India vs Netherlands T20 World Cup: Sydney Pitch Report, Team India’s Record at SCG

Published on: Oct 27, 2022 7:58 am IST|Updated on: Oct 27, 2022 7:58 am IST

India vs Netherlands

India vs Netherlands: After a blockbuster clash against Pakistan, in the tournament opener, the Indian men are set to face the Netherlands in their second group-stage game. The match will be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), on Thursday (October 27). It will commence at 12:30 PM (IST).

Previously, India beat Pakistan in the MCG thriller by four wickets. Winning the toss, Rohit Sharma, the Indian captain, opted to bowl first. Pakistan lost their both openers within the power play. However, Shan Masood and Iftikhar Ahmed, Pakistan’s middle-order duo added 76 runs for the third wicket. In the meantime, India’s Arshdeep Singh and Hardik Pandya picked up three wickets each, to restrict the rivals to a decent total of 159.

In response, India too, lost the openers, Sharma and KL Rahul, within the power play. Although, it was Virat Kohli, who decided to carry on, at the other end. Pandya assisted the former Indian captain with the bat, as he scored 40 runs in 37 balls, with two sixes and a four. After all, Kohli scored an unbeaten, and ‘heroic,’ knock of 82 runs in 53 deliveries, with four sixes and six boundaries in his account.

Thereupon, India will be heading into the India vs Netherlands match on a positive note.

Netherlands head into game after defeat

Whereas, the Netherlands endured a defeat in their tournament opener against Bangladesh before heading into the India vs Netherlands game. The side had given the target of 145, but couldn’t get off the mark, despite Colin Ackermann’s knock of 62 runs in 48 deliveries. Ackermann smashed two sixes and six fours, during his time at the crease. All in all, Taskin Ahmed’s fourfer sealed a narrow victory for Bangladesh, by nine runs at Hobart.

Additionally, it’s match number 23 of the ICC men’s T20 World Cup; let’s have a look at the pitch report of the SCG for India vs Netherlands game.

India vs Netherlands T20 World Cup: Sydney Pitch Report, Team India’s Record at SCG

It’s a batting pitch at the SCG to say, but is better suited for pacers, as most of the Australian pitches do. The conditions will assist batters, especially late in the match, so chasing the target will be a better option for any skipper here. Although, spinners are likely to play a vital role in the India vs Netherlands game.

Moreover, based on the last five T20 games played at the SCG, the average first innings score has been around 182, and the average total score varied around 172. 80% of the toss-winning captains opted for bowling first and 60% of the teams won the game, while bowling first.

Until now, 13 T20Is were played here, and among those India have featured in four. Deeming the India vs Netherlands game, the ‘Men in Blue’ have won three and have lost one game out of them.


Match  Result 



India vs Australia  India won by 7 wickets  2016 
2  India vs Australia  India won by 6 wickets 



India vs Australia  India won by 6 wickets   2020 
4  India vs Australia  Australia won by 12 runs 


T20 World Cup 2022: India’s Journey ahead

Besides, Sharma and co. are placed in Group 2 along with the Netherlands, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, and South Africa.

Being that, India will face South Africa on October 30 at Perth, considering the India vs Netherlands game. While, their clashes against Bangladesh and Zimbabwe are scheduled on November 2 at Adelaide and on November 6 at MCG again, respectively.

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