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Dutch Confident Of Indian Upset

India skipper MS Dhoni is hoping for a comfortable evening when the World Cup hosts meet minnows Netherlands at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi tomorrow.

India is the only unbeaten team in Group B, although it has hardly been plain sailing since kicking off their campaign.

After a comfortable opening win in Bangladesh, the Indians returned home to Bangalore where they tied with England before doing just enough to beat a resurgent Ireland by five wickets.

"It has been a good start for us so far," Dhoni told reporters Tuesday ahead of the clash against the Dutch at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium.

"We saw a tight game, a close game and a good one. We are now looking forward to an easy game against the Netherlands,” he added.

The Dutch have failed to deliver on the promise of their opening game when they ran England close after posting 292 batting first.

The Netherlands have not had luck on their side having succumbed to 215 run defeat to West Indies, followed by a 231-run loss to South Africa in Mohali

Captain Peter Borren has called for his side to replicate their opening performance ahead of the most daunting fixture of their World Cup schedule.

"We have to play some brave cricket. Playing against India will be tough and challenging, they are playing in home conditions. Hopefully, we will be competitive tomorrow," he commented.

Dhoni will most likely yield to the pressure from media and drop Chawla in place of exciting off-spinner R Ashwin for this fixture.

This is home turf for Sehwag and as such look to him to lead the batting display for the home side. Also watch out for Virat Kohli who looked good against Ireland.

Expect Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir to play well at the Kotla and be looking to clear the ropes. The bowler to watch will be Zaheer Khan, if Dhoni does decide to play him.

In the absence of an experienced pacemen, the Dutch have found it difficult to get breakthroughs early, which has allowed opponents to steadily establish a platform and then accelerate over the last 15 overs.

The Netherlands will be hoping for ten Doeschate to once again find form, potentially with his exciting partner Alexei Kervezee.

If India is to play Ashwin, the Netherland batsmen will have a hard time picking his doosra and could be privy to somewhat of a collapse.

India will have an easy time of disposing of the Dutch later today.

While the men in orange have shown guts and determination, they simply do not have the depth or experience to challenge the world’s best in front of a fanatical crowd.

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