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Netherlands vs South Africa T20 World Cup Tips - Tricky game for the Proteas

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Last updated: 07 Jun 2024
Siddhu Bharadwaj 07 Jun 2024
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  • Netherlands vs South Africa T20 World Cup predictions to be played in New York on Saturday, June 8, at 8pm IST
  • South Africa conceded most runs for o/p in 4 of their last 5 T20s
  • The Netherlands posted the highest o/p in both T20s against South Africa
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Netherlands vs South Africa T20 World Cup
Can the Dutch surprise the South Africans like they did in the 2022 World Cup? (Getty Images)

Netherlands vs South Africa T20 World Cup


It’s a top-of-the table clash in Group D of the 2024 T20 World Cup, with the Netherlands and South Africa clashing on Saturday. This match #16 of the tournament at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York could push the victor closer to the Super 8s.
  • Netherlands vs South Africa T20 World Cup
  • Head to Head
  • Netherlands Form
  • Netherlands Team News
  • South Africa Form
  • South Africa Team News

Both teams are coming off six-wicket wins over their respective opponents and will be careful not to take the opponent easy. It could be advantageous for South Africa to look at the pitch that could be on offer, but the Dutch could edge in terms of the opening partnership.

  • South Africa have conceded the most runs for the opening wicket in 4 of their last 5 matches (T20Is)
  • The Netherlands have scored the most runs for the opening wicket in both matches against South Africa (T20Is)
  • The Netherlands scored the highest opening partnership in 2 of their last 3 World Cup matches (T20Is)

Head to Head


There were only two T20Is played between South Africa and the Netherlands. The teams won one game each, with the Dutch winning the previous encounter in the 2022 World Cup by 13 runs.

Netherlands Form


The Netherlands started the tournament with a six-wicket win over Nepal in Dallas last Tuesday. With Bangladesh and Sri Lanka likely to battle it out for one spot, the winner of this match will have a big edge in the race to the Super 8s.

The win over Nepal was facilitated by an all-round performance, with the Dutch restricting them to 106 all out in 19.2 overs. Tim Pringle and Logan van Beek took three wickets each, while two others chipped in with two wickets each.

The chase was tricky on a difficult track, but opener Max O’Dowd anchored with 54 not out off 48 balls to lead them to a win in 18.4 overs.

Netherlands Team News


The Dutch could retain the same team that played in the series opener, unless there are any last-minute injuries.

South Africa Form


The Proteas started their tournament with a six-wicket win over Sri Lanka, where they steamrolled the Asians with a superlative bowling effort.

That match was played at this venue, where, on a tricky pitch, South Africa bundled the Lankans to 77 all out in 19.1 overs. Anrich Nortje breathed fire with figures of 4 for 7.

The chase wasn’t straightforward, but the low target helped the Proteas stabilize. Four players scored between 12 and 20 to help scale the target in 16.2 overs.

South Africa Team News


South Africa could be tempted to retain the same side as in match one, unless they look to bring in Tabraiz Shamsi as an additional spinner.

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What time does Netherlands vs South Africa T20 World Cup start?

This Netherlands vs South Africa T20 World Cup match is being played at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York at 8pm IST on Saturday, June 8.

Verdict

Both South Africa and the Netherlands have been impressive in their season openers, winning comfortably. That said, this match could be tricky, given the ability this Dutch side has to topple the Proteas. I am stopping short of backing the Netherlands to spring a surprise, but backing them to score the most runs for the opening wicket.

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