NL vs AFG Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Nov 03, 2023

The Netherlands will be facing Afghanistan in a must-win encounter on Friday at the Ekana Stadium in Lucknow.

Netherlands vs Afghanistan head-to-head record

Both teams have faced each other in 9 ODIs to date. Afghanistan has been the dominant team with 7 wins, while the Netherlands has won just 2.

Netherlands vs Afghanistan Live-streaming and Broadcast

This match can be live-streamed on the Disney+ Hotstar App or can be watched live on the Star Sports Network. 


NL vs AFG Team Previews


The Netherlands have punched above their weight by defeating teams like South Africa and Bangladesh in this World Cup. However, with 4 points from 6 matches, they will need to win each of the 3 upcoming matches including this one to remain in the race for the play-offs.

The top 4 of the batting line-up will need to step up if the Netherlands wants to win here. Max O Dowd and Vikramjit Singh are having a terrible tournament so far as both have failed to score an aggregate of 100 runs even after 6 innings.

Wesley Barresi, who was playing his first match of this edition, scored 41 runs and appears to be in good touch. Captain Scott Edwards has led the team from the front by top-scoring for the Netherlands. In addition, Sybrand Engelbrecht and Colin Ackermann have played well in patches.

The team has a couple of capable all-rounders in the form of Bas de Leede and Logan van Beek. Their performance will be the key to the Netherlands’s success. Paul van Meekeren has been brilliant with the new ball, picking up 10 wickets.

The Netherlands will need to play well as a team in this match. 


Netherlands Playing 11

Wesley Barresi, Max O'Dowd, Colin Ackermann, SA Engelbrecht, Scott Edwards, Bas de Leede, Saqib Zulfiqar, Logan van Beek, RE Van Der Merwe, Aryan Dutt, Paul Van Meekeren.


Afghanistan is having a sensational outing in this World Cup. They had managed to win just 1 match at the marquee event before the start of this event. In a remarkable turn of events, Afghanistan has already won 3 of the 6 matches played so far and is in a sniffing distance of the playoffs.

Much of Afghanistan's success can be attributed to its brilliant batting. Ibrahim Zadran and Rahmanullah Gurbaz have put up 2 century stands so far and will once again look to give the team a strong start. Hashmatullah Shahidi, Rahmat Shah, and Azmatullah Omarzai have been very consistent throughout the tournament, scoring 2 half-centuries each.

The bowling has been somewhat of a weak spot for Afghanistan and something that they will want to improve on. Rashid Khan is the top wicket-taker with 7 wickets. He will lead the spin attack alongside Mohammad Nabi and Mujeeb Ur Rahman.

In the seam department, Fazalhaq Farooqi and Naveen Ul-Haq have picked up 6 wickets each, while Azmatullah Omarzai has chipped in with 5 wickets. 


Afghanistan Playing 11

Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Azmatullah Omarzai, Ikram Alikhil, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Noor Ahmad.

NL vs AFG Toss Prediction

Toss seems to play no role in the outcome of matches on this ground as the teams playing first and second have won 4 matches each. We feel that the winner of the toss will opt to bowl first. 


Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

The pitch at Lucknow is one of the more difficult surfaces to bat on in this tournament. The average first-inning score on this ground is 217. However, the team batting first will look to get at least 250 runs. This will be the 5th match on this ground and the surface has plenty of rough patches.

The spinners will play an important role throughout the match. The weather will remain cloudy throughout the day but there is no chance of rain.

The temperature will remain between 25 to 30 degrees. We may see some dew during the second half of the match. 


NL vs AFG Betting Tips

The Netherlands and Afghanistan entered this tournament as the underdogs and have impressed one and all with their fearless brand of cricket. However, we feel that Afghanistan has a slight edge over their opponents, given a stronger batting line-up.

Netherlands on the other hand is known to spring up surprises and we can expect a close contest between the two teams.

Bet on Afghanistan to win. 


Bonus Cricket Bets

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    Highest opening partnership

    Afghanistan (1.76)


Max O'Dowd and Vikramjit Singh haven’t been in the best of forms. Their highest partnership in this tournament is 28. On the other hand, Ibrahim Zadran and Rahmanullah Gurbaz are in good form. We are therefore backing them to put up a higher partnership.

  1. Parimatch


    Max O’Dowd to score Under 19.5 runs



Max O’Dowd hasn’t been in the best of forms in this tournament. His highest score in 6 matches is 18 and we expect his woes to continue.

  1. MostBet


    Most match 6s

    Afghanistan (1.67)


Afghanistan has a stronger batting line-up compared to the Netherlands with plenty of explosive batsmen. We are therefore backing them to score more 6s in this match.

Today Match Prediction

Afghanistan To Win the Match, 1.33

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Who will win NL vs AFG

Netherlands 62.94% (107)
Afghanistan 37.06% (63)
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