NED vs NEP – ICC World Cup Qualifiers Prediction 24 Jun 2023
ICC World Cup Qualifiers
- Date: 2023-06-24
- Start Time: 09:00
- Location: Takashinga Sports Club, Harare
- Tournament: ICC World Cup
- Format: One Day International
- Prediction By: Malcolm Richards
Both the Netherlands and Nepal have a fair opportunity to emerge victorious in this highly competitive match. However, a win for the Netherlands would hold greater significance for their overall standing.
- Both teams have secured one victory apiece in the tournament thus far.
- The Netherlands, having played two matches, have accumulated two points, with one loss in their record.
- In contrast, Nepal has competed in three matches, experiencing two defeats, and currently holds the fourth position on the points table.
NED vs NEP – WC Qualifiers – Venue Details
Venue: Takashinga Sports Club, Harare
Date: June 24th 2023
Time: 9:00 (local)
NED vs NEP – WC Qualifiers – Team Previews
Nepal’s hopes of participating in the 2023 World Cup are hanging by a thread, with just one more loss potentially leading to their disqualification. Nonetheless, they would still have an opportunity to compete in the playoffs for the 7th, 8th, or 9th positions. Initially, Nepal had a firm grip on the match when the West Indies stumbled at 2 for 9 in the fifth over. However, their advantage diminished as Shai Hope and Brandon King found their rhythm, while Sandeep Lamichhane struggled to make an impact.
The West Indies found themselves in a precarious situation at 3 for 55, losing three key batsmen, which placed Nepal in a favorable position. Unfortunately, Nepal went on to endure 28.3 overs and concede an additional 216 runs without taking another wicket. The West Indies’ formidable total left Nepal with limited chances, as their bowlers were outperformed for the second time in this tournament.
Nepal’s slim chances of victory also depend heavily on the performance of their top three batsmen: Kushal Bhurtel, Aasif Sheikh, and Bhim Sharki. It will be crucial for at least one of these players to deliver a substantial innings if Nepal is to emerge triumphant.
In their previous match at Harare, the Netherlands secured a comfortable five-wicket victory over the USA. With just one more win, they will advance to the Super Sixes stage. Their opponents possess a strong and diverse bowling attack, and the Netherlands’ captain, Scott Edwards, will be eager to see improved batting performance from his team.
The opening combination of Vikramjit Singh and Max ODowd, who had a solid partnership of 120 runs against Zimbabwe, faced difficulties in the chase against the USA. Unlike their experience against Zimbabwe, they departed early in the innings against the Americans. However, the Netherlands’ bowling attack will be led by Logan van Beek and Bas de Leede.
In the previous game, right-arm orthodox bowler Clayton Floyd showcased his effectiveness and will be a key player to watch out for. Bas de Leede, along with Wesley Barresi, holds significance as a crucial middle-order batsman. Despite inconsistent batting performances, the team can take confidence from the success of their lower-order batsmen in the last game, providing reassurance to the captain ahead of this match.
NED vs NEP – WC Qualifiers – Proabable Playing XI’s
Historically, the pitch has seen relatively low scoring, except for the match between the USA and the West Indies. It has been challenging for batsmen to score freely on this pitch. Considering the pitch conditions, the batting performances, and the fielding circumstances, a total of 250 or more in the first innings can be considered competitive.
NED vs NEP – WC Qualifiers – Win Prediction
The Netherlands are close to qualifying for the Super Sixes and should get the job done against Nepal.