In match number 28 of the ongoing World Cup 2023, the Netherlands will meet with Bangladesh on Saturday at the Eden Gardens. Both teams have met twice in the past in the ODI format and have won one game each.
The Netherlands is currently at the bottom of the point table with a single win and a net run rate of -1.902. In their last fixture, the team faced a defeat against Australia.
Bangladesh is also at the bottom of the point table with a single win and a net run rate of -1.253. In their last fixture, Bangladesh witnessed a defeat against South Africa. The top bookmakers in India have amazing World Cup odds with them.
Mehidy Hasan has picked up a total of 10 wickets in the last 5 ODIs and will be expected to do good in front of the Netherlands’ batting lineup.
The betting tip is...
Mehidy Hasan to pick 2.5+ wickets
Bangladesh has shown struggles in their batting department in the ongoing World Cup. Playing against South Africa, the bowlers also looked out of rhythm. Hasan Mahmud picked up 2 wickets but his economy was 11.17. Mehidy Hasan, Shoriful Islam, and skipper Shakib Al Hasan picked up one wicket each.
On the batting front, the team looked under pressure and the top order, which consisted of Tanzid Hasan (12 off 17), Litton Das (22 off 44), and Najmul Hasan Shanto (0 off 1), failed to give the team a momentum. Surprisingly, Shakib Al Hasan (1 off 4) and Mushfiqur Rahim (8 off 17) also failed to score runs in the middle order.
However, it was Mahmudullah (111 off 111) who gave a much-required push to the team’s score but it was too late for the team to complete the chase.
Mehidy Hasan will be the key player for the team as he has picked up a 4-wicket haul and a 3-wicket haul in the last 4 ODIs.
Litton Das and Tanzid Hasan will be expected to give the team a good start with the bat.
Predicted Lineup: Najmul Hossain Shanto, Tanzid Hasan Tamim, Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan, Mehidy Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Litton Das, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud, Shoriful Islam, Nasum Ahmed
The Netherlands made headlines by defeating South Africa and giving a major upset in the tournament but after that, the team has witnessed two consecutive losses. The previous fixture was an embarrassing loss as the batters were unable to even score 100 runs.
Bowling first, Logan Van Beek picked up 4 wickets at an economy of 7.40. Bas de Leede contributed with 2 wickets but displayed a higher economy of 11.50.
The batting lineup came out as a weaker section and was unable to handle the Aussie attack. Vikramjit Singh (25 off 25), Max O’Dowd (6 off 9), and Colin Ackermann (10 off 11) were unable to give the team a good start.
The middle order came out as incompetent to handle the pressure of scoring runs and completing the chase. The whole team was back in the pavilion in 21 overs at a score of 90.
Roelof van der Merwe will be the key player for the Netherlands in the upcoming fixture.
Predicted Lineup: Scott Edwards, Max O'Dowd, Teja Nidamanuru, Vikramjit Singh, Bas de Leede, Colin Ackermann, SA Engelbrecht, Logan van Beek, Aryan Dutt, RE Van Der Merwe, Paul Van Meekeren
Both teams are evenly matched as both teams have shown struggles in their batting lineup.
The Netherlands will be more dependent on their bowling lineup but Bangladesh has some experienced players in every segment who can be match-winners. We predict a win for Bangladesh on Saturday.