Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions: ICC Cricket World Cup, 2023 - Netherlands vs Afghanistan - 34th Match - 3 November 2023
The 34th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup will take place between Netherlands and Afghanistan on the 3rd of November, 2023 at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow.
Afghanistan Form Guide:
Afghanistan are currently placed at the 6th position on the points table with 3 wins to their credit.
The top run scorer for Afghanistan in the ICC Cricket World Cup is Hashmatullah Shahidi with 226 runs to his name.
The top wicket taker for Afghanistan in the ICC Cricket World Cup is Rashid Khan with 7 scalps under his belt.
Afghanistan have won their previous match against Sri Lanka by 7 wickets.
Sri Lanka batted first and they could only post a modest total of 241 before being bowled. It was an under par total considering how the surface was assisting the batters. None of the players could convert their starts into a bigger score and as a result, Sri Lanka were bowled out for a small total of 241. For Afghanistan, Fazalhaq Farooqi picked up 4 wickets for 34 runs in his spell.
During the chase, Afghanistan lost Rahmanullah Gurbaz early on. However, after his dismissal, Ibrahim Zadran and Rahmat Shah took the responsibility for taking Afghanistan over the line. They scored 39 and 62 runs respectively to almost seal the deal for Afghanistan. Azmatullah Omarzai in the middle order played a brilliant innings of 73 not out in 63 balls to take Afghanistan home in the 46th over with 7 wickets in hand.
Netherlands Form Guide:
Netherlands are currently placed at the 8th position on points table with 2 wins to their credit.
The top run scorer for Netherlands in the ICC Cricket World Cup is Scott Edwards with 204 runs to his name.
The top wicket taker for Netherlands in the ICC Cricket World Cup is Bas de Leede with 11 scalps under his belt.
Netherlands have beaten Bangladesh in their previous outing by 87 runs.
Netherlands batted first and they posted a total of 229 before being bowled out. The start was terrible and they lost 2 wickets for just 4 runs. This is when Wesley Barresi and Colin Ackermann got involved in a partnership of 59 runs. Scott Edwards then played a match winning knock of 68 runs in 89 balls to help Netherlands cross the 200 run mark and finish at 229.
During the chase, Bangladesh lost 4 wickets for 63 runs and could never make a comeback into the match. They kept losing wickets in regular succession and the senior batters failef to take the required responsibility. They were bowled out for 142, losing the match by 87 runs
Let’s have a look at the squads:
Netherlands squad: Scott Edwards (c), Max O'Dowd, Bas de Leede, Vikram Singh, Teja Nidamanuru, Paul van Meekeren, Colin Ackermann, Roelof van der Merwe, Logan van Beek, Aryan Dutt, Ryan Klein, Wesley Barresi, Saqib Zulfiqar, Shariz Ahmad, Sybrand Engelbrecht.
Afghanistan squad: Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Riaz Hassan, Rahmat Shah, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Alikhil, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Abdul Rahman, Naveen ul Haq
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? – Netherlands
Who will win?- Afghanistan
Top Batter (Runs Scored) – Rahmanullah Gurbaz (Afghanistan), Vikramjit Singh (Netherlands)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) - Rashid Khan (Afghanistan), Logan van Beek (Netherlands)
Most Sixes – Rahmanullah Gurbaz (Afghanistan), Vikramjit Singh (Netherlands)
Player of the Match- Rahmanullah Gurbaz (Afghanistan)
Team Scores Batting first – Afghanistan 230+, Netherlands 200+
Match Handicap: Afghanistan
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In-Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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