Netherlands and Afghanistan will face off in the 34th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 on November 3, 2023, in Lucknow, India. Both teams are still in the running for the semi-finals, but their chances are slim. However, they both have a real shot at qualifying for the 2025 Champions Trophy and taking two points off each other will open a four-point lead over the two teams currently below them (Bangladesh and England).
The Netherlands have won the toss and have opted to bat; Noor Ahmad is back in for Afghanistan, replacing Naveen-ul-Haq.
The Netherlands come into the fixture fresh off a win against Bangladesh. They have been one of the surprise packets of the tournament so far, having also taken down South Africa. However, their batting needs more firepower, and they have scored 250-plus just once in this high-scoring tournament.
Colin Ackermann has informed us that many players on the Dutch side suffer from illnesses and are largely confined to the ground.
AFG vs NET tv channels and live streaming
The following TV channels will be telecasting the Netherlands vs Afghanistan match, the 34th Match ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, on November 3, 2023:
- India: Star Sports Network
- Netherlands: NOS Sport
- Afghanistan: Ariana TV
- Pakistan: PTV Sports, live stream on ARY ZAP App
You can also live-stream the match on the Disney+ Hotstar app and website in India.
You can catch the LIVE ball-by-ball commentary of the Afghanistan vs Netherlands match in Hindi as well
LIVE in the USA – watch the Afghanistan vs Netherlands match on ESPN+
The Lucknow cricket stadium is a high-scoring ground, with the average first-innings score being over 300 runs. The pitch is expected to be slower, which could assist the spinners.
Afghanistan is the favorite to win this match, with most bookmakers offering odds of around 1.50 for their victory. The Netherlands are priced at about 2.50 for an upset win.
Who will win this match and keep their hopes alive in the World Cup? Stay tuned for the live updates, scorecard, and commentary of Netherlands vs Afghanistan, 34th Match, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.