NED vs SL, World Cup 2023: Netherlands beating Sri Lanka wouldn’t be an upset, says Nidamanuru


Teja Nidamanuru is without doubt one of the the reason why the Netherlands cricket group is in India. His sensible 111 off simply 76 balls helped the Dutch group pull off an unforgettable Tremendous-Over win towards the West Indies within the World Cup Qualifier in June.

The 29-year-old hasn’t fired but on the World Cup, although he has acquired a few begins. He’s hoping to come back good towards Sri Lanka right here on Saturday.

The Vijayawada-born batter is delighted that the Netherlands is gaining some much-deserved consideration from again house, the place, he stated on Friday, solely 5,000 folks performed cricket.

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“We’re right here to compete and we’ve got an purpose, we’ve got an aspiration to attempt enjoying within the semifinals and that might change stuff and we might get extra bilateral sequence that method,” he stated. “So, the higher we carry out right here and clearly showcase our abilities, it is going to stand us in good stead going ahead.”

He spoke of the Netherlands’ challenges of being solely an affiliate member of the ICC when it got here to the funding and the shortage of publicity when it got here to play towards the larger groups. “So, once you do come up towards them, you’re like, okay, nicely, we’ve got actually acquired to rise to the event,” Nidamanuru stated. “But when we have been enjoying like the opposite (high) groups do, I’m certain that will be as much as par when it comes to the way it goes. So, should you say, hey, we play somebody like New Zealand 10 occasions, I’m certain we’d be capable of win at the least 4 or 5 video games out of that.”

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Waiting for the match towards Sri Lanka, he stated a win may not even be an upset. “I don’t know if I might name it an upset,” he stated. “We’ve competed towards Sri Lanka a number of occasions within the qualifiers, and clearly we fell brief in our batting facet, and we’ve got labored extraordinarily exhausting on that.”

Sri Lanka’s assistant coach Naveed Nawaz stated the group had a younger assault. “We got here into this match with quite a lot of accidents to our fundamental bowlers,” he stated. “We’ve been having this within the final couple of months. Wanindu Hasaranga and Dushmantha Chameera have been dominated out. (Maheesh Theekshana missed the primary recreation). So, we had a priority there. We’re enjoying with a very younger group of bowlers. They’re sure to make errors. The best way ahead is how we are able to be taught from these errors.”



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