IND vs NED Preview: India’s final assessment before the knockouts

India will look to finish their league stage on a high as they take on the Netherlands in Match 45 of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru on Sunday, November 12. The Men in Blue have been on a dominant run in the tournament so far. They have been crushing opposition one after the other and are on an eight-match unbeaten streak.

Having already fixed a date with New Zealand in the first semi-final on November 15, the Rohit Sharma-led side will look to fix their remaining loopholes and head into the semis high on confidence. They are comfortably sitting on the top of the points table with eight wins from as many matches having 16 points to their name.

On the other hand, the Netherlands have lost their previous two fixtures against Afghanistan and England. They find themselves on the last spot on the points table with two wins from eight matches. The Netherlands managed to hand a shocking defeat to South Africa in their third fixture. They will hope to replicate their performance against the hosts as well.

Pitch Report

The M. Chinnaswamy Stadium has one of the best batting tracks in India and high totals have been achieved on it recent times. Out of the last five matches played at the venue, four have been won by teams batting. The average first innings score has been 276 while the highest target chased is 287. However, the ball might also do a bit for the seamers early on who will pose a threat to the openers with the new ball. The captain winning the toss is likely to bat first to make the most of the good batting conditions.

Probable Playing XI