OMN vs NED : A win continues to elude a Netherlands side on the decline ahead of today’s imminent clash
This is turning out to be a sorry little series for Netherlands. A side which had impressed us with their valour and reslliance filled displays over the course of 2019 has fallen down shambolically in its opening couple of matches in the 5 country series, leaving the side in dire need of a win ahead of today’s fixture.
While the defeat to Ireland wasn’t a massive determent to the side with the outfit managing to give Ireland a tough go and push them right to their last resources, the defeat at the hands of Nepal is bound to have hurt. A batting unit which had impressed for its formidable quality against Ireland showed how inconsistent it is, folding out its sojourn for just 133 to allow Nepal to rake up a 4 wicket win with a ball to spare.
Although Netherlands haven’t been swept apart in any encounter till now, giving their opponents a real go for their money and throwing the kitchen sink and more at the them, the failure of the batting and bowling units to intertwine their skill set in unison has let them down. And ahead of today’s clash against Oman, the side will be well aware that the impending need of rectifying these mistakes takes paramount importance if they are to wrench out of the ordeal they find themselves entrapped in.
Elsewhere, Oman met Hong Kong in their opening match of the series, a match which couldn’t have gotten any easier for them. With Hong Kong deciding to exit their batting sorties at a mere 96-9, their opponents needed a mere 14 overs with 7 wickets to spare to win the match, a performance which was proceeded by a 43 run win over Irelands.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
With this being an afternoon clash and the sun giving its full, unabashed treatment to the surface, batting first over here is going to be a plight. The ball will stop before coming onto the bat with the surface offering help to the pacers and spinners, making this a track to come out and chase on with runs being a little tricky to come be today.
Probable Playing 11
Khawar Ali, Jatinder Singh, Aqib Ilyas, Zeeshan Maqsood (C), Amir Kaleem, Khurram Nawaz, Sandeep, Suraj Kumar (wk), Mohammad Nadeem, Fayyaz Butt, Bilal Khan
Tobias Visee, Max O’Dowd, Antonius Staal, Colin Ackermann, Pieter Seelaar (C), Roelof van der Merwe, Scott Edwards (wk), Shane Snater, Fred Klaasen, Paul van Meekeren, Brandon Glover
T20 Series 2019
Match: Oman vs Netherlands
Date And Time: 9th October, Wednesday- 3:30pm IST
- Khawar Ali, Jatinder Singh, Zeeshan Maqsood, Bilal Khan
- Tobias Visee, Max O’Dowd, Pieter Seelaar, Paul van Meekeren
Top 4 Batting Order
- Khawar Ali, Jatinder Singh, Aqib Ilyas, Zeeshan Maqsood
- Tobias Visee, Max O’Dowd, Antonius Staal, Colin Ackermann
- Khawar Ali, Jatinder Singh
- Max O’Dowd, Colin Ackermann,
Death Overs Bowlers
- Mohammad Nadeem, Fayyaz Butt
- Fred Klaasen, Brandon Glover
OMN vs NED Wicket-Keeper
Netherlands opener Tobias Visee hasn’t enjoyed a fruitful time in the series up till now but it’s his batting order which comes as his biggest selling point. Stepping out to open for Netherlands, paired with the skill set imbibed in him, the man with the gloves will keep him spot in our side for today’s clash.
OMN vs NED Batsmen
His 43 in the previous encounter acted as the focal point of his side’s batting effort, a display which helped rescue his side at a time when they were waning and held fort for his side at one end while wickets kept tumbling at the other to make Max O’Dowd our pick from Netherlands.
Tonny Staal comes in as well for us while from the other side meanwhile we are choosing opener Jatinder Singh who displayed his good quality as an opener to dispatch the bowlers to the fence to pick up 40 runs in the previous match.
OMN vs NED All-Rounders
The slot which we were eagerly anticipating given the players at our disposal over here and the two toned roles they hold for their sides, we begin with the two players from Netherlands first. Coming in for us are Colin Ackermann and Roelof van der Merwe, two players who have been handed over critical roles by their sides to manifest their capabilities with both the bat and ball and play integral parts in their sides travails.
From the opposition meanwhile we have chosen Zeeshan Maqsood and Khawar Ali with Ali not only opening the batting but bowling his full four overs as well, one which saw him snare four wickets against Ireland in the previous encounter.
OMN vs NED Bowling Order
Aamir is our side’s captain for this match while we are making Roelof our vice-captain.
Captain And Vice-Captain
We have gone in with Mark Adair as our captain for this clash whilst Balbirnie is being made 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.