PAK vs NL Match Preview

The best batsman for the Netherlands over last year has been Max O'Dowd. During the build-up to the competition, O'Dowd has succeeded in scoring 503 runs from just 13 innings with an average of 38 runs. Vikramjit Singh has also been in good nick scoring 441 runs from just 13 appearances. Vikramjit Singh has an average of 33 during the last year. The best bowler for this game from the Netherlands side is expected to be Bas de Leede. De Leede has emerged as the leading wicket-taker for the Netherlands with a haul of 15 wickets from 7 matches with an average of 22.13.

Another bowler who has done a reasonable job for the Netherlands has been Logan van Beek who picked up 12 victims from 8 matches with an average of 30. Bas de Leede is a top-class all-rounder in the making for the Netherlands. He made his maiden international debut at the age of 18 and has succeeded in making a name for himself in T20 leagues such as ILT20 and The Hundred. He is also the top wicket-taker for the Dutch in 2023. He also managed to hit his first hundred in an ODI against Scotland in the qualifiers.

The top batter for Pakistan in one-day internationals has been Babar Azam. He has managed to amass a score of 745 runs from his last 15 games with an average of 49. Another batter who has done a reasonable job for Pakistan is Fakhar Zaman. He has scored 644 runs from just 15 innings with an average of 46 over the last 12 months. The best bowler for Pakistan in ODI matches last year has been Shaheen Shah Afridi. He is the leading wicket-taker in the last 12 months with a haul of 24 wickets from 12 innings with an average of 22.

Haris Rauf is also a potent fast bowler for Pakistan picking up 24 wickets from 13 matches with an average of 23. Fakhar Zaman will be handling the Pakistan top-order batting together with Abdullah Shafique and Imam ul-Haq. The Pakistani middle order will be in the hands of batters such as the skipper Babar Azam, Iftikar Ahmed, Saud Shakeel, and the wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Rizwan. There are some class all-rounders on this team such as Shadab Khan, Mohammad Wasim, Mohammad Nawaz, and Agha Salman.

Weather Report

We are likely to get sunny weather in the afternoons during this game. You can expect temperatures in the region of 30 degrees for this contest. There will be winds in the region of 16 km/hr flowing across the ground. Clear skies are expected for most of the match and there is no chance of getting rain during the contest.

Pitch Report

The surface on offer at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad is likely to help quicker bowlers, especially the fast bowlers. There will be some help from the track to the quicks in terms of seam and swing movement. But if the batters can settle down, they can score big runs on the track. You can expect spacious boundaries that will make things easy for the batsmen in terms of scoring ones and twos.

Notable stats

Spinners have done a better job at this venue in terms of average and strike rate.

Spinners have picked up 23 wickets at the venue with an economy rate of 5.1 while the quickies have managed more wickets but at a bigger average of 44 and an economy rate of 6.3.

Bas de Leede is the leading run-getter for the Netherlands in recent games.

If you consider the last 5 matches played between the two teams, De Leede has scored 277 runs and is the highest run-getter for either team.

Team News

There do not appear to be any injury updates at the moment. We can assume the entire sides to be up for selection the day after tomorrow.

PAK vs NL Probable 11

PAK Playing 11

  • Babar Azam (C)
  • Abdullah Shafique
  • Agha Salman
  • Fakhar Zaman
  • Haris Rauf
  • Iftikhar Ahmed
  • Imam-ul-Haq
  • Mohammad Rizwan (Wk)
  • Mohammad Wasim
  • Shaheen Shah Afridi
  • Usama Mir

NL Playing 11

  • Scott Edwards (C)
  • Colin Ackermann
  • Wesley Barresi
  • Bas de Leede
  • Aryan Dutt
  • Sybrand Engelbrecht
  • Max O'Dowd
  • Logan van Beek
  • Roelof van der Merwe
  • Paul van Meekeren
  • Vikramjit Singh
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

Although the Netherlands has done a great job by qualifying for the main draw of the ICC World Cup 2023, they are unlikely to stop Pakistan in this game. Pakistani players are also more aware of the playing conditions in the Indian sub-continent and they will be more adept at exploring them. We will bet with Pakistan to win this match.

Top Picks

Babar Azam: This top Pakistani batter has an average of 67.7 in the World Cup. He is the go-to batter for Pakistan.

Iftikar Ahmed: Iftikar Ahmed has scored 348 runs in the last 9 matches for Pakistan with an average of 69.6 and a strike rate of 114.09.

Bas de Leede: Bas de Leede has picked up 15 wickets from his last 7 games with a strike rate of 23.46.

Shaheen Shah Afridi: Afridi has collected a haul of 20 wickets from his last 10 games with a strike rate of 24.2.

PAK vs NL Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: M Rizwan

Batters: B Azam (C), I Haq, M O'Dowd, F Zaman

All-rounders: C Ackermann, I Ahmed, B de Leede

Bowlers: L van Beek, S Afridi (VC), H Rauf

PAK vs NL Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction