NL vs BAN Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Oct 28, 2023

Netherlands and Bangladesh will contest the 28th fixture of the 2023 Cricket World Cup. Bangladesh and Netherlands currently occupy ninth and 10th position, respectively, in the 10-team tournament's standings.

The Dutch will go into this match after recent defeat to Australia, while the Tigers lost to South Africa. Let's see what the betting markets and cricket odds have in store for this key World Cup fixture at Eden Gardens in Kolkata, India.

Netherlands vs Bangladesh head-to-head record

Bangladesh and Netherlands have only met twice in ODI cricket. The first was in 2010, when the Dutch won. The next was in 2011, when Bangladesh won. They have not played each other in this format of the international game in 12 years since.

Netherlands vs Bangladesh live streaming and broadcast

You can watch this match and the rest of the Cricket World Cup on the Star Sports Network and their streaming - Disney+ Hotstar - from India. The tournament is also being broadcast on free-to-air channels by Doordarshan in India.

NL vs BAN Team Previews


Netherlands lost to Pakistan and New Zealand before stunning South Africa. That victory pledged plenty for the rest of their campaign, but the Dutch have since slipped to defeats against Sri Lank and Australia. Their most recent defeat, against the Aussies, was by a record-breaking 309-run margin.

"We talked a good game before the game, and we didn't play a good game of cricket. We need to play better cricket for a lot longer if we're going to compete," said head coach Ryan Cook after that loss to the Australians. A few days later, the Dutch have the opportunity to right their wrongs against underperforming opposition.

All-rounder Colin Ackermann and captain Scott Edwards are Netherlands' leading run-scorers in this Cricket World Cup. Edwards is averaging over 45 at the tournament, but evidently needs stronger support from a host of other Netherlands batters who are averaging under 20 here.

Bowling-wise, seamer Bas de Leede is their leading wicket-taker in this tournament. He has nine in five matches - and would dearly like to bounce back after conceding the most expensive 10-over bowling figures in the history of ODI cricket against the Australians.

Netherlands Playing 11

Vikramjit Singh, Max O'Dowd, Wesley Barresi, Colin Ackermann, Scott Edwards, Bas de Leede, SA Engelbrecht, Logan van Beek, Shariz Ahmad, Aryan Dutt, Paul Van Meekeren.


Bangladesh beat Afghanistan to open their World Cup campaign, but have since collected four successive defeats - to England, New Zealand, India and South Africa. They have all but been ruled out of contention for a semi-final berth - and victory over Netherlands might not even help.

The Tigers have the propensity for outplaying superior opposition at major tournaments, but haven't found that potential in India. With no Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan in and out the side, the rest have failed to gel in the long-term or temporary absence of these stars.

Al Hasan returned to the XI for the match against South Africa, but failed with bat and ball. Bangladesh require a big performance from their veteran all-rounder if they are going to outplay the Dutch. Tasked with captaining the team, taking wickets and scoring runs, there is plenty of onus on Al Hasan.

Elsewhere with the bat, the experienced Mohammad Mahmudullah has emerged as Bangladesh's leading run-scorer in this tournament. He should be full of confidence after striking a century against the Proteas recently. The Tigers have three bowlers with six 2023 Cricket World Cup wickets each, but no standout figure in particular. This could be spinner Mehidy Hasan's cue to deliver a big performance in conducive conditions.

Bangladesh Playing 11

Tanzid Hasan Tamim, Litton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan, Mahedi Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam.

NL vs BAN Toss Prediction

Seven of the last 10 ODIs at Eden Gardens in Kolkata have been won by the team batting first. The last of those was in 2017, though, and conditions at the ground have evolved significantly since. When India and Sri Lanka played an ODI here in early 2023, the hosts won after batting second.

At the start of this World Cup, the toss-winning captains largely opted to bowl first after winning the toss. That trend has changed - in the last five matches, the team to win the toss has opted to bat first.

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

Pitch and Conditions

This will be the first of five 2023 Cricket World Cup fixtures at Eden Gardens. The pitch should be fresh and full of runs. During the Indian Premier League earlier this year, there were three 200-plus first-innings totals in 20 overs.

Netherlands last played an ODI here in 2011. Bangladesh have not played an ODI here since 1990. It can be well worth fielding two specialist spinners at this ground.

There is no rain predicted in the days before the match and on matchday. We should get a full fixture in here, amid characteristically hot weather and high humidity levels.

NL vs BAN Betting Tips

Two teams struggling to move from the bottom of the 10-team points table and remain in the hunt for a semi-final berth will be hard pressed against each other - and themselves.

Bangladesh don't have one win to show for their last four World Cup fixtures, while Netherlands only have that shock victory over South Africa.

Bangladesh should take this one, given their strength with and against spin in relatively familiar, sub-continental conditions. They are priced as 1.40 favourites against 3.10 underdogs Netherlands.

Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. 1xBet


    Scott Edwards to be top Netherlands batter



Edwards his Netherlands' second-highest run-scorer at this tournament. He was especially impressive en route to 78 not out in victory over South Africa. Edwards is a promising pick for the Dutch's top batter in this match.

  1. Dafabet


    Mehidy Hasan to be top Bangladesh bowler



Hasan will likely open the bowling and have an early chance to snare wickets during the powerplay. Conditions can suit him, as some extra bounce could be on offer.

  1. Parimatch


    Shakib Al Hasan to be Player of the Match



With bat or ball, or both, Al Hasan looks poised for a big performance. All-rounders frequently make for good picks in player of the match markets and, in their captain, Bangladesh have one of the best in this tournament.

Today Match Prediction

Bangladesh To Win the Match, 1.40

Bet Tip Here

Who will win NL vs BAN

Netherlands 52.78% (57)
Bangladesh 47.22% (51)
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