan spinners in the middle.

SL vs NEP Top Bowlers

Nuwan Thushara picked up four wickets in the last game, and his slingy action makes him a difficult bowler to face. Nepal haven’t faced a bowler with his action, which might make them struggle against Thushara.

Sompal Kami will be Nepal’s go-to bowler in this game. He bowls different types of slower ones, which can stick to the surface and make it tough for the batters.

Betting Tips

Both teams are coming off defeats in this tournament. But after looking at the overall combination, Sri Lanka have an edge because of their experience and bowling unit. That can be crucial in this game. That is why Stake.com also favours Sri Lanka in this match.

Bet on Sri Lanka to win.

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