The cricketing action unfolds on Sunday, 12th November at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru.
India’s dominance in the World Cup has been unrivalled, with an impressive record of eight victories in as many matches. However, the upcoming clash with the Netherlands, currently at the bottom of the standings, could prove to be a classic David versus Goliath encounter.
The Dutch team, despite their current standing, have demonstrated their prowess by defeating South Africa and Bangladesh earlier in the tournament. Key players such as Bas de Leede, Max O’Dowd, Logan van Beek, and captain Scott Edwards will need to bring their A-game to challenge the Indian side.
A win for the Netherlands could potentially propel them into the top eight, securing a spot in the ICC Champions Trophy 2025.
Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishan Kishan, Prasidh Krishna, Suryakumar Yadav.
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, Noah Croes, Wesley Barresi, Saqib Zulfiqar, Shariz Ahmad, Sybrand Engelbrecht.
Players to Watch
India – Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli is on the verge of surpassing Quinton de Kock and Rachin Ravindra to become the tournament’s top run-scorer if he manages a half-century against the Netherlands. However, the former Indian captain has his sights set on a bigger milestone – his 50th ODI century, which would take him past Sachin Tendulkar’s record.
Netherlands – Bas de Leede
Bas de Leede, the star of the Dutch team, has shown promise in the tournament so far. Despite being the team’s leading wicket-taker with 14 wickets, his batting performance has been below par with just 127 runs from eight innings. A significant contribution from de Leede could tilt the scales in the Netherlands’ favour.