Australia will face Netherlands in the 2nd Warm-up match to be played at Greenfield Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram on 30th September 2023. The Aussies have gotten used to the conditions by playing 3 One-day international matches against India while the Netherlands also featured in some warm-up matches ahead of these encounters.
Both teams look to gain confidence ahead of their first match of the tournament. Australia looked impressive in the 3rd ODI at Rajkot posting 352 for 8 and bowled out India for 286 giving them a 66-run victory.
Australia would look to test Marnus Labuschagne who came as a replacement for Ashton Agar. Their bowling department should focus on impact before the main matches start.
Details– ICC Cricket World Cup, 5th match, Australia vs Netherlands
Venue– Greenfield Stadium, Thirvanthupram
Date and Time– 30th September, 2.00 PM IST
Australia has faced the Netherlands two times in One-day internationals with Australia coming up victorious on both occasions. They met each other in World Cups. The first time was during the 2003 World Cup in South Africa where Australia thrashed Netherlands by 75 runs.
The second time was during the 2007 World Cup in West Indies. Australia registered a thumping 229-run victory. Australia dominated the Netherlands with comprehensive wins and hopes to showcase their domination in the first warm-up match tomorrow.
The match between South Africa and Afghanistan was abandoned without a single ball being bowled. It provides some assistance for the bowlers initially and gives tough tests for the batters in the initial overs.
The pacers and spinners get assistance as both teams have good quality pace bowling attacks to make use of the conditions. The captain that wins the toss would likely bat first and put pressure on the opponent team to post a competitive total.
Pat Cummins (c), Steve Smith, Alex Carey, Josh Inglis, Sean Abbott, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitch Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc
Scott Edwards (c), Max O’Dowd, Bas de Leede, Vikram Singh, Teja Nidamanuru, Paul van Meekeren, Colin Ackermann, Roelof van der Merwe, Logan van Beek, Aryan Dutt, Ryan Klein, Wesley Barresi, Saqib Zulfiqar, Shariz Ahmad, Sybrand Engelbrecht