New Zealand (NZ) is set to clash with the Netherlands (NED) in the 6th match of the Cricket ODI World Cup at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on October 9. Both teams come into the match with varying fortunes in their previous encounters.
New Zealand kicked off their World Cup campaign on a resounding note, securing a comprehensive victory in their first match. They continued their winning streak against England, where they emerged victorious by nine wickets. In that match, New Zealand’s bowlers put on a splendid performance, restricting England to 282 runs. New Zealand’s batting reply was impeccable, with both their openers scoring centuries, sealing a commanding victory.
On the other hand, the Netherlands faced Pakistan in their last match, where they showed glimpses of potential but ultimately lost by 81 runs. The Dutch team’s performance with the ball was commendable as they restricted Pakistan to 286 runs. However, they struggled in their chase as Pakistan’s bowlers took control.
The upcoming clash promises to be an exciting encounter between two contrasting teams. New Zealand’s recent form is impeccable, with a string of wins, while the Netherlands will be eager to bounce back after their defeat against Pakistan.
- Match: New Zealand vs Netherlands, 6th Match
- Tournament: ICC Cricket World Cup
- Date: October 9, 2023
- Time: 2:00 PM IST
- Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad
- The weather at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium is expected to have clouds with a temperature of 25.7°C and a humidity of 67%.
Team Form (Last 5 Matches)
- New Zealand: WWWWW
- Netherlands: LNRNW
Players’ Stats in Current Series
- Most Runs: Devon Conway (NZ) – 152 Runs
- Best Strike Rate: Rachin Ravindra (NZ) – 123 Runs
- Most Wickets: Bas de Leede (NED) – 67 Runs
- Best Economy Rate: Vikramjit Singh (NED) – 52 Runs
- Captain’s Picks: Devon Conway (NZ), Bas de Leede (NED), Rachin Ravindra (NZ)
Probable Playing XI
New Zealand: Devon Conway, Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, DJ Mitchell, MS Chapman, Tom Latham (C), Glenn Phillips, LH Ferguson, Trent Boult, Tim Southee, MJ Henry
Netherlands: MP O’Dowd, W Barresi, BFW de Leede, Colin Ackermann, Vikramjit Singh, RE van der Merwe, S Edwards (C), AT Nidamanuru, Logan van Beek, Aryan Dutt, PA van Meekeren
Injury and Availability News
- Lockie Ferguson and Tim Southee might be available for selection for this game. Kane Williamson is still ruled out and might not feature in this match.
- The Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium pitch is expected to be batting-friendly with early assistance for pacers. Slower deliveries can be tricky for batsmen. The team winning the toss may opt to bowl first, with an average first innings score of 262.
Head to Head
- NZ: 7 wins
- NED: 4 wins