In match number 6 of the ODI World Cup 2023, New Zealand will face the Netherlands at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. Both teams have faced each other four times in the past in ODI format and New Zealand has won all four fixtures.
New Zealand has always come out as a stronger team in the ICC competitions they reached the finals in 2015 and 2019 but luck was not on their side both times. They will be hoping to not be dependent on luck this year and perform at their best to lift the trophy.
The Netherlands is currently ranked in 14th place in the ICC ODI rankings. They are coming to play the ODI World Cup after 12 years and would be expecting to make an impact in the competition. The top bookmakers in India have great World Cup odds with them
Sodhi has been in brilliant form lately and in the last 5 ODIs he has been part of, Sodhi has picked up 8 wickets.
The betting tip is...
Ish Sodhi to pick 2.5+ wickets
As the 2023 began, New Zealand witnessed an uprising in their ODI cricket. It all started with winning a three-match ODI series against Pakistan by 1-2. Winning an ODI series against Pakistan in Pakistan was a major boost in the confidence.
Unfortunately, the Journey of ODIs for New Zealand has been full of ups and downs with primary players like Kane Williamson and Tim Southee facing injuries at crucial times. Overall, New Zealand has been part of 19 ODIs this year and has won 8 ODIs out of the total.
Devon Conway and Finn Allen will be expected to give a good start to the team with Williamson returning to the number 3 spot. Rachin Ravindra and Ish Sodhi will be expected to do a good job on Indian pitches with their spin bowling. Ish Sodhi has performed consistently and in the last 12 ODIs, he has picked up 13 wickets at an economy of 5.50.
Tim Southee has still not recovered from his thumb fracture and might not play against the Netherlands.
Predicted Lineup: Kane Williamson (c), Devon Conway (wk), Will Young, Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, James Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Finn Allen
The Netherlands will be excited and thrilled to be part of the ODI World Cup after 12 years. They can take their motivation from their performance in last year’s T20 World Cup where Netherlands defeated South Africa and gave a tough fight against teams like Sri Lanka and Pakistan.
They made headlines in 2023 by defeating West Indies in the ICC World Cup Qualifiers tournament and for the first time not allowing West Indies to be part of the World Cup. Overall, they have been part of 15 ODIs in 2023 and have won 7 out of the total.
Scott Edwards will be the leading man with Colin Ackermann, Logan Van Beek, Paul Van Meekeren, Roelof van der Merwe and Max O’Dowd as his key players who can help the team to score a win in difficult situations.
Vikramjit Singh will be in the spotlight as he has batted well during the qualifiers tournament. Bas De Leede, Ryan Klein, and Paul Van Meekeren will be responsible for doing damage with their pace attack.
There are no injuries in the Netherlands camp and skipper Scott Edwards will have the best possible playing XI.
Predicted Lineup: Scott Edwards (captain &wk), Vikramjit Singh, Max O’Dowd, Bas De Leede, Colin Ackermann, Teja Nidamanuru, Aryan Dutt, Shariz Ahmed, Roelof van der Merwe, Ryan Klein, Paul van Meekeren.
The Netherlands are coming to play the World Cup without much practice in the ODI format. The last tournament they played was the ICC World Cup qualifiers.
New Zealand, on the other hand, has a well-balanced team with a mix of youth and experienced players. We predict a win for New Zealand on Monday against the Netherlands.