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Pakistan will take on the Netherlands in the second game of the 2023 World Cup. It will be the first game of the tournament for both teams, and they will look to start on a winning note.

While they have a quality squad, Pakistan still have plenty of concerns, as visible in the recently concluded Asia Cup. Their spinners haven’t taken wickets as consistently, and the injuries to key players haven’t helped them, either. However, Pakistan will still go in the rubber as the favourites.

Meanwhile, the Netherlands come into the World Cup after defeating some good sides in the qualifiers. They might be inexperienced, but the opponents can’t take them lightly. They have some good names on their side, and the Netherlands will definitely not be pushovers in this tournament.

ODI World Cup 2023 Match 2: PAK vs NED Possible Playing XIs

The injury to Naseem Shah means Hasan Ali might feature in the XI. Saud Shakeel impressed in the warm-ups, so it will be interesting to see whether Pakistan go in with Agha Salman or start with Saud Shakeel.

Pakistan: 1. Abdullah Shafique, 2. Imam-ul-Haq, 3. Babar Azam (c), 4. Mohammad Rizwan (wk), 5. Saud Shakeel/Agha Salman, 6. Iftikhar Ahmed, 7. Shadab Khan, 8. Mohammad Nawaz, 9. Shaheen Afridi, 10. Hasan Ali, 11. Haris Rauf.

The return of the experienced Colin Ackermann and Roelof van der Merwe will boost the Netherlands. There are some hard calls to make for them.

Netherlands: 1. Vikramjit Singh, 2. Max O’Dowd, 3. Wesley Barresi, 4. Bas de Leede, 5. Colin Ackermann, 6. Scott Edwards (c & wk), 7. Roelof van der Merwe/Teja Nidamanuru, 8. Logan van Beek, 9. Aryan Dutt, 10. Shariz Ahmad, 11. Paul van Meekeren.

PAK vs NED Dream11 Prediction – Fantasy Tips

Pakistan:

  • Imam-ul-Haq has been among the consistent run-scorers for Pakistan in this format. He has 448 runs at an average of 40.72 and struck at 78.73 in the ODIs this year. The southpaw also has five half-centuries.
  • Babar Azam doesn’t need any validation. He has 222 runs at an average of 74 and a strike rate of 80.72 in three ODI innings against the Netherlands. The Pakistan skipper has also amassed a half-century in each ODI innings against the Men in Orange.
  • Mohammad Rizwan scores runs for Pakistan consistently, irrespective of the format. He made a fine century against New Zealand in the warm-up fixture at the same venue. Expect another substantial knock from the experienced campaigner.
  • Shabad Khan has struggled with his form lately but is a skilled player. He will contribute with both bat and ball. Shadab can cause severe damage against an inexperienced Netherlands unit.
  • Shaheen Afridi is a monster with the new ball. He provides breakthroughs for fun. Shaheen has 24 wickets at 22.04 runs apiece in the ODIs this year.
  • Haris Rauf might be too hot to handle for the Netherlands. He is an enforcer in the middle overs for Pakistan, who cranks it up while bowling those shorter lengths. Haris has six wickets at 13.83 runs apiece in two ODIs against the Netherlands.

Netherlands:

  • Vikramjit Singh has 116 runs at an average of 38.66 and a strike rate of 62.36 in three ODI innings against Pakistan. This includes two fifties. Vikramjit can also bowl a bit if required.
  • Crucial player Bas de Leede has 110 runs at an average of 36.66 and a strike rate of 67.90 in three ODIs against Pakistan. He also has five wickets at an average of 24 in three ODI innings against them.
  • Colin Ackermann looked in fine touch in the warm-up games. He is a skilled player who can contribute with both bat and ball. Such players provide real value to fantasy teams.
  • Roelof van der Merwe is a shrewd operator with the ball. He bowls on the tight areas to stifle and dismiss the batters. Merwe is also a handy lower-order batter who can chip in with useful runs.
  • Logan van Beek has 12 wickets at an average of 30.16 and a strike rate of 36.16 in eight ODI innings this year. Logan is among the experienced bowlers for the Netherlands and will have to keep the Pakistani batters in check.

Other Stats and Facts

  • Head-to-head in ODIs: Played 6, Pakistan 6, Netherlands 0.
  • Mohammad Rizwan at No. 4 in ODIs: 1060 runs, avg. 44.16, SR 89.67 & two centuries.
  • Bas de Leede in ODIs in 2023: 285 runs, avg. 47.50, SR 101.06 & one century.
  • Haris Rauf in the middle overs in ODIs this year: 12 wickets, avg. 23.75, SR 25.66, econ. 5.55.
  • Babar Azam vs Aryan Dutt in ODIs: 37 balls, 24 runs, two dismissals. Watch out for this battle.
  • Imam-ul-Haq needs 24 more to complete 3,000 ODI runs.

Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad, Pitch Report and Weather

The average first innings score in Hyderabad has been 288, with the teams batting first winning four of the seven games here. There will be some assistance for the spinners in the middle overs in both innings.

A temperature of around 31°C, with little chance of rain, is forecasted during the match hours.

World Cup 2023 Match 2: PAK vs NED Dream11 Picks

Note: The below teams are not based on the final playing XIs. We may not be able to update these in time. Use the stats and commentary in this article, as well as your own instincts, to create your teams.

PAK vs NED Dream11 Prediction – Ideal team combination: 1-3-3-4

Option 1:

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Option 2:

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ODI World Cup 2023 Match 2: PAK vs NED Dream11 Prediction

World Cup 2023 Match 2: PAK vs NED Match Prediction – Who will win?

Pakistan look good enough to dominate the contest, but cricket is a funny game. The Netherlands are not that easy to lose without a fight, and Pakistan have been handed a few shocking defeats in the global events. But quality-wise, Pakistan are a formidable unit and will go as favourites in the game.

Darpan Jain
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Darpan Jain is a passionate cricket fan and writer based in India. He specialises in fantasy cricket tips, particularly Dream11 prediction articles, as well as news and opinion articles. If there is anything to be written on stats and matchups, Darpan is on it. You can connect with Darpan on X (formerly Twitter), at: https://x.com/darpanjain103

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