Netherlands have been in a fine form so far with four victories from five of their matches and hence being comfortably placed in the second spot in the points table. Scotland, on the other hand, have won thrice and lost twice in their five matches and have looked in a good touch in the competition too. It is really difficult to predict the favorites to emerge victorious from this encounter.
ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019
Dubai International Stadium, Dubai
October 27th, 2019
3:40 PM IST
Sunny weather with no chances of rain and the temperature ranging around 33 degrees Celsius is expected during the course of the game.
The pitch at Dubai would be flat and suitable for batsmen though some help might exist for spinners who apply their skills properly in the middle overs, especially of the second innings.
Predicted Playing XI:
Ben Cooper and Ryan ten Doeschate form the core of Netherlands’ batting order right at the very top whilst the likes of Colin Ackermann and Roelof van der Merwe add incredible quality and flair later down the order. Fred Klaassen would be the key bowler for the side as well.
Max ODowd, Ben Cooper, Ryan ten Doeschate, Colin Ackermann, Scott Edwards (WK), Pieter Seelaar (C), Roelof van der Merwe, Timm van der Gugten, Shane Snater, Fred Klaassen, Paul van Meekeren
Massive responsibility would be upon Calum MacLeod and George Munsey to steer the batting order from one end to probably the end of the innings whilst the likes of Richie Berrington and Matthew Cross would add further quality later on. Josh Davey and Hamza Tahir would be crucial figures in the side as well.
George Munsey, Kyle Coetzer (C), Calum MacLeod, Ollie Hairs, Richie Berrington, Matthew Cross (WK), Tom Sole, Mark Watt, Safyaan Sharif, Josh Davey, Hamza Tahir
Calum MacLeod was in a stellar form for Scotland against Bermuda as he smashed his way to 74 runs in merely 37 deliveries in an innings that included nine boundaries and two sixes. He was ably supported by the solid alternative of George Munsey who bagged 51 runs including three boundaries and three sixes batting at the top. Regardless of anything, these two players should be absolute must-picks in the Dream XI side. Ben Cooper played an excellent knock of 58 runs in Netherlands’ stunning victory over Bermuda as well and he along with, Roelof van der Merwe who picked two dismissals in his spell of four overs after conceding only 23 runs laid the foundation of that win for the Dutch team. They should undoubtedly be drafted in the fantasy XI team too.
1: B Cooper
2: C MacLeod
3: R van der Merwe
Dream XI & Points Projection:
M Cross, Points: 38-40, Grade: B
B Cooper, Points: 78-80, Grade: A
D O Dowd, Points: 34-36, Grade: B
C MacLeod, Points: 76-78, Grade: A
G Munsey, Points: 62-64, Grade: A
C Ackermann, Points: 74-76, Grade: A
R van der Merwe, Points: 66-68, Grade: A
R Berrington, Points: 44-46, Grade: A
P v Meekeran, Points: 52-54, Grade: A
S Sharif, Points: 48-50, Grade: A
T Sole, Points: 50-52, Grade: A