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England vs Netherlands Predictions: Cricket World Cup betting tips, news, lineups

By Andy Watson

Published: 9:35, 7 November 2023

This is the first match of the Cricket World Cup with qualification already out of the picture for England, it is the Netherlands who will have that initiative on Wednesday.

For England to be in this position at this stage is little short of embarrassing. They came into the tournament as defending champions, but have won only one of seven matches, sit bottom of the table, and have the worst net run rate of all the teams in the tournament.

The Netherlands have had a good tournament. Tipped to be the whipping boys, the Netherlands have two wins, one against Bangladesh, and a sensational win over South Africa.

England vs Netherlands Betting Tips

All the value with the Netherlands

England have given backers precisely no confidence to back them in the market for this match. They have been poor in almost every match in one department or another, and with no chance of making the qualification places, motivation has to be a question mark.

However, there is a chance that they may free up under such conditions and play with complete freedom. All of the players in the England outfit are very talented cricketers, and under normal circumstances should be more than capable of dismissing the semi-professional outfit. At a very short price though, this does not appeal from a betting perspective.

Getting with the Netherlands, after all they have double the number of wins in this tournament as England, makes sense. Scott Edwards has been superb in the middle order and he is a big price for Player of the Match honours here. Also, Malan and Bairstow have been loose at the top of the order for England, so a decent odds against price for Netherlands to have the higher scoring opening partnership seems value.


England vs Netherlands team news

Both sides have named their 15 man squads for the Cricket World Cup. Here are the details of the players who will line up on Wednesday:

England: Jos Buttler (c), Moeen Ali, Gus Atkinson, Jonny Bairstow, Harry Brook, Brydon Carse, Sam Curran, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, David Willey, Mark Wood, Chris Woakes.

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