England vs Netherlands, Match 40 ICC World Cup, 8 November 2023, 2 PM IST, Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
England and the Netherlands are all set to face each other in the 40th match of World Cup 2023 on Wednesday, November 8. The Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune will host the contest.
England have beaten the Dutch team all six times in ODIs. But when it comes to ICC events, Netherlands have had their share of joy against the Three Lions. In ODI World Cups, England have won all three of their matches.
But in the T20 World Cups, Netherlands got the better of their opponents two times in 2009 and 2014. Hence, one would be foolish to rule out the Dutch in the next game.
Team Form, Last 5 Matches for England: L, L, L, L, L
Team Form, Last 5 Matches for Netherlands: W, L, L, W, L
ENG vs NED Preview
England have been in absolute shambles in the tournament. Barring their win against Bangladesh at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala, the Three Lions have looked hapless, to say the least. On Sunday, November 5, Jos Buttler and Co. became the first team to get knocked out of World Cup 2023.
England lost to Australia by 33 runs at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Buttler, in press conferences, have repeatedly said that the Brits have not been able to execute their plans.
After the match against the Aussies, Buttler also said that his performances have rubbed off negatively on the team. England have nothing, but pride to play for.
The Three Lions will now try and make sure that they avoid the embarrassment of finishing at the bottom of the table. Most importantly, they will look to somehow sneak into the top seven and qualify for the Champions Trophy.
From winning the World Cup four years ago under Eoin Morgan’s captaincy to struggling to win even a single match, the England ODI team has seen a decline.
Probable Best Batter: Dawid Malan
Probable Best Bowler: Adil Rashid
Probable Playing XI: Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (c & wk), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
The Netherlands are all but out of the competition. With a net run rate of -1.398, it needs more than a miracle for them to make it through to the next round. Although their hopes of qualifying for the semis are over, they still have a chance to finish in the top seven and qualify for the Champions Trophy to be played two years ago.
Max O’Dowd, one of their prolific run-scorers in the last couple of years, has not had the best of times with the bat. His opening partner, Vikramjit Singh has struggled. Scott Edwards and Sybrand Engelbrecht have been impressive, to say the least.
Edwards played a crucial role in Netherlands’ win over South Africa at the HPCA Stadium. Engelbrecht, who made his international debut in this World Cup, is their leading run-scorer, having racked up 222 runs at an average of 37.
Logan van Beek, Bas de Leede and Colin Ackermann have been excellent as all-rounders. De Leede is also the leading wicket-taker for the Dutch team.
Probable Best Batter: Bas de Leede
Probable Best Bowler: Logan van Beek
Probable Playing XI: Vikramjit Singh, Max ODowd, Wesley Barresi, Colin Ackermann, Scott Edwards (c & wk), Bas de Leede, Sybrand Engelbrecht, Logan van Beek, Shariz Ahmad, Aryan Dutt, Paul van Meekeren
🟠The Netherlands has not been able to take revenge for the 3-0 defeat against Afghanistan in the Super League in 2022. The Dutch managed 179 all out; Afghanistan had no trouble with this score. Four Dutch run outs…
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— Cricket🏏Netherlands (@KNCBcricket) November 3, 2023
Pitch Report and Expected Weather Conditions for ENG vs NED
The pitch at the MCA Stadium in Pune is expected to be an excellent one for the batters. The track is expected to get better for batting and hence, winning the toss and fielding first should be the way forward for teams. Teams batting first will need scores around the 300-run mark.
Playing conditions are expected to be pleasant. Temperatures will be around the 28-degree Celsius mark. Clouds will be around, but the sun will also be out. Most importantly, there is no chance of rain for the time being.
The conditions should be helpful for England to put up a good total, but considering their own form and Netherlands' strong attack, the match could well take a u-turn like some of the rest World Cup matches have.
Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune ODI Records
Total Matches: 10
Matches Won batting first: 5
Match Won bowling first: 5
Average 1st innings score: 302
Average 2nd innings score: 294
England vs Netherlands Dream11 Match Prediction
Wicket-keepers: Jonny Bairstow
Batters: Sybrand Engelbrecht, Joe Root, Dawid Malan
All-Rounders: Colin Ackermann, Logan van Beek, David Willey, Bas de Leede
Bowlers: Adil Rashid, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood
Recommended Captain: Dawid Malan
Recommended Vice-Captain: Bas de Leede
Dawid Malan has been the standout batter for England and hence, we have picked him as the captain of our team. The southpaw has racked up 286 runs from seven matches at an average of 40.85 and a strike 99.65.
He scored 140 runs earlier in the tournament against the Shakib Al Hasan-led Bangladesh at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala. England’s batting has been nothing short of abysmal, but Malan has made sure that he keeps chipping in with the runs on a consistent basis.
Even against the Aussies, Malan scored 50 runs off 64 balls with four fours and a six before Pat Cummins accounted for his wicket.
Logan van Beek has been impressive for the Dutch. He missed a solitary game against New Zealand due to an injury, but has delivered the goods for his team. In six matches in World Cup 2023, van Beek has picked up 10 wickets at an economy rate of 5.52. Van Beek has also scored 122 runs at an average of 40.80
England vs Netherlands win prediction: England to win
England are expected to win the match and finally snap their losing streak. With nothing to lose, one can expect Buttler’s men to come out all guns blazing against the Netherlands. The Dutch have had their fair share of success and they have a great chance of pulling off another upset in the ongoing World Cup.