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ICC ODI World Cup 2023: India vs. Netherlands, 45th Match at Bengaluru Who will win today’s match between IND and NED?

ICC ODI World Cup 2023: India vs Netherlands 45th Match at Bengaluru. Who will win today’s match between IND and NED?

I. Introduction 

The 45th match between league toppers India and Netherlands at Bengaluru promises to be a lop-sided contest based on current form. But cricket is a funny game, and the Netherlands would hope to pull off an upset to sign off their campaign on a high. Conversely, India has dominated the tournament, winning all eight matches. They want to maintain their dominance and edge closer to sealing the top spot. A full-strength Indian side presents a stiff challenge for their inexperienced opponents.

II. India Squad 

India enters the game with all their stars available for selection. The top order featuring Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, and Virat Kohli has bamboozled rivals. KL Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav have lent consistency in the middle overs. Ravindra Jadeja provides the all-round skills. Pace duo Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami lead the attack, ably assisted by left-armer Mohammed Siraj. Legspinner Kuldeep Yadav controls the flow.

III. Netherlands Squad 

The Netherlands has battled hard despite limited resources. The opening duo of Wesley Barresi and Max O'Dowd need to give flying starts. Captain Scott Edwards marshals the middle order along with experienced Colin Ackermann. All-rounders Teja Nidamanuru and Bas de Leede are key. Left-arm spinner Timm van der Gugten has been the standout bowler. Roelof van der Merwe's off-breaks add variety, but pace remains a concern.

IV. India's Performance in the tournament so far 

India has toyed with the opposition, emerging undefeated from their first eight matches. The batting has fired in unison, amassing huge targets. Rohit Sharma is the leading run-getter with 442 runs, while Virat Kohli (543 runs) and Suryakumar Yadav have also dominated. Jasprit Bumrah (19 wickets) has tormented rivals, spearheading the lethal bowling attack. Others have chipped in when required.

V. Netherlands' Performance in the tournament so far 

In comparison, the Netherlands languishes in the 10th spot after inconsistent displays. While wins over Namibia and Japan were morale-boosting, they were outclassed against stronger opponents. Batting needs to gain the fluency to challenge the opposition, but the bowlers have fought hard on most occasions. Scott Edwards' captaincy has earned them respect. He will hope for an inspired effort against top dogs in India.

VI. India's Key Players 

Rohit Sharma has led by example at the top, consistently churning out match-winning knocks. Virat Kohli's energy has rubbed onto others with crucial contributions. Suryakumar Yadav's dazzling array of strokes has left spectators awestruck. Jasprit Bumrah has combined accuracy with variations to strangle rivals. Mohammed Shami hunts in pairs, complimenting Bumrah. KL Rahul adds stability in the middle-order.

VII. Netherlands' Key Players 

Captain Scott Edwards has held the unit together from behind the stumps with inputs from Fletcher. He also chips in with crucial runs. Opener Max O'Dowd needs a big knock to unsettle the Indian new ball bowlers. All-rounder Bas de Leede brings balance. Left-arm spinner Timm van der Gugten has been most economical in picking key wickets, too. Pacer Paul van Meekeren can generate pace but lacks control on Indian belters.

VIII. Match Preview 

The Chinnaswamy Stadium track will aid India's batting with true bounce and carry. Captain Rohit Sharma will eye another batting blitz. Netherlands knows an upset is the only way to sign off positively. Their bowlers must be at their absolute best to contain the Indian juggernaut. Fielding strongly will be key to grabbing every opportunity. A huge total may deflate Dutch early, but some spirited fight could save grace. Toss could be crucial given dew expected under lights.

IX. Predicted Playing 11 for both sides 

India: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj

Netherlands: Wesley Barresi, Max ODowd, Colin Ackermann, Sybrand Engelbrecht, Scott Edwards, Teja Nidamanuru, Bas de Leede, Logan van Beek, Roelof van der Merwe, Aryan Dutt, Paul van Meekeren

Both are expected to go with the best XIs, but India may test bench strength by being assured of the top spot. The Netherlands will back warriors for an honorable exit.

X. Match Prediction 

Despite odds heavily stacked against them, the Netherlands underdog tag may give them the impetus to fight till the end of their day. However, India remains a different beast, too strong, balanced, and consistent for a plucky Netherlands side. The encounter may not be a run-fest, but this Indian unit knows the value of every run. A fifty from Max ODowd or a lower-order cameo could make it interesting. But India will likely wrap up early and sign off on a winning note in their quest for maiden World Cup glory. 

Prediction: India to win comfortably by seven wickets.

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