Netherlands made a triumphant start in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup qualifiers by completing a resounding 30-run win over Kenya in their opener. They will take on Namibia in the second game and will be confident of their chances of notching another victory in this match. Meanwhile, Namibia have a bunch of talented individuals in their side and cannot be written off ahead of this encounter, especially after Singapore’s shock victory over Scotland.
Netherlands vs Namibia
19th October 2019
3:40 PM IST
ICC Cricket Academy Ground, Dubai
Bright Sunny conditions with absolutely no chances of rain and temperature ranging around the higher thirties expected during the course of the game.
The surface will offer plenty of assistance to the spinners and they will have a major say on the eventual result of the game. As the match progresses, the track will slow down considerably and thus chasing will prove to be a difficult task.
No major injury concerns reported.
Probable Playing XI:
Tobias Visee is a menace in the powerplay overs and will be relied upon to provide a blazing start to the inning. Ben Cooper and Ryan ten Doeschate can facilitate the smooth flow of runs in the middle whilst Roelof van der Merwe should make vital contributions with both bat and bowl.
Max O’Dowd, Tobias Visée, Ben Cooper, Ryan ten Doeschate, Scott Edwards (WK), Pieter Seelaar (C), Roelof van der Merwe, Fred Klaassen, Brandon Glover, Paul van Meekeren, Timm van der Gugten
Stephan Baard and skipper Gerhard Erasmus form the bedrock of the batting department whereas the likes of JP Kotze and Christi Viljoen boast good records in this format of the game. Zhivago Groenewald will lead the bowling attack and should pick up a couple of wickets in this match.
Stephan Baard, Niko Davin, Gerhard Erasmus (C), JP Kotze, Craig Williams, Jan Frylinck, Christi Viljoen, Zane Green (WK), Bernard Scholtz, Zhivago Groenewald, JJ Smit
Max O’Dowd scored a half-century in the previous game and should be backed to get another big score. He has also amassed 534 runs at an average of 35.60 in this year and deserves the role of captaincy in the Dream11 Team. Tobias Visee and Roelof van der Merwe are other must-haves considering the value that the duo brings to the fantasy side. The latter has picked up nine wickets in 2019 and is more than handy with the willow in hand.
1: Max O’ Dowd
2: Tobias Visee
3: Roelof van der Merwe
T Visee, Points: 84-86, Grade: A
J Kotze, Points: 60-62, Grade: A
R ten Doeschate, Points: 80-82, Grade: A
M O’ Dowd, Points: 86-88, Grade: A
B Cooper, Points: 68-70, Grade: A
G Erasmus, Points: 58-60, Grade: A
R van der Merwe, Points: 80-82, Grade: A
J Smit, Points: 76-78, Grade: A
Z Groenewald, Points: 62-64, Grade: A
B Glover, Points: 50-52, Grade: A
P van Meekren, Points: 62-64, Grade: A