Monday, Dec 04, 2023

India Vs Netherlands, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, Warm-up Match: Match Is Abandoned - Highlights

India's final warm-up match against Netherlands has been abandoned due to constant rains at the ICC ODI World Cup. Get IND vs NED match hightlights

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Unfortunately for the Indian national cricket team, the weather has won. Incessant rains in Thiruvananthapuram has resulted in the warm-up match between the Netherlands and India to be abandoned. The Indian team will now face Australia in their opening ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 encounter on October 8 in Chennai. Netherlands will switch focus to their Pakistan contest which will be played in Hyderabad on the 6th. For now, we take your leave. Get IND vs NED match highlights here. (Scorecard | Streaming | Full Coverage)

4:20pm: Match Is Abandoned

3:55pm: Uh-oh! Rains Are Back
It has started to drizzle again and this might stall things further.

3:23pm: MAJOR UPDATE Coming In!
As the rains have stopped, covers have been removed and the super-soppers are doing their job.

3:00pm: UPDATE!
News from the ground is that the rain has stopped and there should be an update on the toss soon.

2:20pm: ICYMI
India beat Nepal by 23-runs in the Asian Games 2023 cricket match today. Here's the match report.

2:06pm: Weather Update Doesn't Look Good
Here's what AccuWeather has predicted for Thiruvananthapuram today:

Screengrab from AccuWeather
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1:29pm: Rain Delays Toss  
The toss has been delayed due to rain. It has been raining in Thiruvananthapuram for the past week or so and covers on at the ground. We can only hope for the rain to relent soon for play to be underway. 

12:31pm: India Vs Netherlands, ODI Head-To-Head
India and the Netherlands have faced each other twice in One-Day Internationals with the former winning both encounters. The two teams met for the first time during the 2003 World Cup group stage in Paarl, South Africa. Despite posting a below-par score of 204 all out, India registered a 68-run win thanks to four-wicket hauls from Javagal Srinath and Anil Kumble. They met once again during the 2011 World Cup, and India chased down Netherlands' 189 all out in 36.3 overs for a five-wicket win in Delhi.

After the Guwahati stupor, the Indian national cricket team head to Thiruvananthapuram in the hope of getting some game time against the Netherlands. After beating Australia 2-1 in the three-match ODI series, the Indian team landed in Guwahati for their first ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 warm-up game. But the fixture against defending champions England was abandoned without a ball bowled, with no toss. The Netherlands did play their warm-up match against Australia in Thiruvananthapuram but it was declared a no-result, also due to rain. Elsewhere in China, another Indian team started their 2023 Asian Games men's cricket competition with a fighting quarter-final win against Nepal.

12:15pm: Squads

India: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (w), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj

Netherlands: Vikramjit Singh, Max ODowd, Wesley Barresi, Bas de Leede, Colin Ackermann, Sybrand Engelbrecht, Scott Edwards (c & wk), Logan van Beek, Shariz Ahmad, Aryan Dutt, Roelof van der Merwe, Teja Nidamanuru, Paul van Meekeren, Ryan Klein, Saqib Zulfiqar.