Australia come up against the Netherlands looking for an upturn in fortunes in the ongoing International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup 2023 having fallen behind from the leading pack. Australia secured back-to-back wins against Sri Lanka and Pakistan after losing their opening two matches against India and South Africa.
Meanwhile, the Netherlands managed to win only one game so far, but that was a huge upset as they defeated high-flying South Africa. They will surely hope for another upset before the group stage of the tournament comes to a close and this will be the perfect opportunity to defeat the record holders of the World Cup.
The 24th ODI match of the World Cup will be played at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi and is set to kick-off from 2 pm.
Head To Head:
Australia and the Netherlands have faced twice in One Day Internationals (ODIs) and both of those matches were won by the Aussies. During the 2007 ICC World Cup, the two teams had come up against each other when the Dutch were completely outclassed by Australia, who put up 358 runs on the board and dismissed all batters for just 129 in under 27 overs. Brad Hodge had scored 123 runs in 89 balls, while Brad Hogg had taken four wickets giving away 27 runs to help the Aussies to a dominating win.
The forecast in Delhi suggest very little chance of rain with the temperatures predicted to soar as high as 31 degrees, as per Weather.com. The humidity will also be rising to as high as 66 per cent.
The pitch at the Arun Jaitley Stadium has historically favoured spinners and slow bowlers, especially during the later stages of the game. However, recent evidence has suggested that it has started to favour the batters more with the use of the new black-soil pitches.
Teams batting second have won 14 of the 29 ODIs played at the venue so far, while teams batting first have also won 14 times with one match not producing a result. The winning teams were able to secure big wins in the three matches played at the venue so far in this World Cup edition. Sri Lanka were defeated by South Africa by 102 runs, India defeated Afghanistan by eight wickets and England were handed a shock defeat by Afghanistan by 69 runs.
Google’s win probability places Australia with a 79 per cent chance of win. However, with the Netherlands coming from just one per cent chance to win against South Africa, it is evident that anything is possible.
Meanwhile, both CricTracker and MyKhel have heavily favoured the Aussies to pick a win in this encounter, and that is the most likely outcome of the match.