The Nepal national cricket team will lock horns with the Netherlands in their opening Group D match of the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024 at the Grand Prairie Stadium in Dallas, Texas on Tuesday, June 4. The Nepal vs Netherlands T20 World Cup 2024 match will start at 9:00 PM.

The Netherlands are ranked 15th in the ICC men’s T20I team rankings while Nepal are placed 17th, the two lowest ranked sides in Group D.

Apart from Nepal and the Netherlands, Group D features Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and South Africa, one of the two evident groups of death in T20 World Cup 2024.

Led by captain Rohit Paudel, Nepal will make their second T20 World Cup appearance after a decade since their debut in Bangladesh in 2014.

Nepal will head into the game after losing to Canada by 63 runs in their first T20 World Cup 2024 warm-up game, while their second warm-up fixture against co-hosts United States was abandoned due to rain.

Previously, Nepal went down to Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the previous two fixtures in the ACC T20 Premier Cup in April. 

On the other hand, the Netherlands national cricket team stunned Sri Lanka by 20 runs in their opening T20 World Cup 2024 warm-up game, while their other warm-up fixture against Canada was called off without a ball being bowled.  

Under the leadership of captain Scott Edwards, the Netherlands will feature in their sixth T20 World Cup in the West Indies and the United States. 

The Flying Dutchmen produced some memorable performances in the previous edition of the T20 World Cup in 2022 after they reached the Super 12 stage, including defeating South Africa, Zimbabwe, UAE and Namibia. 

Nepal vs Netherlands T20 head-to-head 

The Nepal vs Netherlands T20 head-to-head record favours the latter. The Netherlands have won six of the 12 matches against Nepal in T20 international cricket. Nepal have registered five victories while one game ended in no result.

The last time these two sides met, the Netherlands secured a four-wicket win in the Nepal Triangular Series final in March 2024.

Nepal vs Netherlands T20 World Cup 2024 squads

Nepal: Rohit Paudel (captain), Aasif Sheikh, Anil Kumar Sah, Kushal Bhurtel, Kushal Malla, Dipendra Singh Airee, Lalit Rajbanshi, Karan KC, Gulshan Jha, Sompal Kami, Pratis GC, Sundeep Jora, Abinash Bohara, Sagar Dhakal, Kamal Singh Airee

Netherlands: Scott Edwards (captain), Aryan Dutt, Bas de Leede, Daniel Doram, Fred Klaassen, Logan van Beek, Max O'Dowd, Michael Levitt, Paul van Meekeren, Sybrand Engelbrecht, Teja Nidamanuru, ⁠⁠Tim Pringle, Vikram Singh, Viv Kingma, Wesley Barresi

Where to watch Nepal vs Netherlands T20 World Cup 2024 live in India

The Nepal vs Netherlands T20 World Cup 2024 match will be telecast live on Star Sports 2 and Star Sports 2 HD TV channels in India.

Live streaming of the Nepal vs Netherlands T20 World Cup 2024 game will be available on the Disney+ Hotstar app and website.

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