Pitch and weather: Eden Gardens has hosted just a single ODI in the last six years. And though the pitches there historically tend to be batting-friendly, Sri Lanka were bowled out for 215 by India in that ODI this January. However, there have been high totals there at the IPL. As for the weather in Kolkata, it is expected to be hot and humid, with winter setting in only towards the middle or end of November.
Netherlands vs Bangladesh Highlights 2023, ICC CWC 2023 28th Match, Eden Gardens, Kolkata, Saturday 28-10-2023.
Toss: Netherlands chose to bat.
Netherlands team: Max O’Dowd, Vikramjit Singh, Wesley Barresi, Colin Ackermann, Scott Edwards*†, Bas de Leede, Sybrand Engelbrecht, Logan van Beek, Shariz Ahmad, Aryan Dutt, Paul van Meekeren
Bangladesh team: Litton Das, Tanzid Hasan, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan*, Mushfiqur Rahim†, Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mahedi Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam
Head to Head In ODI’s: 2
Netherlands Won: 1
Bangladesh Won: 1
Netherlands ODI Rankings: 14th
Bangladesh ODI Rankings: 8th
(last five completed ODI’s, most recent first)
Match Timings: 8:30 AM GMT | 2:00 AM Local
Umpires – Joel Wilson, Paul Wilson
TV Umpire – Kumar Dharmasena
Match Referee – Jeff Crowe
Reserve Umpire – Chris Gaffaney
Match number – ODI no. 4685
Post Match Presentation
Shakib Al Hasan:
“I thought we bowled really well but we were sloppy in the field. We should have restricted them to 160-170 from the position we were in. But we have been poor with the bat all tournament and this is as bad as it gets. There is more cricket to come and we have to pick up ourselves and I know it’s hard but we have to try to finish the tournament on a high. Throughout the tournament we have been struggling, I don’t know what’s on the players’ minds.”
“[On the total] I was sort of speaking to a couple of guys and we thought that if we could get somewhere around 220+, we would have a chance. [On the bowlers] They have all been brilliant. Probably a bit of everything. The system has been getting better in Netherlands. We have had a good 18 months. We feel like we are putting the work in and we are getting some of those rewards. We spoke at the start of the tournament about giving us a chance at the semis and that looks tricky but that’ll remain out goal.”
Paul van Meekeren is the player of the match:
“Pretty special. We said we wanted to go for the semis, you need to win games. Very happy with how we bounced back after Australia. We were pretty confident. At the halfway mark of our innings we thought 230-240 [par score] and we got there. Dutt and van Beek kept it very tight in the first ten overs. Every training we come in and do 20 minutes of fielding. Bassy [Bas de Leede] got a good throw at the stumps tonight. Hard to pick an individual performance. Pure team performance.”