Netherlands and Afghanistan will take on each other in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 match 34 at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow on Friday.
Afghanistan, no longer being called underdogs, have won and lost three games each and are in sixth place in the points table. The Netherlands have won two out of six games and are in eighth position in the rankings.
The Netherlands defeated Bangladesh by 87 runs in their previous game. Batting first, they posted 229 runs in 50 overs. Scott Edwards, who scored 68 off 89, was the highest scorer for the Dutch. Bangladesh, in their chase, were bowled out for just 142 runs in 42.2 overs. Paul van Meekeren picked four wickets for just 23 runs and was also named the Player of the Match.
Afghanistan, on the other hand, defeated Sri Lanka in their previous game. Batting first, Sri Lanka finished at 241 all out in 49.3 overs as
Fazalhaq Farooqi picked up four wickets, which was also the first four-wicket haul in the ODI World Cup for Afghanistan. Ibrahim Zadran and Rahmat Shah scored 73 runs for the second wicket, before Rahmat and Hashmatullah Shahidi scored 58 runs for the fourth wicket to take Afghanistan to a win.
Ahead of the next game of Cricket World Cup 2023, here is everything you need to know.
Netherlands vs Afghanistan injury update
Ikram Alikhil suffered a finger injury in the last game but the management has confirmed he is available for selection in this match. Netherlands do not have any injury concerns.
Netherlands vs Afghanistan Predicted XI
Afghanistan: 1 Rahmanullah Gurbaz, 2 Ibrahim Zadran, 3 Rahmat Shah, 4 Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), 5 Azmatullah Omarzai, 6 Ikram Alikhil (wk), 7 Mohammad Nabi, 8 Rashid Khan, 9 Mujeeb Ur Rahman, 10 Naveen-ul-Haq, 11 Fazalhaq Farooqi
Netherlands: 1 Max O’Dowd, 2 Vikramjit Singh, 3 Wesley Barresi, 4 Colin Ackermann, 5 Scott Edwards (c & wk), 6 Bas de Leede, 7 Sybrand Engelbrecht, 8 Logan van Beek, 9 Shariz Ahmad, 10 Aryan Dutt, 11 Paul van Meekeren
Netherlands vs Afghanistan Match Details
Match: Netherlands vs Afghanistan
Date & Time: November 3, 2.00 PM IST
Venue: Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
Netherlands vs Afghanistan Fantasy Team
Wicketkeepers: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Scott Edwards
Batters: Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Wesley Barresi
All-rounders: Azmatullah Omarzai, Logan van Beek, Bas de Leede
Bowlers: Rashid Khan, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Paul van Meekeren
Captain: Rehmat Shah
Vice captain: Bas de Leede
Netherlands vs Afghanistan: Lucknow Weather and Pitch Report
The pitch is likely to largely assist the spinners. Anything near 300 is a competitive total on this ground.
The weather in Lucknow will be warm and sunny during the day but pleasant after sunset. Rain is not forecast.
Netherlands vs Afghanistan, 2023 World Cup Broadcast details
The match between Netherlands and Afghanistan will be live on the Star Sports network as far as TV is concerned.
Netherlands vs Afghanistan Live Streaming
Disney + Hotstar has picked up streaming rights of the Netherlands vs Afghanistan match. The toss will take place at 2.00 PM IST.
Netherlands vs Afghanistan ODI matches Head-to-Head
|Matches won by Netherlands||2|
|Matches won by Afghanistan||7|
Netherlands vs Afghanistan match prediction
Both Netherlands and Afghanistan have proved that they can win against the best of teams on their day. With Lucknow likely to aid spinners, Afghanistan stand a better chance to win this match.