UAE vs NED Dream11 : Netherlands look to restore parity in the series after failing short by 16 runs in the first T20
Faltering in their pursuit of 181 in the previous encounter, for Netherlands the defeat in the league opener would have been a dejecting one for the manner it came about in. Despite losing only 4 wickets and looking well on course to peel down the target at hand, the failed to elevate their run-rate in the closing stages, falling short by 16 runs in the end.
With Netherlands’ chase looking to be well on course to peel down the target put infront of them as the side were given the perfect foundation by Max who went onto score a quick 51 in 35 balls, the way they unravelled in the end was disappointing. Despite being settled into their groove, the lack of boundaries ended up costing the side with their innings being curtailed for 165-4.
However, despite being put down in the first of the four match T20 series, Netherlands will be hardly perturbed heading into the second encounter today. The takeaways from the series opener were aplenty with Netherlands once against showing why they are the best emerging side from the European region. The perusal of worldclass batsmen at their disposal is massive and they’ll be looking to their bowlers to intertwine in unison with the batsmen and level the series today.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
With 349 runs being scored in the previous encounter with bowlers being jostled around and ousted with will, the pitch played true to its conventional nature. This surface has always been a high scoring one and expect it to maintain its identity today as well when the two sides square off against each other.
With the side chasing winning only once in the previous five matches, the side winning the toss will clearly looking to come out and bat first over here. There is the slightest hint of the surface breaking up in the second part of the match which makes hitting the ball cleanly a tepid task while chasing.
Probable Playing 11
Stephan Myburgh, Max O’Dowd, Ben Cooper, Saqib Zulfiqar, Scott Edwards (WK), Sikander Zulfiqar, Pieter Seelaar (C), Antonius Staal, 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
They might have ended up faltering in their pursuit of 181 the last time around with no batsman ready to take the incentive of upping the ante but with only four wickets lost, Netherlands went onto show the might of their batting order. The top-order was pristine as ever, showing why they have played a major role in the team’s ascendancy in the course of the last year.
Expect Netherlands to hit right back in this match and go onto win this win to level the four match series 1-1.
4 Match T20 Series
Match: Netherlands vs UAE Second T20
Date And Time: 5th August, Monday- 7:30pm IST
Venue: VRA Cricket Ground, Amstelveen
Where To Watch: Netherlands Cricket Twitter, YouTube
- Stephan Myburgh, Max O’Dowd, Scott Edwards, Brandon Glover
- 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 one. The wicket-keeper was in fantastic form for V.O.R Rotterdam in the recently concluded European Cricket League and he’s brought the same form into this series as well, hitting an astute knock in the opening match.
Max envisage him to come up with a big innings in this one as well and help give his side the perfect platform at the top of the order.
Batsmen for UAE vs NED Dream11
Max was in incredible touch against Zimbabwe, averaging 43 in the two match T20 series against them and with 51 in 35 balls in the first match of this series as well, he showed why he’s held in such massive reverence in his country as a cricketer. One of the most important components of his side, he’s someone who is well aware of what it takes to succeed at the highest level and we see him putting on a riveting show in the opening slot today as well.
With 716 runs in 30 innings which include five 50s, Stephan Myburgh is someone who has complimented Max to perfection and he see the two stitching together another big stand today as well. He’s included in our side along with Ben Cooper as we go ahead with a trivalent of picks from the side.
With their opponents going onto score 181 in the last match and similar batting friendly conditions to be available today as well, we are getting in Muhammad Usman, their highest scorer from the last match into our side.
All-Rounders for UAE vs NED Dream11
With Netherlands facing a dearth of players in this facet with the side devoid of true all-rounders, our entire pick over here is from players from UAE. Rohan Mustafa and Ashfaq Ahmed hold high batting positions in their side’s batting order along with getting four overs with the ball a well, making them ideal players to get into this segment.
We have also opted for Daruis D’Silva with Netherlands bound to lose wickets in the death overs, something which could see Darius pick up some wickets.
Bowling Order for UAE vs NED Dream11
Given the pristine batting conditions promised today, our reasoning behind selecting bowlers was down to picking up bowlers who bowl an enticing line and length and batsmen look to lash out at. This sees us pick up Vivian Kingma and Pieter Seelaar from Netherlands with Seelaar’s left arm brand of spin in particular something which the opponent’s right hand heavy batting line-up will find tough to get under.
Zahoor Khan comes in from the other side to complete our picks of bowlers for this match.
Captain And Vice-Captain for UAE vs NED Dream11
Max continues to retain his spot as our side’s captain today while we are choosing Rohan as our 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.