The 28th match of the ICC World Cup 2023 will see Netherlands going head-to-head against Bangladesh on Saturday, October 28 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
Bangladesh’s performance in the tournament has seen them play five matches, with one win and four consecutive losses. They currently occupy the second-to-last spot on the points table and are keen on making a stronger comeback in their upcoming match.
On the other hand, Netherlands have also played just five matches so far in the tournament out of which they have won just one game while losing four games. They are coming into this game on the back of a 309 run defeat against Australia and must be looking to bounce back stronger in this game.
Before heading into this game, let’s take a look at the pitch report, and ground stats of Eden Gardens, Kolkata:
NED vs BAN: Eden Gardens, Kolkata Pitch Report
In the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023, Eden Gardens is set to host its first-ever match. The pitch is expected to be favourable for batters, with spinners likely to play a key role in the middle overs. Fast bowlers could find some early assistance, but overall, spinners are poised to have a significant impact on the game.
If you flip through the history books, you will notice that the team going in to bat first tends to win most of the games around here. It’s a breeze to smack the ball in the opening overs, but things get tough in the latter part of the game when the pitch becomes sluggish and the ball behaves oddly off the bat.
NED vs BAN: Eden Gardens, Kolkata Ground Stats
- Total matches: 35
- Matches won batting first: 20
- Matches won bowling first: 14
- Average 1st Inns scores: 241
- Average 2nd Inns scores: 203
- Highest total recorded: 404/5 (50 Ov) by IND vs SL
- Lowest total recorded: 63/10 (39.3 Ov) by INDW vs ENGW
- Highest score chased: 317/3 (48.1 Ov) by IND vs SL
- Lowest score defended: 195/10 (50 Ov) by IND vs RSA