Netherlands v South Africa: Batting analysis - ICC World Cup 2011

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Netherlands v South Africa: Batting analysis - ICC World Cup 2011
No Associate team has been able to manage an upset in the ongoing ICC World Cup and tomorrow’s match between South Africa and Netherlands appears to be a similar one sided affair with the “mighty Proteas overpowering the minnows Dutch.”
However, Netherlands batsmen have shown that they have the potential to pile up massive totals and their 292-run total against England is a testament of the fact.  
South African bowling attack can cause all sorts of problems against any batting line-up, as they possess a great combination of pace and spin bowling. Therefore the Dutch batsmen will have to play out of their skins in order to perform well against the
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Batting has been the strongest suit for the Proteas, as they house a lethal opening combination in the shape of Hashim Amla and Graeme Smith. The middle order contains brutal players such as AB de Villiers and
The pitch at Mohali will be a sporting track and will suit both batsmen and bowlers. It will be a bit quicker than the other Subcontinent wickets and the ball will come nicely onto the bat.
AB de Villiers’s best limited-overs player. He can play any kind of innings against all sorts of bowling attacks. When he is playing, his batsmanship follows two rules and they are ‘whack and whacking
it from the hip.’
However, the swashbuckling right-hander can alter his game according to the situation and can play a sedate innings when needed.
West Indies tasted an onslaught from de Villiers, when he with the help of his magnificent century, helped his team chase down a modest 223-run total. houses an attack that will suit AB’s game-play. He will most certainly be a player to watch
out for at Chandigarh.
Jacques Kallis
South Africa’s veteran Jacques Kallis is possibly playing his last mega event and he would love to leave a lasting impression on the tournament.
In the past, he has been criticised by experts for his slow-coach approach. Nevertheless, he has answered his critics by the virtue of some aggressive and brisk innings.
In World Cups, the South African stalwart boasts a phenomenal record, as he needs 73 more runs to join the prestigious list of batsmen who have mustered 1000 World Cup runs.  
Against West Indies, the maestro struggled to middle the ball, as he managed a single-digit score. He will to look to turn the tables in the next match he plays against the ‘Oranje Brigade’.
Ryan Ten Doeschate  
Ryan Ten Doeschate is arguably Netherlands best player and possesses a wonderful record in the fifty-over format. He showed his batting prowess the other day against England, when his remarkable hundred powered his team to a gargantuan total against the
However, the left-arm spin has been a problem for him as it was seen in the previous match against West Indies, when Sulieman got rid of him with a straight delivery. The Proteas does not have a quality left-arm spin and this would be good news for
the Dutchman.
Tom Cooper is one of the in-form willowers for his team, as he collected decent scores of 47 and 55 against England and respectively.
As a middle order batsman, he can play a safeguard role for his team and help the others to play around him. His ice-cool unbeaten 55-run knock helped his team to gather some pride after they were bowled out for a partly 115-run total while chasing a mammoth
331-run target.
His team will look up to him for stability in the middle order, as he can carefully construct an innings if given proper support by his fellow batsmen.



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