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Pakistan vs Netherlands ODI World Cup Tips - Openers to lead the way

Siddhu
05 Oct 2023
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Siddhu Bharadwaj 05 Oct 2023
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  • Pakistan vs Netherlands ODI World Cup predictions to be played at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Hyderabad on Friday afternoon, Indian time
  • Pakistan posted the highest o/p in 4 of their last 5 ODIs against the Netherlands
  • The Netherlands have lost all previous 6 ODIs against Pakistan
Pakistan vs Netherlands ODI World Cup
Can Babar and co. start the tournament with a win? (Getty Images)

Pakistan vs Netherlands ODI World Cup


It’s time for one of the tournament’s favourites to start their campaign as Pakistan take on the Netherlands in match #2 of the 2023 ICC ODI World Cup. This match will be played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad starting at 2pm, IST time.
  • Pakistan vs Netherlands ODI World Cup
  • Head to Head
  • Pakistan Form
  • Pakistan Team News
  • Netherlands Form
  • Netherlands Team News

It’ll be a huge upset if the Netherlands go on to win here. Although they are capable of making a match out of this, Pakistan look well-covered to win this in a canter. It is the opening partnership market that looks interesting and I am putting my money on Pakistan to walk away with the honours.

  • Pakistan posted the highest opening partnership in 4 of their last 5 matches against the Netherlands (ODIs)
  • Pakistan posted the highest opening partnership in 3 of their last 5 matches (ODIs)
  • The Netherlands have lost all 6 previous matches against Pakistan (ODIs)
  • Babar Azam has 3 scores of 50 or more in his last 6 matches (ODIs)

Head to Head


Pakistan have played the Netherlands in six ODIs so far, winning all six. The last of those matches was played in August 2022 when Pakistan won by 9 runs.

In the World Cups, these sides have met twice before in the 1996 and 2003 editions. Pakistan won the 1996 match by eight wickets and the 2003 match by 97 runs.

Pakistan Form


Pakistan are coming off a disappointing Asia Cup journey where they crashed out in the Super Fours. Losses to India and Sri Lanka ended their participation.

The Green Caps participated in two pre-tournament warm-up games, both at this venue. They were beaten by New Zealand by five wickets in the first, before losing by 14 runs to Australia.

With a strong batting unit and a bowling unit that is impressive on its day, Pakistan are one of the favourites to reach at least the semi-finals this tournament.

Pakistan Team News


Pakistan are likely to leave out Usama Mir, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Mohammad Nawaz and Abdullah Shafique.

Netherlands Form


The Netherlands were last seen in the ICC World Cup Qualifier where they were a losing finalist to Sri Lanka. That tournament saw them win against West Indies, pipping them in the final analysis.

That tournament gave them a ticket to the tournament to rub shoulders with the big teams. Unfortunately for the Dutch, their two warm-up games have been hit by rains. They played only 37 overs against Australia where they were 84 for 6 after conceding 166 in 23 overs.

The second warm-up against India was abandoned without toss, depriving the Holland side of much-needed practice before the big games start piling up.

Netherlands Team News


The Netherlands could be benching Sybrand Engelbrecht, Saqib Zulfiqar, Wesley Barresi and Ryan Klein.

Pakistan vs Netherlands ODI World Cup FAQs

Where can I watch the Pakistan vs Netherlands ODI World Cup live stream?

Our live streaming calendar shows you where to watch the Pakistan vs Netherlands ODI World Cup live stream.

What time does Pakistan vs Netherlands ODI World Cup start?

This Pakistan vs Netherlands ODI World Cup will be played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on October 6, Friday starting at 2:00pm IST.

Verdict

Pakistan are one of the favourites to progress through to the semis and they are unlikely to be put to test by the Netherlands here. The Dutch have the strength to test a few teams but this match may be coming a bit too early for them to show their worth. There’s not much value in backing a Pakistani win, so I am putting my money in the opening partnership market with the Green Caps likely to come out top.

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