ENG vs NL Match Preview

The English team has had a torrid time in this World Cup. The defending champions have managed to win just a single game so far against Bangladesh. They are already out of the competition. After their loss to Australia on 5th November, the English skipper Jos Buttler admitted that they had failed to execute their plans in these games. The skipper himself has not been in great form and now they only have to play for pride. They will be looking to avoid facing the disappointment of ending the competition in the last position.

After winning the World Cup 4 years ago, England has struggled to win matches and has been in a state of decline ever since. They will be looking at Dawid Malan to score big runs in this match. Adil Rashid is expected to emerge as the best bowler for England. Malan hit a super 140 against Bangladesh in Dharamsala. Although he did well even against the Aussies, the rest of the batting line-up has struggled throughout the competition. All their top-order batting needs to be delivered. Players such as Johny Bairstow, Joe Root, Moeen Ali, and Laim Livingston have not been consistent enough to record victories.

The Netherlands team despite some unexpected good performances is about to be out of the reckoning for a place in the semi-finals. They have a net run rate of -1.398. It will need a minor miracle for them to get through to the next round of the competition. Even though their hopes of making it to the semi-finals are as good as over, they will still be keen to finish the competition in the top 7. This will allow you to qualify for the upcoming Champions Trophy. One of the more prolific run-getters for them is Max O'Dowd.

But O'Dowd unfortunately has not been consistent with the bat. His partner Vikramjit Singh has also struggled to score runs. But Sybrand Engelbrecht and Scott Edwards have played well. Edwards played a vital role in the Dutch win over SA at the HPCA Stadium. Engelbrecht made his international debut for the Netherlands in this World Cup. He is their leading run-getter having scored 222 runs with an average of 37. Other players who are doing well include Bas de Leede, Colin Ackermann, and Logan van Beek have also bowled well for the Netherlands.

Weather Report

Some rain is expected during the game and before the actual event. There is a distinct possibility of getting a shortened game of cricket. This usually is beneficial to the team batting second.

Pitch Report

This game between England and the Netherlands will be played at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in the city of Pune. Although the wicket is usually helpful to the batters, it will be affording some spin to the spinners later on in the game. So, it might be a good idea to bat first and raise a good score.

Notable stats

Dawid Malan has a great strike rate to average combination for England in recent games.

Malan has an average of 51.63 and a strike rate of 102.99 in his last 8 games.

Bas de Leede has had a great bowling average in recent matches.

Bas de Leede has picked up 16 scalps from his last 9 matches with a strike rate of 24.75.

Team News

There do not appear to be any injury updates available at the moment. You can expect the entire sides to be up for selection for this game on 8th November.

ENG vs NL Probable 11

ENG Playing 11

  • Jonny Bairstow
  • Dawid Malan
  • Joe Root
  • Ben Stokes
  • Jos Buttler (C)
  • Liam Livingstone
  • Moeen Ali
  • Chris Woakes
  • David Willey
  • Adil Rashid
  • Mark Wood

NL Playing 11

  • Vikramjit Singh
  • Max ODowd
  • Wesley Barresi
  • Colin Ackermann
  • Scott Edwards (C)
  • Bas de Leede
  • Sybrand Engelbrecht
  • Logan van Beek
  • Shariz Ahmad
  • Aryan Dutt
  • Paul van Meekeren
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

If ever there was a good opportunity for the Netherlands to achieve their first win against England, this is it. The defending champions appear to have gone from bad to worse in the competition. They might fall further with a defeat in this game. But we reckon the English team who have more experience in these conditions to come out winners.

Top Picks

Dawid Malan: Malan has scored 413 runs from his last 8 appearances for England. He has scored these runs with a strike rate of 102.99.


Bas de Leede: Bas de Leede has picked up 16 wickets from his last 9 matches with a strike rate of 24.75.


Adil Rashid: Rashid has picked up 10 victims from his last 7 appearances with a strike rate of 37.


Bas de Leede: Bas de Leede has not only scored 279 runs from his last 9 matches, but he has also picked up 16 wickets for the Netherlands.

ENG vs NL Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: J Bairstow , S Edwards

Batters: S Engelbrecht, J Root, D Malan (C), M O'Dowd

All-rounders: C Ackermann, L van Beek, B de Leede (VC)

Bowlers: A Rashid, M Wood

ENG vs NL Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction