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T20 World Cup 2024: Bangladesh v Netherlands – preview, expected line-ups, free bets and offers

The State of Play

The 2024 T20 World Cup motors on as Bangladesh meet the Netherlands in Kingston on Thursday.

Both teams sit on two points in Group D and are fresh off the back of defeats to South Africa.

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Bangladesh almost topped the cricketing giants, losing out by just four runs, while the Netherlands lost by four wickets.

With Nepal and Sri Lanka looking off the pace so far, this match could have significant consequences for the loser.

The winner will move onto four points, putting daylight between the three teams below them and highly increasing their chances of advancing to the Super 8s.

There is not much to split Bangladesh and the Netherlands, but the former has a much better record against Thursday’s opponents, winning three of their last four T20Is against the Flying Dutchmen.

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Batting has been a consistent issue at this summer’s World Cup in both dressing rooms.

Bangladesh are yet to record over 125 runs in their tournament run and the Netherlands only just managed to catch Nepal’s 106 total in their opener, before hitting just 103 against South Africa on Saturday.

But the good news is that the bowling has been of a much better standard.

Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Taskin Ahmed, and Rishad Hossain have all claimed four wickets in the opening few matches and Bangladesh have the T20 World Cup’s all-time leading wicket-taker in Shakib Al Hasan, who is currently sitting on 47.

But Dutch star Logan van Beek has claimed five wickets already in the tournament while conceding runs at 5.31.

As well as this, Max O’Dowd recorded 54 not out in the opening win against Nepal, so the Netherlands still have a lot of talent to match their opponents.

Expected line-ups

Bangladesh: Tanzid Hasan, Litton Das (wk), Najmul Hossain Shanto (c), Towhid Hridoy, Shakib Al Hasan, Jaker Ali, Mahmudullah, Rishad Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Mustafizur Rahman.

Netherlands: Michael Levitt, Max O’Dowd, Vikramjit Singh, Sybrand Engelbrecht, Bas de Leede, Scott Edwards (c, wk), Teja Nidamanuru, Logan van Beek, Tim Pringle, Paul van Meekeren, Vivian Kingma.

How to watch

Sky have the rights to show the T20 World Cup to UK viewers in 2024 and will broadcast every game live. Coverage gets underway on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Cricket from 15:30pm UK time on Thursday.

In India, the games can be streamed on Disney + Hotstar app and website. They are also available across the Star Sports Network.

Prediction

This is going to be a great game to watch with so much on the line.

Bangladesh will be feeling hard done by for the decisions that went against them in the loss to South Africa but they must refocus and get the job done against a dangerous Netherlands side.

The Tigers have been involved in two incredibly narrow games so far and this will likely go down to the final ball as well.

Having said that, Bangladesh should have enough to hold off the Dutch charge.

Mitch Fretton
Mitch Fretton
Mitch is a freelance sports journalist with experience working for LiveScore, GOAL and Colchester United. He has experience working from both his desk at home and in the press box at games covering the Champions League and international football.
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