England vs Netherlands Live Score Updates: ENG vs NED, Buttler and Co. take on a resurgent Netherlands side at the Maharashtra Cricket Association stadium in Pune.
England have had a disastrous wolrd cup defence campaign with just 1 win in their 7 matches so far, even losing to sides like Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. The Jos Buttler led side lost all hopes for the semi-final berth when they lost out to arch rivals Australia by 33 runs in Ahmedabad.
England are right at the bottom of the World Cup points table with just 2 points to their name and a net run rate of -1.504. The Dutch are not far behind on the 9th spot with 4 points to their name and a net run rate of -1.398.
Netherlands, who have defeated test-playing teams like West Indies, Ireland and Zimbabwe during their world cup qualifying run, will look to upset the English side while securing a place in ICC Champions Trophy 2023.
Under the ICC rules, the top 8 teams in the World Cup 2023 will automatically qualify for the Champions Trophy. With Netherlands already on 4 points, they have a chance to qualify for the marquee event by getting to the 8th spot by defeating England today and hosts India in their last encounter.
Netherlands and England squads:
Netherlands squad: 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.
England squad: Jos Buttler (c), Moeen Ali, Gus Atkinson, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Curran, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes, Brydon Carse, David Willey, Mark Wood, Chris Woakes.