The Netherlands will take on England in Match 40 of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 on Wednesday, November 8 at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. They are alive in the race for the knockouts of the tournament. Meanwhile, defending champions England have been knocked out owing to their dismal performance.
The Netherlands are ninth on the table with four points from seven games, winning two matches. They defeated South Africa and Bangladesh earlier in the tournament. On the other hand, England has just one win from seven games. They are reeling at number 10 with five consecutive losses. Head-to-head, England have won all the six ODI matches played against the Netherlands.
In this article, we take a look at the key player battles for the England vs the Netherlands match in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2023: Key Player Battles for ENG vs NED
Vikramjit Singh vs David Willey
Netherlands batter Vikramjit Singh has struggled against David Willey in the past. He has been dismissed thrice in as many ODI matches by the bowler. Vikramjit has scored just 11 runs in 29 deliveries against him at a strike rate of 37.9. The upcoming match between the two will be interesting to watch. Vikramjit has scored 98 runs so far in the World Cup, while Willey has taken six wickets.
Bas de Leede vs Liam Livingstone
Bas de Leede has failed to get going against Liam Livingstone in ODI cricket. He has been dismissed once by the bowler in this format, while has scored 23 runs at a strike rate of 69.7. So far, Bas de Leede has scored 117 runs in seven matches at an average of 16.71 in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023. Meanwhile, Liam Livingstone has taken has taken three wickets.
Dawid Malan vs Paul van Meekeren
Dawid Malan is England’s leading run-scorer in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023. He has slammed a century and a fifty, scoring 286 runs at an average of 40.85. He will be keen to continue his form in the upcoming game. Meanwhile, Paul van Meekeren has also done well for the Netherlands. He has taken 10 wickets in seven matches so far for them, including 4/23 against Bangladesh.