Despite a rough start, the Afghans have come back strongly in the tournament. Where earlier the team had won only one match in two editions of the ODI World Cup, the team has already won three in this edition. Lost strong teams like England, Sri Lanka, Pakistan. Confidence should be high. There are still three matches left in the first round. So the team is looking at the hope of semi. On the other hand, if the confidence of the Dutch is quite wide, the path to the last four is quite difficult from now on. These two teams are going into their seventh match of the tournament today.
Dutch captain Scott Edwards won the toss earlier in Lucknow. They are entering the field with one change in the XI. Shakib Zulfikar has got a place in the XI in place of Vikramjit Singh. On the other hand, Noor Ahmed has replaced Naveen Ul Haq in Afghanistan’s eleven to increase the spin attack.
Netherlands XI: Max O’Dowd, Wesley Baresi, Colin Ackerman, Scott Edwards (captain), Bass de Lied, Shakib Zulfikar, Sybrand Engelbrecht, Logan von Beek, Shariz Ahmed, Arian Dutt, Paul von Meekeren.
Afghanistan XI: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi (captain), Azmatullah Omarzai, Ikram Alikhil (wicketkeeper), Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Mujib ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Fazlhaq Farooqui.