The big picture: World Cup 2023 has come to Kolkata
The World Cup has arrived in Kolkata, with Bangladesh hoping for good support when they take on the Netherlands at the Eden Gardens. At least 2000 fans are expected to come from Dhaka and other parts of Bangladesh for the match, with cultural ties with Kolkata and good travel options between the two making it a popular destination for Bangladeshis.
Bangladesh came to Kolkata after losing by 149 runs against South Africa
in Mumbai. Apart from Mahmudullah’s century, there was nothing to be happy about in that game. The bowling was at its peak, especially in the last ten overs, when South Africa scored 144 runs. And before Mahmudullah forged partnerships with the tail-enders and attacked the loose balls, Bangladesh had slipped to 81 for 6. While Mahmudullah’s innings was encouraging, it was a marginal boost for the team currently in position Eighth after five matches
But there are still hopes of reaching the semi-finals of the World Cup.
Furthermore, the Netherlands’ inspiring performance issues a warning. Although they may be smarter than themselves Defeat Australia by 309 runs
, Netherlands There is no roadkill. They have punched well above their weight in the tournament by shocking South Africa and bringing Sri Lanka close.
Leading from the front in this World Cup, captaining a team that performed brilliantly to make it to this World Cup. Qualifiers in Zimbabwe in June-July
, He also showed that the full-member tag is no hindrance for him. Bangladesh, be careful.
Netherlands LLWLL (Last five completed ODIs, most recent first)
In the spotlight: Mahmudullah and Logan Van Beek
It seemed that the Bangladesh selectors and team management have now moved on Mahmudullah
This March. But he was brought back for the ODI series against New Zealand just before the World Cup. Since then his average in five innings is 67. However, three of those innings have come at No. 6 – and one each at No. 7 and 8 – something the team may have to reconsider given Bangladesh’s under-performing middle order.
Although logan van beek
Against Australia, he took four wickets for 74 runs in his ten overs. His economy rate in this World Cup has been quite high at 6.34, but Van Beek has taken eight wickets at an average of 27.62. Of these, three wickets were taken by Netherlands by upsetting South Africa. Van Beek also contributed 59 against Sri Lanka, adding 130 with Siebrand Engelbrecht after the Netherlands were 91 for 6. If he can keep that touch going, the Netherlands will be well served.
Team news: Taskin fit for Bangladesh
Sidelined with a shoulder injury, he bowled with full enthusiasm two days before the match, so he is expected to make a comeback. Tauheed Hridayoy
Bangladesh’s experiment of playing six bowlers against South Africa did not work, after which he may also return to the team.
bangladesh (Probable): 1 Tanjeed Hasan, 2 Liton Das, 3 Nazmul Hussain Shanto, 4 Shakib Al Hasan (captain), 5 Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), 6 Mahmudullah, 7 Mehdi Hasan Miraj, 8 Nasum Ahmed/Tawheed Hridoy, 9 Taskin Ahmed , 10 Shoriful Islam, 11 Mustafizur Rahman
Netherlands need runs from the opening batsmen Max O’Dowd
– His highest score in five innings this World Cup is only 18 – but they are likely to continue to support him. Expect them to remain unchanged.
Netherlands (Probable): 1 Vikramjit Singh, 2 Max O’Dowd, 3 Colin Ackerman, 4 Siebrand Engelbrecht, 5 Bas de Lied, 6 Scott Edwards (captain & wk), 7 Teja Nidamanuru, 8 Logan van Beek, 9 Roelof van der Merwe , 10 Aryan Dutt, 11 Paul van Meekeren
Pitch and conditions: Potential run fest awaits
Eden Gardens has hosted only one ODI in the last six years. And although the pitches there have historically been batting-friendly, Sri Lanka were bowled out for 215 by India in that ODI. this january
, However, there have been higher totals in the IPL.
As far as Kolkata weather is concerned, it is expected to be hot and humid, with winter starting only in mid or late November.
“(Our World Cup) is not over yet. (There are) four more matches left. If we can win them, anything can happen because there are some (net) run rate issues… So if we “We can win four, maybe that would be a different story. But right now we are planning to take it match by match.”
Taskin Ahmed This shows that Bangladesh’s work is not done yet