South Africa vs Netherlands Match Preview

South Africa vs Netherlands

In the upcoming 15th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, South Africa vs Netherlands (NED) will lock horns at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala on October 17. This match promises a clash of contrasting performances, with South Africa currently dominating the tournament and the Netherlands striving to make their mark.

South Africa’s Commanding Stance

South Africa has set a formidable tone in the tournament, clinching victories in both their matches and securing the third position. In their recent battle against Australia, they showcased their dominance by amassing 311 runs with a stellar performance from Quinton, who delivered a spectacular century. Their bowlers were equally relentless, leading to a massive 134-run victory.

Netherlands’ Uphill Battle

On the other hand, the Netherlands have struggled to find their footing in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, losing both their games and currently placed ninth. In their last match against New Zealand, they faced a daunting target of 322 runs. Despite a valiant effort from Colin Ackerman, the Dutch side fell short, managing only 223 runs and conceding a defeat by 99 runs.

Probable Playing XIs

South Africa

  • HE van der Dussen
  • T Bavuma (C)
  • DA Miller
  • AK Markram
  • M Jansen
  • Q de Kock (wk)
  • H Klaasen
  • L Ngidi
  • T Shamsi
  • K Rabada
  • KA Maharaj


  • MP O’Dowd
  • BFW de Leede
  • SA Engelbrecht
  • Colin Ackermann
  • R Klein
  • Vikramjit Singh
  • RE van der Merwe
  • S Edwards (C)
  • Aryan Dutt
  • AT Nidamanuru
  • PA van Meekeren

Injury and Availability News

Will be updated as new information becomes available.

Decoding the Pitch

The Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium pitch has historically favored batsmen, providing an excellent platform for shot making. Pacers can exploit some seam and swing movement, creating challenges for the batsmen early on. However, once set, the batters can freely unleash their shots. Teams winning the toss often opt to bowl first, with an average first innings score of 266.

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