Will keep an eye on Rohit-Rahul
India Netherlands will hope that the team’s openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul will perform better as Bas de Leede, Paul van Meekeren and Fred Klaassen will test the opening pair in Sydney. Both the batsmen were quiet in the first match. Rohit Sharma has not been able to do anything bigger than the batsmen this year. Even in bowling, Team India has expectations from its spin bowlers.
The Netherlands knows how to reverse
Netherlands have performed well under the leadership of wicketkeeper Scott Edwards but will have to raise their level considerably to face India. Chasing India’s 160 off the last ball against Pakistan, the Netherlands will know they need a big performance with the bat.
The Netherlands never recovered from losing four wickets in the power-play against Bangladesh. Despite Colin Ackerman’s 62 runs, the team lost by 9 runs. But he will be confident that his bowlers restricted Bangladesh to 144 runs in 20 overs. The team will once again expect a similar performance from their bowlers.
head to head
India and Netherlands will face each other for the first time in T20 cricket. In international cricket, so far both the teams have met only in ODI matches. The two met twice and India won both the matches.
Both teams are as follows
India: Rohit Sharma (captain), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wicket), Dinesh Karthik (wicket), Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvender Chahal, Akshar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh . and Mohammed Shami.
the Netherlands: Scott Edwards (C&WK), Colin Ackerman, Shareez Ahmed, Logan van Beek, Tom Cooper, Brendan Glover, Tim van der Gugen, Fred Claesson, Bass de Lied, Paul van Meekeren, Roelof van der Merwe, Stefan Myburgh, Teja Nidamanuru, Max O’Dowd, Tim Pringle and Vikramjit Singh.