The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 is set to begin on October 5, 2023, with 10 teams competing for the coveted trophy. The tournament will be played across 10 venues in India, with the final to be held at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on November 19, 2023.
One of the matches that will attract a lot of attention is the clash between New Zealand and Netherlands, which will take place on October 9, 2023, at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. This will be the sixth match of the tournament and the second one for both teams.
New Zealand and Netherlands have never faced each other in an ODI before, but they have met twice in T20Is, with New Zealand winning both times. The last time they played was in the 2014 T20 World Cup, where New Zealand thrashed Netherlands by six wickets.
New Zealand are one of the strongest teams in world cricket, having reached the final of the last two ODI World Cups. They are currently ranked third in the ICC ODI rankings and have a balanced squad with experienced and talented players. Their captain Kane Williamson is one of the best batsmen in the world, while their bowling attack is led by Trent Boult and Tim Southee. They also have some exciting young players like Devon Conway, Rachin Ravindra and Kyle Jamieson.
Netherlands are one of the two teams that have qualified for the World Cup through the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League, along with Ireland. They are currently ranked 13th in the ICC ODI rankings and have some players who have experience of playing in different leagues around the world. Their captain Pieter Seelaar is an all-rounder who can bat and bowl left-arm spin, while their top-order batsman Max O’Dowd has a century and four fifties in ODIs. They also have some quality bowlers like Timm van der Gugten, Logan van Beek and Fred Klaassen.
New Zealand are the clear favourites to win this match, as they have a superior record and a more formidable team than Netherlands. They have won 11 of their last 15 ODIs, while Netherlands have won only four of their last 15 ODIs. New Zealand also have a better batting average (33.01) and bowling average (27.64) than Netherlands (25.67 and 34.29 respectively) in ODIs since 2019.
However, Netherlands should not be underestimated, as they have shown some impressive performances in recent times. They beat Ireland by four wickets in their last ODI series in June 2021, thanks to a brilliant century by O’Dowd. They also beat Zimbabwe by seven wickets in their last ODI match in September 2019, with Seelaar taking four wickets.
Therefore, we predict that New Zealand will win this match, but not without some resistance from Netherlands. The final score could be something like New Zealand 280/6 (50 overs) vs Netherlands 220/9 (50 overs).
According to Bet365, one of the leading online betting sites, the betting odds for this match are as follows:
This means that if you bet $100 on New Zealand to win, you will get $110 back if they win. If you bet $100 on Netherlands to win, you will get $697 back if they win. If you bet $100 on a tie, you will get $5100 back if there is a tie.
The betting odds reflect the probability of each outcome happening, based on various factors such as form, strength, history and conditions. The lower the odds, the higher the probability of that outcome happening. The higher the odds, the lower the probability of that outcome happening.
The match between New Zealand and Netherlands will be an interesting one to watch, as it will pit one of the top teams against one of the emerging teams in world cricket. New Zealand have a clear edge over Netherlands in terms of experience, skill and record, but Netherlands have some players who can cause some trouble for New Zealand with their talent and determination.
We expect New Zealand to win this match comfortably, but not without some fight from Netherlands. The match could be a high-scoring one, as both teams have some powerful hitters and some decent bowlers.
Q: When and where will the match be played?
A: The match will be played on October 9, 2023, at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.
Q: What time will the match start?
A: The match will start at 2:00 PM local time (8:30 AM GMT).
Q: How can I watch the match live?
A: You can watch the match live on various TV channels and streaming platforms, depending on your location. For example, in India, you can watch the match on Star Sports and Hotstar. In New Zealand, you can watch the match on Sky Sport and Spark Sport. In Netherlands, you can watch the match on Ziggo Sport and Ziggo GO. You can also follow the live score and updates on various websites and apps, such as Cricbuzz and ESPNcricinfo.
Q: Who are the key players to watch out for?
A: Some of the key players to watch out for are:
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