ODI World Cup digest: de Kock leads one other fearsome South Africa show; Netherlands search Aussie scalp

The Men’s 2023 ODI World Cup is now previous the midway stage because it builds in direction of the ultimate on November 19. Each morning we are going to spherical up the newest motion and news from the occasion and convey you the insights from our reporters on the bottom.

Top Story: de Kock, Klaasen lead South Africa’s demolition of Bangladesh

South Africa 382 for five (de Kock 174, Klaasen 90, Markram 60) beat Bangladesh 233 (Mahmudullah 111, Coetzee 3-62) by 149 runs

South Africa proceed to bludgeon all earlier than their path after they bat first, and it would not appear to matter who’s in the way in which. This time, it was Bangladesh who had been the unlucky victims, with South Africa placing them to the sword in a 149-run demolition.

It was led by an unlimited contribution from Quinton de Kock, whose 140-ball 174 powered South Africa to 382. At the dying, to assist him alongside, he had Heinrich Klaasen, who smashed 90 off 49 balls as South Africa racked up 144 within the ultimate 10 overs. Bangladesh had been by no means within the chase in response and, as with each different sport of South Africa’s on this event, all 5 bowlers chipped in with wickets.

Match evaluation: Making sense of South Africa’s sixy begin to the World Cup

The high three totals at this World Cup belong to South Africa, together with the one one over 400, which can also be the very best event complete ever. Six of the 19 a whole lot scored thus far come from South Africans. The main run-scorer thus far – Quinton de Kock – is South African and he additionally has the very best particular person rating up to now.

In his one hundred and fiftieth ODI, de Kock slammed 174 – 14 in need of the South African document nonetheless held by Gary Kirsten – and 26 shy of a double-ton, which batting coach JP Duminy confirmed is on de Kock’s wishlist as one thing to attain earlier than he quits the format after this World Cup. That de Kock seems to have saved his greatest for final has been apparent because the Sri Lanka sport in Delhi however to recommend he’s merely throwing his bat in his previous couple of innings and hoping for the very best can be doing a disservice to a participant in scintillating contact.

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Australia vs Netherlands, Mumbai (2pm IST; 8.30am GMT; 7.30pm AEDT

There has lengthy been a connection between Netherlands and Australian cricket. It is maybe not fairly as robust as South Africa’s connection to the present Dutch workforce however their captain, Scott Edwards, is an Australian citizen having grown up in Melbourne and performed second XI cricket for Victoria. He has launched a Netherlands workforce tune that may be a shameless rebrand of the tune of his favorite Australian Football League membership Richmond. From Edwards to former Dutch coach Ryan Campbell, to Tom Cooper, Timm van der Gugten, Michael Swart and Dirk Nannes, amongst others, loads of Australian home gamers have had an impression on Netherlands cricket.

But there might be no love misplaced in Delhi on Wednesday. Netherlands are gunning for one more massive scalp, having already taken down South Africa and probably missed a chance in opposition to Sri Lanka. Australia need to proceed their momentum. They is not going to be taking the Netherlands flippantly, however they’d love an announcement win having been examined at occasions in opposition to Sri Lanka and Pakistan.

Team news

Australia (possible) 1 David Warner, 2 Travis Head, 3 Mitchell Marsh, 4 Steven Smith, 5 Josh Inglis (wk), 6 Glenn Maxwell, 7 Marcus Stoinis, 8 Pat Cummins (capt), 9 Mitchell Starc, 10 Josh Hazlewood, 11 Adam Zampa

Netherlands (possible) 1 Vikramjit Singh, 2 Max O’Dowd, 3 Colin Ackermann, 4 Bas de Leede, 5 Teja Nidamanuru, 6 Scott Edwards (capt & wk), 7 Sybrand Engelbrecht, 8 Roelof van der Merwe, 9 Logan van Beek, 10 Aryan Dutt, 11 Paul van Meekeren

Feature: Dear World Cup, please be extra thrilling, please?

Roughly midway by the league stage, this World Cup has had three massive upsets – Afghanistan’s gorgeous of Pakistan on Monday the newest. Ordinarily this would appear like loads, however on this World Cup, it looks like not almost sufficient.

None of the finishes have gone into the final over, and iconic moments have been in brief provide (like Jonty Rhodes supermanning the stumps, say, or Ben Stokes’ backwards salmon-leap to take that outfield catch). Like the Death Star closing in on Alderaan, India’s storming in direction of the knockouts can also be going virtually precisely because the powers had meant.

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