The Australian cricket team will take on the Netherlands in an exciting clash in Match 23 of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023, set to unfold at Mumbai’s renowned Wankhede Stadium on October 24. After a poor start to the tournament, the Pat Cummins-led team has made a strong comeback and is fourth on the table.
Australia has won two out of their four matches so far and has four points. They defeated Sri Lanka and Pakistan in their earlier matches. Meanwhile, the Netherlands is eighth on the table. They have two points from four matches and an NRR of -0.790. They have lost both the ODIs played against Australia so far. However, the Netherlands will be confident having pulled off a remarkable win against South Africa earlier in the tournament.
In this article, we take a look at the key player battles for the Australia vs Netherlands match in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023.
#Scott Edwards vs Adam Zampa
Scott Edwards and Adam Zampa have never faced each other in International cricket. However, their current form makes it a fascinating contest to watch out for. Scott Edwards played a good knock against South Africa earlier in the tournament, facing a high-quality attack. His knock powered them to a historic win. Edwards will be keen to replicate the same in the upcoming match. On the other hand, Adam Zampa is Australia’s leading wicket-taker so far. He has taken nine wickets in four matches, including a 4/47 against Sri Lanka.
#Mitchell Marsh vs Aryan Dutt
Mitchell Marsh delivered a fantastic performance in the recent match against Pakistan. He slammed 121 runs off just 108 deliveries, with ten boundaries and nine sixes at a strike rate of 112.04. Australia put on a huge score on the board and then defended it well. Marsh will be up against young Netherlands spinner Aryan Dutt in the upcoming match. Dutt has had a decent tournament so far taking six wickets in four matches. He will be hoping to showcase his prowess in the upcoming match.
#David Warner vs Bas de Leede
Along with Mitchell Marsh, his opening partner, David Warner also played a fantastic knock against Pakistan. The left-handed batter slammed 163 runs at a strike rate of 131.45. He smashed fourteen boundaries and nine sixes in the innings. Warner was struggling in the initial matches of the tournament, however, he has made a roaring comeback. In the upcoming match, he will have to be wary of Bas de Leede, who has taken seven wickets in four matches so far, including 4/62 against Pakistan.