Date : October 3, Tuesday
Time: 2:00 pm IST
Venue: Greenfield Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram
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The 2023 World Cup hosts will next see Netherlands in their second warm up match at the Greenfield Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram on October 3, Tuesday. India were to lock horns with the reigning champions England in their first warm up match. However, the game was called off without a ball being bowled due to persistent rains in Guwahati. On the other hand, Netherlands locked horns with Australia in their first warm-up match on September 30, Saturday.
The pitch at the Greenfield Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram is known for favouring bowlers, especially the spinners. The bowling lineup of a team is more likely to succeed in the second innings of the match, when the pitch dries more. The venue for the forthcoming warm-up match has hosted only two ODI games as of now. Given the pitch conditions, the toss winning captain would be more likely to opt for fielding.
The hosts for the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 are riding high on confidence as they came on top of the Asia Cup 2023. In addition to this, the two-time world champions took down Australia 2-1 in a 3-match ODI series. On top of it, India will have home soil advantage, and it will surely help them in the coming match.
The hosts have a strong batting line-up, with the likes of Virat Kohli and skipper Rohit Sharma. Not only this, but youngsters like Shubman Gill and Ishan Kishan are also shining of late.
On the flip side, names like Mohammed Siraj, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami make for a strong bowling unit for the team, and it can be said that India has potential of winning the coveted trophy for the third time.
India squad for ICC ODI World Cup 2023
Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya (vc), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav
Netherlands, under the captaincy of Scott Edward this season, are making their fifth ODI World Cup appearance. They beat West Indies and Scotland to make it to the most prominent ICC event. Currently ranked 14th in the ICC ODI rankings, Netherlands didn’t play a 50-over game after the qualifiers. The Dutch team has an in-form batting lineup, including the skipper himself, Vikramjit Singh and Max O’Dowd.
Looking at the bowling lineup, the team has the likes of Logan van Beek and Bas de Leede, who emerged as highest wicket takers for their side.
Netherlands’ squad for the ICC ODI World Cup 2023
Scott Edwards (c), Max O'Dowd, Bas de Leede, Vikram Singh, Teja Nidamanuru, Paul van Meekeren, Colin Ackermann, Roelof van der Merwe, Logan van Beek, Aryan Dutt, Ryan Klein, Wesley Barresi, Saqib Zulfiqar, Shariz Ahmad, Sybrand Engelbrecht.
The hosts, India, are favourites to win their warm match against the Netherlands, slated to be played on Tuesday, October 3.
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