The Bangladesh cricket team and the Netherlands cricket team will be eyeing their second win when they take on each other in Match 28 of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 on Saturday, October 28 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The Netherlands pulled off a historic win against South Africa earlier in the tournament. However, they haven’t been able to replicate the same in the next two matches.
The Scott Edwards-led team is reeling at the bottom of the table. They have two points from five matches and an NRR of -1.902. Bangladesh too has two points from five games. However, they have a slightly better NRR of -1.253. Bangladesh won their opening game against Afghanistan but lost the next four. Head-to-head, both the Netherlands and Bangladesh have won one match against each other.
In this article, we take a look at the key player battles for the Netherlands vs Bangladesh match in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023.
Mahmudullah vs Logan van Beek
Bangladesh batter Mahmudullah smashed a fantastic century against South Africa in their previous match. He slammed a run-a-ball 111 runs knock, however, did not get support from the rest of the batting attack. Mahmudullah will be keen to continue the good run against the Netherlands. However, he has to tackle Logan van Beek, who has had a good tournament so far. He has taken eight wickets in four matches.
Scott Edwards vs Shakib Al Hasan
Scott Edwards played a remarkable knock against South Africa earlier in the tournament. He powered the Netherlands to a historic win. However, he hasn’t been able to replicate the same performance in the next couple of matches. Edwards will be hoping to make an impact against Bangladesh. He will be facing the veteran Shakib Al Hasan. The all-rounder has taken six wickets in four matches. While Shakib hasn’t had a great tournament, his experience will be crucial for the team.