IND vs NED: We have our final four teams for the ICC ODI World Cup Semifinal stage. The stage is all set for the last match of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 group stage- India vs Netherlands at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. The venue where rain halted PAK vs NZ, India will aim the win 9 out of 9 and create a historic record. This post reads the IND vs NED Rain Prediction, Weather Forecast of Bengaluru, and Pitch Report.
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India is leading the World Cup Points table with 16 wins and +2.465 NRR. It is not often that an associate nation gets the chance to play India. Their last encounter at the SCG took place eleven years ago, but they will now face Rohit Sharma’s squad for the first time in a year and a half. That is, strangely enough, a sign of development. The Dutch will be keen to demonstrate that they are more than just a checkbox for India to mark off when it comes to winning a Champions Trophy spot.
India’s head coach, Rahul Dravid, made hints that the team’s six-day break after their most recent match against South Africa was sufficient for a thorough recovery and India might play with a full-strength side.
He said, “You’re at a pointy end of a tournament now. So now at this stage it’s about just focusing on getting the guys who you think are going to be playing in the 11 in the best possible space mentally and physically to be able to play that semifinal and hopefully the final if we earn it. So that will be the single point of thinking. There are times for larger-picture thinking and there are times for narrow-focus thinking and in my opinion, now’s the time for sheer narrow-focus thinking if everyone is fit.”
Netherlands will be keen to win this match-up for their ICC Champions Trophy 2025 qualification. It seems probable that the Netherlands would stick with the lineup that played the last match, unless they choose to replace O’Dowd, who struggled as the opener, with Vikramjit Singh.
Down below is the IND vs NED Rain Prediction, Weather Forecast of Bengaluru, and Pitch Report:
IND vs NED Weather Forecast
It is predicted an overcast but windy day in Bengaluru City. Banglore has a dry and overcast kind of weather throughout the match. Today, on 12 November 2023, the temperature of Bengaluru City is expected to peak at 27°C in the afternoon and drop further as the sun goes down.
Humidity is predicted to hover between 40-60% in the match hours and winds will gust towards the East at a speed of ~15Kmh during the day.
IND vs NED Rain Prediction
There are very low chances of rain in the Bengaluru City of Karnataka. The rain possibility is around 1% during the match hours. There will be <50% of the sky covered under clouds. An overcast day for IND vs NED is what weather.com predicts. Though, as it is aforementioned, the weather here in Bengaluru is windy and overcast today and it might be a colder day for the game.
Pitch report of M Chinnaswamy, Bengaluru
The surface appeared dryer and had patches of uneven grass. Two very different games have taken place there: Australia easily scored 350+ while England’s Bazball ship crashed, giving Sri Lanka an easy two points. In the two games played so far, pacers (23 wickets) have fared far better in these conditions than spinners (6).
Who will win IND vs NED?
When we come to Men-to-Men marking, no doubt India are a far better team, and hardly there is any short of comparison. The Netherlands lost 4 out of their last five matches but India have won all of their matches in this tournament with domination and will want to carry their momentum forward.
India will win the game in every aspect but we might see a good game from Netherlands side.
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