We are down to a few last matches in the ODI World Cup 2023 and things are getting heated up in every camp. On Sunday, team India will face the Netherlands in their last league fixture at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium.
Team India is flying high with no defeats in the tournament and a winning streak of 8 matches. With a net run rate of +2.456, India is at the top of the point table and has already qualified for the semi-final stage. The top bookmakers in India have amazing World Cup odds with them.
The Netherlands have lost every chance to qualify for the semi-final stage and now they will be playing their last fixture of the tournament on Sunday. Men in Orange are currently at the bottom of the point table with 2 wins and a net run rate of -1.635.
Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill are the opening pair and both players have successfully given a stable start to the team in every match.
The betting tip is...
India to score 42.5+ runs in first session
Team India has never missed out on a chance to showcase their dominance in the ongoing tournament. They even dominated South Africa in their previous fixture.
Batting first, Rohit Sharma (40 off 24) and Shubman Gill (23 off 24) had a constructive opening partnership but the innings of the modern-day legend, Virat Kohli (101 off 121) made headlines. Shreyas Iyer also looked in his old form and scored 77 off 87 at a strike rate of 88.51.
On the bowling front, Ravindra Jadeja’s 5-wicket haul at an economy of 3.67 was a sight to watch. He completely dismantled the Proteas batting lineup. Mohammed Shami and Kuldeep Yadav contributed with two wickets each and controlled the rest of the match.
Team India might use Shardul Thakur and R Ashwin on Sunday instead of Kuldeep Yadav and Mohammed Siraj.
Predicted Lineup: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Shami
A loss against England in the previous fixture will hurt the Netherlands camp. The team looked lost and was not in control at all through the match. Bas de Leede picked up 3 wickets at an economy of 7.40. Aryan Dutt and Logan Van Beek contributed with two wickets each at an economy of 6.70 and 8.80 respectively.
Wesley Barresi gave a good start to the team at the top order and scored 37 off 62 at a strike rate of 59.68. However, he failed to get any support from the other end as Max O’Dowd (5 off 11) and Colin Ackermann (0 off 2) were gone without scoring a big number.
A partnership between Sybrand Engelbrecht (33 off 49) and skipper Scott Edwards (38 off 42) provided some stability for some time but was not enough to win the match.
The Netherlands won’t be making any changes to the squad for their last fixture.
Predicted Lineup: Scott Edwards, Max O'Dowd, Wesley Barresi, Teja Nidamanuru, Bas de Leede, Colin Ackermann, SA Engelbrecht, Logan van Beek, Aryan Dutt, RE Van Der Merwe, Paul Van Meekeren
The Netherlands would be inclined to finish their World Cup campaign on a positive note but breaking the winning streak of the Indian squad looks like an impossible task.
Team India is in brilliant form and the players are high with confidence. We predict a win for team India on Sunday.