Pitch and weather: The three games in Delhi thus far in this World Cup have produced two very different results, although the common thread is that the side batting first has won easily. South Africa piled up 428 against Sri Lanka and won although Sri Lanka made 326 in reply. India galloped to their 273-run against Afghanistan, who then defended 286 easily against England on the back of a masterful bowling performance by their spinners. It will be warm in Delhi and the air quality will be poor.
Australia vs Netherlands Highlights 2023, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 24th Match, Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi, Wednesday 25-10-2023.
Toss: Australia chose to bat.
Australia team: David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Inglis (wk), Cameron Green, Glenn Maxwell, Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa.
Netherlands team: Vikramjit Singh, Max O’Dowd, Colin Ackermann, Bas de Leede, Teja Nidamanuru, Scott Edwards (c & wk), Sybrand Engelbrecht, Logan van Beek, Roelof van der Merwe, Aryan Dutt, Paul van Meekeren.
Head to Head In ODI’s: 2
Australia Won: 2
Netherlands Won: 0
Australia ODI Rankings: 4th
Netherlands ODI Rankings: 14th
(last five completed ODI’s, most recent first)
Match Timings: 8:30 AM GMT | 2:00 AM Local
Umpires – Michael Gough, Sharfuddoula
TV Umpire – Marais Erasmus
Match Referee – Andy Pycroft
Reserve Umpire – Nitin Menon
Match number – ODI no. 4681
Post Match Presentation
(Challenges with the bat) Defending 400, yeah, they’ve got world-class bowlers and we should’ve been better today. (Bowling during Maxwell assault) Execution obviously. You miss by fractions and you’re going out of the park. Full credit to their batting line-up. We almost got in there with 10 overs to go and pick up Maxwell but we couldn’t stop him. (Bowling at Delhi) Pretty nice wicket and ball travels. So that means margins are small. (Dutch opening partnership) Those two have been awesome for us in 18 months. They’re a big reason we’re here. We’re backing them all the way. Just want batting to click last four games. (Bangladesh game) Look at a few things from this game but otherwise move on quickly.
(Assessment) Just about the complete game. Couldn’t be happier. Thought we both contributed equally in that 100-run partnership [laughs]. (Smith, Labuschagne runs) We are starting to play to our potential and play in the style we talk about. We had another good batting powerplay. (Bowling powerplay wickets) Its what we are aiming for. We’ve bowled quite well but without a lot of luck. Zampa, another four-for. (New Zealand next) Prepped as good as we can be. They are a good side. They’ve played in Dharamsala before. Its a big game, its a World Cup. (Better next game – what?) Haven’t nailed 50 overs in the batting. Something to work on.”
Glenn Maxwell is the POTM:
(Fastest WC hundred record) Not something I set out to do. Just situation of the game. Wanted to put a good platform for the back end and cash in on this ground. Ball can run away quite quickly. Nice to get in rhythm. (What clicked) Just making good decisions. Give myself a little bit of time and give myself a bit of confidence and platform. (Going forward) Huge confidence booster knowing I’ve got that in my locker. Doubts can creep in when not scoring consistently but good to score this. (Clinical?) Close to the perfect game if you score 400 and bowl them out for under 100. Lot of guys got to have a hit. We’ve had three really good wins in a row.”