New Zealand will face Netherlands to start round 2 matches of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 to be played at Hyderabad on 9th October 2023. It was a dominating performance by the Kiwis as they restricted England to a modest total of 282 for 9 against defending Champions England in the first match of the tournament. Devon Conway and Rachin Ravindra’s brilliance helped New Zealand chase down the target easily.
On the other hand, the Netherlands bowlers did a superb job of restricting Pakistan to 286. Despite Bas de Leede’s brilliance, they were bowled out for 205. They need their batters to step up against a strong Kiwi bowling lineup.
Kane Williamson might not feature in the playing XI as he is still recovering from an injury. Lockie Ferguson could be included.
Details– New Zealand vs Netherlands, Match 6, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023
Venue– Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
Date and Time– 9th October, 2.00 PM IST
New Zealand and Netherlands faced 4 times in One-day internationals with Kiwis winning all four of them. The last ODI between these two teams was played during 2022 when New Zealand registered a thumping 115-run victory.
Both teams met once in the 1996 World Cup. New Zealand registered a thumping 119 runs victory played at Moti Bagh Stadium, Vadodara.
Netherlands and Pakistan played in the second match of the tournament played at this venue. The conditions helped the pacers initially as the Netherlands made use of the conditions. Mohammad Rizwan and Saud Shakeel stitched a 120-run partnership for 4th wicket. Thanks to their contributions, Pakistan posted 286.
The pace bowlers had some in the 2nd innings as spinners also got help from the pitch. It promises to be another good batting pitch as bowlers will get assistance. The captain that wins the toss would likely bat first and put in a decent total before putting pressure on the opponent.
New Zealand (NZ) vs Netherlands (NDL)- Predicted Playing XI
Devon Conway, Will Young, Rachin Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (C, WK), Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, James Neesham, Mitchell Santer, Matt Henry/Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult.
Max O Dowd, Vikramjit Singh, Colin Ackermann, Bas de Leede, Scott Edwards (C, WK), Teja Nidamanuru, Saqib Zulfiqar, Roelf van der Merwe, Logan Van Beek, Aryan Dutt, Paul van Meekeren.
Fantasy Selection- NZ vs NDL
Team 1– Devon Conway (C), Vikramjit Singh, Rachin Ravindra, Bas de Leede, Tom Latham, Scott Edwards (VC), Mark Chapman, Roelf Van der Merwe, Mitchell Santer, Aryan Dutt, Matt Henry.
Team 2– Will Young, Max O Dowd, Daryl Mitchell, Colin Ackermann, Bas de Leede (VC), Glenn Phillips, Teja Nidamanuru, James Neesham, Logan Van Beek, Trent Boult (C), Paul Van Meekeren.