In match number 24 of the World Cup 2023, Australia and the Netherlands will meet at Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi on Wednesday. Both teams have played twice against each other in the ODI format in the past and on both occasions, Aussies have come out as winners.
Australia has slowly and steadily started gaining momentum in the tournament and they are currently at the 4th spot with two wins and a net run rate of -0.193.
Arun Jaitley Stadium is known to support the spin bowlers at the later stage of the game and Zampa has shown excellence in his bowling in the last two matches.
The betting tip is...
Adam Zampa to pick 2.5+ wickets
The Aussies had a disappointing start to the tournament with two consecutive defeats, however, the heavyweights picked up the momentum in the previous two fixtures against Sri Lanka and Pakistan. The last fixture against Pakistan was the major attraction. Batting first, David Warner (163 off 124) and Mitchell Marsh (121 off 108) gave a solid start to the team and completely decimated the bowling attack of the opposition.
The major concern for the team management will be the frail middle order where Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith, Marcus Stoinis, and Josh Inglis completely failed to make an impact. On the bowling front, Adam Zampa came out on top with his spin attack and picked up 4 wickets at an economy of 5.30 in 10 overs. Skipper Pat Cummins and Marcus Stoinis scalped two wickets each.
Adam Zampa will be the key player for the Aussies in the upcoming fixture. He has picked up 9 wickets in the last 3 ODIs.
Australia’s middle order needs to step up their game and contribute to the overall score of the team.
Predicted Lineup: David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Travis Head/Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Inglis (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
After a shocking win over South Africa, the Netherlands witnessed a loss in their previous fixture against Sri Lanka. Batting first, it was another poor start from the opening lineup where Vikramjit Singh (4 off 13), Max O’Dowd (16 off 27), and Colin Ackermann (29 off 31) failed to give the team a stable start.
In the middle order, Bas de Leede (6 off 21), Teja Nidamanuru (9 off 16), and skipper Scott Edwards (16 off 16) were unable to give a push to the overall score. However, it was the partnership between Sybrand Engelbrecht (70 off 82) and Logan Van Beek (59 off 75), at the lower order, that gave a major push to the overall score of the team.
Netherland bowlers broke the opening partnership successfully but were not impactful enough to stop Sri Lanka from winning the fixture. Aryan Dutt picked up 3 wickets at an economy of 4.40 in 10 overs. Paul Van Meekeren and Colin Ackermann picked up a single wicket each.
Roelof van der Merwe will look to play a crucial role in the team.
Predicted Lineup: Vikramjit Singh, Max ODowd, Colin Ackermann, Bas de Leede, Sybrand Engelbrecht, Teja Nidamanuru, Scott Edwards (c & wk), Logan van Beek, Roelof van der Merwe, Aryan Dutt, Paul van Meekeren
The Netherlands have improved their game since their last meeting with Australia in 2007. However, the team is still struggling with their opening lineup and pace attack.
Australia has gained the winning momentum and now it will be next to impossible to defeat them. We predict a win for Australia on Wednesday against the Netherlands.