All eyes on India’s bowling with new combination for T20 World Cup
- India are coming off a thrilling victory over Pakistan in the previous game
- India need to win three out of four matches to reach semifinals
India and Netherlands will lock horns in T20I cricket for the first time ever when they meet in this Group 2 fixture in the T20 World Cup on October 27th. India are coming into this game on the back of a spectacular win over Pakistan and have momentum on their side. India have odds of 1.20 to win this match.
Netherlands, who defeated the UAE and Namibia in the first round, were handed a 9-run loss by Bangladesh in their opening Super 12s fixture. The Dutch side has some quality players, who would want to grab the spotlight against India. The Netherlands have higher odds of winning this game at 2.80.
How’s the Pitch?
The Sydney Cricket Ground has been the second highest scoring ground in the country for the last couple of years. India have played four T20Is at the venue, winning three of those. There’s about a 40% chance of precipitation in Sydney on Thursday but it should get cleared for a full match.
Our Pick: India are some levels above the Netherlands when it comes to their skill set in the T20 format with both bat and ball. You can back India to win this match at 1.01 odds.
India won their first match against arch rivals Pakistan by four wickets on the final ball amidst a ton of drama. Virat Kohli, Arshdeep Singh and Hardik Pandya were the star performers. The Netherlands do have some decent players in Paul van Meekeren, Bas de Leede, Colin Ackermann and more but they will need to play out of their skins to pull off a miracle.
Keep an eye on…
KL Rahul missed out in the last outing but he remains a key player. He has all the skill set to dominate bowling units in these conditions. Rahul has 2141 runs in T20 internationals at 39 average while striking at 140.
Arshdeep Singh bowled a sensational spell against Pakistan, picking three crucial wickets. His over construction, in particular, was impressive. The left arm seamer has taken 22 scalps in 14 T20Is at 8.13 rpo.