Cricket World Cup 2011

Netherlands wins toss and bat

2011-03-09 10:52
Peter Borren (AP)

New Delhi - Netherlands captain Peter Borren won the toss and elected to bat in a Group B Cricket World Cup match against India at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium on Wednesday.

India made one change from the side that beat Ireland by five wickets, bringing in left-arm seamer Ashish Nehra for Munaf Patel.

The Dutch included Bradley Kruger and Eric Szwarczynski in place of Bernard Loots and Berend Westdijk.

A victory for India in this day-night game will virtually assure them a place in the quarterfinals.

The Netherlands are yet to win a match in the tournament.

India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Yusuf Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, Piyush Chawla, Zaheer Khan, Ashish Nehra.

Netherlands: Peter Borren (capt), Wesley Barresi, Mudassar Bukhari, Tom Cooper, Tom de Grooth, Alexei Kervezee, Bradley Kruger, Pieter Seelaar, Ryan ten Doeschate, Eric Szwarczynski, Bas Zuiderent.

Umpires: Steve Davis (AUS) and Bruce Oxenford (AUS)

TV umpire: Billy Doctrove (WIS)

Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle (SRI)

Pitch conditions: Big totals likely. But the low bounce and the slowness in the track, as was seen in the previous three matches played here, would keep the batsmen on their toes.


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