Team India will now play Netherlands in their second T20 WC match on October 27 after their thrilling victory over arch-rivals Pakistan on October 23. The game will be played at the famous Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), and the weather is predicted to be normal.
After a decisive victory over Pakistan in a last-ball thriller, the Rohit Sharma-led Indian team will enter this match with plenty of confidence. In Jasprit Bumrah’s absence, the Indian bowling unit delivered in a high-stakes match and maintained India’s advantage. The most important takeaway for the Indian team was Virat Kohli’s performance in the first game.
The star-studded Indian team may find the upcoming game to be a walk in the park, but the former champions wouldn’t underestimate the Dutch and will aim to pick up two crucial points while maintaining a healthy net run rate.
However, the Netherlands defeated the UAE and Namibia to advance to the Super 12. On October 24, Bangladesh defeated the Dutch by a score of just nine runs. The Netherlands’ effort, which kept their opponents to a middling score and nearly surpassed the total, was the talk of the game. On October27, the Scott Edwards-led group will attempt to perform at its peak against the formidable Indians. It is worth mentioning here that India and Netherlands have never played each other in a T20I match.
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Date & Time – October 27, 2022, 12:30 PM IST
SCG Weather & Pitch
The weather in Sydney is expected to be pleasant, and the game will be unaffected by any chance of rain. The ideal temperature for the evening is predicted to be around 18 degrees Celsius, with the temperature remaining in the lower range. A high 60% relative humidity is anticipated, and there is a 10% chance of cloud cover.
The pitch will favour the batters, according to the ESPN report, so runs may come in a flurry. The team who will start batting later will likely benefit as the game goes on because the pitch will likely start to open up.