In the World Cup 2023, England and the Netherlands are set to clash in match number 40 at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. As the sun dips below the horizon on Wednesday, November 8, the stage will be set for a day-night encounter that promises to be a spectacle. Let’s delve into their head-to-head stats and the significance of this match for both teams.
England’s journey in this World Cup has been nothing short of a horror story. They find themselves rooted to the bottom of the points table with just two points from 7 games. Their astonishingly poor form saw them crash out of the tournament, a situation that very few had anticipated. The world had expected England to be among the frontrunners, but their performance has been far from stellar.
Now, their focus will shift towards securing a place in the Champions Trophy, but the road ahead looks steep. The Three Lions need to rediscover their lost form and pride, and this match against the Netherlands presents an opportunity to do just that.
The Dutch, on the other hand, have had a slightly better campaign, sitting just above England with 4 points from seven matches. However, their chances of making it to the top 4 took a significant hit after a 7-wicket loss to Afghanistan. While they still have a mathematical chance of progressing, their net run rate stands at -1.398, and their next opponents are the formidable Indian side.
With these odds stacked against them, the Netherlands will need to pull off something extraordinary to secure a semi-final berth. Nonetheless, they have showcased glimpses of quality cricket throughout the tournament and will be eager to put on a strong performance in this crucial encounter.
ENG vs NED Head-to-Head in ODIs
When it comes to head-to-head statistics, England holds a dominating position. The two teams have met a total of 6 times in the ODI format, and on all six occasions, the Englishmen emerged victorious. Their first encounter dates back to February 1996, when England triumphed by 49 runs.
ENG vs NED Head-to-Head in World Cup
In the ODI World Cup, the two sides have crossed paths 3 times, with England emerging victorious in all three encounters. Their most recent meeting in an ICC event ended with England defeating the Netherlands by 6 wickets in Nagpur.
The last five ODI matches between England and the Netherlands paint a similar picture of England’s dominance. In their most recent encounter in June 2022, England overpowered the Dutch side with ease. Here’s a snapshot of those matches:
1. ENG (248/2) beat NED (244) by 8 wickets, Jun 22, 2022
2. ENG (239/4) beat NED (235/7) by 6 wickets, Jun 19, 2022
3. ENG (498/4) beat NED (266) by 232 runs, Jun 19, 2022
4. ENG (296/4) beat NED (292/6) by 6 wickets, Feb 22, 2011
5. ENG (144/4) beat NED (142/9) by 6 wickets, Feb 16, 2003
As we head into this high-stakes clash, England’s dominant history over the Netherlands adds an intriguing subplot to the match. While England has already exited the tournament, they’ll aim to salvage some pride. The Dutch, however, will be looking to create an upset and keep their slim hopes alive.