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SL vs NED Pitch Report: How will surface of Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow play in World Cup 2023 clash?

SL vs NED Pitch Report: How will surface of Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow play in World Cup 2023 clash?

SL vs NED Pitch Report: Today morning, Sri Lanka and the Netherlands will face off at the Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow.

SL vs NED Pitch Report: The Netherlands, known for their ability to defeat strong opponents, are prepared to face Sri Lanka, who have yet to win a match, in the upcoming World Cup 2023.

The match will take place at the Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow. The Dutch recently caused an upset by ending South Africa's unbeaten run in the marquee tournament, the Proteas. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka appears to be lacking energy and enthusiasm. 

The Lankan Lions are currently the only team in the tournament that has not won a single match after 18 games have been played.

They have suffered defeats from Pakistan, Australia, and South Africa, which puts them at risk of being eliminated early. The Ekana Stadium is set to host its third game of the tournament. Here is everything you need to know about the venue's pitch. 

pitch report: Ekana Cricket Stadium?

In contrast to the IPL 2023, the Ekana Stadium pitch is proving to be favourable for the batters in the World Cup 2023. In the ongoing tournament, two matches have been played at the venue.

Out of the four innings, three totals of over 200 have been achieved, including an impressive 311 in the SA vs AUS game.

Fortunately, assistance is available for bowlers. In the two World Cup matches, pacers have taken a total of 17 wickets, while spinners have managed to secure 13 wickets. Additionally, since this is a day game, the chasing team may not have the advantage of dew.

Teja Nidamanuru from the Netherlands mentioned that the groundstaff had informed him about the increased pace and carry on the wicket.

weather forecast for Lucknow on October 21st?

The weather in Lucknow is expected to be clear on October 21, which is the day of the game. The temperature is forecasted to remain around 32 degrees. There is no prediction of rain, so we are expecting to have a complete game. 

Ekana Cricket Stadium the Numbers game

Total ODI matches - 11

Games won batting first - 3

Games won bowling first - 8

Average 1st Inns scores - 226

Average 2nd Inns scores - 209

Highest total recorded - 311/7 by RSA vs AUS

Lowest total recorded - 157/10  by RSAW vs INDW

Highest score chased - 269/3 by RSAW vs INDW

Lowest score defended - 248/5 by INDW vs RSAW

Sri Lanka World Cup 2023 squad

Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis(w/c), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dunith Wellalage, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara, Dilshan Madushanka, Dushan Hemantha, Matheesha Pathirana, Kasun Rajitha, Dimuth Karunaratne

Netherlands World Cup 2023 squad

Vikramjit Singh, Max ODowd, Colin Ackermann, Bas de Leede, Sybrand Engelbrecht, Teja Nidamanuru, Scott Edwards(w/c), Logan van Beek, Roelof van der Merwe, Aryan Dutt, Paul van Meekeren, Wesley Barresi, Ryan Klein, Shariz Ahmad, Saqib Zulfiqar