The 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup gears up for an enticing match as South Africa prepares to face the Netherlands in Match 15 at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala on Tuesday, October 17. South Africa enters the contest with their heads held high, having triumphed over Australia in their previous game by a resounding 134 runs. The Proteas currently occupy the third position on the points table, boasting two wins from two matches and accumulating four crucial points.
SA vs NED: South Africa tournament till now
Under the captaincy of Temba Bavuma, the South African side has showcased remarkable prowess in the tournament, securing comprehensive victories against their opponents. They made a historic mark against Sri Lanka, setting a World Cup record with an imposing total of 428/5 and subsequently winning the match by a substantial margin of 102 runs. In their second match, they continued their dominant run by overpowering Australia with an impressive 134-run victory, solidifying their status as strong contenders for the coveted title.
SA vs NED: Netherland tournament till now
On the flip side, the Netherlands enters the game on the back of a defeat against New Zealand, falling short by 99 runs. Their tournament commenced with an 81-run loss against Pakistan. The team, led by Scott Edwards, has witnessed individual performances, yet they’ve struggled to muster a collective team effort, a factor crucial for success in such a competitive event.
In their opening match, a stellar performance by Bas de Leede (4/62, 9 overs, and 67 off 68) contributed significantly, restricting Pakistan to 286 runs. However, they faltered during their own innings and were bundled out for 205. In the subsequent game, chasing a target of 323, they faced another defeat, managing to score 223, with Colin Ackerman being the top-scorer at 69 (73).
This upcoming fixture holds immense importance for both teams. The Netherlands will be eager to secure their first points in the tournament, while South Africa aims to maintain their dominant momentum and further assert their position as frontrunners. The clash promises to be a fiercely contested battle, keeping fans at the edge of their seats as the action unfolds in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.
SA vs NED: Pitch report
A total of six ODIs were played at the venue, four of which were won while chasing. The first innings average was 229 while the highest target is 227. In the first match of the tournament, the surface was excellent for batting as England posted a massive 364/9 in their allotted 50 overs. Therefore, the captain who wins the toss is likely to bat first and take advantage of the good batting conditions.
SA vs NED predicted XI
SA Predicted XI: Quinton de Kock (wk), Temba Bavuma (c), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi
NED Predicted XI: Vikramjit Singh, Max ODowd, Colin Ackermann, Bas de Leede, Teja Nidamanuru, Scott Edwards (c & wk), Sybrand Engelbrecht, Roelof van der Merwe, Ryan Klein/Logan van Beek, Aryan Dutt, Paul van Meekeren