The 2023 South Africa vs Netherlands ODI series is slated to get started on March 31 and will end on April 2.
This bilateral series is a part of the Future Tour Programs (FTP) and could determine whether the Proteas get a direct entry into the 2023 ODI World Cup later this year.
The two-match ODI series between South Africa and the Netherlands follows the recently-concluded West Indies’ tour of the Proteas.
The Proteas beat the Windies 2-0 in the Test series and followed it up with a 1-1 draw in the ODI series and are currently tied 1-1 in the T20Is.
To directly qualify for the 50-over World Cup, South Africa needs to win both ODIs with over-rate penalties and then hope that Sri Lanka loses a minimum of two out of their three ODIs against New Zealand, while Ireland loses at least one of their three ODIs against Bangladesh in May.
The Netherlands, on the other hand, will head into this 50-over series after losing 1-2 to Zimbabwe in an ODI series. The Dutch are ranked 14th in the ICC ODI rankings, while South Africa is sixth in the rankings.
This will be the first time that the Netherlands will face South Africa since the Dutch scripted a famous 13-run win over the Proteas to knock them out of last year’s T20 World Cup.
As far as the head-to-head between these two countries in ODIs is concerned, South Africa boasts a perfect record having won each of their previous four games against the Netherlands.
|South Africa won||The Netherlands won||Tied||No result|
Both sides will be playing with full-strength squads which means we are in for a riveting showdown between these two teams.
Where to watch South Africa vs Netherlands ODIs 2023 live in India?
Live streaming of South Africa vs Netherlands ODIs 2023 will be available on the FanCode app and website.
There will be no telecast of South Africa vs Netherlands ODIs 2023 in India.
South Africa vs Netherlands ODIs 2023 schedule and live India match time
As per Indian Standard Time (IST)
|March 31, Friday||South Africa vs The Netherlands first ODI match||Willowmore Park||3:30 PM|
|April 2, Sunday||South Africa vs The Netherlands second ODI match||Wanderers Stadium||12:30 PM|
South Africa vs Netherlands ODIs 2023 squads
South Africa: Temba Bavuma (captain), Quinton de Kock, Bjorn Fortuin, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen, Sisanda Magala, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Wayne Parnell, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen
The Netherlands: Scott Edwards (captain & wk), Colin Ackermann, Musa Ahmad, Shariz Ahmad, Wesley Barresi, Tom Cooper, Aryan Dutt, Brandon Glover, Vivian Kingma, Fred Klaassen, Ryan Klein, Bas de Leede, Roelof van der Merwe, Paul van Meekeren, Teja Nidamanuru, Max O'Dowd, Vikramjit Singh
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