ND-W vs USA-W Dream11 : Netherlands and USA to fight it out for spots 5-8 as the two teams square off in the first classification semi-final
After failing to make the cut in the semi-finals of the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Qualifier, Netherlands and USA find themselves delegated to fighting it out for a place below the top 4 spots. And both the sides will be beginning their sojourn starting today as they partake in the first semi-final for a chance to finish as high as 5tth in the marquee qualifiers.
Although both the sides are bound to be massively dejected at not making it into the top 4 and with it seeing their dreams of making it to next year’s T20 World Cup be curtailed, fifth place is going to be a colossal achievement as well for either of these outfits. Ending in the position will be a massive testament to the work they have been doing over the course of the last year in the cricketing fraternity, a laurel which would be deserving of all the accolades.
Netherlands in particular would be looking to seal the coveted fifth spot after putting in some strong displays in the tournamnet. The side haven’t had enough to push them past the finishing line but when it comes to developing countries from the European region, the outfit has shown it’s one of the brightest and most promising sides in the women’s cricketing arena.
After making things jittery for Ireland, the side went onto defeat Namibia by 6 wickets, putting in a clinical and all round performance to wrap up their group stage encounters in ravishing style. In what was a clinical win for the side, the outfit went onto win by 6 wickets as they thrived for the first time in their group.
Elsewhere for USA, the tournamnet has been a harsh one, a realisation that the side still have massive work to be done before they can compete with the biggest names in the world. The side were trounced in all their encounters, losing each one of them to end firmly planted in last spot in their group with their batting order in particular making for diabolic viewing.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
This surface has something for everyone with the new ball moving around ominously in the first part of the inning before the track settles in and allows the batters to play their full range of shots in the second part. This is a surface made for chasing and the side winning the toss will be undoubtedly looking to field first today.
Probable Playing 11
Sterre Kalis, Heather Siegers, Robine Rijke, Denise van Deventer, Miranda Veringmeier, Babette de Leede (WK), Juliët Post (C), Iris Zwilling, Leonie Bennett, Caroline de Lange, Eva Lynch
Sugetha Chandhrasekar, Erica Rendler, Nadia Gruny, Sindhu Sriharsha (C & WK), Shebani, Onika Wallerson, Samantha Ramautar, Sara Farooq, Lisa Ramjit, Uzma Iftikhar, Akshatha
ND-W vs USA-W Match Prediction
No hesitation in deciding that Netherlands will be emerging as the winners from this one. The side have shown ample glimpses of what they are capable of as a cricketing side and will only up the ante today as they look to finish the tournamnet as high as possible and stamp their authority in world cricket.
This should be as easy a win as they get for the side with them making a mockery of USA today.
ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Qualifier
Match: Netherlands Women Vs USA Women
Date And Time: 5th September, Thursday- 2:30pm IST
Venue: Arbroath Sports Club, Arbroath
- Sterre Kalis, Heather Siegers, Robine Rijke, Caroline de Lange
- Erica Rendler, Nadia Gruny, Sindhu Sriharsha, Onika Wallerson
Top 4 Batting Order
- Sterre Kalis, Heather Siegers, Robine Rijke, Denise van Deventer
- Sugetha Chandhrasekar, Erica Rendler, Nadia Gruny, Sindhu Sriharsha
- Sterre Kalis, Heather Siegers
- Erica Rendler, Nadia Gruny
Death Overs Bowlers
- Caroline de Lange, Eva Lynch
- Onika Wallerson, Sara Farooq
ND-W vs USA-W Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
Netherlands’ Babette de Leede has never left our side when Netherlands have been plying their skill set out in the middle and the wicket-keeper comes in from the side once again. Along with her acumen with the bat, her role as a wicket-keeper adds immense value to her selection with her bound to be heavily involved in a slew of dismissals.
Batswomen for ND-W vs USA-W Dream11
In a horrid batting line-up, one which has taken no time in falling apart and being ripped apart, the only player who has showed resilience and resolve has been USA’s opener. Erica Rendler scored 35 in the side’s previous clash, an innings where only one of the others bats from the side was able to score past 10 runs.
Elsewhere from Netherlands we have opted for Denise Van Deventer and Miranda Veringmeier has we opt for two players who can both keep their intent in check and open their arms as per the circumstances of the match.
All-Rounders for ND-W vs USA-W Dream11
Her 46 against Ireland was followed up by a match winning 34 against Namibia, a knock which ensured her side got past the finishing line without any jitters, making Netherlands’ opener Sterre Kalis as the first player to be selected by us. Scoring runs for her is regulation and she’s delivered persistently for the side with us envisioning her putting on another good performance today as well.
Her 3-27 with the ball and 21 runs in 8 balls make Heather Siegers an instant pick from the side as along with Leonie Bennet.
Bowling Order for ND-W vs USA-W Dream11
One thing which is a certain likelihood in today’s clash is the fact that wickets will pour down in this encounter. It was only befitting for us to rope in the frontline bowlers from both the sides, choosing names who’ll take centrestage for their side and are the mainstays of their bowling pack.
Our only pick from Netherlands sees us go in with Iris Zwilling after her spell of 3-11 the last time around while from USA we are getting in Claudine Beckford, Sara Farooq and Lisa Ramjit. There was a requisite need to pick up four players from USA and there was no safer and better option than opting for their new ball bowlers and spin options.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Kalis is our side’s captain for this clash while Heather is 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.