New Zealand vs Netherlands, Match 6, World Cup 2023
Monday 9 October, 02:00 PM IST, Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
The New Zealand team started their Cricket World Cup 2023 campaign on a bright note, securing a massive nine-wicket win over defending champions England.
Devon Conway made an unbeaten 152, whereas Rachin Ravindra also impressed with an unbeaten 126. The bowlers also did a great job as they restricted a strong batting unit like England to a total of 282.
So far, the Kiwis have displayed strength in all departments and their form in the lead up to this World Cup was also excellent. They will be eager to build on that momentum now, with another victory over the Dutch.
Netherlands, on the other hand, delivered a very spirited performance in their opening match against Pakistan. They restricted the Asian nation to 286, riding on Bas de Leede's four-wicket haul.
They started their chase off well, with Vikramjit Singh and de Leede scoring fifties. But they lost their way with regular wickets and got bowled out for 205.
While Netherlands delivered a very strong bowling performance, their batting has a lot to improve upon. Barring a couple of batters, everyone else turned up with disappointing performances. The team will be eager to deliver a better performance in this game.
New Zealand Form: W W W NR L
Netherlands Form: L L W W L
NZ vs NED match preview
The NZ cricket team have a very strong lineup, which is headed by dashing openers Devon Conway and Will Young at the top of the order. Conway showed his brilliance with an unbeaten 152 in the first match. They can score runs quickly.
While Young was dismissed for a duck, he has proven his worth over the years with consistent performances. Rachin Ravindra at number three is like a breath of fresh air in this Kiwi lineup, whereas experienced players like Tom Latham, Glenn Phillips, and Daryl Mitchell add depth to their middle order.
Their bowling also stands out with the pace department being headed by Trent Boult and the spin attack by Mitchell Santner. Other bowlers like Matt Henry, Ish Sodhi and Lockie Ferguson add good support to the frontline bowlers capable of taking wickets regularly.
Probable best performers
Probable best batter: Devon Conway
Probable best bowler: Trent Boult
Probable Playing XI: Devon Conway, Will Young, Rachin Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (c & wk), Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Trent Boult
Netherlands have shown that they have what it takes in their bowling to tame the giants. But it's their batting that needs work. Vikramjit Singh and Bas de Leede are probably their best bet as batters and they will need to deliver with big knocks if they want to stand a chance of winning this encounter.
The other batters have to step up with meaningful contributions, though. Teja Nidamanuru is another batter who has been in form of late, but failed in the first game. He needs to step up as well.
Probable best performers
Probable best batter: Bas de Leede
Probable best bowler: Logan van Beek
Probable Playing XI: Vikramjit Singh, Max ODowd, Colin Ackermann, Scott Edwards (c & wk), Bas de Leede, Teja Nidamanuru, Saqib Zulfiqar, Logan van Beek, Roelof van der Merwe, Aryan Dutt, Paul van Meekeren
Pitch Report and Weather conditions for NZ vs NED
The pitch at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium favours the batters, and the New Zealand vs Netherlands clash should be no different. The venue has always been a high-scoring one, with bowlers facing a tough time containing the batters.
Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium
Total matches: 6
Matches won batting first: 2
Matches won bowling first: 3
Average 1st Inns scores: 232
Average 2nd Inns scores: 242
The weather is also expected to be bright and sunny throughout the day, thus favouring an uninterrupted match throughout the day.
New Zealand vs Netherlands Dream11 match prediction
Wicket-keeper: Tom Latham, Devon Conway
Batters: Glenn Phillips, Vikramjit Singh, Will Young
All-rounders: Bas de Leede, Rachin Ravindra, Colin Ackermann, Mitchell Santner
Bowlers: Trent Boult, Matt Henry
Recommended captain: Bas de Leede
Recommended vice-captain: Devon Conway
Conway showed what he is capable of with a cricket bat with an unbeaten 152 in the previous match. He is expected to score big in New Zealand vs Netherlands clash and other matches.
Latham, on the other hand, will keep wickets while also leading the side. He bats in the middle-order and he will get a chance to score some runs if his batting services are required.
Among the batters, Vikramjit Singh has scored runs in the first game. While Young and Phillips are yet to score, they can score big when the situation arises.
All the all-rounders selected are in form. Rachin Ravindra scored runs with century in the last game. Colin Ackermann delivered with both bat and ball, so did de Leede. Santner also bowled well.
In the bowlers' section, our Dream11 prediction is to go with Trent Boult and Matt Henry. Both are reliable bowlers and are expected to pick up multiple wickets in this game.
New Zealand vs Netherlands win prediction: New Zealand to win
The Kiwis were one of the finalists during the 2019 World Cup and they have been pretty consistent in every ICC tournament. They have started this edition well and now they will be looking to carry the momentum forward into this match by scoring lots of runs again.
Moreover, they are a much stronger side than Netherlands. Our Dream11 prediction is they will win the New Zealand vs Netherlands encounter.