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Cricket World Cup 2023: ENG vs NED Fantasy Preview and MPL Top Picks

Match: England vs Netherlands, Cricket World Cup 2023 (ENG vs NED)

Date: November 8, Wednesday, 2.00 PM IST

Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune

Match 40 of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 will be played between England and Netherlands at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on November 8. This game is insignificant because both teams have already been eliminated from the race to the semi-finals. However, this game does hold significance in context to qualification for the Champions Trophy. If England lose either of their two remaining ones – the upcoming one and then one against England in Kolkata, they will not get to play the Champions Trophy. The scenario is the same for the Netherlands.

The Netherlands currently holds the ninth position in the points table with two wins in seven games, while defending champion England are the wooden spooners with only one win in seven matches.

In their recent match, England faced a 33-run defeat at the hands of Australia. Despite an impressive performance by Chris Woakes, who secured four wickets, Australia managed to post a total of 286 runs. In response, England fell short by 33 runs, even with half-centuries from David Malan and Ben Stokes.

The Netherlands, on the other hand, experienced a setback in their previous game against Afghanistan. Although Sybrand Engelbrecht contributed with a half-century, the Netherlands were bowled out for just 179 runs. Afghanistan successfully chased down this target in 31.3 overs to secure the victory.

Ahead of the next game of Cricket World Cup 2023, here is everything you need to know to maximise your chances of winning cash prizes on MPL fantasy.

England team news and predicted XI

Team news: Mark Wood will miss out with a left knee niggle, which could mean Gus Atkinson coming back into the XI. Now that England have been eliminated from the race to the semi-finals, Ben Stokes may also be given a rest, given his recent injuries.

Squad: Jos Buttler (c), Moeen Ali, Gus Atkinson, Jonny Bairstow, Harry Brook, Brydon Carse, Sam Curran, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, David Willey, Mark Wood, Chris Woakes

Predicted XI: 1 Jonny Bairstow, 2 Dawid Malan, 3 Joe Root, 4 Ben Stokes/Harry Brook, 5 Jos Buttler (c & wk), 6 Moeen Ali, 7 Liam Livingstone, 8 Chris Woakes, 9 David Willey, 10 Gus Atkinson/Brydon Carse, 11 Adil Rashid

Netherlands team news and predicted XI

Team news: Saqib Zulfiqar, who was ineffective in the previous match, may be replaced by fellow leg-spinner Shariz Ahmad.

Squad: Scott Edwards (c), Max O’Dowd, Bas de Leede, Vikram Singh, Teja Nidamanuru, Paul van Meekeren, Colin Ackermann, Roelof van der Merwe, Logan van Beek, Aryan Dutt, Ryan Klein, Wesley Barresi, Saqib Zulfiqar, Shariz Ahmad, Sybrand Engelbrecht

Predicted XI: 1 Max O’Dowd, 2 Wesley Barresi, 3 Colin Ackermann, 4 Sybrand Engelbrecht, 5 Scott Edwards (c & wk), 6 Bas de Leede, 7 Logan van Beek, 8 Roelof van der Merwe, 9 Shariz Ahmad, 10 Aryan Dutt, 11 Paul van Meekeren

Weather update and pitch report for ENG vs NED, Cricket World Cup 2023 

The wicket at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune has proven to be batting-friendly in the ongoing World Cup. Nevertheless, it does provide some bounce and carry for the seam bowlers. A total of 10 ODI matches have been played at this venue, from which the average score reads 300. Recently, South Africa posted 357 against New Zealand at this same venue.

The weather in Pune will be sunny with a maximum day-time temperature of 33 degrees Celsius. Rain is not forecast.

Head-to-head record for ENG vs NED, Cricket World Cup 2023 match 40

England have a perfect 6-0 record against the Netherlands in ODI cricket matches. The last encounter between these two teams took place in June 2022, with England emerging victorious by 8 wickets. They have not faced each other in a World Cup match yet.

Five players to watch out for

Here we list five players you must pick in your MPL fantasy XI for ENG vs NED, Cricket World Cup 2023

Jos Buttler – wicketkeeper batsman, England

Jos Buttler’s underwhelming performances have largely contributed to England’s poor campaign. But with a Champions Trophy qualification in sight, and a relatively weaker Dutch side as opponents, Buttler will be looking to go all out on Wednesday.

Dawid Malan – batsman, England

Dawid Malan is the top run-scorer for England. He has scored 286 runs in seven matches at an average of 40.85. Malan comes into this game on the back of a half century against Australia in the previous match. He has overall played 28 ODIs, scoring 1332 runs at an average of 55.50.

Bas de Leede – all-rounder, Netherlands

With the bat, Bas de Leede has not done enough work but with the ball, he has picked up 11 wickets, including four against Pakistan, which is his best spell this World Cup. His best with the bat – 67 runs – also came against Pakistan. With Netherlands having just two more matches to play, De Leede will be looking to return home with a match-winning performance.

Logan van Beek – bowler, Netherlands

Logan van Beek is the second highest wicket taker for Netherlands, with 10 wickets in six matches. Seven of these wickets have come against two top teams – Australia and South Africa. Beek bas overall played 31 ODIs for Netherlands, from which he has 44 wickets.

Harry Brook – batsman, England

England, in all likelihood, will be Harry Brook in the last two matches. Brook has played four games in the 2023 World Cup so far, from which he has a top score of 66 against Afghanistan. Brook, when in form, can take on the best of bowlers effortlessly.

MPL fantasy XI – ENG vs NED, Cricket World Cup 2023, Match 50

ENG vs NED – where and what time to watch the match live in India 

The England vs Netherlands ODI will be televised on the Star Sports Network in India. You can also watch the game on the Disney + Hotstar app. The match will begin at 2.00 PM IST on November 8.

Check out our detailed guide on fantasy cricket for more tips and tricks.

Note: The players recommended here need not be a part of the Playing 11 on game day. Users are advised to do their own research also and follow official sources and create their teams. Users are advised to do their own research also and follow official sources and create their teams.






Umaima Saeed
A writer who primarily writes on cricket. As of 2021, she has covered cricket for more than a dozen publications.


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