IR-W vs ND-W Dream11 : Ireland and Netherlands commence the Euro-Asia Quadrangular Series with the two European countries clashing heads in the series opener
With the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Global Qualifier looming, set to begin from 30th August to decide the final two teams to enter the fray of next year’s T20 World Cup, the build-up to the colossal tournament gets underway starting today. Netherlands, Thailand, Ireland and Scotland will be partaking in the Euro-Asia Quadrangular Series starting today as either side look to tune things and test out their final best combination ahead of the qualifiers.
The series to be held from 8 August to 14 August will see two sides from Europe and two from Asia partake in it, all part of the T20 World Cup qualification process. Each of the four teams will play six T20 matches, twice against each opponent as they get to test their mettle against names they’ll be squaring off against one again in the space of two weeks.
And beginning things in the series will be Netherlands and Ireland with the two sides competing against each other in the showpiece series opener. The first of two matches on the day will see two of the most promising sides from the European region be accorded a massive opportunity to showcase their cricketing acumen on the world stage in an encounter which promises to be a jaffer of a match.
Aaron Hamilton, coach of Ireland’s team said ahead of the impending match, “2019 is a big year for women’s cricket in Ireland and we want to provide our squad with the best opportunity to qualify for the T20 Women’s World Cup. As such, this new tournament is timely and the competitiveness of the four teams involved will definitely help with our preparations.”
Pitch Conditions And Toss
Expect this to be a relatively good surface for batting although the nature of this pitch is still an unknown entity given that this should be the first match of the series being played here. However given by the recent European Cricket League and ongoing Netherlands and Zimbabwe T20 series being held in the country, the surfaces laid out are usually batting conducive surfaces.
Paired with the small boundaries and ground dimensions, we should have a high scoring encounter with the side winning the toss looking to bat first in this one.
Probable Playing 11
Juliët Post (c), Annemijn van Beuge, Leonie Bennet, Caroline de Lange, Babette de Leede (wk), Frederique Overdijk , Robine Rijke, Silver Siegers, Annemijn Thomson, Miranda Veringmeier, Sterre Kalis
Kim Garth, Laura Delany(c), Shauna Kavanagh, Mary Waldron (wk), Gaby Lewis, Una Raymond-Hoey, Celeste Raack, Eimear Richardson, Sophie MacMahon, Lara Maritz, Rebecca Stokell
Although Ireland have not endured the best of times in the cricketing fraternity, they are up against an opponent who are way inferior to them when it comes to both the knowhow of the game and experience. Overall, Ireland come bearing into this series a well-rounded and complete outfit, one which is befittingly accorded the status of firm favourites.
Ireland Women should go onto win this encounter with ease and register their first points infront of their name today.
Euro-Asia Quadrangular Series
Match: Netherlands Women Vs Ireland Women
Date And Time: 8th August, Wednesday- 2:30pm IST
Venue: Salland Cricket Club, Deventer
IR-W vs ND-W Dream11 Pivotal Players
- Juliët Post, Caroline de Lange, Babette de Leede, Sterre Kalis
- Kim Garth, Laura Delany, Sophie MacMahon, Rebecca Stokell
IR-W vs ND-W Dream11 Dream 11 Picks
Wicket-Keepers for IR-W vs ND-W Dream11
Ireland opener Mary Waldron is our pick in the wicket-keeping slot. Over the course of the last year, she’s someone who has emerged as an instrument name for her side, encapsulating her ability with both the bat and gloves to become an invaluable player for the outfit. She went onto score 55 against West Indies ever so recently, an innings where she displayed the skill set imbued in her.
Expect her to take full advantage of the powerplay overs and score some quick fire runs for their side in this encounter. We are also picking up Netherlands’ wicket-keeper, Babette de Leede for this encounter with the wicket-keepers making for excellent value given the points they contribute with catches and stumpings as well.
Batswomen for IR-W vs ND-W Dream11
We have decided to opt for the entire top-order for Ireland for this encounter with us picking up their opener Gaby Lewis as the first pick in this segment. Number three bat Rebecca Stokell comes in for us as well with us envisaging Ireland going onto register a healthy score in this one, a quest their top 3 will play a pivotal part of.
From Netherlands we are getting in the lone pick in the form of middle-order bat Robine Rijke given the application and technique she has. Her last five innings include scores of 46, 45 and 51 along with 6 wickets at crucial junctures, seeing her become an invaluable player to both her and our side. Rebecca Stokell accompanies her from Ireland for this match.
All-Rounders for IR-W vs ND-W Dream11
Compensating our side with the picks from Netherland’s batting order, we have their finest bat, Sterre Kalis enter the fray our playing 11 for the day. She’s been the fulcrum of her side, waging a lone battle with scores of 79, 24 and 126 in her previous three matches along with snaring up three wickets in them as well, making her enter our side without any hesitation.
A player who bears a similar identity to her from Ireland is Kim Garth. She has 6 wickets and scores of 46,45 and 51 in previous five encounters, rendering her services to us indispensible. Frontline pacer Laura Delany partners her for this match.
Bowling Order for IR-W vs ND-W Dream11
Expect wickets to tumble in this one at will with Netherlands in particular bound to tumble infront of an extremely formidable Ireland bowling unit. We are roping in their spearhead Sophie MacMahon for this match with her an extremely astute bowler, someone who always picks up wickets at regular intervals for her side.
Elsewhere form Netherlands it’s a duo that comes in for us with us bringing in Annemijn Van Beuge and Caroline de Lange from the side.
Captain And Vice-Captain for IR-W vs ND-W Dream11
Garth is selected as our side’s captain while Kalis is our vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, their performances in recent time, how the two teams have fared in the cricketing fraternity over the course of the last year, 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 who are expected to dole out the maximum points.