Match Analysis In Brief
|Date||Wednesday 25th October 2023 at 14:00 (IST) and 09:30 (UK)|
|Venue||Australia vs Netherlands will take place at Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi, India|
|Weather||Conditions are expected to be exceedingly hot in Delhi at the start of play, with bright sunshine and temperatures of 30c greeting the players until the evening, when the sunshine gives way to clear skies and cooler weather.|
|TV & Streaming||Viewers in India: can watch this match live on Star Sports channels, or stream it via the Disney+ Hotstar app.|
|Viewers in Pakistan: can watch this match live on both PTV Sports and A-Sports or stream it through the PTVFLIX App.|
|Viewers in Sri Lanka: can watch this match live on Maharaja TV or stream it on Sirasatv. Lk.|
|Viewers in Afghanistan: can watch this match live on Ariana TV.|
|Viewers in Bangladesh: can watch it on Gazi TV or stream it through Rabbithole.|
|Viewers in the UK: can watch this match live on Sky Sports or stream it via the Sky Go App.|
|Viewers in Australia: can watch this match live on Fox Sports or stream it via the Foxtel or Kayo Sports app.|
|Viewers in South Africa: can watch this match on SuperSport channels or stream it via the SuperSport app.|
|Viewers in the USA and Canada: can watch this match live on Willow TV, whilst viewers from the USA can also stream it via the ESPN+ app.|
KEY BETTING STATS
- Netherlands have lost four of their last five official ODI fixtures – To Win the Match
- Adam Zampa has finished as Australia’s top bowler in each of their last two 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup fixtures – Team – Top Bowler
- Vikram Singh has scored just 18 runs across his last three innings for the Netherlands at the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup – Batter Match Runs
BETTING ANALYSIS For AUSTRALIA
George Bailey, Australia’s chief selector confirmed to the media that Travis Head will open the batting once he returns to full fitness. Whether he is ready for this latest match remains to be seen, but it would be no surprise if Australia were unchanged from the side who beat Pakistan by 62 runs in Bengaluru. That game saw Australia’s current opening partnership of David Warner and Mitchell Marsh put on 259 runs for the first wicket.
Warner struck a magnificent 163 including 14 fours and 9 sixes, a return to his best following scores of 41, 13 and 11 prior to this knock. On a ground which has proven very good for batting across this tournament, back Warner to follow up that innings with another substantial knock here of 50+ runs (2.25). Those bettors looking for a more lucrative return can back Warner to score a second consecutive hundred (5.00), a riskier play.
The expectation is that Australia will be targeting boundaries in bulk against this Netherlands bowling attack, especially with the firepower at their disposal. Warner for starters, is worth backing to score over 0.5 match sixes (2.10) for the third World Cup match in a row and Mitchell Marsh also warrants backing via the same market (1.90) after equalling Warner’s nine sixes vs Pakistan.
With that ball, Adam Zampa has shone for Australia over the past couple of games whether his side are bowling first or second, accumulating consecutive four-wicket-hauls. Figures of 4/47 vs Sri Lanka was backed up by his 4/53 against Pakistan and backing the spinner to gain over 1.5 match wickets (1.61) seems a no brainer.
BETTING ANALYSIS For NETHERLANDS
The skill, speed and potency of the Australian bowling attack may well end up being a challenge too strong for that of Netherlands’ top order, especially one which has struggled to put runs on the board recently. Over the course of their last two fixtures, none of Netherlands’ top four batters have reached the 30-run mark while opener Vikram Singh has been dismissed for a combined score of 6 across his last two innings. Therefore, back an opening partnership total of under 20.5 runs against Australia (1.90).
Singh’s poor form, combined with the class of the opposition bowlers should see Netherlands add significantly less for the first wicket than that of Australia’s openers, so back a higher opening partnership for the latter (1.50). Also consider investing in Singh to be dismissed for under 20.5 runs regardless of whether Netherlands are setting or chasing a target (1.83).
Should Netherlands be bowling in the second innings of this match, it would be no surprise if the ball started gripping and turning for spin-bowler Aryan Dutt, who impressed last time out against Sri Lanka. Although they failed to prevent their opponents from chasing down 263, Dutt took three of Netherlands’ five wickets. If they find themselves bowling second again here, a shrewd move would be backing Dutt to take over 1.5 match wickets (3.50).
CRICKET 8’S EXPERT PREDICTION
Australia are starting to click into gear now following back-to-back victories and are looking very much like the strong side most expected them to be in this tournament when taking into account the quality of players within their squad. Netherlands shouldn’t be underestimated at all and their win over South Africa will ensure that they are taken extremely seriously by the Australians. But Pat Cummins’ men are expected to end up as fairly comprehensive winners.
Although Arun Jaitley Stadium has been a profitable ground for batters over the course of the three previous games which have taken place there at this World Cup, Afghanistan’s victory over England showed that spin-bowling can prove extremely effective in Delhi when utilised well. Combine this with the recent form of Adam Zampa, who has accumulated nine wickets across Australia’s last three matches and the leg-spin bowler should be afforded further success against Netherlands, who have already been bowled out three times during the group stage so far.
ADAM ZAMPA TO TAKE 3+ WICKETS (3.00)