The sixth match of the ICC World Cup 2023 will be played between New Zealand and Netherlands on Monday, October 9 at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad.
New Zealand’s World Cup 2023 campaign couldn’t have had a better start. They thrashed the reigning champions England by nine wickets, with Devon Conway and Rachin Ravindra shining with their centuries.
New Zealand will once again be without their captain, Kane Williamson, who missed the opening match against England. Moreover, there’s uncertainty regarding the participation of their key fast bowlers, Tim Southee and Lockie Ferguson.
New Zealand is likely to field the same starting lineup once again, maintaining consistency in this match. They aim to build on their winning streak against the Netherlands.
On the other hand, the Netherlands kicked off their tournament with a loss to Pakistan. However, their spirited performance against the Men in Green has them hopeful of causing an upset against New Zealand.
However before we head into the game, let’s take a look at the pitch report, stats and ground records of Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad.
NZ vs NED: Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad Pitch Report
The Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium pitch offers a fair balance, with a little extra for the bowlers, particularly the pacers, as we have seen in the recent Pakistan-Netherlands match. Bowlers who maintain precision in line and length stand a good chance of taking wickets. Spinners are likely to come into play during the middle overs.
Considering that most matches at this venue have been won by the team batting first, the side winning the toss in this match is likely to opt for batting. A competitive total here would be in the range of 270 to 280 runs.
NZ vs NED: Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad Pitch Stats, and Ground Records
- Total matches: 8
- Matches won batting first: 5
- Matches won bowling first: 3
- Average 1st Inns scores: 287
- Average 2nd Inns scores: 255
- Highest total recorded: 350/4 (50 Ov) by AUS vs IND
- Lowest total recorded: 174/10 (36.1 Ov) by ENG vs IND
- Highest score chased: 252/5 (48.5 Ov) by RSA vs IND
- Lowest score defended: 290/7 (50 Ov) by AUS vs IND
NZ vs NED: Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad Weather Report
The weather in Hyderabad is expected to be clear with no chance of rain interruptions during the match. Temperatures will range from 24°C to 27°C, with humidity at approximately 78%, and winds blowing at around 13 km/h.