First Match Against Pakistan, Netherlands Qualifies For World Cup 2023

Netherlands qualifies World Cup

What a qualifier round it has been, Netherlands qualifies for the ICC World Cup 2023. The Netherlands thrashed Scotland’s hope and made their way towards the biggest cricket event.

Fun fact, Netherlands who helped Pakistan in last year’s T20 World Cup to qualify for the semi-finals will face Men in Green in their first World Cup match.

De Leede inspires Netherlands to World Cup qualification
Source: ICC Cricket

Bas de Leede was the main guy who helped his side chase that massive target and reach the finish line.

His 123 runs knock indeed gave a new song to the Netherlands’ fans to sing with pure joy.

Netherlands Qualifies For World Cup 2023

Scotland undoubtedly played brilliantly and managed to score 277 runs in 50 overs. Scottish batsmen showed their true class to keep the qualifying hope alive.

But no one knew that Netherland players would come with a bang and shatter all the hopes.

The Netherlands lost 6 wickets, but Bas de Leede stood firm on the pitch to give his side a big leap to secure second position in the table on net run rate.

Bas de Leede joins rare group as Netherlands skipper calls for special  honour
Source: ICC Cricket

In 42.5 overs, the game for Scotland was over because the way the Netherlands played there was no way that the Scottish side would recover.

They have joined Sri Lanka as the second qualifier. They will play their first ICC World Cup 2023 match against Pakistan on October 6 in Hyderabad.

Plus, Pakistan’s World Cup 2023 schedule has been revealed and Men in Green will play some great important matches in the beginning.

It’s Amazing, Bas de Leede

“We had a look at the targets, where we wanted to be at the halfway point,” De Leede said at the post-match presentation.

It's Amazing', Says Bas de Leede After Netherlands Qualify for World Cup
Source: The Quint

“The rate was 10 to 11 runs per over, so we had to go into T20 mode and try and score as many runs as possible and see where it would take us.

“It’s amazing, I can’t describe the feeling, it’s going to be one big party tonight!”

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