T20 World Cup 2022: India vs Netherlands – Probable XI, Pitch & Weather report

India will take on the Netherlands in Match 23 of the ongoing ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney, on Thursday evening.

India will enter the game as favourites after a thrilling win against their arch-rivals Pakistan at MCG on last Sunday (October 23). On the other hand, after putting in a lot of effort to reach the Super 12s, the Netherlands now wants to enjoy playing with the big boys. The Dutch will try their best to upset other big teams of Group 2: South Africa, India and Pakistan.

Pitch and Weather report

South Africa blasted 205/5 in the first game of the day at the SCG. So it is fair to expect runs to flow once again. There are chances of rain, but it looks pretty on match eve.

Probable XI

India: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh

Netherlands: Vikramjit Singh, Max O’Dowd, Bas de Leede, Colin Ackermann, Tom Cooper, Scott Edwards (c & wk), Tim Pringle, Logan van Beek, Shariz Ahmed/Roelof van der Merve, Fred Klaassen, Paul van Meekeren

Current form

India: WLWWW (last five completed matches, most recent first)
Netherlands: LLWWL

What they said:

“Not just for us, I think the end overs have been a challenge for other teams as well. In the last game itself, people went for runs. We acknowledge that it’s going to be a challenging phase. Yes we have bowlers for it, we have prepared for it. For us, we have identified the bowlers who are going to be our specialists as well. Having said that, you have to be adaptable. You got to be able to have other options available, in case required. They might not be seam bowlers, they might be spinners. I think you are going to be put in those challenges, you are going to think differently at times. But we have those bowlers, we have our plans sorted,” said Paras Mhambrey on India’s concern regarding bowling in death overs.

“Tom [Cooper] is obviously great to have in the squad. He hasn’t got the runs this tournament but hopefully this is the game that he gets going. Both he and Roelof van der Merve bring a wealth of experience in T20 cricket. That’s huge for our guys. Especially looking at… we have three-four guys that are under 21 years old 21. They’re massive to have around the group and great for the team’s morale,” said the Dutch captain Scott Edwards on why experience matters.

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