Venue Details & Pitch Report - Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

Average First Innings Score at Bengaluru in ODIs since 2011: 293

Batting First vs Batting Second at Bengaluru in ODIs since 2011: Win Bat 1st - 44%, Win Bat 2nd - 56%

IND-NED Players in the top 10 leading run-scorers list in ODIs: Rohit Sharma(2)

IND-NED Players in the top 10 leading wicket-takers list in ODIs: Mohammad Shami(6)

Ground Dimensions: The venue has straight boundaries (72m) and short square boundaries (62m, 63m). ThirdMan-CowCorner (58m, 70m) and FineLeg-DeepExtraCover (54m, 71m).

Pitch Report: Bengaluru is considered to be a great venue for batters due to the size and altitude of the venue, which helps the ball travel farther. 

Predicted Playing XI - India vs Netherlands, Match 45, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023

India: Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj

        Bench: Ishan Kishan, Shardul Thakur, Prasidh Krishna, Ravichandran Ashwin 

Netherlands: Wesley Barresi, Max O'Dowd, Colin Ackermann, Bas de Leede, Scott Edwards (C & WK), Sybrand Engelbrecht, Teja Nidamanuru, Roelof van der Merwe, Logan van Beek, Paul van Meekeren, Aryan Dutt

        Bench: Shariz Ahmed, Saqib Zulfiqar, Ryan Klein, Vikramjit Singh

Fantasy Notes (INDIA) - India vs Netherlands, Match 45, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Prediction

Points to Consider

  • India might want to keep the momentum going and avoid making too many changes to their XI even though it is a dead-rubber game. That said, bowlers like Jasprit Bumrah might be given a rest, with Prasidh Krishna coming into the XI. The batting unit is likely to remain unchanged.
  • Rohit Sharma in ODIs at Bengaluru: Inns - 4, Runs - 437, Avg/SR - 109/112, 50s/100s - 1/2; With three 50+ scores in four matches at this ground and with the kind of form that the Indian captain is in, he should ideally enjoy batting in these high scoring conditions. The ball travels far in the air due to the high altitude of the ground, making him a top C/VC option.
  • The Netherlands are the second-worst team against left-arm orthodox spin in this World Cup and in ODIs in 2023 (among WC teams). Apart from Vikramjit Singh, Scott Edwards, and Teja Nidamanuru, none of them averaged over 30 against this bowling type in 2023. Ravindra Jadeja makes for a good matchup against a right-hand dominant batting unit of the Netherlands. Back him as a differential C/VC option in your team.
  • Bas de Leede's fantasy potential has gone down in recent games with his demotion down the order, from Number 4 to Number 6. Additionally, he is a much better option when bowling first at the death, which can help him get some easy wickets, compared to the second innings.
  • If India bowls first, the simplest strategy would be to load up on their bowlers and pick both the openers, and either the Number 3 batter (Virat Kohli), the wicketkeeper, KL Rahul (for the keeping points), or both. We expect the Indian team to chase down the score set by the Netherlands quite easily at this venue.

Fantasy XI - India vs Netherlands, Match 45, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Prediction

WK: Scott Edwards

BAT: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill

AR: Ravindra Jadeja, Bas de Leede, Logan van Beek

BOWL: Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami, Mohammed Siraj

C/VC: Ravindra Jadeja, Rohit Sharma

Differentials: Sybrand Engelbrecht (31%), Paul van Meekeren (19%), Kuldeep Yadav (45%)

C/VC Alternatives: Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Mohammad Shami

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