England (ENG) will be locking horns with Netherlands (NED) in Maharashtra State Cricket Association Stadium in Pune in the 40th match of the ODI World Cup 2023. In the context of the tournament, this will be very important for the Netherlands, who have a slim chance of qualifying for the semifinal stage of the tournament. Engalnd has been eliminated from the tournament.
But the bigger context for the match lies in their qualification for the Champions Trophy 2025. Both teams will be eyeing to secure a spot in the tournament. The match happens to be a must-win one for both the teams in that regard, more so for the Netherlands, who have both the Champions Trophy 2025 qualification and Semifinal berth in the 2023 World Cup at stake.
England has beaten only one team in the tournament till now. After beating Bangladesh, the defending champions lost 5 games in a row and were knocked out of the tournament. The Dutch side has beaten two teams in the tournament. Their win against South Africa has been the highlight of the tournament. But they would be hoping to get a win against England in Pune.
END vs NED: Match Details
Match: England vs Netherlands, ODI World Cup 2023, 40th Match
Venue: Maharashtra State Cricket Association Stadium, Pune.
Date and Time: Wednesday, November 8th, 2:00 PM (IST)
Live coverage details: Star Sports India HD and SD Channels, Disney Hotstar (OTT)
ENG vs NED: Pitch Report
The match between the two teams will be played in Pune. The venue is known for batting-friendly pitches, small boundaries, and a quick outfield. Batters love playing at the venue. But in the ongoing tournament, the bowlers have held their own against the batters. The accurate bowler has been able to contain the batters. The wicket has played slightly on the slower side.
Not many teams have scored more than 300 runs at the venue. South Africa did it against New Zealand with a cautious aggression in their approach. Other teams that have batted first at the venue could not judge the nature of the pitch well. With no dew appearing at the venue, the teams would be looking to bat first, as having runs on board might be the right way to go about things.
ENG vs NED: Head-to-Head Records
England and the Netherlands have faced each other for 3 times in the history of the ODI World Cup. In all three instances, England beat the Netherlands. The two teams faced each other for the first time in 1996, then in 2003, and 2011 respectively. In 1996, England beat them by 49 runs. In the 21st century, England won both matches by chasing. To date, the Netherlands has not beaten England in an ODI match.
ENG vs NED: Probable Playing XI
England: Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (C & WK), Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, David Willey, Mark Wood
Netherlands: Wesley Barresi, Max O'Dowd, Colin Ackermann, Sybrand Engelbrecht, Scott Edwards (C & WK), Saqib Zulfiqar, Bas De Leede, Logan Van Beek, Paul Van Meekeren, Aryan Dutt, Roelof Van Der Merwe
ENG vs NED: Dream 11 Fantasy Teams
Wicketkeeper: Jos Buttler, Scott Edwards
Batter: Ben Stokes, Sybrand Engelbrecht, Dawid Malan
Allrounder: Liam Livingstone (C), Logan Van Beek (VC), David Willey
Bowlers: Adil Rashid, Chris Woakes, Aryan Dutt
Head to Head:
Wicketkeeper: Scott Edwards (VC)
Batter: Wesley Barresi, Max O'Dowd, Ben Stokes, Joe Root, Dawid Malan
Allrounders: David Willey (C)
Bowlers: Adil Rashid, Chris Woakes, Aryan Dutt, Mark Wood