In their second match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022, India will take on the Netherlands on Thursday, October 27 at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) at 12:30 PM IST.
The Rohit Sharma-led Indian team will be heading into this fixture fueled with confidence following an emphatic victory over their arch-rival Pakistan in a last-ball thriller. The Indian bowling unit, in the absence of Jasprit Bumrah, who was receiving flack over the last couple of months delivered in a high-octane fixture and kept India in a dominant position. Virat Kohli‘s form in the first game was the biggest takeaway for the Indian team. The upcoming game could be a cakewalk for the star-studded Indian team but the former champions wouldn’t underestimate the Dutch and will look to gain two important points along with retaining a healthy net run rate.
On the other hand, the Netherlands qualified for Super 12 after beating the UAE and Namibia. On October 24, the Dutch lost to Bangladesh by just nine runs. The talking point of the game was the Netherlands’ effort, which restricted their opponents to a sub-par score and almost chased down the total. The Scott Edwards-led team will look to put its best foot forward against the mighty Indians on Thursday.
India and the Netherlands have never faced off in a T20I game before.
Where to watch:
TV – Star Sports Network
OTT – Disney+ Hotstar