After a thrilling 1st match of World Cup 2023, the 2nd match of World Cup 2023 will be between Pakistan and Netherlands and will be played on 6 October 2023 which will be a thrilling sight for cricket enthusiasts. This match will be played at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad at 1:30 p.m.
- PAK VS. NED MATCH DETAILS
- PITCH REPORT
- HEAD-TO-HEAD MATCH HISTORY PAKISTAN VS NETHERLANDS
- PREDICTED PLAYING XI
- PROBABLE BEST PLAYER TEAM PAKISTAN
- PROBABLE BEST PLAYER TEAM NETHERLANDS
- SWOT ANALYSIS FOR BOTH TEAMS
- WINNING CHANCES OF TODAY’S MATCH
- TOSS ROLL IN TODAY’S MATCH
- WEATHER REPORT (FORECAST) FOR TODAY MATCH
- MATCH PREDICTION
PAK VS. NED MATCH DETAILS
|ICC Cricket World Cup 2023
|6 October 2023
|Pakistan VS Netherlands
|Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium (RGICS) pitch is more true and lively pitch as compared to international standards.
RGICS is a bowling pitch with a lush green outfield which is shaped to enable fast travel of the ball. This pitch is in sharp contrast as comparable to earlier pitches at Hyderabad. The earlier pitches have a reputation for being batsman-friendly with high scores while this is bowlers-friendly. The dry nature of the pitch is best to play for spinners and medium-pace bowlers. Along with the bowling side, the size of the field is helpful for batsmen because it provides many spots to score runs. So, we can say that it’s also a Batting-Friendly pitch.
Mostly the teams who won the toss look forward to bowling first because teams that chase a total have won more often than the teams who defend a total.
HEAD-TO-HEAD MATCH HISTORY PAKISTAN VS NETHERLANDS
In the ODI series, Pakistan and the Netherlands competed with each other in 6 matches out of which Pakistan won 6 matches, and unfortunately, the Netherlands lost all of them.
In the recent ODI match between Pakistan and Netherlands on 21 August 2022, Pakistan won the match by 9 runs as Pakistan scored 206 whereas Netherlands scored 197.
PREDICTED PLAYING XI
- Babar Azam (C)
- Shadab Khan (VC)
- Mohammad Rizwan (wk)
- Fakhar Zaman
- Haris Rauf
- Shaheen Shah Afridi
- Iftikhar Ahmad
- Abdullah Shafique
- Hasan Ali
- Mohammad Wasim
- Mohammad Haris
- Abrar Ahmad
- Zaman Khan
- Scott Edwards (C) (wk)
- 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
PROBABLE BEST PLAYER TEAM PAKISTAN
Predictors and experts are all buzzing with excitement for World Cup 2023 and making their predictions on every player and how they are going to perform. Pakistan has a leading name, Babar Azam who is a right-hand, top-order batsman, and is among the best players in his team. With 2,000 ODI runs he is the second fastest player, and with 1,000 T20I runs he is the second quickest player. He is number 1 in the ODI Batting Ranking 2023 by ICC with 18 ODI centuries during the Asia Cup and an 857 rating.
Since the 2019 World Cup Pakistan’s fast bowling average is 27.00 in ODI’s. For their spin attack, they have been placed in 10th position and their bowling average has gone beyond 40. Haris Rauf (pace bowler) achieved his first 5-wicket haul in ODI which boasts his personal best 5/18 figures in international matches. He took 10 wickets with an average of 36.76.
PROBABLE BEST PLAYER TEAM NETHERLANDS
According to the ICC ODI player ranking 2023, NED has the best batter name, Scott Edwards is in 39th number with a 577 rating. His career-best rating is 594 against Sri Lanka on 30 June 2023.
Logan van Beek is the best bowler in the Netherlands. According to the ICC ODI ranking, he is in the 51st position with a 485 rating. His career-best rating is 485 against Sri Lanka on 9 July 2023.
SWOT ANALYSIS FOR BOTH TEAMS
Have a look at the SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) analysis of both teams:
Team Pakistan Strengths
Pakistan’s biggest strength in the World Cup 2023 will be their Top Order and pace batting. In the bowling line, Pakistan has the best pace trio which consists of Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, and Naseem Shah, unfortunately, Naseem Shah is not going to play due to his shoulder injury. However, they still have the duo of Shaheen Afridi and Haris Rauf. In the batting line, Pakistan’s top 3 will be the strength. Babar Azam will be the main man with his bat.
Team Pakistan Weaknesses
Their middle-order is their weakness and is the main concern. Their spin department is also not doing well enough. Vice-captain Shadab Khan and Mohammad Rizwan are Pakistan’s biggest concern after Asia Cup 2023.
Opportunities for Team Pakistan
In the last 12 months, Pakistan has been one of the most consistent sides. After 27 years, Pakistan has the golden opportunity to seal World Cup 2023 with the Babar Azam-led side which is a favorable condition for them. Hassan Ali (pacer) also returned to the squad due to Naseem Shah’s injury. He is one of the brilliant bowlers in the Pakistan squad. The good thing is the ground pitch is best for a pacer.
Threats for Team Pakistan
In the World Cup 2023, their biggest threat will be the inconsistent batting and not enough spinners. If their top-order fails to bat, Pakistan has much experience down the order who can be able to hold the innings.
Team Netherlands Strengths
Their all-rounders will be the biggest strengths in the World Cup 2023. Netherlands trio Bas de Leede, Teja Nidamanuru, and Max O’Dowd are deadly for the Dutch in bowling and batting. Apart from this trio, they also have Colin Ackermann, Shariz Ahmad, and Roelof van der Merwe, who can be adaptable in both departments.
Team Netherlands Weaknesses
Unluckily, the Netherlands is still struggling with spin, both in batting and bowling. So, if we consider the spin-friendly RCIGS pitch for this match, it seems like the Dutch batters will face some challenges. Their main-line spinner is just a single name, Aryan Dutt, with their other two spin bowlers just taking 52 wickets collectively.
Opportunities for Team Netherlands
Their top players like Scott Edwards, Loggan van Beek, and Teja Nidamanuru have plenty of experience in international cricket. The Dutch side also has a more experienced trio of Aryan Dutt, Vikramjit Singh, and Bas de Leede which goes with the explosive power to go all out and give it their best shot.
Threats for Team Netherlands
The Netherlands has nothing to lose. This is an unexpected team that can unleash its potential and defeat the best and top teams. They have limited player information so they can be a strong adversary or a worthy competitor for other teams in this World Cup. Pakistan’s pace duo is a big threat to the Netherlands as the pitch is dry and hard with a good amount of pace and bounce.
WINNING CHANCES OF TODAY’S MATCH
From the previous results, Pakistan who got victory in every match against Netherlands, has a great chance of winning this World Cup 2nd match. Pakistan is currently the number 1 team in the ODI format while the Netherlands is 14th in this format. Both teams have the best top-order batters and both are struggling with their spinning side so this match will be full of thrill and excitement. The passionate and reliable team will chase victory. So it is expected that Pakistan has a great chance to come out on top and emerge victorious.
TOSS ROLL IN TODAY’S MATCH
The toss is the crucial moment of the match as it sets the tone for the whole match. The toss will be presided over 30 minutes before the match. In this match, both teams are struggling almost with the same weaknesses but the Netherlands players are not very experienced. According to the pitch conditions and previous results, toss winning team will choose to bat first. According to the weather, the pitch will be dry and hard which is good news for batters.
ICC World Cup experts suggest that Pakistan is likely to win the toss and opt to bat first.
WEATHER REPORT (FORECAST) FOR TODAY MATCH
At the start of the match, there is a 20% chance of rain but later in the evening, it is expected to clear up. The pitch of the ground is considered to be hard and dry. The dry pitch will allow the batters to score runs freely. Spinners will also have a great opportunity to get some turn on the slower surfaces.
There will be 20C which will increase gradually throughout the day. The humidity will be 70% which is high enough. The speed of wind will be light at almost 10km/h.
Pakistan has a 94% chance of winning this match.
The Netherlands has a 6% chance of winning this match.
Who are the key players of Pak vs. Ned (2nd match of World Cup 2023)?
From Pakistan side, Babar Azam who is the captain of his team will be the key player whereas Netherlands is yet to announce their key player.
Date and venue of Pak vs Ned’s second match of WC 2023?
The match will be held on 6 October 2023 in the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad.
Is there any rain prediction?
Yes, there are 20% chances of rain at the start of the match which will decrease gradually.
What will be the pitch condition?
The pitch will be favorable for the batter because it will be dry and hard.
Which team will win the 2nd ICC World Cup match in 2023?
Pakistan has more chances of winning than the Netherlands.
Who will win the toss in the Pak vs. Ned match in 2023?
According to ICC expert prediction, Pakistan will win the toss and opt to bat.