Team India will face the Netherlands in their last warm-up match to be played at Greenfield Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram on 3rd October. It will be the last chance for both teams to fine-tune their skills ahead of the main tournament.
Indian team’s first warm-up game against England at Guwahati was abandoned due to rain. Indian captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and opted to bat first before the rain gods had their say. On the other hand, the Netherlands match did not yield any results. The match was reduced to 23 overs side as the Netherlands batting struggled with 84 for 6 before rain stopped play chasing down 167.
Details– India vs Netherlands, Warm-up Match, ICC Cricket World Cup
Venue– Greenfield Stadium, Thirvanthupram
Date and Time– 3rd October, 2.00 PM IST
Head- To Head Record
India and the Netherlands have played 2 ODI matches so far. This happened during the 2003 World Cup in South Africa while the second one took place in the 2011 World Cup. It has been a dominating performance by the Indian team as they have won on both occasions.
India registered a thumping 68-run victory in the 2003 edition after posting 204. The 2011 edition saw Men in Blue register a comfortable 5 wicket win thanks to an all-round performance by Yuvraj Singh.
The pitch at Greenfield Stadium is helpful for both bowlers and batters. It initially helps the pace bowlers with some movement in the initial 10 overs keeping the openers under pressure.
Australia and Netherlands match was reduced to 23 overs side due to rain. Australia scored 166 for 7 in 23 overs thanks to a brilliant contribution by Steve Smith. Mitchell Starc was superb with his bowling taking hattrick before rain stopped play.
It promises to be an exciting battle as the Indian team would look to gain practice ahead of the first match against Australia while the Netherlands also gain some match practice. The captain that wins the toss would likely bat first and post a decent total.
Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj
Vikramjit Singh, Max ODowd, Wesley Barresi, Bas de Leede, Colin Ackermann, Sybrand Engelbrecht, Scott Edwards(w/c), Logan van Beek, Shariz Ahmad, Aryan Dutt, Roelof van der Merwe, Teja Nidamanuru, Paul van Meekeren, Ryan Klein, Saqib Zulfiqar