Australia vs Netherlands Prediction – Odds & Cricket World Cup Match Preview

20 July 2024

Australia will take on Netherlands in their 5th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on October 25th. This will be the first ever World Cup meeting between the two nations.

Australia made a terrible start, losing their first two games convincingly. But they have bounced back strongly with wins over Sri Lanka and Pakistan in their last two matches. The Netherlands caused a huge upset by beating South Africa but have lost their other three games.

Australia leads the head-to-head 2-0 against the Dutch in ODIs. But Netherlands’ giant-killing ability means they cannot be taken lightly. The Aussies seem to be finding their best form now and will target two more points. But the spirited Dutch will be keen to shock them again.

An exciting contest awaits between an Australian side growing in confidence and an unpredictable Netherlands itching to grab another scalp. The Aussies should start as favorites but the Dutch are more than capable of pulling off another surprise.

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Australia Overview

After a disastrous start, Australia have recovered well with consecutive wins over Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Warner and Marsh scored brilliant tons to help post 367 versus Pakistan.

Leg-spinner Adam Zampa has been the standout bowler, snaring 4-wicket hauls in both victories. With their batting finally clicking and Zampa excelling, Australia seem to be gaining momentum now.

The likely return of pace spearhead Mitchell Starc boosts their attack further. The Aussies will be determined to sustain this winning rhythm and take another step towards the semi-finals.

If the cricketing expertise of Warner, Marsh, Maxwell and Zampa can maintain form, this robust Australian lineup will take some stopping. Their self-belief and pedigree make them firm favorites against the Dutch.

Netherlands Overview

Netherlands scored a famous victory over South Africa but have struggled otherwise. Their spirited brand of fearless cricket makes them dangerous though.

The Dutch will again be led by skipper Scott Edwards, who played a brilliant match-winning knock of 78* against South Africa. All-rounder Bas de Leede has also impressed with both bat and ball.

However, the Netherlands batting lacks consistency and power beyond the top order. Their bowling also lacks the variety to threaten heavyweight teams regularly.

But the Dutch should play with freedom as underdogs. If Edwards, de Leede and van Beek can shine again, they are certainly capable of troubling Australia.

For the Netherlands to challenge, they will need extraordinary performances across all the three departments. But their giant-killing ability means they cannot be discounted either.

Australia vs. Netherlands Starting XI

Expected Starting XI for Australia:

  1. David Warner
  2. Mitchell Marsh
  3. Steven Smith
  4. Joshua Inglis (wk)
  5. Glenn Maxwell
  6. Marnus Labuschagne
  7. Marcus Stoinis
  8. Pat Cummins (c)
  9. Mitchell Starc
  10. Adam Zampa 
  11. Josh Hazlewood

Expected Starting XI for Netherlands:

  1. Maxwell O’Dowd
  2. Paul van Meekeren
  3. Vikramjit Singh
  4. Colin Ackermann
  5. Bas de Leede
  6. Teja Nidamanuru
  7. Scott Edwards (c & wk)
  8. Sybrand Engelbrecht
  9. Logan van Beek
  10. Roelof van der Merwe
  11. Aryan Dutt

Australia should field an unchanged XI after the win over Pakistan. The Netherlands may opt for extra pace by including Ryan Klein for Aryan Dutt. Otherwise, both teams should likely retain the same XIs.

See the confirmed starting lineups below an hour before the match starts.

Australia vs. Netherlands Head-to-Head

Australia has faced Netherlands only twice in ODI cricket, winning both matches convincingly in 2003 and 2007 respectively. Australia prevailed by 229 runs in their most recently completed ODI matchup.

However, Netherlands did shock South Africa in their second game in this world cup during the 2021 T20 World Cup with a stunning 38 run victory. So they have demonstrated the ability to upset more fancied sides.

Australia’s historical dominance has been built on stellar performances from batters like Waugh, Ponting, Warner, Smith over the years. Their formidable bowling attack led by Warne, McGrath, Johnson has also demolished the Dutch before.

But this Australian side is still gaining momentum after early hiccups. If the Dutch produce another inspirational effort, they could push the Aussies. Overall though, Australia dominates the ODI head-to-head.

Weather & Pitch Report

The Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi generally produces batting-friendly conditions with the weather likely to be clear. Temperatures will hover around 30-32 deg Celsius on matchday.

The true pitch offers nice carry for shot-making and tends to be very flat, especially in the second half. Dew may come into play later under lights making bowling difficult.

With shorter square boundaries and no threat of rain, teams will look to bat aggressively and pile up tall scores. The key will be preserving wickets in the middle before attacking in the death overs.

Anything around 300 could be par batting first on this surface. The bowling and fielding needs to be top-notch to contain the free-scoring batters.

Considering the batting-friendly nature, the match should heavily favor the batters. Fans could be treated to a high-scoring affair between two explosive teams.

Australia vs Netherlands Prediction

This seems like a total mismatch on paper between defending champions Australia and associate team Netherlands. Australia should breeze past the Dutch considering the gulf in quality between the teams.

Australia’s batting possesses far more firepower and depth than the inexperienced Dutch unit. The batting strength of Warner, Marsh, Maxwell and Stoinis can dismantle any bowling attack.

Netherlands’ batting lacks the class and depth to keep up with the Aussies. Their bowling also doesn’t have enough variety to contain Australia’s artillery down the order.

For Netherlands to challenge, they will need to produce an extremely spirited performance coupled with multiple extraordinary individual efforts. More realistically, Australia should steamroll them with relative ease.

Prediction: Australia to thrash Netherlands in a completely lopsided affair.

AU vs NL Betting Tip

David Warner is in sublime form and a strong top scorer pick after his century last game.

Steve Smith is due for a big knock too. Consider betting on him scoring 70+ runs here. Glenn Maxwell merits consideration for highest scorer given his explosive batting. 

Adam Zampa should continue taking wickets. Back him for a 3+ wicket haul. With their firepower, Australia can be backed to hit the most sixes. Given the batting pitch, consider betting on over 320+ total runs being scored.

Australia’s depth makes them safe to bet on chasing any reasonable target successfully.

The probable mismatch in quality could get ugly. Expect Australia to hammer Netherlands convincingly in a lopsided contest.

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