Both teams need to win to advance to the next round. The equation for the Netherlands is simple, win. However for Australia, they have to win and win well, as Luke Hughes put on twitter : “we have to mercy rule Ned’s”.
Australia will be sending Adelaide Bite pitcher Dushan Ruzic to the hill. His funky action may prove to tough for the Netherlands to handle.
The Netherlands will be sending 38 year old veteran Robbie Cordemans to the hill. In the previous tournament he did not let a run in over 6.2 innings of work, this was against the Dominican Republic and Venezuela. He is accomplished at this level and may prove difficult.
Look for Australia to be aggressive at the plate as they need to score fast and score alot.
My prediction – Australia can win, but it will be a tough task to win by the margin they need to advance.
Australia by 2+ Runs