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PAK vs NED 2023 World Cup: Head-to-Head Stats
- Updated: October 6, 2023
PAK vs NED Head-to-Head Stats and Records Ahead of the 2023 World Cup Match
In the wake of New Zealand’s dominant nine-wicket victory over defending champions England in the opening match of the 2023 World Cup, all eyes are now on the second match of the competition, where Pakistan is set to face the Netherlands on Friday, October 6. The clash between Pakistan and the Netherlands will unfold at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.
Pakistan’s Road to the World Cup
Pakistan’s preparations for the ICC event have been far from ideal. They encountered disappointment in the Asia Cup, failing to reach the final as they succumbed to losses against arch-rivals India and Sri Lanka during the Super 4 round. Adding to their woes, pacer Naseem Shah suffered an injury during the tournament and was subsequently ruled out of the World Cup. The warm-up matches did not bring solace either, as Babar Azam and his team faced defeats against New Zealand and Australia.
Netherlands’ Impressive Qualification
On the other hand, the Netherlands displayed impressive form during the 2023 World Cup qualifiers held in Zimbabwe. Their performance secured them a spot in the main event, surpassing West Indies in the process. However, the Dutch team recognizes the daunting challenge they face in the World Cup, especially when confronted with formidable opponents like Pakistan, who, despite their vulnerabilities, can be a force to be reckoned with on their good days.
Head-to-Head Record in ODIs
As Pakistan gears up to face the Netherlands, it’s worth noting their head-to-head record in One Day Internationals (ODIs). The two teams have crossed paths in six ODI encounters to date, and Pakistan boasts an immaculate 6-0 record against the Dutch. Their first encounter occurred during the 1996 World Cup in Lahore.
The most recent clash between these two sides took place in Rotterdam in August 2022. Pakistan narrowly escaped embarrassment with a nine-run victory. Here’s a brief summary of their head-to-head statistics:
- Total matches played: 6
- Matches won by Pakistan: 6
- Matches won by Netherlands: 0
- Matches tied: 0
- Matches with no result: 0
Head-to-Head Record in ODI World Cup
Looking specifically at their encounters in the ODI World Cup, Pakistan has emerged victorious in both instances when facing the Netherlands. In Lahore during the 1996 World Cup, Pakistan secured an eight-wicket victory. Then, in Paarl during the 2003 World Cup, the Dutch team suffered a 97-run defeat at the hands of Pakistan.
As the cricketing world eagerly anticipates the clash between Pakistan and the Netherlands in the 2023 World Cup, these head-to-head statistics provide an intriguing backdrop. While history may favor Pakistan, the unpredictability of cricket ensures that anything can happen on the day of the match. The Dutch team, fresh from their impressive qualification campaign, will undoubtedly aim to upset the odds and make their mark on this global stage, while Pakistan will strive to maintain their dominance in this historic rivalry. Cricket fans worldwide can expect an exciting encounter as these two teams battle it out in Hyderabad, with both sides aiming for a memorable start to their World Cup campaigns.
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By- Sahiba Suri