Match 36 pits Netherlands and Bermuda against one another with both teams finding themselves near opposite ends of the table. While the Dutch are on track for a knockout berth, it hasn’t gone according to plan for Bermuda, who is yet to win a game in the tournament so far. With three wins in four games, Netherlands come into this game on the back off a shock loss to PNG and would be looking to bounce back into winnings ways on Saturday. Although they are considered as the underdogs, Bermuda has a decent roster capable of troubling the Netherlands at the Dubai International Stadium.
Netherlands vs Bermuda, Match 36
October 26th 2019, 3:40 AM IST
Dubai International Stadium, Dubai
A good batting track awaits both sides although the bowlers will get some help. 150 is a competitive score on this surface with the pitch slowing down as the game progresses. There is some swing on offer as well which provides some help to the pacers as well.
The weather is clear for the game with there being no chance of any rain. The temperature is expected to be over 30 degrees Celsius for the entire duration of the game.
Injuries: No injuries are reported from either side
Probable Playing XI
Considering the strength of the Bermudian bowling unit, the top four of Netherlands are picked with Colin Ackermann and Max ODowd already in decent form with the bat. Along with them, the duo of Roelof van der Merwe and Delray Rawlins is also a bankable option. While Rawlins has shown glimpses of what he is capable of, Roelof van der Merwe has picked seven wickets to strengthen his case for this game. Kamau Leverock is another must-have player in the side for his all-round abilities while Rodney Trott and Paul van Meekeren should pick a wicket or two at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Saturday.
1. Max ODowd
2. Roelof van der Merwe
3. Tobias Visee
Kamau Leverock, Points: 70-72, Grade: A
Tobias Visee, Points: 44-46, Grade: A
Ben Cooper, Points: 60-62, Grade: A
Deunte Darrell, Points: 20-22, Grade: B
Colin Ackermann, Points: 30-32, Grade: B
Max ODowd, Points: 80-82, Grade: A
Delray Rawlins, Points: 30-32, Grade: B
Rodney Trott, Points: 40-42, Grade: A
Roelof van der Merwe, Points: 55-57, Grade: A
Paul van Meekeren, Points: 20-22, Grade: B
Timm van der Gugten, Points: 54-56, Grade: A