In the highly anticipated encounter between Afghanistan and the Netherlands during the 2023 World Cup, the two teams clashed in Match No. 34.
The action unfolded on November 3, 2023, at the iconic Wankhede Stadium, with the match commencing at 2:00 p.m. local time.
Cricket enthusiasts around the world were eager to witness this showdown as both teams aimed to make their mark on the global stage, making it a must-watch fixture in the tournament.
AFG vs NED Head-to-Head
In the head-to-head cricket encounters between Afghanistan and the Netherlands, Afghanistan has displayed dominance with an impressive track record.
Out of the nine matches played, Afghanistan emerged victorious in seven of them, whereas the Netherlands managed to secure wins in only two instances.
Notably, there have been no matches with no results or ties, highlighting the clear-cut outcomes in these encounters.
In their most recent face-off, Afghanistan asserted their superiority by defeating the Netherlands by a significant margin of 75 runs, further solidifying their winning streak.
The last three head-to-head matches have seen Afghanistan maintain their winning momentum, winning each of these contests.
This consistent success underscores Afghanistan’s cricketing prowess in clashes against the Netherlands.
Ekana International Cricket Stadium, Lucknow Pitch Report
The pitch at the Ekana International Cricket Stadium in Lucknow is renowned for favouring the batsman, offering them an excellent opportunity to make their mark.
However, it’s not all smooth sailing for the batters, as the surface also provides an opening for spinners to come into play, causing the ball to turn slowly off the pitch.
In the context of ODIs, this venue has hosted a total of 8 matches, with an even balance between teams batting first and second, both having won 4 games each.
Notably, there have been no ties in these encounters. The average score for teams batting first on this pitch is 244, showcasing the high-scoring nature of the ground.
The highest total registered here was by South Africa, with an impressive 311/7. On the other end of the spectrum, England faced a challenging struggle, recording the lowest score of 129/10.
In terms of scoring patterns, there’s been one match where the score was below 200, five matches within the range of 200 to 249, one match with a score between 250 and 299, and one high-scoring encounter where the score exceeded 300, highlighting the versatility and excitement the Ekana Stadium pitch offers to both batsmen and bowlers.
Afghanistan vs Netherlands Probable Playing XI
Afghanistan Probable Playing XI
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Azmatullah Omarzai, Ikram Alikhil, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi
Bench: Noor Ahmad, Riaz Hassan, Abdul Rahman, Najibullah Zadran
Netherlands Probable Playing XI
Vikramjit Singh, Max ODowd, Wesley Barresi, Colin Ackermann, Scott Edwards (c & wk), Bas de Leede, Sybrand Engelbrecht, Logan van Beek, Shariz Ahmad, Aryan Dutt, Paul van Meekeren
Bench: Saqib Zulfiqar, Ryan Klein, Teja Nidamanuru, Roelof van der Merwe