South Africa will look to continue their winning streak as they will face the Netherlands at Dharmshala on 17th October 2023. Proteas registered 134 run victory over Australia in their previous match thanks to century by de Kock and valuable contributions from other players that them to post 311 for 7 and defend the target with ease.
On the other hand, the Netherlands performed well in patches before losing the match by 99 runs against New Zealand. They need to showcase their skills against the South African unit that is looking in great form.
There could be one change in both teams as Gerald Coetzee might be included instead of Maharaj while Logan Van Beek and Saqib Zulfiqar could be bought into the squad.
Details– South Africa vs Netherlands, Match 15, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023
Venue– HPCA Stadium, Dharamshala
Date and Time– 17th October, 2.00 PM IST
South Africa and the Netherlands played a total of 7 One-day international matches so far. The Proteas have a dominating record winning 6 of them 1 ending in no-result while the Netherlands did not register any victories.
Both teams met thrice in ICC Cricket World Cup history with South Africa winning on all three occasions. The first time they faced each other was during the 1996 World Cup, then in the 2003 World Cup. South Africa defeated the Netherlands comfortably on all three times.
It will be the first day-night fixture at this venue. England and Bangladesh faced each other at Dharmshala with England posting 364 for 9 and defending the target easily.
It may provide some assistance to pacers initially before it becomes a good batting paradise that would make life tough for the bowlers. The captain that wins the toss would likely field first and then chase down the target easily.
South Africa (SA) vs Netherlands (NDL) – Predicted Playing XI
Quinton de Kock, Temba Bavuma (C), Rassie Van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klassen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Gerlad Coetzee, Kagiso Rabada, Shamsi, Ngidi.
Vikramjit Singh, Max O Dowd, Colin Ackermann, Bas de Leede, Teja Nidamanuru, Scott Edwards (C, WK), Saqib Zulfiqar, Roelf van der Merwe, Logan Van Beek, Ryan Klein, Paul Van Meekeren.
Fantasy Team Selection – SA vs NDL
Team 1– Quinton de Kock (C), Max O Dowd, Rassie Van der Dussen, Bas de Leede (VC), Klassen, Teja Nidamanuru, Marco Jansen, Logan Van Beek, Kagiso Rabada, Ryan Klein, Ngidi.
Team 2– Temba Bavuma, Vikramjit Singh, Aiden Markram (C), Colin Ackermann, Klassen, Scott Edwards (VC), David Miller, Logan Van Beek, Gerlad Coetzee, Paul Van Meekeren, Shamsi.