England will look to salvage some pride as they face Netherlands in a must-win encounter to qualify for the Champions Trophy 2025 to be played in Pakistan. Both teams are coming off a loss in their previous encounters.
England lost their previous match against Australia by 33 runs at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. Afghanistan outplayed the Netherlands with a clinical display.
Details– England vs Netherlands, Match 40, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023
Venue– MCA Stadium, Pune
Date and Time– 8th November 2023, 2.00 PM IST
England and Netherlands played a total of 6 One-day international matches between them with England winning all of them. The last time these two teams met in the ODI format, England won the match by 8 wickets.
England and Netherlands met thrice in World Cup history including in 1996, 2003, and 2011. England won all the three matches they featured during these matches.
The pitch at Pune promises to be an exciting encounter. South Africa and New Zealand faced each other at Pune with Proteas smashing 357 for 4 in 50 overs and then bowled out the Kiwis cheaply.
It promises to be another superb batting paradise. It might help pacers initially before it becomes a flat batting track. The captain that wins the toss would likely bat first and post a decent total before putting pressure on the opponents.
England (Eng) vs Netherlands (NDL)- Predicted Playing XI
Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (C, WK), Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, David Willey, Mark Wood.
Wessley Barresi/Vikramjit Singh, Max O Dowd, Colin Ackermann, Bas de Leede, Scott Edwards (C, WK), Sybrand Engelbrecht, Rolef Van Der Merwe, Logan Van Beek, Aryan Dutt, Paul Van Meekeren, Ryan Klein.
Fantasy Selection- ENG vs NDL
Team 1– Jonny Bairstow, Max O Dowd, Root, Colin Ackermann, Buttler (C), Scott (VC), Edwards, Sam Curran, Van der Merwe, Adil Rashid, Logan Van Beek, David Willey.
Team 2– Dawid Malan, Vikramjit Singh, Ben Stokes (C), Bas de Leede (VC), Moeen Ali, Sybrand Engelbrecht, Liam Livingstone, Aryan Dutt, David Willey, Paul Van Meekeren, Mark Wood.