The ICC ODI World Cup 2023 league stages will come to an end with India taking on the Netherlands in Match 45 of the tournament on Sunday, November 12 at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. The hosts have qualified for the semi-finals and will be keen to take the winning momentum into the knockout round.
India is at the top of the points table with eight wins from as many matches. They have 16 points and an NRR of 2.456. On the other hand, the Netherlands are at the bottom of the table with two wins from eight matches. Their two wins have come against South Africa and Bangladesh. In this article, we take a look at the three-player battles for the India vs Netherlands match.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2023: Key Player Battles for IND vs NED
Virat Kohli vs Bas de Leede
Team India batter Virat Kohli is in terrific form in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023. He has been instrumental in India’s success so far in the tournament. In eight matches, Kohli has scored 543 runs at an average of 108.60 and a strike rate of 88.29. He has slammed two centuries and four fifties. The prolific run-scorer will be up against Bas de Leede in the upcoming match. The Netherlands pacer is also in good form, taking 14 wickets in eight matches, including a four-wicket haul.
Scott Edwards vs Mohammed Shami
Scott Edwards has led the Netherlands team well in the tournament. He has scored 242 runs from eight matches, at an average of 40.33, and a strike rate of 90.29, including two fifties. He has to be wary of Indian pacer Mohammed Shami, who has been in stunning form. In just four matches, he has taken 16 wickets, including two five-wicket hauls and one four-wicket haul so far. It will be an exciting contest between the two players.
Rohit Sharma vs Logan van Beek
Rohit Sharma has also been in great form for Team India. He has scored 442 runs at an average of 55.25 at a strike rate of 122.77, including a century and as many fifties. He has got India off to brisk starts, laying a good foundation for a huge score. Rohit will be facing Logan van Beek in the upcoming game. The Netherlands bowler has taken 12 wickets in seven matches, including a four-wicket haul.