HK vs NED Dream11 : Bottom of the table clash sees Netherlands and Hong Kong clash it out for an elusive win
Netherlands and Hong Kong entered the fray of the ongoing five country series looking to lay down the marker for the T20 world Cup Qualifiers, but the way the two have dwindled, it’s been anything but a pleasant affair for them. With 0 wins in between them till now with either side losing the two apiece, both have been in horrendous form, putting in howler performances to find themselves languishing in the trenches of the points tally.
Now as either side move to the culminating day of the series, for either, this clash is of pivotal importance. Its one final chance to finally register some points infront of their name and make amends of their calamitous showings till now, ones which have seen them being battered and rattled owing to their contentious performances with both the bat and ball.
Netherlands in particular have only gone on a downward slump after their batting unit showed the stomach of a fight against Netherlands in their first match of the series. They were sent packing for a mere 94 on Wednesday, a sorry score which saw them being out down to a 7 wicket defeat, one the side will be looking to rectify as they try to stop only papering over the cracks.
Elsewhere, Hong Kong were dismissed by Ireland in their previous encounter, a performance which left them in dismay as their plight in the series continued. The 66 run defeat saw them being ruffled as a reckless performance in all the facets of the game saw them put in a stinker of a performance, one where their pursuit of 208 ended in just 142.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
The immense brunt of cricket on this wicket has not been taken too nicely by the surface with the crumbling nature of the surface there to be seen for all. Yesterday’s encounters contested under the sun only saw the track further open up, seeing the spinner thrive and come into full effect with pace taken off the ball massively helping the bowlers.
The side winning the toss would be looking to come out and chase today with a fair idea of how to go about their run chase.
Probable Playing 11
Tobias Visee, Max O’Dowd, Antonius Staal, Colin Ackermann, Pieter Seelaar (C), Roelof van der Merwe, Scott Edwards (wk), Shane Snater, Fred Klaasen, Paul van Meekeren, Brandon Glover
Ahsan Abbasi, Nizakat Khan, Kinchit Shah (C), Scott McKechnie (wk), Waqas Barkat, Haroon Arshad, Raag Kapur, Ehsan Khan, Nasrullah Rana, Mohammad Ghazanfar, Kyle Christie
T20 Series 2019
Match: Netherlands Vs Hong Kong
Date And Time: 10th October, Thursday- 11:00am IST
- Tobias Visee, Max O’Dowd, Roelof van der Merwe, Paul van Meekeren
- Ahsan Abbasi, Kinchit Shah, Scott McKechnie, Kyle Christie
Top 4 Batting Order
- Tobias Visee, Max O’Dowd, Antonius Staal, Colin Ackermann
- Ahsan Abbasi, Nizakat Khan, Kinchit Shah, Scott McKechnie
- Tobias Visee, Max O’Dowd
- Scott McKechnie, Haroon Arshad
Death Overs Bowlers
- Fred Klaasen, Paul van Meekeren
- Kinchit Shah, Kyle Christie
HK vs NED Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
Scott McKechnie from Hong Kong comes into our side from Hong Kong for this one. He’s not built a huge innings for his side till now but his short stays out in the middle have promised immensely, showcasing what he’s truly capable of and up against a meek bowling unit, he should unlock his true potential.
HK vs NED Dream11 Batsmen
Netherlands endured a sorry time with the bat in the previous two encounters but the side showed glimpses of what they are truly capable of in their first match against Ireland. And against Hong Kong, a side which ended up conceding over 200 runs in the previous clash, Netherlands could easily emanate the same rousing performance they delivered against Ireland.
This sees us pick up Max O’Dowd who top scored for his side with 24 runs yesterday in the opening slot with Ben Cooper partnering him up for this one. Elsewhere from Hong Kong we are picking u Ahsan Abbasi with the opener getting time aplenty to pile on the runs.
HK vs NED Dream11 All-Rounders
All three of our picks come in from Netherlands with the side having some good performers, players who can encapsulate their skill set with both the bat and ball. We begin with Pieter Seelar who got two wickets for his side in the previous encounter along with Roelof can der Merwe.
The spinner was handed over the new ball yesterday and with this pitch massively spinning, his left arm brand of spin should see him leave Hong Kong in tatters today, making him an instant pick for us along with Colin Ackermann.
HK vs NED Dream11 Bowling Order
With us choosing a flurry of bowling options from Netherlands in the previous segment, we have decided to venture into this clash with just Paul van Meekeren from the side while a trivalent will be representing us from Hong Kong. We begin with Ehsan Khan whose cameo of 28 in the previous match revealed us to his capabilities as a bat, a side of his skill set previously unknown to the fraternity.
With 2 wickets against Ireland, Kyle Christie comes in as well with Harran Arshad partnering him to close out our Dream 11 side for this prevelant clash.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Seelar will be our side’s captain for this while Roelof will be the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.