Netherlands are the only Associate nation to have qualified for the 10-team ODI World Cup 2023 in India later this year.
Bengaluru: In a significant boost to Netherlands’ preparation for the ICC ODI World Cup 2023, the Dutch outfit will arrive here in the second week of September for a few warm-up matches. The details of the matches, like dates and venues, are still being worked out, as these will be played a few days ahead of the scheduled pre-tournament warm-up matches.
“Yes, we will be arriving (in India) a few days earlier and we will play some matches (in Bengaluru) before entering the official warm-up games. These matches are important for us because we are yet to play any competitive matches after getting qualified to the World Cup earlier last month,” a Netherlands cricket association (KNCB) official told PTI news agency.
After the practice games in Bengaluru, the Netherlands will travel either to Hyderabad or Thiruvananthapuram for official warm-up matches. However, Hyderabad is the preferred destination of the Dutchmen because they will play their first two World Cup matches in the city.