The 2nd match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 will be played between Pakistan vs Netherlands, which is going to be both teams first World Cup match of 2023, and both teams will look for the win. However, Pakistan is going to be the favorite to win the match because they are one of the strongest teams, but the Netherlands did surprise everyone in the World Cup Qualifiers.
Pakistan is considered the dark horse of the World Cup as they will play in India after seven years as they were banned from playing in India due to some country issues. They are well-rehearsed with the Indian pitch conditions as it is quite similar, but still, they need to adjust to the conditions. Luck is on its way as they will play their first match against a weaker opponents like the Netherlands, and it the time for the team to come together as there are few injury concerns, and the lower order is now performing well for Pakistan.
Pakistan played two warm-up matches of the ICC World Cup 2023 against Australia and New Zealand. In the first match against the New Zealand team, they lost the match by five wickets even after scoring a massive total of 345, which clearly shows that their spinners and pacers are not up to their best now and need to work on them. In the second match against Australia, they lost by 14 runs.
The Netherlands had a disappointing first match against Australia as they were 84/6 down, but the match was abandoned due to rain. It will be a tough World Cup for them, but the Netherlands will look to do everything they can after qualifying for the World Cup 2023, and in the past, they had beaten a few big teams like South Africa and England.
When and Where To Watch Pakistan VS Netherlands 2nd ICC World Cup 2023 Match
|Match||Pakistan VS Netherlands 2nd ICC World Cup Match, 2023|
|Date & Time||October 6th, 2023, Saturday, 2:00 PM IST|
|Venue||Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad|
|Where to Watch||Jio Cinema APP and Website, Disney Hotstar|
Player Injury Report For Pakistan vs Netherlands 2nd ICC World Cup Match
Pakistan Cricket Team is without Nasheem Saha, who has been one of the best pace bowlers for them, but now he is out of the World Cup 2023. The Netherlands team does not have any injury issues within the team, which is one positive side for them.
PAK vs NED Head-to-Head ODI Record
Weather Conditions For PAK VS NED 2nd ICC World Cup Match
The Weather will be clear, but there is very little chance of rain during the match hours, but it will not be a long shower action.
Pitch Report of Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad, In Pakistan vs Netherlands Match On October 6th, 2023
|Match Played||7 Matches|
|Batting first won||4 Matches won|
|Batting second won||3 Matches won|
|Average 1st innings scores||288 Runs|
|Highest Team innings total||350/4 by AUS|
|Lowest Team innings total||174/10 by ENG|
Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad, has been one of the best pitches for Batters, but there is always some assistance for the spinners from the surface as it is going to be the first match on the pitch, which means it is going to be more helpful for batters.
Team Preview Of Pakistan
Pakistan lost both warm-up matches of the ICC World Cup 2023, but still, they are the favorite to win the match against the Netherlands as Pakistan has better-skilled players in their arsenal. They have way more experience in playing at the highest level in Cricket compared to the Netherlands side, and there are many world-class players in their team.
Important players for the Pakistan Team in the match against the Netherlands
1- Babar Azam has been the superstar for the Pakistan team for the last 4-5 years, and in the last ten matches, he performed quite well as he scored 428 runs with an average of 47.56. In both warm-up matches, he scored 80 and 90 runs against top-level teams like New Zealand and Australia, which clearly shows the skill of the player.
2- Iftikhar Ahmed has been one of the best all-rounders for Pakistan. However, he is contributing more with the bat than the bowl, and in the recent nine matches, he scored 348 runs with an average of 69.6 and a strike rate of 114.09.
3- Shaheen Shah Afridi will be their main bowler in the tournament, and the Pakistan team will be more dependent on him. He took 20 wickets in the last ten matches and will be the strike bowler for the team.
Team Preview Netherlands
The Netherlands team will keep their hope high in the World Cup, and Scott Edwards will give his all to lead his side to do some miracles in the World Cup. It will be a tough challenge for them to go up against Pakistan, who defeated them six times, but it’s on them now how they will fight against the top side.
Important players for the Netherlands Team in the match against the Pakistan Team
1- Colin Ackermann is one of the best all-rounders for the Netherlands side, but he has proven his worth in the T20 matches, not in the ODI matches, as he only played 7 ODI matches in which he scored 211 runs and picked up four wickets but. His offspring will be key for the team, as the pitches in India do support the spinners.
2- Bas de Leede is the best-performing all-rounder for the Netherlands side and will be the key player for the team. He picked up 24 wickets in 30 ODI matches and scored 765 runs with an average of 27.32.
3- Scott Edwards needs to lead his side from the front, as he has been their best batter, scoring an average of around 40.40. He scored 1212 runs in 38 runs and has scored 13 half-century. He will also be going to take the wicketkeeper role.
Pakistan vs Netherlands: Probable Playing 11 of Pakistan
Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Saud Shakeel/Agha Salman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf.
Pakistan vs Netherlands: Probable Playing 11 of Netherlands
Vikramjit Singh, Max O’Dowd, Wesley Barresi, Bas de Leede, Colin Ackermann, Scott Edwards (c & wk), Roelof van der Merwe/Teja Nidamanuru, Logan van Beek, Aryan Dutt, Shariz Ahmad, Paul van Meekeren.
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