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Bangladesh and Netherlands will face off at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata in what will be the 28th game of the 2023 Cricket World Cup on October 28.
Our top Bangladesh vs Netherlands predictions
- 1 Our top Bangladesh vs Netherlands predictions
- 2 BAN vs NED – Who will win their second match?
- 3 Pitch report and weather conditions
- 4 Key match details for BAN vs NED
While Bangladesh’s experience makes them a big favourite here (2/5 or 1.4), Netherlands isn’t a side that can be taken for granted after what they did to South Africa.
First Prediction: Top Bangladesh batsman – Litton Das: 7/2 (4.5)
Here is a batsman who has the class and quality but hasn’t quite broken through in the tournament so far. Against a bowling attack that went for 399 runs in the last game, expect him to find his own and get himself a biggie here.
Second Prediction: 560+ Total Match Runs, 8+ Total 6s, and 140+ Combined First 15 Over Runs: 11/10 (2.1)
The bottom-line here is that we are expecting this to be a high-scoring game at a ground which will be hosting their first match this World Cup. The reason behind that is the true nature of the surface, especially in a World Cup event where the curator wants to showcase the best of pitches.
— Cricket🏏Netherlands (@KNCBcricket) October 25, 2023
BAN vs NED – Who will win their second match?
Three of the 10 teams in the competition have so far won just one match – England is one, and these sides are the other two. One of them will jump up to four points after this game while the other could well be left without even a mathematical chance of qualifying for the semifinal.
Captain Shakib al Hasan had had to take a break to meet his mentor back in Bangladesh, such has been the state of their cricket in this tournament. They did defeat Afghanistan early in the tournament but since then the ease with which they have lost speaks volumes about how far behind the pack they have fallen.
While Netherlands became the talk of the town when they upset South Africa, a fighting loss to Sri Lanka and a record-breaking defeat at the hands of Australia has meant they are back to where they had started from – an Associate nation hunting for more consistency.
This could, however, be their chance to take advantage of Bangladesh’s shortcomings.
Bangladesh vs Netherlands h2h score
There have been two previous meetings between these two and both sides have won one apiece. The first match came in 2010 and Netherlands chased down 200 in 30 overs to grab the victory before Bangladesh defeated them by six wickets in their 2011 World Cup encounter.
Pitch report and weather conditions
The Kolkata weather can be expected to test the players, especially during the day time when it will rise to 32 degrees centigrade with high humidity.
Expect a flat pitch first up at Kolkata despite the only previous ODI played here in the past six years having resulted in a chase of 215 finishing in the 44th over earlier in 2023.
Key match details for BAN vs NED
- Date & Time: 8.30 am GMT, Saturday, October 28
- Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
- Where to watch: In the UK, you can watch this match with Sky Sports while Indian fans can tune in to Star Sports or Disney+ Hotstar to watch it live. This match will also be live in the Netherlands with Yupp TV and NOS Sport while in Bangladesh it will be shown on GTV and Rabbithole.
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