- MATCH ANALYSIS IN BRIEF
|Date||Saturday 28th October, 2023 at 14:00 (IST) and at 09:30 (UK)|
|Venue||Netherlands vs Bangladesh will take place at Eden Gardens in Kolkata, India|
|Weather||Conditions are expected to be hot come the start of play with sporadic sunshine and temperatures above 30C, but this should drop as the day goes on, with night falling come early evening and light winds throughout|
|TV & Streaming||Viewers in India: you can watch this match live on Star Sports channels or stream it via the Disney+ Hotstar app.|
|Viewers in Pakistan: you can watch this match live on both PTV Sports and A-Sports or stream it through the PTVFLIX App.|
|Viewers in Sri Lanka: you can watch this match live on Maharaja TV or stream it on Sirasatv. Lk.|
|Viewers in Afghanistan: you can watch this match live you on Ariana TV.|
|Viewers in Bangladesh: you can watch it on Gazi TV or stream it through Rabbithole.|
|Viewers in the UK: you can watch this match live on Sky Sports or stream it via the Sky Go App.|
|Viewers in Australia: you can watch this match live on Fox Sports or stream it via the Foxtel or Kayo Sports app.|
|Viewers in South Africa: you can watch this match on SuperSport channels or stream it via the SuperSport app.|
|Viewers in the USA and Canada: you can watch this match live on Willow TV, whilst viewers from the USA can also stream it via the ESPN+ app.|
KEY BETTING STATS
- Bangladesh have lost each of their last four 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup group stage matches – To Win the Match
- .Najmul Hossain Shanto has scored under 25.5 runs in each of Bangladesh’s last four 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup matches – Batter Match Runs
- .Netherlands have accrued a lower opening partnership than their opponents in three of their last four 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup matches – Highest Opening Partnership
.BETTING ANALYSIS For NETHERLANDS
Netherlands were subjected to a thumping defeat on Wednesday as Australia thrashed them by 309 runs, a record ICC World Cup victory. While their chances of qualifying for the semi-finals are looking slim, the pride of the Netherlands squad will have taken a hit following such a defeat, and a strong response is expected.
After a good start to the tournament with the bat, scoring 67 against Pakistan, all-rounder Bas de Leede has since struggled with scores of 18, 2, 6, and 4 across his last four innings. However, the 23-year-old has picked up over 1.5 wickets in two of his last three appearances, and his consistency makes him worthy of a stake via the Team–Top Bowler market (4.75).
De Leede is so often at the forefront of things when the Netherlands performs well as a team, whether it be with bat or ball, and his multiple skill set makes a small investment in him to be named ‘Player of the Match’ vs. Bangladesh (13.00) potentially a shrewd move for bettors.
Bowler Logan van Beek comes into this match on the back of having taken 4/74 against Australia, and he has now picked up seven wickets across the Netherlands’ last three group games. His potency with the ball could see investors profit, so consider backing Van Beek to gain 2+ wickets in Kolkata (2.20) via the ‘Bowler Milestones’ market.
BETTING ANALYSIS For BANGLADESH
Since their opening group stage win against Sri Lanka, it has been nothing but disappointment for Bangladesh, who have been comprehensively beaten in each of their following four matches. Two of those defeats were by a margin of over 100 runs, while the other two saw the Tigers lose by eight and seven wickets against New Zealand and India, respectively.
The one real positive of their latest loss at the hands of South Africa was the return of captain Shakib Al Hasan following injury. A player of his quality could make the difference here with a bat and especially a ball on a ground that can give significant assistance to spin-bowling. Back Shakib to take over 1.5 match wickets (1.83), and those looking for a higher profit margin can back the 36-year-old to finish this latest fixture as Bangladesh’s top bowler (4.00).
Aside from their match against India, Bangladesh’s top order has failed to contribute enough runs across this World Cup so far. Neither of the Tigers’ openers has managed to score a half-century in any of their other four games aside from Litton Das’ 76 vs England. One of the star batters across the 2023 Asia Cup, Najmul Hossain Shanto, has accumulated scores of 0, 8, 7, and 0 across his last four
World Cup innings. Bettors can capitalize on such poor form, though, by backing Shanto to score under 25.5 runs here (1.83).
CRICKET 8’S EXPERT PREDICTION
Both teams will see this encounter as one they can win and need to win if they are to avoid their World Cup effectively ending with three more group games still to play after this. Kolkata should offer a surface that gives batters good value for their shots but one that may also bring spin-bowling into play, especially as the match goes on. Netherlands and Bangladesh can both call upon multiple spinners if required.
Bangladesh is expected to be firm favorites, but it cannot be understated how disappointing they have been since that win over Sri Lanka. Sub-par with the bat and expensive with the ball, the Netherlands are more than capable of taking advantage. A team packed full of experienced and sensible cricketers who have already seen off South Africa previously in the competition. It would be no surprise if the motivated Netherlands ended up getting the better of the out-of-form Tigers and are worth backing to do so.
NETHERLANDS TO WIN (3.00)
Highlights of this match is here- BAN Vs NED! How the Flying Dutchmen Mauled The Timid Tigers