T20 World Cup Preview: India vs Netherlands

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India will face the Netherlands in match 23 of the T20 World Cup 2022 at the SCG on Thursday ( 27th October).

In their first match of the Super 12, India defeated Pakistan while the Netherlands suffered a 9-run loss against Bangladesh.

India recent form:

India registered a 4-wicket victory in the last-ball thriller against their arch-rivals Pakistan.

Chasing 160 runs, India lost 4 wickets including Rohit, Rahul, and Suryakumar Yadav within the first 7 overs.

The Pakistani pacers were on top but courtesy of an unbelievable knock from Virat Kohli,

India chased down the total on the last ball of the innings. Kohli remained unbeaten on 82 runs off 53 balls.

Netherlands recent form:

The Netherlands lost their opening game by just 9 runs against Bangladesh.

Bowling first, they restricted Bangladesh to just 144 runs.

Paul van Meekeren and Bas de Leede picked up 2 wickets each for their side.

Chasing 145 runs, the Netherlands lost two wickets on the first two balls of the innings.

They kept losing wickets at regular intervals and were bowled out for 135 runs.

Colin Ackermann was the top scorer with 62 runs off 48 balls.

Live Streaming and Broadcast

This match will be broadcast live on Star Sports network while the Live streaming will be available on the Disney + Hotstar app & web.

Match Details:

Teams – India vs Netherlands

Date – 27th October 2022

Time – 12:30 PM IST

Venue –   Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney

Average 1st innings total

The average 1st innings score at the SCG is 160 runs.

Head-to-Head record in T20Is:

India and Netherlands have never played against each other in T20 Internationals. This will be the first-ever T20I between these two sides.

Total Matches Played – 0

India won – 0

Netherlands won – 0

Tie/ No Result – 0

Pitch Report:

The pitch at SCG is known to help the batting side. The pacers will not get much help from the surface while spinners can play a key role in the middle overs. A high-scoring game is expected on Thursday. The team winning the toss might like to bowl first and chase the total on this pitch.

Weather Report:

The temperature is expected to hover around 23°C on the match day with 58 % humidity and 15 km/hr wind speed.

There is a 73% chance of precipitation during the match.

Possible Playing XI:

Here are the possible playing XIs of both teams,


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


Max O’Dowd, Vikramjit Singh, Bas de Leede, Tom Cooper, Colin Ackermann, Scott Edwards (c & wk), Tim Pringle, Logan van Beek, Shariz Ahmad, Fred Klaassen, Paul van Meekeren

Who will win?

The Netherlands gave a little fight to Bangladesh but now they are up against a much stronger Indian team.

The men in blue have one of the most strongest batting lineups of this tournament and their bowling department is also pretty good.

Hence, we predict that India will beat the Netherlands in the 23rd match of this T20 World Cup 2022.


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