PAK vs NED: Strongest Playing 11s of Pakistan and Netherlands Prediction | ICC ODI World Cup 2023
Strongest Playing 11s of Pakistan and Netherlands Prediction

PAK vs NED: Match number 2 of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023, it is Pakistan vs Netherlands! The first official outing for Pakistan on Indian soil after 8 long years is all set against Netherlands on October 5 at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad. The contest will start at 2:00 PM IST and here, we predict the PAK vs NED strongest playing 11s of Pakistan and Netherlands.

This PAK vs NED contest will be the tournament opener for both teams and neither would want to get off to a bad start. Netherlands participated in the ICC World Cup Qualifiers and finished as runners-up, earning them a spot in the ICC Grand Event. The live-action will be televised in the Netherlands for the first time as a result of their qualification, which undoubtedly attracted some commercial interest.

Netherlands, unfortunately, have not played any international contest for 4 months when they played Sri Lanka in World Cup Qualifiers Final. To make it even worse, both of their World Cup warm-up games were also washed out due to rain. Now, it will be a real test of Scott Edwards and Co. to come out and show some powerful game.

Pakistan, on the other hand, is the ICC’s 2nd ODI-ranked team with top-quality players in top-quality form. They lost both of their warm-up matches but despite their inexperience on Indian soil, they could produce a solid challenge against any opponent in the room. The in-form Babar and Rizwan are the backbone of the team with Iftikhar taking the lower-order charges.

Let us take a look at the predicted PAK vs NED strongest playing 11s:

PAK vs NED: Pakistan’s Strongest Playing 11

Pakistan is one of the most balanced sides but lack in quality allrounders. Hasan Ali can swing the bat but is not a promising hitter of the ball. Shadab Khan has been good with the bat in recent times but his bowling is depleting day by day. They don’t have many options there to be honest.

Naseem Shah’s absence will impact the bowling a bit. Rauf went expensive in the last warm-up match, and Shaheen was unable to find any movement in the air. All this may be a concern for Pakistan but the batting unit has got every part covered.

Pakistan’s Probable Playing 11: Fakhar Zaman, Imam ul Haq, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Agha Salman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf

Pakistan’s Squad: Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam(c), Mohammad Rizwan(w), Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Shaheen Afridi, Saud Shakeel, Agha Salman, Usama Mir, Abdullah Shafique

PAK vs NED: Netherlands’ Strongest Playing 11

There is not much to discuss for Netherlands but with seven top players joining the side back, it will be a huge confidence booster for them. Moreover, they have Logan van Beek who possesses the unnatural talent to move the ball late in the air, which would be useful for them at the top.

Netherlands’ Probable Playing 11: Vikramjeet Singh, Max O’Dowd, Wesley Baressi, Bas de Leede, Teja Nidamanuru/Colin Ackermann, Scott Edwards (c, wk), Logan van Beek, Saqib Zulfiqar, Roelof van der Merwe, Aryan Dutt, Paul van Meerkeren.

Netherlands Squad: Vikramjit Singh, Max ODowd, Wesley Barresi, Scott Edwards(w/c), Bas de Leede, Colin Ackermann, Teja Nidamanuru, Roelof van der Merwe, Saqib Zulfiqar, Logan van Beek, Paul van Meekeren, Ryan Klein, Aryan Dutt, Sybrand Engelbrecht, Shariz Ahmad.

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