ND-W vs GR-WTeam: Netherlands look to win their second match of the tournament against an inexperienced Germany side .
Netherlands Vs Germany ICC Women’s Qualifiers Europe Best Dream 11 Team
While for Netherlands and Scotland this edition of the ICC Women’s Qualifiers was a way to try and cement their passage into the ICC T20 and ODI World Cup Qualifiers, for Germany this was all about garnering experience at the international stage. Playing their first even full international ICC tournament, the side were also partaking in their first ever official T20 on day 1 when they faced off against Scotland.
And the relative inexperience and proper lack of knowhow infront of an international opponent showed in the tournament opener after Scotland made light work of them. In what was a callous showing by the German batting line-up, the side managed to register only 37-8 while batting first as they kept losing wickets at will. The bowling front wasn’t any better with no one apart from Emma Bargna (2/21 off 3 overs) picking up wickets as Scotland went onto register an 8 wicket win.
Elsewhere for their opponents in the opening match of day 2, the story was much different. Filled with a young but extremely enterprising set of players, Netherland went onto defeat favourites Scotland in the second match of the day after their 127-8 was enough to perturb Scotland. Needing to defend 13 runs in the last over, Heather Siegers was undeterred as she went onto concede just 5 runs and pick up 2 wickets in the process to take her side to a win.
Taking on each other today in the morning clash of the marquee tournament, 23rd ranked Netherlands will be looking to reverberate their rampant performance from yesterday and put in yet another stellar display to make things tough for Scotland who are also vying for tough spot. Currently behind Scotland on net run-rate, their match against Germany is the perfect way to move up the ranks and try and consolidate top spot.
Given the immense advantage Netherlands hold over Germany in all three departments of the game, we just can’t see Germany putting on enough of a fight infront of them. Netherlands managed to send 6 Scotland wickets packing and this should see them dismiss the entire German side to see them win with ease.
Wicket-Keepers for ND-W vs GR-W
After their opening matches in the three country frontier event, there is only one player who interests us in the slightest from both the sides. It Netherlands’ wicket-keeper Babette de Leede who comes in for us after her good showing with the bat over here.
Batting Order for ND-W vs GR-W
The batting order is heavily dominated by batsmen from Netherlands after they cantered their way to a massive score against a strong Scotland bowling line-up packed with the rank turners. Coming in are Sterre Kalis whose 24 at the top of the order along with middle-order bat Denise Van Deventer’s 35 off 33 balls were quissential is seeing Netherlands put on a stable and steady total while batting first.
We have also opted for Netherlands’ captain Juliet Post to complete a trio of batswomen from Netherlands side after the massive dearth of proper batters from Germany’s side see us opting to give all their players a miss.
All-Rounders for ND-W vs GR-W
The first player we undoubtedly wanted to pick up in this facet was Heather Siegers from Netherlands after she massively impressed us with both the bat and ball. Her 25 run innings coupled with 2-10 was a player of the match performance, one which helped her side get past the finishing line successfully.
The first player from Germany to be brought into our line-up is Christine Gough with us impressed by the manner in which she was adamant in sticking it around while wickets tumbled all around her.
Bowling Order for ND-W vs GR-W
We’ll begin with selections from Germany first with us compensating for a lack of players in our side from their team over here. Despite their stalwart batting effort, Netherlands lost a flurry of wickets to be restricted to a moderate score after spinners descended on their match and this sees us opt for a couple of slower bowlers from Germany.
The first one to come in is Emma Bargna after her two wickets saw her become the only wicket taker for her side on day one. She’s going to be accompanied by Milena Beresford and Suzanne McAnanama with us seeing Germany peppering Netherlands with some restrictive line and length bowling.
A duo comes in from Netherlands in the form of Caroline de Lange and Hannah Landheer. The two picked up two vital wickets in between them, bowling with composure in tricky situations and they both find a place in our Dream 11 side.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Heather Siegers is our captain for this one while Caroline de Lange is selected as the vice-captain.
ICC Women’s Qualifiers Europe
Match: Netherlands Vs Germany
Date And Time: 27th June, Thursday- 2:00pm IST
Venue: La Manga Club, Murcia, Spain
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