ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Match 2: Pakistan vs Netherlands Live Telecast in Pakistan
Pakistan takes on the Netherlands in the second match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad, India at 2:00 PM IST. After playing warm-up matches and not being able to win any of them, Pakistan will be looking forward to playing its first match of the tournament. Although, the match is with a weak team previously we have seen that the Netherlands can upset any team.
Pakistan vs Netherlands Match Preview
After facing difficulties in the Asia Cup, Pakistan now enters the World Cup with a mix of strengths and concerns. Although their fast bowling is still strong, they seem to have difficulty facing skilled spin bowlers, which is a cause for concern. The inconsistent performance of their openers, particularly Fakhar Zaman, puts a lot of pressure on the middle order. Babar Azam, the captain, has become the key player for Pakistan, leading them to the top spot in the ODI ICC rankings. Shaheen Shah Afridi and Haris Rauf, the formidable opening bowling duo, are crucial to Pakistan’s bowling strength. When the spin department is uncertain, it becomes crucial to have a strong lower-order batting lineup. This provides a safety net in case there is a collapse.
The Netherlands, as part of the Associate teams, enters the World Cup with a strong desire to demonstrate their skills against well-established cricketing powerhouses. They had a successful journey to the main event, defeating strong opponents such as West Indies, Zimbabwe, and Ireland. Although their recent opportunities to play international cricket have been inconsistent, they have shown promise by winning sporadic matches against teams such as West Indies and Scotland in the qualifiers. Netherlands is back in the main draw after a break since 2011 and they are determined to make a strong impression this time.
PAK vs NL Head-to-Head ODI Record
Pakistan has had a strong track record against the Netherlands in One Day International (ODI) matches throughout history. The Netherlands has not won any of their six matches so far. Pakistan has clearly shown their superiority by winning three matches on foreign soil, one match at home, and two matches at neutral venues. Pakistan is considered the strong favorite as they meet again on the battlefield.
Where to Watch PAK vs NED Cricket World Cup Match Live Telecast
The match will be broadcast live on Star Sports Network in India and streamed live on Disney+ Hotstar. In the Netherlands, the match will be telecasted on SuperSport, and in Pakistan, A Sports HD, PTV Sports, and Ten Sports Pakistan to provide live coverage of the match.
PTV Sports Live Pakistan vs Netherlands
The second match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 between Pakistan and Netherlands will be played at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium at 1:30 PM IST. The live coverage of the match will be available on PTV Sports Live and Tamasha App for free.
- Tournament: ICC Cricket World Cup 2023
- Date: October 06, 2023
- Format: ODI
- Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad, India
- Time: 1:30 PM PST, 2:00 PM IST, 08:30 GMT
- LIVE STREAMING: LINK
The clash will take place at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. The pitch is designed to benefit fast bowlers, offering both air and seam movement. Batsmen can take advantage of their settled position, but the large boundaries make it necessary for them to put in effort for each run. Fast bowlers will get support, especially with swing and seam. Both teams will need to be adaptable to the changes in pitch dynamics. This will be crucial in ensuring that every decision, ball, and run made by the players is of utmost importance.
Pakistan squad: Babar Azam (c), Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Haris Rauf, M Wasim Jnr, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Saud Shakeel, Salman Ali Agha, Mohammad Haris, Abrar Ahmed, Zaman Khan
Netherlands squad: Scott Edwards (c), Max O’Dowd, Bas de Leede, Vikram Singh, Teja Nidamanuru, Paul van Meekeren, Colin Ackermann, Roelof van der Merwe, Logan van Beek, Aryan Dutt, Ryan Klein, Wesley Barresi, Saqib Zulfiqar, Shariz Ahmad, Sybrand Engelbrecht
The Netherlands won the toss and decided to bowl first.
PAK: 210/6 (38 Overs)
NED: Yet to Bat