ICC T20 World Cup 2022- IND vs NED Match Preview. India is off to a strong start in their ICC T20 World Cup 2022 campaign after winning a dramatic thriller over Pakistan on Sunday.

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They will play the Netherlands on Thursday, October 27, in their next match. India will face the Netherlands in their second match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Thursday.

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Team India posted their first win of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 on board thanks to the brilliance of former captain Virat Kohli and all-rounder Hardik Pandya. However, the win was not without its hiccups along the way against arch-rivals Pakistan at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday (October 23).

Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya. PC- Getty
Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya. PC- Getty

Team India captain Rohit Sharma sent all-rounder Axar Patel to No. 4 in the batting order as his side chased 160 to win. The experiment failed miserably as India lost their first four wickets for just 31 runs on the board. The absence of a left-handed batter at the top of the order was sorely felt.

Captain Rohit Sharma and head coach Rahul Dravid will be considering bringing in Rishabh Pant into the playing XI for their next match against the Netherlands at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Thursday (October 27). Rishabh Pant didn’t find a place in the playing XI against Pakistan with Dinesh Karthik preferred as the specialist wicketkeeper in the side.

Rohit Sharma and Axar Patel
Rohit Sharma and Axar Patel. Pic Credits: Twitter

Axar Patel, on the other hand, failed with the ball as well – leaking 21 runs in the only over he bowled in the match. If Rishabh Pant is indeed brought into the final playing XI against the Dutch, Hardik Pandya will have to play the full-time role of the fifth bowler in the side.

Hardik Pandya was impressive with the ball as well against Pakistan, picking up three important wickets and scoring 40 runs with the bat, putting on a record 113 runs for the fifth wicket with Virat Kohli who scored 82*. India might also like to try out Yuzvendra Chahal in place of Ravichandran Ashwin, who was less than impressive with the ball against Pakistan in the opening match.

Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal
Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal Photo Credit: (Twitter)

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Men in Blue will also be hoping for a convincing victory over the Netherlands to increase their Net Run Rate (NRR) and solidify their place atop the standings. Bangladesh, South Africa, and Pakistan, in addition to Netherlands and Zimbabwe from the First Round, are in Group 2 of the Super 12 along with India. India entered the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 with high expectations of breaking their 15-year title drought and winning their second championship behind a team loaded with bat and ball talent.

ICC T20 World Cup 2022 Trophy
ICC T20 World Cup 2022 Trophy. Image Credits: Twitter

Virat Kohli single-handedly powered India to an epic four-wicket win over arch-rivals Pakistan with a magnificent 53-ball 82 not out in their big-ticket ICC T20 World Cup 2022 game. Pakistan recovered from a wobbly start to post a fighting 159 for eight. India completed the chase in the last ball, with Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya (40) doing the bulk of the scoring after a horror start to their innings.

The two revived India with a 113-run stand for the fourth wicket after they were reeling at 31/4 at one stage. Sent in to bat, Pakistan were well served by Iftikhar Ahmed’s 34-ball 51 and Shan Masood’s unbeaten 52 off 42 balls after they lost their first two wickets with just 15 runs on the board in the fourth over. Arshdeep Singh picked both openers in form Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan.

India 160 for 6 (Kohli 82*, Hardik 40) beat Pakistan 159 for 8 (Masood 52*, Iftikhar 51, Arshdeep 3-32, Hardik 3-30) by four wickets

In Netherlands’ first ICC T20 World Cup 2022 Super 12 match, Bangladesh scored 144/8 against the Netherlands who lost all wickets for 135 runs. Bangladesh won by 9 runs against the spirited Netherlands in ICC T20 World Cup 2022.

Netherlands’ Colin Ackermann waged a lone battle as he scored 62 off 48 balls before being a victim of Taskin Ahmed. Bangladesh’s Afif Hossain scored 38 while Najmul Hossain Shanto scored 25 and Mosaddek Hossain scored an unbeaten 20.

The in-form Dutch side bowled well for the majority of Bangladesh’s innings and some solid catching in the field meant the Asian side could only muster 144/8 from their 20 overs at Bellerive Oval.  Seamers Paul van Meekeren (2/21) and Bas de Leede (2/19) picked up two wickets apiece. Taskin Ahmed has picked 4 scalps for 25 and Hasan Mahmud has claimed 2 scalps for 15.

Colin Ackermann stretches out for a sweep, Netherlands vs UAE, Men's T20 World Cup 2022, 1st round, Group A, Geelong, October 6, 2022 ICC via Getty Images
Colin Ackermann stretches out for a sweep, Netherlands vs UAE, Men’s T20 World Cup 2022, 1st round, Group A, Geelong, October 6, 2022 ICC via Getty Images

After being 31/4 in the Powerplay one would say it was quite a close game. But apart from Colin Ackerman and a few lusty blows from Paul van Meekeren, there were hardly any contributions. Bangladesh just kept picking wickets throughout the innings as the Netherlands did in the first innings.

Bangladesh 144 for 8 (Afif 38, van Meekeren 2-21, de Leede 2-29) beat Netherlands 135 (Ackermann 62, Taskin 4-25, Mahmud 2-15) by 9 runs

Probable XI For India: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, and Yuzvendra Chahal

The Netherlands have now lost two games in a row – continuing from the qualifying round – and are expected to tweak their line-up to get back on the winning track. The experienced batter Stephan Myburgh could replace Vikramjit Singh at the top in their 2nd ICC T20 World Cup 2022 match.

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Probable XI for Netherlands: Max O’Dowd, Stephan Myburgh, Bas de Leede, Colin Ackermann, Tom Cooper, Scott Edwards(w/c), Tim Pringle, Logan van Beek, Shariz Ahmad, Fred Klaassen, Paul van Meekeren

ICC T20 World Cup 2022- IND vs NED Match Preview