The second match of ICC World Cup 2023 will be played between Pakistan and Netherlands on Friday, October 6 at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad.
Pakistan suffered defeats in both of their warm-up matches, but these matches provided them with crucial match practice. They must be looking to secure a win in their upcoming game to set the tone for the rest of the season.
On the other hand, the Netherlands had their warm-up match against Australia cancelled due to rain, and their match against India never even began because of persistent rain. They are eager to begin the tournament with a victory.
Meanwhile, here’s the pitch report of the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, where the second match of the ICC World Cup 2023 between Pakistan and Netherlands is set to be played.
PAK vs NED: Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Ahmedabad Pitch Report
The pitch at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium has always favoured batters, resulting in high-scoring white-ball matches over the years. Bowlers find limited opportunities on this pitch, with minimal margin for error. Fast bowlers often resort to slower deliveries and bouncers to control the run rate, while spinners remain in contention, relying on the pitch conditions to secure wickets.
The highest score ever achieved at this venue stands at 350 runs, a record set during an India versus Australia ODI match. This underlines the nature of the wicket at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium. Moreover, it’s worth noting that the teams batting first have won the majority of the games here so the team winning the toss will likely bat first.
PAK vs NED: Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Ahmedabad Pitch Stats, and ODI Records
|Matches won batting first||4|
|Matches won bowling first||3|
|Average 1st Inns scores||288|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||262|
|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|
PAK vs NED: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad Weather Report
The weather in Hyderabad on Friday looks promising, with no predicted chances of rain. The temperature will hover around 29°C to 31°C, and the humidity is expected to be around 55%.