The ICC One Day Cricket World Cup series between England and Netherlands will be played today at 2 pm in the league match at the Egana Stadium in Pune.
Jos Buttler-led England have already lost their chance to retain their reigning champions status. The team is at the bottom of the table with only 2 points from 7 league games played with 6 losses and 1 win. England will be looking to win the remaining two games, including today’s match, on a high run rate basis.
Because Pakistan will directly qualify for the ICC Champions Trophy to be held in 2025 against the top 7 teams in the current World Cup. In this way, the England team needs to win their last two league games at a substantial run rate. Only then can you get within 8 places in the points list.
England, who won the championship 4 years ago with their aggressive approach, are at the bottom of the points table this time due to poor performance. It is believed that the Netherlands can also challenge the England team in today’s game as they have suffered defeats even against weaker teams.
England batting openers Jonny Bairstow and David Malan are stumbling. Joe Root also lacks consistent performance. Jos Buttler and Liam Livingston are also missing. Even Ben Stokes, who is only playing as a batsman, did not have an impactful batting performance. If England is to win today’s match, the entire batting department needs to improve.
The Netherlands also missed out on a semi-final spot. The team is 9th in the table with 4 points from 7 matches with 2 wins and 5 losses. The Netherlands could also look to qualify for the Champions Trophy. The team, loaded with all-rounders, has proved that they are capable of scoring big wins in big series as well. Because the Netherlands, who defeated the strong South Africa team, also registered a victory against the Bangladesh team.