Dutch can trade shorter
Delhi pitch may be sowing
Australia v Netherlands
Wednesday 25 October, 09:30
TV: Live on Sky Sports
Australia v Netherlands World Cup team news
Australia could have Travis Head available, which would be a major boost. Head fractured his hand against South Africa and Australia have missed his ability. It would mean leaving out Marnus Labuschagne, whose presence has added to stodgy finishing ability.
Possible XI: Warner, Head, Marsh, Smith, Inglis, Maxwell, Stoinis, Cummins, Starc, Zampa, Hazlewood
The Dutch are a solid outfit with bat and ball. They have a real gem in Sybrand Engelbrecht in the middle order who combined brilliantly with Logan van Beek to put Sri Lanka under pressure. They do lack penetration with the ball but with 260-270 on the board they're competitive.
Probable XI: O'Dowd, Singh, Ackermann, De Leede, Nidamanuru, Engelbrecht Edwards, van Beek, van der Merwe, Dutt, van Meekeren
Australia v Netherlands World Cup pitch report
Is the Delhi surface getting tired? England struggled in the chase, collapsing in a heap to 215 all out versus Afghanistan. The surface looked a far cry from when South Africa smashed the biggest total so far against Sri Lanka. Keep the unders on side in the last 20 if Australia bat first as they have consistently failed to land the big totals when well set.
Australia v Netherlands World Cup match odds
Australia are 1.071/14 with Netherlands 13.50. There's enough room in that Dutch price for a trade.
The Netherlands are mean in the powerplay and Australia have an issue with nailing how they finish an innings. Nor have they been convincing with the ball against Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
With no side boasting more fight than the Netherlands they can chop those odds in half. Add 50% to the original stake on the lay button and it's profit on both sides.
Australia v Netherlands World Cup player bets
It might be time to return to Steve Smith at 10/34.33 with Sportsbook for top Aussie bat. He's winning 25% of the time. With Adam Zampa returning 54% on top bowler there's an opportunity for the Australia bat-bowl double at 14/115.00. Scott Edwards is the most reliable Dutchman with the bat and although 4/15.00 is still win-rate territory, it's a significant cut. Engelbrecht is too big at 11/112.00.