On the 23rd match of the ongoing T20 World Cup, the Netherlands go up against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
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India kickstarted their World Cup campaign in one of the best ways possible, after clinching a triumph against arch-rivals, Pakistan in the third game of the Super 12 stages.
The biggest positive for India is the form of Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya. Arshdeep Singh has been brilliant with the new ball. Rohit Sharma’s form is the only area of concern for the Indians, they would want their captain to step up and lead from the front.
Netherlands have had a great start to their World Cup campaign, after winnings the first two matches despite losing to Scotland in their first warm-up game. The side had chased down paltry totals in the last over and later lost against Sri Lanka in the last game of the Round 1 stage.
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The Dutch played Bangladesh in their first game and lost the game by some close margins. They will be looking to bring their A game against India on Thursday.
Netherlands’ top order has been hot and cold throughout the tournament. Vikramjit Singh has been a little off-touch despite playing some good knocks. Max O’Dowd, Colin Ackermann look in great touch. Bas de Leede has put up some excellent all-round performances.
Match: India v Netherlands (23rd match)
Tournament: ICC T20 World Cup 2022
Venue: SCG, Sydney
Date & Time: 27th October, 12:30 PM IST
The pitch in Sydney is not as quick as the other pitches in Australia. It can also get slower with time. Thus, batting first will be ideal instead of chasing down a total. Anything above 170 is a good score to defend.
India and Netherlands are yet to meet each other in a T20 World Cup game. This will be the first time in the history that both nations will be squaring off in the 20 overs format in this mega event.
Probable Playing XIs
India: Rohit Sharma(c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Dinesh Karthik(wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Shami, Arshdeep Singh
Netherlands: Max O’Dowd, Vikramjit Singh, Bas de Leede, Colin Ackermann, Tom Cooper, Scott Edwards(c & wk), Tim Pringle, Shariz Ahmad, Logan van Beek, Fred Klaasen, Paul van Meekeren
Probable Match Winner
India are the favourites to win in this fixture. The Men in Blue will look to carry forward the momentum, but can’t take any team lightly in this World Cup.