ICC Cricket World Cup 2023

Who is Aryan Dutt? All you need to know about the Indian origin spinner who is playing for Netherlands in ICC Cricket World Cup 2023

Saurabh AnandSaurabh Anand

October 16 2023
Aryan Dutt, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023

Aryan Dutt has impressed everyone with his opening spell against Pakistan in Hyderabad.

Netherlands have started their ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 campaign against Pakistan at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad. Netherlands’ captain Scott Edwards won the toss and invited Pakistan to bat first. Dutch side will be looking to create an upset with their young squad. In a surprising move against Pakistan’s batting line-up, Dutch captain Scott Edwards chose to open the bowling with 20-year-old off-spinner Aryan Dutt.

A young off-spinner was brought in as a strike bowler against two Pakistani left-hand opening batters, Imam-ul-Haq and Fakhar Zaman. Aryan has so far contained Pakistani batters with his tight pace in the opening spell. Indian-origin Aryan Dutt is making his debut in the World Cup, and so far he has impressed with his off-spin ability. Aryan has played 26 ODI games for Netherlands since his debut in international cricket two years ago, in 2021.

Who is Aryan Dutt?

Born and raised in Netherlands, Aryan Dutt’s trip to India is a special one. Dutt will be playing his first-ever tournament at his ancestral home in India. Dutt’s parents shifted to Netherlands from Punjab’s Hoshiarpur 35 years ago. Aryan’s love for the game started when he was just 8 years old and watched former Indian skipper MS Dhoni lift the ICC Cricket World Cup trophy in 2011. Aryan Dutt began training in Netherlands.

Off-spinner Aryan Dutta also visited India at the age of just 13 and continued his trip to his former homeland for the next 3–4 years for extended training in Chandigarh. He was trained by a few local coaches in the city. Aryan has represented Netherlands at the under-18 and under-19 levels before playing international cricket. He made his international debut against Nepal in April 2021 and then went on to make his ODI debut in May against Scotland.

Aryan Dutt has played 26 ODIs for his national side, Netherlands, and picked up 20 wickets in his career. Aryan wants to meet his family members residing in Hoshiarpur, Delhi, and Chandigarh during the event. Netherlands have put Pakistan under-pressure with their power-play bowling efforts. Pakistan are 3 wickets down inside 10 overs with their top-order back in the pavilion. Fakhar Zaman (12), Imam-ul-Haq (15), and Babar Azam (5) are back in the hut in Hyderabad.

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