NED vs ZIM Dream 11 Team: Netherlands look to begin the T20 series in sublime fashion after pulling off an incredible 2-0 ODI series triumph
Netherlands Vs Zimbabwe First T20 Best Dream 11 Team
They might be the newest entrants into the cricketing fraternity, having earned full status in just 2018 but Netherlands have been a real revelation since then. On the upside over the course of the last couple of years, the country pulled off their first ODI series triumph over a full member when they defeated Zimbabwe 2-0.
It was not just the series triumph but the manner in which it came about for Netherlands which massively impressed. Chasing in both the matches after restricting Zimbabwe to well within limits, the top-order of the Netherlands side stood up as one to craft stalwart chases.
And what was even more refreshing to see was the way an inexperienced side refused to be jolted by a country who have spent a long time in the cricketing arena. After a one sided 7 wicket in the first ODI, Netherlands showed the composure requisite at the big stage in the second. Chasing 290, a middle-order collapse saw them lose 4 wickets for 82 runs but the lower middle-order showed resolve and valour to take the side to a 3 wicket win.
And after that terrific ODI series win, Netherlands will be looking to repeat the same come the two match T20 series. Beginning today, the countries will square off against each other for the first of the two matches.
For Zimbabwe meanwhile, cricket in the country is in huge turmoil. Having now been swept clean in their 4 previous ODI series out of the 5 they have contested in, the gaping holes developing in the side are there for all to see. They’ve catapulted as a cricketing country with issues stemming off the field as well. The government has recently banned the cricket board of the county due to nefarious reasons, epitomising how a once enterprising side how finds itself void of the proper acumen needed on the big stage.
Although Zimbabwe have not played badly, they have lacked the needed team performance to pull through in the end. This is clearly a team which doesn’t believe in itself with apart from a few individual performances, the side refusing to bring much more forward to the table.
And with Netherlands delivering on both the fronts, they’ll be fully aware that Zimbabwe are there for the taking. The slightest bit of slip up will be pounced upon by Netherlands who we are piping to win this match and take a crucial 1-0 lead in the series.
Wicket-Keepers for NED vs ZIM Dream 11
Both Brendan Taylor and Tobias Visee find a way in our side. We have gone with the wicket-keepers from both the country’s given their stout performances in the recently concluded ODI series. Taylor got a half-century in the second match while Visee’s half-century in the first was crucial to helping his side put on a foundation in the opening stand.
Batsmen for NED vs ZIM Dream 11
We’ll begin with Netherlands first given how impressed we have been by new boy Max O’ Dowd. Playing in his first ever ODI series, the opening bat traversed his way to two incredible half-centuries, leaving the Zimbabwean bowling unit in complete tatters. He’s got a penchant for runs, always looking to up the ante with the bat and will be at it again come today.
Ben Cooper and Wesley Barresi are the other two picks from the side as we heavily bolster our playing 11 with the heavy hitters for this format of the game. From Zimbabwe their frontline bat, Craig Ervine comes in after scoring an astonishing 84 run innings in the last match, fully justifying the high stature he accords in the side.
All-Rounders for NED vs ZIM Dream 11
Beginning the selections in this segment, we are going to bring in Sean Williams from Zimbabwe first. While he still has to get going with the bat, he picked up 4 wickets in the second ODI in a meticulous spell and we envision him leaving Netherlands in tatters once again today.
The one pick from Netherlands as well in the form of Roelof Van Der Merwe. If it wasn’t for his 57 in the culminating ODI and the 67 run partnership he stitched up alongside Edwards, Netherlands travesty could have propelled in magnitude.
Bowling Order for NED vs ZIM Dream 11
The way Zimbabwe have tumbled has made for a shambolic viewing. They’ve lost wickets at regular intervals with Zimbabwe’s wicket to wicket line and length inducing false shots in the batsmen, seeing them hole out balls to the fielders.
At the forefront for them has been Fred Klassen, a bowler who is fully aware of what it takes at the highest level to pick up wickets. We’ll be pairing him up with Vivian Kingma while from Zimbabwe, it’s going to be Ainsley Ndlovu who comes in for us.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Ma O’Dowd is elevated to the status of captaincy this time while Taylor from Zimbabwe is the vide-captain.
Netherlands Vs Zimbabwe Two Match T20 Series
Match: Netherlands Vs Zimbabwe First T20
Date And Time: 23rd June, Sunday- 6:30pm IST
Venue: County Ground, Derby