UAE vs NED Dream11 : Netherlands look to continue their ascendancy in the cricketing fraternity when they face off against UAE for a four match T20 series starting today
Ever since the International Cricket Council launched its notable development program for the European region in a bid to make the game as global and expansive as possible, the one side who have gone about winning all the laurels have been Netherlands. Filled with players who know what it takes to succeed at the highest level, the side have enjoyed an unprecedented run, rising from the grassroots level to become a strong emerging side today.
And it’s this sensational journey which the side will be looking to continue when they begin their latest sojourn in the world of cricket when they take on UAE today for the first of 4 T20s slated between the two countries. With a slew of their players competing in the European Cricket League and Global T20 Canada, the side are coming fresh off having experienced the shortest format of the game, something which puts them in good stead for this encounter.
Elsewhere for their opponents, things look tricky in this series against an opposition who are way superior than them. This might end up as a real chastening time for them, one where all the matches turn out to be one sides results given the incredible quality Netherlands have present at their disposal.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
We should be in for excellent batting conditions with the side batting first going onto score a massive 172 as the average on this wicket. Scotland piled on 220 last year over here and expect the wicket to stay true to its identity today as well. The side winning the toss will be looking to bat first with the team chasing winning just one of the four encounters contested here.
Probable Playing 11
Stephan Myburgh, Max O’Dowd, Ben Cooper, Saqib Zulfiqar, Scott Edwards (WK), Sikander Zulfiqar, Pieter Seelaar (C), Sebastiaan Braat, Vivian Kingma, Brandon Glover, Philippe Boissevain
Rohan Mustafa, Ashfaq Ahmed, Muhammad Usman, Rameez Shahzad, Ghulam Shabber (WK), Mohammad Boota, Mohammad Naveed (C), Ahmed Raza, Sultan Ahmed, Qadeer Ahmed, Zahoor Khan
Over the course of the last year, if there has been one team which has emerged as the strongest side from the European region, it’s been Netherlands. The side have made the most of ICC’s Development Program for the European region, going on an unprecedented and compelling spree of results, one courtesy of the worldclass performers lining up the side.
Expect the side to continue with their merry ways today as well and emerge as the winners from this encounter and take a vital 1-0 lead in the series.
4 Match T20 Series
Match: Netherlands vs UAE First T20
Date And Time: 3rd August, Saturday- 7:30pm IST
Venue: VRA Cricket Ground, Amstelveen
Where To Watch: Netherlands Cricket Twitter, YouTube
- Max O’Dowd, Ben Cooper, Pieter Seelaar, Philippe Boissevain
- Rohan Mustafa, Ashfaq Ahmed, Mohammad Naveed, Zahoor Khan
Dream 11 Picks
Wicket-Keepers for UAE vs NED Dream11
Scott Edwards from Netherlands is our pick for this match. He has put on some stalwart performances recently and paired with the strong likelihood of him being involved in a good amount of catches and stumpings, he becomes a rather safe option to rope in.
Batsmen for UAE vs NED Dream11
With Netherlands welcoming back one of their longest serving player in the form of Stephan Myburh back for this series after a long injury saw him out from the side for a good amount of time, we welcome him into our side as well. One of the finest batsman at Netherlands disposal, Myburh is someone known for holding the fort and showing the much needed application and technique to hit true cricketing shots.
Accompanying him is Max O’Dowd, a name who was always a priory for us when we began building our side. Quissential to his side’s consummate success against Zimbabwe recently which saw them sweep both the ODI and T20 series, Max emerged as the best batsmen from both the series. With an average of 145 and 43 in the two series respectively, his numbers are a testament to his wide range of abilities and he should enjoy his time out in this series as well.
Ben Cooper comes in from the side as well as we rope in the entire top order from Netherlands for this one. Elsewhere from the opposition we have gone in with only Rameez Shahzad for this one.
All-Rounders for UAE vs NED Dream11
Both are selections over here are from UAE with us picking up Rohan Mustafa and Ashfaq Ahmed. Mustafa has scored 462 runs and picked up 20 wickets in 26 matches and could emerge as one of the highest point getter from his side for this match.
Bowling Order for UAE vs NED Dream11
Its yet another duo which represents us from Netherlands with Pieter Seelar becoming our first pick. Undoubtedly his side’s best bowler, he lead V.O.R Rotterdam to their first ever European Cricket League triumph and will play a pivotal role for his side this entire series.
He’s also more than handy as a lower middle-order batsman, scoring 29 against Zimbabwe and makes for a fine selection. Pairing him up is Vivian Kingma while from the other side we have gone in with Mohammed Naveed who has 35 wickets in 28 matches and Zahoor Khan.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Max has been chosen as our side’s captain while Seelar is picked up 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, their performances in recent time, how the two teams have fared in the cricketing fraternity over the course of the last year, 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 who are expected to dole out the maximum points.