Pakistan begin their World Cup campaign against the Netherlands, in what should be a simple victory for the Shaheens to get their tournament underway.


The Netherlands were the surprise qualifiers for the tournament, finishing ahead of the likes of the West Indies, Ireland and Zimbabwe in a cut-throat qualifying competition held earlier this year, which saw just two of the 10 nations competing make it to the World Cup proper.

The achievement was all the more impressive given they managed it despite missing several key players who were locked into domestic contracts in England.

For the World Cup, the Netherlands are back at full strength, but their best-case scenario for the competition will be nabbing a couple of wins against the weaker nations.

As a result, the match should be a walk in the park for Pakistan, who will consider themselves strong candidates to go all the way and win their first World Cup since 1992.

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Led by the generational talent of Babar Azam, and with world-class all-rounder Shadab Khan holding the team together, they’ll be a fascinating side to follow across the competition. has rounded up everything you need to know about how to watch Pakistan v Netherlands on TV and online, as well as our pick for key player to watch.

When is Pakistan v Netherlands?

Pakistan v Netherlands will take place on Friday 6th October 2023.

Check out our Cricket World Cup on TV guide for the latest times and information.

Pakistan v Netherlands UK time

Pakistan v Netherlands will start at 9:30am UK time.

What TV channel is Pakistan v Netherlands on?

You can watch the match live on Sky Sports Cricket and Main Event from 9am.

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How to live stream Pakistan v Netherlands online

Sky Sports customers can live stream the match via the Sky Go app on a variety of devices including most smartphones and tablets as part of their subscription.

You can also watch the match via NOW without signing up to a contract.

NOW can be streamed through a computer or apps found on most smart TVs, phones and consoles. NOW is also available via TNT Sports.

Listen to Pakistan v Netherlands on radio

You can listen to the match on BBC Radio 5 Sports Extra, which is available on DAB radio or you can tune into the station via most TV packages.

You can also listen to Radio 5 Sports Extra via the BBC Sounds app, or online via the BBC Sport website and app.

Pakistan v Netherlands key player to watch

Shaheen Shah Afridi (Pakistan)

Pakistan are short of one superstar quick bowler in Naseem Shah, who has been ruled out of the entire tournament, meaning even more emphasis will be put on the skills of their other superstar, left-arm quick Shaheen Shah Afridi.

The Netherlands top order will be far from the sternest test he will face across the competition, but Pakistan’s hopes of going deep in the competition rest on the ace in their pack delivering from the off.

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