Match Analysis In Brief
|Date||Monday 9th October, 2023 at 14:00. (IST) and at 09:30 (UK)|
|Venue||New Zealand vs Netherlands will take place at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad, India|
|Weather||Conditions are expected to be dry and hot, with temperatures reaching highs of 32c despite a constant light wind and sunny intervals until evening time, but expect partial cloud later in play as night falls.|
|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 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, while viewers from the USA can also stream it via the ESPN+ app.|
KEY BETTING STATS
- Netherlands have lost 14 of their 16 ICC Cricket World Cup fixtures – To Win the Match.
- Matt Henry has taken over 1.5 wickets in two of his last three official ODI appearances for New Zealand – Bowler Total Match Wickets
- .Bas de Leede has taken 12 wickets across his previous four official ODI appearances for Netherlands – Team – Top Bowler.
BETTING ANALYSIS For New Zealand
New Zealand’s opening match at the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup saw them make a huge statement against England, winning by nine wickets after chasing down 283 runs in just 36.2 overs. Only three players, including opener Devon Conway, got to bat for the Black Caps, who struck a superb unbeaten 152. Conway’s aggression and ability to find the boundary make him an extremely dangerous batter worthy of investment in multiple markets. There is good value to be had in backing the 32-year-old to score over 0.5 ‘Total Match Sixes’, not to mention scoring over 4.5 ‘Total Match Fours.’ Also, backing Conway to score a fifty looks like a wise move, although those looking for a higher return should consider supporting him to record consecutive ICC Cricket World Cup hundreds. With the ball, Trent Boult took just one wicket last time out against England, but a player of his quality is only likely to improve as the tournament goes on. Boult boasts 11 wickets to his name across his last five official ODI appearances in which a result was possible, and his skills may wind up too strong for the Netherlands top order, so back Boult to take over 1.5 match wickets here and also to finish as New Zealand’s top bowler.
BETTING ANALYSIS For the Netherlands
The Netherlands put up a spirited effort against Pakistan and were very much in the game for a significant period of time. However, they ultimately fell to an 81-run defeat after being bowled out for 205, chasing 287 to win. In our betting analysis of that encounter, we highlighted how exciting a player Bas de Leede was and how important the all-rounder would be to this Netherlands team. With four wickets and 67 runs against Pakistan, the 23-year-old finished the contest as his side’s top run-scorer and wicket-taker. He is the lynchpin of this Netherlands unit, and any substantial investment in them from bettors should once again be made through him. Back De Leede to score 30+ match runs against New Zealand via the ‘Batter Milestones’ market and hit over 1.5 match fours. There is also excellent value in backing De Leede to score over 0.5 match sixes when considering that he cleared the ropes twice vs Pakistan. It’s also worth highlighting the skills and experience of Colin Ackermann, who took two wickets on Friday, including the key scalp of Pakistan captain Babar Azam. Returning to the same venue for this match, Ackermann’s spin-bowling should pose a real challenge to New Zealand’s batters, and backing him to finish as Netherlands’ top bowler here is worth serious consideration.
CRICKET 8’S EXPERT PREDICTION
Any outcome other than victory here for New Zealand would be a significant surprise, but backing the Black Caps to win offers little value for bettors. After his first-ball dismissal against England, opener Will Young is expected to bounce back strongly here, and with the destructive Conway alongside him at the top of the order, it isn’t likely to take New Zealand long to start racking up the runs. Meanwhile, The Netherlands’ batters may have to go at a slower pace early on in their innings to navigate the challenge of Trent Boult and Matt Henry before speeding up later. With this in mind, back New Zealand to end the first 15 overs of their innings with a higher score than the Netherlands managed in their opening 15 overs.
TEAM TO MAKE HIGHEST 1ST 15 OVERS SCORE – NEW ZEALAND