Venue Details & Pitch Report - Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala

Average First Innings Score at Dharamsala in ODIs: 229

Batting First vs Batting Second at Dharamsala in ODIs: Win Bat 1st - 33%, Win Bat 2nd - 67%

NED-SA Players in the top 10 leading run-scorers list in ODIs: Quinton de Kock(2), Heinrich Klaasen(6), David Miller(8)

NED-SA Players in the top 10 leading wicket-takers list in ODIs: Kagiso Rabada(3), Lungi Ngidi(6), Keshav Maharaj(8), Tabraiz Shamsi(10)

Ground dimensions: The venue has 70m straight boundaries, 64m & 63m square boundaries, 57m Third Man & 70m Cow-Corner, and 57m Fine Leg & 68m Deep-Extra-Cover boundaries.

Pitch Report: There was a good amount of grass on the pitch. There was movement with the new ball and we saw good bounce as well - this venue has seen more bounce compared to the other Indian grounds. At the same time, the ball will also come nicely onto the bat, so if South Africa bats first, we can expect them to put a big total on the board.

Predicted Playing XI - Netherlands vs South Africa, Match 15, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023

Netherlands: Vikramjit Singh, Max O'Dowd, Colin Ackermann, Bas de Leede, Teja Nidamannuru, Scott Edwards (C & WK), Sybrand Engelbrecht, Roelof van der Merwe, Ryan Klein, Paul van Meekeren, Aryan Dutt

South Africa: Quinton de Kock (WK), Temba Bavuma (C), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi

Fantasy Notes (NETHERLANDS) - Netherlands vs South Africa, Match 15, World Cup 2023 Prediction


Relevant Numbers of Netherlands players vs South Africa in ODIs:

Max O'Dowd37437/870/0N/AN/AN/A
Vikramjit Singh26633/930/0   
Teja Nidamannuru14848/670/0N/AN/AN/A
Scott Edwards24723/1090/0N/AN/AN/A
Paul van Meekeren32211/690/03356/6.9
Aryan Dutt    2253/6.9
Ryan Klein       
Roelof van der Merwe    11 
Colin Ackermann    11 
Wesley Barresi       
Sybrand Engelbrecht       
Shariz Ahmed    21101/7.7
Logan van Beek       
Bas de Leede       
Saqib Zulfiqar       

Points to Consider

  • If the Netherlands bowls first, we can rely on some of their bowlers apart from the default picks like Bas de Leede and Colin Ackermann. Paul van Meekeren can be a good differential with a 44% selection as he will bowl some overs at the death. 
  • Max O'Dowd is generally a good batter against pace and if the ball comes nicely onto the bat, he can score some runs until Keshav Maharaj is introduced. Left Arm Orthodox spin is his weakest matchup which makes him vulnerable if he manages to survive the powerplay. Max O'Dowd vs SLAO since 2022: Inns - 10, Outs - 5, Avg/SR - 23/84

Fantasy Notes (SOUTH AFRICA) - Netherlands vs South Africa, Match 15, World Cup 2023 Prediction


Relevant Numbers of South Africa players vs Netherlands in ODIs:

David Miller210351/1301/0   
Heinrich Klaasen128     
Aiden Markram2226226/1371/12323/7.0
Temba Bavuma29696/1051/0   
Rassie van der Dussen25628/691/0   
Reeza Hendricks16     
Marco Jansen    2233/4.4
Andile Phehlukwayo148     
Kagiso Rabada       
Lungi Ngidi    11 
Tabraiz Shamsi    24 (3,1)16/4.4
Keshav Maharaj       
Gerald Coetzee       
Quinton de Kock2178.5/420/0N/AN/AN/A
Lizaad Williams       

Points to Consider

  • Among the 10 World Cup teams, the Netherlands has the worst record against left-arm orthodox spin and Keshav Maharaj is a must-have pick in this match. Earlier in the tournament, we saw Mitchell Santner taking out the Dutch batting unit with a 5 wicket haul. Maharaj can create a similar threat with his accurate line and lengths, we will keep him as one of our top picks in this match.
  • While the Netherlands have quality bowlers capable of taking down some of the Proteas top order batters, it is a risky option to drop any of them especially if South Africa is chasing. 
  • That said, the Netherlands have so far liked to use Aryan Dutt in the powerplay and he will have a potentially good matchup against the left-hander, Quinton de Kock. The South Africa opener has also failed in all four limited-over matches against the Dutch so far. However, de Kock has started this tournament with two back-to-back centuries and he has enough quality to play out these overs, after which, he might be unstoppable.
  • If South Africa bats first, David Miller and Heinrich Klaasen can be tried as differential picks. Otherwise, we can expect the top 4 batters to do most of the run-scoring in the chase.

Fantasy XI - Netherlands vs South Africa, Match 15, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Prediction

WK: Quinton de Kock

BAT: Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma

AR: Bas de Leede, Aiden Markram, Marco Jansen, Colin Ackermann

BOWL: Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lungi Ngidi

C/VC: Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj

Differentials: Heinrich Klaasen (44%), Paul van Meekeren (43%)

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