Bas de Leede is proving to be a game-changer for the Netherlands in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2023. The all-rounder has picked up crucial wickets, including that of Shadab Khan, and has set the stage on fire with his staggering bowling at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. De Leede bowled impeccable lines and lengths and troubled the Pakistan batters. He got rid of Shadab Khan with a full and straight delivery on the off stump.
The batter tried to drive it down the ground but he made a mess of it and played all around it. The ball nipped back in off slightly and went right through the gate as the batter tried to shuffle forward off balance. On the very next ball, Bas de Leede removed Hassan Ali as well. He bowled a length delivery on the middle stump that honed into the pads as he got it to angle back in slightly. The batter stuck back in the crease and looked to tuck it into the leg side. He missed the ball completely and was trapped lbw.
Bas de Leede had earlier made an impact too as he picked up two wickets in one over in his previous spell. He bowled a scrambled seam delivery that was short of a length. Mohammad Rizwan tried to flick it and the ball went through his defenses to hit the top of the off stump. To Iftikhar Ahmed, he bowled a short-length delivery that moved away a bit. The ball caught the outside edge and the keeper took a brilliant low catch.
Bas de Leede returned with the figures of 4/62 in his quota of 9 overs. His performance was one of the main reasons why the Netherlands was able to restrict Pakistan to a total of 286.
Bas de Leede is a vital player for the Netherlands, and his performance in the match against Pakistan was a testament to his abilities. He is a versatile all-rounder who can bat and bowl, and he is a key player in the Netherlands’ plans to challenge for the World Cup title.
Here is the video of the dismissal:
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