Pakistan vs Netherlands (2nds Match)-ICC Cricket World Cup 2023

The ICC World Cup 2023 is underway, and two of the teams that have already played their first group match are Pakistan and the Netherlands. Pakistan is one of the favorites to win the tournament, while the Netherlands is a bit of an unknown quantity.

The match between Pakistan and the Netherlands in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 was played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad, India on October 6, 2023, under sunny skies and in front of a packed crowd.

Toss update

The Netherlands won the toss and elected to bowl first in the match against Pakistan on October 6, 2023, at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad, India.

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Netherlands performance in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 match against Pakistan.

PlayerRunsBalls4s6sSRHow out
Vikramjit Singh45583177.61✓ c Fakhar Zaman b Shadab Khan
Max O’Dowd15312048.39lbw b Haris Rauf
Colin Ackermann21363058.33✓ b Iftikhar Ahmed
Bas de Leede32393182.05b Mohammad Nawaz
Teja Nidamanuru11191057.89c Fakhar Zaman b Shaheen Afridi
Scott Edwards (C) (WK)14282050.00✓ lbw b Haris Rauf
Saqib Zulfiqar7150146.67lbw b Shaheen Afridi
Roelof van der Merwe120050.00run out (Babar Azam)
Logan van Beek5101050.00not out
Aryan Dutt13221159.09✓ b Hassan Ali
Paul van Meekeren17242070.83✓ b Haris Rauf

Pakistan performance in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 match against Netherlands

PlayerRunsBalls4s6sSRHow out
Fakhar Zaman122115142106.09✓ c & b Logan van Beek
Imam-ul-Haq78959081.82✓ c Paul van Meekeren b Aryan Dutt
Babar Azam (C)27304090.00✓ c Saqib Zulfiqar b Bas de Leede
Mohammad Rizwan (WK)9067110134.33✓ b Bas de Leede
Saud Shakeel130114134114.29✓ c Saqib Zulfiqar b Aryan Dutt
Iftikhar Ahmed818911190.70✓ c Scott Edwards b Bas de Leede
Mohammad Nawaz39434190.70✓ run out (Paul van Meekeren)
Shadab Khan32342194.12✓ b Bas de Leede
Hassan Ali10122083.33lbw b Bas de Leede
Shaheen Afridi131220108.33not out
Haris Rauf161421114.29✓ st Scott Edwards b Colin Ackermann

Pakistan’s run rate in ICC World Cup 2023:

  • 286/49 (5.86) vs Netherlands

Netherlands’ run rate in ICC World Cup 2023:

  • 205/41 (5) vs Pakistan

Pakistan’s run rate is significantly higher than the Netherlands’, which is not surprising given that they are the stronger team. However, the Netherlands showed that they are capable of scoring quickly when they put up a target of 205 in 41 overs against Pakistan.

Pakistan defeats Netherlands by 81 runs in ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 opener

After losing two warm-up matches, Pakistan got back on track with a comprehensive victory over the Netherlands in their opening match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.

At the end of each match, the Cricket World Cup 2023 points table is updated according to the ICC rules. The winning team receives two points, while the losing team gets none. In the event of a tie or incomplete match due to bad weather or any other reason, both teams receive one point each. However, if there is a tie in the final or knockout match, a super over will be bowled.

After winning today’s match, Pakistan is second in the Cricket World Cup standings table with two points and a +1.620 net run rate. The Netherlands, on the other hand, is ninth in the points table after losing by 81 runs.


Pakistan is one of the favorites to win the ICC World Cup 2023. They have a strong batting lineup, led by Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan. They also have a deep bowling attack, with Shaheen Shah Afridi and Hasan Ali at the forefront.

The Netherlands is a bit of an unknown quantity in the tournament. They have a few experienced players, such as Ryan ten Doeschate and Stephan Myburgh, but they also have a lot of young players who are making their way in the international game.

Pakistan Strengths:

  • Strong batting lineup
  • Deep bowling attack
  • Good balance between experience and youth
  • Experienced coach in Wasim Akram

Pakistan Weaknesses:

  • Over-reliance on Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan
  • Lack of experience in big tournaments
  • Can be inconsistent

Netherlands Strengths:

  • Experienced players in Ryan ten Doeschate and Stephan Myburgh
  • Talented young players
  • Good team spirit
  • Unpredictability

Netherlands Weaknesses:

  • Lack of experience at the international level
  • Batting lineup can be fragile
  • Bowling attack can be inconsistent

Overall, Pakistan is the stronger team on paper. However, the Netherlands is a dangerous team that can beat anyone on their day. It will be interesting to see how both teams perform in the World Cup.