Date: 6 October 2023
Time: 2:00 PM IST
Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
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Pakistan will start their ODI World Cup 2023in Hyderabad against The Netherlands at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. The Babar Azam-led team hasn’t looked great before the World Cup after disappointing performances in the Asia Cup and the warm-up matches. Whereas for the Netherlands, Scott Edwards and Co. have put in some incredible performances in the qualifying stage and will eye to create a few upsets in India.
The Pakistan team will be in the hunt for the World Cup title this year with a solid, well-rounded squad. The run-scoring responsibilities will be shouldered by the likes of Babar Azam, Mohammed Rizwan and Fakhar Zaman. Whereas in the bowling department, the onus will be on Shaheen Shah Afridi and Haris Rauf, to break down the opposition batting lineups. Whereas the all-round play of Iftikhar Ahmed and Shadab Khan will also be crucial in crunch moments.
Whereas for the Dutch, this World Cup will play a key role in the development of cricket in their country. The Netherlands will count on the likes of Vikramjit Singh, Max O’Dowd and Scott Edwards to score the majority of the runs. While Logan Van Beek, veteran star Roelof van der Merwe and Paul van Meerken will be crucial in the bowling department. But the Netherlands’ x-factor player will be Bas de Leede with his all-around abilities.
Fakhar Zaman, Abdullah Shafique, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Agha Salman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Haris Rauf
Vikramjit Singh, Max O’Dowd, Colin Ackerman, Bas de Leede, Teja Nidamanuru, Scott Edwards (c) (wk), Roelof van der Merwe, Logan Van Beek, Ryan Klein, Aryan Dutt, Paul van Meerken
Batters: Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Max O’Dowd, Vikramjit Singh
Bowlers: Roelof van der Merwe, Logan Van Beek, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf
Wicket-keepers: Scott Edwards, Mohammad Rizwan
All-rounders: Bas de Leede, Colin Ackerman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan
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