NED vs NAM Dream11 : Netherlands look to register their second win in succession when they take on a tricky Namibia side today
When the schedule for the ICC Men’s T20 World cup Qualifier 2019 was released, one side who would have rejoiced at their opening set of fixtures was Netherlands. The side were bestowed with an extremely favourable set of matches in the opening exchanges, fixtures to allow the side to get off to a thriving start in the marquee tournamnet.
And they justified that discourse with the side making light work of a lacklustre Kenya side yesterday in their first match of the tournamnet. The Group A contest saw them score 166-4 while batting first before restraining Kenya to 136-8, a 30 run win for Netherlands which the side will be looking to resonate come their second match of the group today.
Clashing heads against Namibia today, Netherlands know a display reminiscent of the one they doled out yesterday will see them register another win. However, in Namibia, they have a side who they can’t undermine. Over September, the side put in some tenacious displays, results vindictive of their uprise in the world of cricket to give their ardent and avid supporters just the results they were craving for, catering to their penchant for the game.
In Netherlands, Namibia face a side who are way superior to them but if they can manage to show the stomach of a fight and punch above their weight, this promises to be a closely contested affair and an edge of the seat thriller. Netherlands make an advent as overwhelming favourites but underestimating Namibia and their valour is criminal, a rhetoric we would do well to veer clear off.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
The side winning the toss will be looking to come out and field first on this wicket with the team chasing winning on four out of five encounters here. This is a track which something for everyone with the batters being rewarded for their patience and willingness to bide their time out in the middle while the bowlers who take pace off the ball getting wickets at regular intervals as well.
Probable Playing 11
Max O’Dowd, Tobias Visee, Ben Cooper, Ryan ten Doeschate, Scott Edwards (WK), Pieter Seelaar (C), Roelof van der Merwe, Fred Klaassen, Brandon Glover, Paul van Meekeren, Timm van der Gugten
Stephan Baard, Niko Davin, Gerhard Erasmus (C), JP Kotze, Craig Williams, Jan Frylinck, Christi Viljoen, Zane Green (WK), Bernard Scholtz, Zhivago Groenewald, Smit
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019
Match: Netherlands Vs Namibia Group A
Date And Time: 19th October, Saturday- 3:40pm IST
- Max O’Dowd, Tobias Visee, Ben Cooper, Fred Klaassen
- Stephan Baard, Gerhard Erasmus, Craig Williams, Zhivago Groenewald
Top 4 Batting Order
- Max O’Dowd, Tobias Visee, Ben Cooper, Ryan ten Doeschate
- Stephan Baard, Niko Davin, Gerhard Erasmus, JP Kotze
- Max O’Dowd, Tobias Visee
- Stephan Baard, Gerhard Erasmus
Death Overs Bowlers
- Brandon Glover, Paul van Meekeren
- Bernard Scholtz, Zhivago Groenewald
NED vs NAM Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
He took just 9 balls to score 20 runs for his side in the opening slot yesterday, seeing Tobias Visee from Netherlands become our pick for this match. Althouhg he doesn’t keep wickets for his, the opening slot he occupies is extremely enticing, seeing us nail him down into our side for this clash.
With 120 runs in 3 contests, Namibia’s Jean-Pierre Kotze is also included into our Dream 11 side, a player who is crucial to his side’s quest of achieving consummate success today.
NED vs NAM Dream11 Batsmen
The framework of Netherlands’ sublime win yesterday lay down to Max O’Dowd with the opener acting as the focal point of his side’s batting display with 53 runs. The opener was in succulent touch, piling on the runs at ease as he not only kept his intent in check when needed but was more than adequate at finding the boundary on regular intervals as well.
His 36 runs see and 77 run partnership for the first wicket see us get in Ben Copper as well from the side while form Namibia we are opting for Jan Frylinck whose role with the ball as well has seen him get the 6 wickets in 6 matches for his side.
NED vs NAM Dream11 All-Rounders
He sent down a tight and restrictive spell of 3-15 in 3 overs, being handed over the new ball by his side, something which showed the kind of faith his side has in him. This sees us make Roelof van der Merwe our first pick from Netherlands alongside Pieter Seelar while his escalated batting order and role with both the bat and ball see us get in Gerhard Erasmus from Namibia.
NED vs NAM Dream11 Bowling Order
Crafting out a win for their side with the ball yesterday were Netherlands’ Paul van Meekeren who took the three wickets for his side to emerge as their leading wicket taker on the day. His performance made him an instant pick for us along with Fred Klaasen who added the two for himself while the lone pick from the opposition sees us move in with Bernard Scholtz.
Captain And Vice-Captain
We are choosing Paul as our captain for this encounter with Max coming in as 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.