ENG vs NED – ICC World Cup Match 40 Prediction 8 Nov 2023
England will aim to salvage their pride when they face off against the Netherlands in Match 40 of the 2023 World Cup on Wednesday at the MCA Stadium in Pune.
- The Three Lions are entering the match on the back of a 33-run loss to Australia and currently occupy the bottom position on the points table.
- Conversely, the Netherlands is approaching the game following a seven-wicket defeat against Afghanistan.
- They are placed ninth in the points table with two wins from seven matches.
ENG vs NED – ICC WC 2023 – Venue Details
Venue: MCA Stadium, Pune
Date: November 8th 2023
Time: 14:00 (local)
ENG vs NED – ICC WC 2023 – Team Previews
Characterizing Jos Buttler’s leadership of the defending champions as a disaster would be an understatement. Their crisis of confidence was painfully evident in their recent match against Australia, where they failed to chase a moderate total on a good batting pitch.
Historically, no defending champion has ever finished at the bottom of the table in a subsequent tournament, and Buttler and his team will be determined to avoid such ignominy.
In the upcoming game, the bowling unit’s performance will be crucial, and the team will rely on early wickets from the likes of Chris Woakes and David Willey. The Netherlands has shown strength in the middle overs, making the contributions of Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, and Liam Livingstone pivotal. Moeen Ali will also seek to leverage the playing conditions to his advantage in this fixture.
Scott Edwards’ team suffered a seven-wicket loss in their previous encounter against Afghanistan. Despite the defeat, the Netherlands has made a strong impression. As the only associate team in the tournament, they’ve exceeded expectations. Although their chances of reaching the semifinals appear slim, they are eager to secure a win and qualify for the Champions Trophy.
Throughout the tournament, the team has displayed commendable batting performances, but their vulnerable middle order proved costly in the game against Afghanistan. The bowling unit has maximized the available resources. In contrast, the England batters have been struggling with their form, which means the Netherlands will be banking on early wickets, possibly delivered by Aryan Dutt and Logan van Beek.
ENG vs NED – ICC WC 2023 – Probable Playing XI’s
England: JB Bairstow, DW Malan, J Root, B Stokes, J Buttler (Cap & wk), M Ali, L Livingstone, CH Woakes, D Willey, A Rashid, M Wood
Netherlands: W Barresi, M ODowd, C Ackermann, S Engelbrecht, S Edwards (Cap & wk), B de Leede, S Zulfiqar, L van Beek, R van der Merwe, Aryan Dutt, P van Meekeren
ENG vs NED – ICC WC 2023 – Pitch Report and Toss Prediction
In the previous five matches held at this venue, three were won by teams that chose to bowl first. The average first-innings score has been around 300, and the highest successful chase at this venue was 350. Considering this, the captain who wins the toss is likely to opt for bowling first, taking into account the venue’s historical trends.
ENG vs NED – ICC WC 2023 – Win Prediction
England may be hurting at the minute but they still have enough in the tank to beat the Dutch.