Bangladesh and the Netherlands will play the 28th match of this Cricket World Cup on 28 October 2023. Well, quite the coincidence, isn’t it? This match can get interesting as cricket pundits claim that the Dutch can be the better. But we will see that in the match later on. Are you excited about this match-up? I sure am. Find all the good stuff on this match here in this article. I bet you will want to read the highlights for these matches at the end.
|Eden Gardens, Kolkata|
|Match||Bangladesh vs Netherlands|
|Match starting time||2 pm Local time|
|Match days||28 October 2023|
|TV Umpire||Kumar Dharmasena|
|Reserve Umpire||Chris Gaffaney|
|Match Referee||Jeff Crowe|
These were the match details. If you want to know the schedule for the rest of the tournament, you can visit our website.
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Netherlands journey so far
The Dutch side has only won one match so far. And that match is heavier than most of the wins so far. Because they beat the toughest teams in this tournament so far, the South Africans. If you saw the Netherlands vs South Africa CWC 2023 match, you will see how the Proteas botched while chasing the target.
Apart from this silver lining on the cloud, the Netherlands hasn’t been able to do that much. Their match against the Lankans and the Green Shirts went close, but that was it. However, they are looking forward to winning this match.
Bangladesh still hopeful
Bangladesh have won only one match, and that is the Afghanistan vs Bangladesh CWC 2023 game. However, things haven’t been looking good for the team. The skipper got injured, and he even travelled back home for training with his mentor. Taskin Ahmad got injured and had to rest for some matches. The Bengal Tigers made some changes here and there in the squad, but it was all in vain. Their hopes are high for this match, but can they win it?
The Eden Gardens have always been batting-friendly. But that doesn’t mean the batters don’t get much help here. The average score in the ODI’s since 2015 has been 299. That said, the world hasn’t witnessed an ODI here for the past 6 years. This will be the first time it will happen.
Although the average score is higher, the spinners have always been very economical. Legspinners have been pretty good with an economy rate of less than 4, while the slow left-arm spinners have an economy of 4 here. This is good news for some players in the Bangladesh camp.
If left-arm spinners are getting this much help, it means that Shakib is the man to go to for Bangladesh. It isn’t like things were different before. However, now the surface will help them more. Mehdi Hasan will get a lot of help here as well. But the player that is in red-hot form is Mahmudullah. On a difficult surface, his ton was the only silver lining in the previous match.
From the Dutch side that has relied on pacers a lot, Arayn Dutt is a crucial player on this sort of pitch. Colin Ackerman can be difficult to deal with if he keeps up that tight line and length. Bas de Leede and Logan van Beek will be their star players int his match.
While there may be no changes on the Dutch side, Bangladesh has some changes to make.
Shakib is back, meaning he will take charge of the captaincy. But the burning question is: Is Taskin fit to play or not? And the answer is that he has had good practice sessions recently. This means he is fit to play and will join the team. Also, they might go for Towhid instead of Nasum since their option of going for more bowlers hasn’t paid off well.
This is an interesting one. What can you factor in here? Does home advantage count? Kolkata has a lot of cultural similarities to Bangladesh side. And you will see many fans coming to cheer for their Bengali brothers. Thousands of fans will come from Dhaka to support their team in the Eden Gardens as well. This means there will be a roaring crowd for Team Bangladesh.
On top of that, the pitch supports their leading players, who have been playing pretty well.
That being said, can you write off the Netherlands completely? No, you cannot. They have won against one of the best sides in the tournament. Also, the victory against West Indies and Zimbabwe in the Qualifiers has given them enough confidence to punch their way up.
It will not be easy for Bangladesh, but they will win this match 52-48.
The Netherlands won the toss, and they chose to bat first. I guess this is what you do on a batting track. Let’s see whether they can survive the Bangladesh spin attack.
|Litton Das||Vikramjit Singh|
|Tanzid Hasan||Max O’Dowd|
|Najmul Hossain Shanto||Wesley Barresi|
|Shakib Al Hasan||Colin Ackermann|
|Mushfiqur Rahim||Scott Edwards|
|Mahmudullah||Bas de Leede|
|Mehidy Hasan Miraz||Sybrand Engelbrecht|
|Mahedi Hasan||Logan van Beek|
|Taskin Ahmed||Shariz Ahmad|
|Mustafizur Rahman||Aryan Dutt|
|Shoriful Islam||Paul van Meekeren|
First Innings – Netherlands
|NETHERLANDS 229-10 (50 overs)|
|Scott Edwards 68 (89)||Mustafizur Rahman 2-36|
|Wesley Barresi 41 (41)||Taskin Ahmed 2-43|
|Sybrand Engelbrecht 35 (61)||Shoriful Islam 2-51|
|TARGET||230 runs in 50 overs|
- As we had predicted, the Dutch couldn’t stand a chance against the Bengal spinners. They bowled at tighter lines, which suffocated the batters and resulted in wickets.
- This Netherlands innings required frequent resuscitation, which did not assist their case.
- Edwards led the way with the bat once more but had little help at the other end. Barresi displayed his experience for a while before falling for 41.
- Sybrand Engelbrecht tried to keep up with the skipper but collapsed in the death overs while attempting to raise the tempo.
- A couple of lusty strikes from van Beek propelled them beyond 225. There is some turn on the deck, and it is moving slowly.
- Will the Netherlands be able to defend it?
Second innings – Bangladesh
|BANGLADESH 142-10 (42.2 overs)|
|Mehidy Hasan Miraz 35 (40)||Paul van Meekeren 4-23|
|Mustafizur Rahman 20 (35)||Bas de Leede 2-25|
|Mahmudullah 20 (41)||Aryan Dutt 1-26|
|RESULT||NETHERLANDS won by 87 runs|
- The Netherlands successfully defended 229 against Bangladesh.
- They may have had shorter runs. But they believed and carried out their ideas on a pitch that suited them more than an Asian squad.
- They were, by the way, performing at the Eden. Bangladesh’s hitters were out of sorts as they fell victim to some quality pace and precise spin bowling.
- The Dutch fielding was excellent as well. There was a brief period when Mahmudullah and Mahedi were working together.
- However, a spectacular piece of fielding destroyed the partnership and any thoughts of a Bangladesh comeback. Bangladesh is entirely at fault.
- None of the hitters appeared to be ready for the big game. They were agitated as well as perplexed.
- Edwards made good advantage of the slow, low wicket, with his solid 68 earlier paving the way for a total that proved sufficient.
- Few analysts predicted an early finish. Indeed, there has been one, but with the Netherlands claiming their second victory.
- The home advantage didn’t work, I reckon.
Man of the match
Paul van Meekeren has done it. This is why you can say that the dutch have one of the best new ball attacks in this tournament. This 4-wicket haul has earned him the MOTM award. What a precise and quintessential bowling display today.