New Zealand will face the Netherlands in the sixth match of the ODI World Cup 2023 on October 9 at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad. Blackcaps are coming off a resounding nine-wicket victory against England in the CWC opener, while the Netherlands suffered a loss to Pakistan in their first game of the showpiece event. The game between these two teams promises to be an exciting contest.

ODI Stats and Records at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium:

  • Total matches: 8
  • Matches won batting first: 4
  • Matches won bowling first: 3
  • Average first innings scores: 288
  • Average second innings scores: 262
  • Highest total recorded: 350/4 (50 overs) by Australia vs India
  • Lowest total recorded: 174/10 (36.1 overs) by England vs India
  • Highest score chased: 252/5 (48.5 overs) by South Africa vs India
  • Lowest score defended: 290/7 (50 overs) by Australia vs India

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Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium Pitch Report:

The Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium pitch is expected to favour bowlers, especially fast bowlers who can exploit early seam and swing movement. Spinners may also come into play as the match progresses. In terms of batting, conditions become more conducive for scoring in the second innings. The spacious boundaries will enable batters to easily collect singles and twos. Therefore, the team that wins the toss will probably opt to field first.

Hyderabad Weather Forecast:

Hyderabad Weather Forecast (Image Source: Twitter)

Cricket enthusiasts can anticipate a rain-free fixture with predominantly sunny weather in Hyderabad. The temperature is likely to linger at approximately 33 degrees Celsius, accompanied by around 50% humidity and a gentle breeze blowing at 6 kmph.

NZ vs NED, probable playing XI

New Zealand: Will Young, Devon Conway, Rachin Ravindra, Tom Latham (c and wk), Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Trent Boult

Netherlands: Vikramjit Singh, Max ODowd, Wesley Barresi, Bas de Leede, Sybrand Engelbrecht, Teja Nidamanuru, Scott Edwards (c), Roelof van de Merwe, Logan van Beek, Paul van Meekeren, Aryan Dutt

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