NED vs SCO Dream11 : Rain’s threat continues to loom over the series as Scotland and Netherlands get ready to get the second match underway
For Ireland, Scotland and Netherlands, the Ireland Tri-Series 2019 was touted to be a momentous series. It was a pristine chance for these three countries to further tune their cricketing abilities on the world stage and more importantly go at loggerheads among evenly contested outfits, a T20 series which promised to dish our way competitive and feisty encounters.
And as we veered up with immense anticipation on Sunday to finally welcome the series to the cricketing arena, rain unfortunately had other ideas. It decided to make a foray into the match, lashing incessantly to intervene and abandon the series opener between Ireland and Netherlands to play a dampener on the series. It was a malicious unravelling of events and Scotland and Netherlands will go into today’s second match wishing fortuitously that rain stays away.
The series also holds immense importance for both the sides owing to the cancellation of the Euro Slam which leaves the upcoming sides from the European region with little opportunities to take to the cricketing field before the T20 World Cup Qualifiers. For Netherlands this match is also a chance to put behind them what has been a dejecting time in the arena recently with the side being defeated 4-0 in a T20 series recently.
Elsewhere, Scotland venture into the ongoing series having won their ODI Tri-Series against PNG and Oman, a performance which epitomised why they are one of the most formidable outfits in Europe at the moment. It’s a performance they’ll be looking to emanate today as well as they look to open their series with a clinical win.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
Yesterday saw beautiful and pristine batting conditions being hampered by incessant rainfall and the threat of rain interrupting today’s clash remains very real as well. The overhead conditions will massively favour the bowlers in the early part of the innings but apart from that we should be in for a solid batting track.
The batting conducive conditions paired with the small boundaries will lead to the side winning the toss choose to bat first.
Probable Playing 11
George Munsey, Kyle Coetzer (C), Matthew Cross, Calum MacLeod, Richie Berrington, Craig Wallace, Michael Leask, Alasdair Evans, Safyaan Sharif, Hamza, Mark Watt
Max O’Dowd, Tobias Visée, Ben Cooper, Bas de Leede, Scott Edwards (WK), Tonny Staal, Pieter Seelaar (C), Philippe Boissevain, Paul van Meekeren, Fred Klaassen, Brandon Glover
NED vs SCO Match Prediction
On such a sublime batting track, Scotland hold the advantage owing to the identity of their batting order. It’s a unit which comes packed with clean hitters of the ball, batsmen who don’t need to be asked a second time to come out and cream the ball to the fence.
Runs on this wicket will be worth gold and with Scotland managing to scour their way to a colossal score, they should go onto win this one as well.
Ireland Tri-Series 2019
Match: Scotland Vs Netherlands
Date And Time: 16th September, Monday- 6:00pm IST
Venue: The Village, Dublin
Where To Watch: Ireland Cricket Twitter
- George Munsey, Calum MacLeod, Michael Leask, Mark Watt
- Max O’Dowd, Tobias Visée, Scott Edwards, Pieter Seelaar
Top 4 Batting Order
- George Munsey, Kyle Coetzer, Matthew Cross, Calum MacLeod
- Max O’Dowd, Tobias Visée, Ben Cooper, Bas de Leede
- George Munsey, Calum MacLeod
- Max O’Dowd, Tobias Visée
Death Overs Bowlers
- Safyaan Sharif, Mark Watt
- Fred Klaassen, Brandon Glover
NED vs SCO Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
Scotland’s wicket-keeper, Matthew Cross is our selection in this facet of our side due to two reasons. His escalated role in the side’s batting order and involvement with the gloves will see him be heavily involved amongst the points today, an eventuality we want to indulge ourselves in for this clash.
NED vs SCO Dream11 Batsmen
Our main agenda while crafting out our batting order from Scotland was to opt for their entire top-order on a surface which will see them massively enjoy their time out in the middle. And with the side lined up with some exceptional performers in the top 4, we decided to bring them all in, opting for opener George Munsey, Kyle Coetzer and Calum Macleod, all names who are capable of opening their arms and amassing a bagful of runs.
We finally have our first player come in from the opposition, opting for Max O’Dowd for this match with the batter having scored three 50s in his previous 5 matches for the side.
NED vs SCO Dream11 All-Rounders
With 916 runs in 49 matches and the 18 wickets to go along with them, Scotland’s Richard Berrington is our first pick over here. He holds the perfect identity of the ideal all-rounder we go traversing for, someone whose travails involve him holding quissential role with both the bat and ball for his side.
From Netherlands we have selected Pieter Seelaar majorly owing to this left arm brand of offspin, one which is bound to perturb the batsmen with Netherlands having a heavy right handed batting order.
NED vs SCO Dream11 Bowling Order
Despite this being an exquisite surface to bat on, we will see wickets tumble at will over here with Netherlands being way too vulnerable in the batting department and Scotland bound to tumble as they look to go for a late surge and try to keep the runs coming at a steady rate. It’s an eventuality which sees us go in with four bowlers, the two apiece from either side with this department promising to rope in a slew of points for us today.
We’ll begin with Netherlands, opting for Paul van Meekeren and Fred Klaasen who has taken 9 wickets in his last five matches. Scotland’s bowling order is composed of Safyaan Sharif and Michael Leask as we intertwine pace and spin in unison from the side to form a deadly partnership for this clash.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Both our picks come from Scotland with Callum being made our captain while Cross has been selected as our side’s 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.