Bangladesh vs Netherlands, Match 28
ICC World Cup, 28 October, 2023, 2 PM IST, Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Bangladesh vs Netherlands will come face to face against each other for the first time in this World Cup on October 28. It is the 28th match of the tournament and is set to take place at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata. This is also the first time that the venue is hosting a cricket match in this World Cup.
Bangladesh are in complete disarray barring the individual brilliance in this mega event. After winning their first game against Afghanistan, they have lost four matches on the trot and will be desperate to take their points tally to 4 now. They have come up with insipid performances in all facets of the game that have hurt them badly.
The Tigers are coming into this match on the back of a massive loss at the hands of South Africa at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
The Netherlands, on the other hand, might have registered just one win so far, but they have impressed many with their performances. They staged one of the biggest upsets in the tournament defeating South Africa comfortably and will be keenly looking forward to the game against the struggling Bangladesh side.
Clearly, the Dutch have nothing to lose and with the kind of cricket they are playing, they certainly shouldn’t be taken lightly.
The Bangladesh vs Netherlands Dream11 prediction looks straightforward in hindsight with Shakib Al Hasan’s side being the favourite. But the Netherlands are no more pushovers and can turn the game on its head on their day. It will be an interesting contest for the fans in Kolkata as the venue gets off the mark in this World Cup.
Team Form, Last 5 Matches for Bangladesh: L-L-L-L-W
Team Form, Last 5 Matches for Netherlands: L-W-L-L-L
- 1 Bangladesh vs Netherlands Match Preview
- 2 Pitch Report and Expected Weather Conditions for Bangladesh vs Netherlands
- 3 Bangladesh vs Netherlands Dream11 Match Prediction
- 4 Bangladesh vs Netherlands Dream11 prediction: Bangladesh to win
Bangladesh vs Netherlands Match Preview
Nothing is working for Bangladesh at the moment. Moreover, they are expecting their pace bowler Taskin Ahmed to get fit for this clash which will also boost their already struggling pace bowling attack. Veteran Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim have not been at their absolute best like they used to be and that has been one of the reasons for their batting failures too.
Also, they have missed the presence of Tamim Iqbal at the top even as youngster Mehidy Hasan Miraz has been impressive as an all-rounder. Their in-form batter coming into the World Cup, Najmul Hossain Shanto is struggling for runs too. While they have the best players featuring in the playing XI, the experienced will have to step up just like Mahmudullah did vs South Africa.
Probable Best Performers
Probable Best Batter: Shakib Al Hasan
Probable Best Bowler: Mehidy Hasan Miraz
Possible Playing XI: Tanzid Hasan, Litton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan (C), Mushfiqur Rahim (WK), Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Nasum Ahmed, Hasan Mahmud/Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam
The Netherlands have been one of the most settled teams in this World Cup. Even though they have lost quite a few matches, the Dutch have not made many changes with their key players looking good with every passing match. Colin Ackermann, Roelof van der Merwe, Bas de Leede and skipper Scott Edwards are some of their key players who have performed at various stages.
Their main aim is to improve at the highest level while playing against some of the big teams which they have nicely done. However, the Netherlands would love to take down a couple of more teams by the time the league stage of the World Cup ends.
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The six-time world champion showed no compassion for captain Scott Edwards' men, winning by a record margin of 309 runs (399-90).
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Probable Best Performers
Probable Best Batter: Colin Ackermann
Probable Best Bowler: Bas de Leede
Possible Playing XI: Vikramjit Singh, Max O'Dowd, Colin Ackermann, Bas de Leede, Teja Nidamanuru, Scott Edwards (c&wk), Sybrand Engelbrecht, Logan van Beek, Roelof van der Merwe, Aryan Dutt, Paul van Meekeren
Pitch Report and Expected Weather Conditions for Bangladesh vs Netherlands
The surface at the Eden Gardens will be fresh and excellent for batting to start with. Expect early runs. Moreover, it historically has something for the pacers early on with the new ball. The average first innings score at the venue is 241 in 35 ODI matches here while 20 matches have been won by teams batting first.
But with this being the first match of this World Cup here, the team winning the toss in Bangladesh vs Netherlands should look to bowl first.
Eden Gardens, Kolkata ODI Records
Total Matches: 35
Match Won batting first: 20
Match won bowling first: 14
Average 1st innings score: 241
Average 2nd innings score: 203
Expected weather conditions: It will be sunny on Saturday afternoon with no chance of rain whatsoever in Kolkata. The temperature will hover around 30-32 Degrees Celsius during the Bangladesh vs Netherlands match and it will drop even further in the evening.
Bangladesh vs Netherlands Dream11 Match Prediction
Wicket-keepers: Litton Das, Scott Edwards
Batters: Colin Ackermann, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mahmudullah
All-rounders: Shakib Al Hasan, Bas de Leede, Mehidy Hasan Miraz,
Bowlers: Mustafizur Rahman, Paul van Meekeren, Nasum Ahmed
Recommended Captain: Shakib Al Hasan
Recommended Vice-captain: Mehidy Hasan Miraz
Litton Das and Edwards both are brilliant Dream11 wicketkeeping options while in the batting department, Colin Ackermann and Shanto have been picked. Mahmudullah cannot be ignored after his third World Cup century against South Africa in the previous outing while Shakib Al Hasan and Mehidy Hasan Miraz are brilliant captaincy options. Mustafizur and Meekeren are good options in the bowling department alongside Nasum Ahmed – they will take wickets.
Bangladesh vs Netherlands Dream11 prediction: Bangladesh to win
Given the experience in international cricket, Bangladesh are the favourites to win this encounter. But clearly, the Netherlands are not a pushover or cannot be even considered minnows. For the same reason, Bangladesh will have to play their best cricket in order to trump the Dutch in this encounter in Kolkata. At the same time, if the Dutch play to their potential, we might see them winning against the Tigers.