Afghanistan must win match to keep semi-finals chances alive.

Afghanistan must win match to keep semi-finals chances alive. world cup’s 34th match is going to played between Netherlands vs Afghanistan on 3rd of november at Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow.

Afghanistan must win match to keep semi-finals chances alive.
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Afghanistan put pressure on England by using spin to their advantage. In the last two matches, their batters showed impressive composure against Pakistan and Sri Lanka, successfully chasing down targets with relative ease. Now, they are aiming for a third consecutive victory, which would put them on par with Australia and New Zealand in terms of points.

Meanwhile, Netherlands has been performing well under the leadership of Scott Edwards. They can pose a threat to their opponents if there’s something in the pitch that favors their bowlers, especially when they are defending a total. However, their opening batsmen have yet to make a significant impact.

Afghanistan’s recent successes have come through effective run-chases, while the Netherlands have proven to be more comfortable when defending targets. This contrast adds an intriguing element to the upcoming match. Afghanistan’s batting strategy has relied on a conservative approach, but they will need to increase their scoring rate if they face a substantial target or need to set one.

In terms of the venue, Lucknow will host its fifth and final match of the World Cup. While South Africa managed to defend 311 runs against Australia in the tournament’s opening game here, the pitches have generally favored the bowlers, resulting in moderate first innings totals. In the most recent match, India defended 229 runs against a struggling England side, thanks to their fast bowlers. The weather is expected to be relatively mild, with temperatures hovering around 30-31 degrees Celsius in the afternoon, providing some relief for the teams.

Time: Afghanistan vs Netherlands, November 3, 14:00 IST

Venue: BRSABVE Cricket Stadium, Lucknow

Netherlands Probable XI: Vikramjit Singh, Max O’Dowd, Wesley Barresi, Colin Ackermann, Scott Edwards (c & wk), Bas de Leede, Sybrand Engelbrecht, Logan van Beek, Ryan Klein, Aryan Dutt, Paul van Meekeren

Afghanistan Probable XI:Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Azmatullah Omarzai, Ikram Alikhil (wk), Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi

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