Australia is poised to continue their impressive run in the ODI World Cup, with their next challenge being the Netherlands at Delhi’s Arun Jaitley Stadium. Australia had a rocky start, suffering two defeats, but they rebounded strongly with two consecutive wins. On the other hand, the Netherlands has made it clear that they’re not just here to fill the numbers, as they announced their presence with a convincing victory over South Africa.Fans are hopeful that the trio of Warner, Marsh, and Scott Edwards will wreak havoc on the run-friendly pitch in Delhi.
The Netherlands has shown resilience in the face of adversity, as demonstrated by their ability to mount comebacks when facing stronger opponents. They went from 91 for six to post a total of 262 against Sri Lanka, and managed to reach 245 for eight against South Africa after losing five wickets for just 82 runs. It remains to be seen how they will fare against Australia, a team that has a rich history in the ODI format.Australia’s openers delivered smashing centuries against Pakistan in Bengaluru, and the addition of Travis Head further strengthens their lineup, potentially leading to Marnes Labuschagne’s exclusion. However, the underperformance of Steve Smith has been a major concern for the Australian side, as he is yet to make a significant impact in the tournament.