As the excitement builds for the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, the warm-up fixtures officially commenced on September 29, providing teams with a crucial opportunity to adapt to the Indian conditions and refine their game plans ahead of the highly anticipated tournament.

These practice encounters are of paramount significance as they afford teams the chance to evaluate their strengths, experiment with various player combinations, and acquaint themselves with the unique challenges presented by Indian pitches.

The fifth warm-up match of the series is scheduled to take place at the renowned Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram. In this exciting clash, Australia will face off against the Netherlands. Both teams are expected to put their best foot forward, aiming to gain momentum and confidence ahead of the World Cup’s official start.

ODI Stats and Records at Greenfield International Stadium:

  • Total matches: 2
  • Matches won batting first: 1
  • Matches won bowling first: 1
  • Average first innings score: 247
  • Average second innings score: 89
  • Highest total recorded: 390/5 (50 Ov) by India
  • Lowest total recorded: 73/10 (22 Ov) by Sri Lanka
  • Highest score chased: 105/1 (14.5 Ov) by India
  • Lowest score defended: 390/5 (50 Ov) by India

Greenfield International Stadium Pitch report:

The pitch at Greenfield International Stadium is well-known for favouring bowlers, especially spinners, who tend to excel, especially in the second innings when the pitch dries out even more. Thus far, this venue has only witnessed two ODIs. This venue also hosted South Africa and Afghanistan for the 2nd warm-up game but it was abandoned without a ball bowled due to bad weather.

Also READ: ODI World Cup 2023, 5th Warm-up game: AUS vs NED – Match Prediction, Dream11 Team, Fantasy Tips & Pitch Report | Australia vs Netherlands

Thiruvananthapuram Weather Forecast:

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Just like the previous game, the conditions in Thiruvananthapuram are not playing friendly at all. Expect consistent thunderstorms throughout the day with a 100% likelihood of rain. The temperature is expected to hover around 28 degrees Celsius, and humidity levels will be high, reaching approximately 86%. The wind is also anticipated to be blowing at a speed of 14 kilometres per hour.

AUS vs NED, probable playing XI, 5th warm-up game:

Australia: Pat Cummins (c), Steve Smith, Alex Carey, Sean Abbott, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, David Warner, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa

Netherlands: Scott Edwards (c and wk), Max O’Dowd, Bas de Leede, Vikram Singh, Paul van Meekeren, Colin Ackermann, Roelof van der Merwe, Logan van Beek, Wesley Barresi, Saqib Zulfiqar, Sybrand Engelbrecht

Also READ: ODI World Cup 2023 – Warm-up fixtures full schedule; When and Where to watch in India, US, UK, and other countries

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