The cricketing world is set to witness an exciting encounter as Pakistan takes on the Netherlands in their opening match of the World Cup on 6th October 2023. The match will be held at the Rajiv Gandhi Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad, marking Pakistan’s return to playing one-day internationals on Indian soil after a hiatus of eleven years. This will also be the first time since 1987 that Pakistan will be playing an ODI in Hyderabad Deccan.
Pak vs Netherlands World Cup Match 6th October 2023
The Pakistani team, led by captain Babar Azam, is considered one of the favorites for the World Cup. Babar Azam has established himself as one of the best batsmen in modern cricket, having been Pakistan’s highest run-scorer in the 2019 World Cup and subsequently achieving the number one ranking in the ICC World ODI Rankings.
In addition to Azam’s batting prowess, Pakistan’s pace attack will be spearheaded by Shaheen Afridi. Despite being sidelined for seven months due to a knee problem, Afridi has managed to take 46 wickets in the past four years. He was the youngest bowler to take five wickets in a match in the last World Cup, and his performance will be crucial for Pakistan’s success in this tournament.
Pak vs netherlands world cup match
This upcoming match will be the seventh ODI between Pakistan and the Netherlands. Since their first encounter in 1996, Pakistan has won all six matches against the Dutch side. Their most recent face-off was during Pakistan’s tour of the Netherlands last year, where they swept the first-ever bilateral series between the two nations.
As the World Cup kicks off, all eyes will be on this match. With both teams determined to make a strong start to their campaigns, fans can expect a thrilling contest on the field.