Netherlands take on UAE in the first playoff of the ICC T20 World Cup Qualifiers 2019. The Dutch finished second behind Papua New Guinea in Group A, who have already confirmed their place in the center-piece event next year in Australia. UAE, on the other hand, amassed eight points across six games to finish third on the points table in Group B. The winner of this contest will book their ticket to Australia whilst the loser will face Scotland in the third playoff on Wednesday.
ICC T20 World Cup Qualifiers
Netherlands vs UAE
29th September 2019
3:40 PM IST
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Bright sunny conditions with absolutely no chances of rain and temperature ranging around 36 degrees Celsius expected during the game.
This surface is a belter for the batsmen that should offer plenty of value to good stroke-play, which eventually could lead to a high-scoring encounter.
No major injury concerns reported.
Probable Playing XI:
The Dutch enter this game on the back of a huge victory over Scotland on Sunday. They have a settled unit and there ideally should be no changes in personnel. Tobias Visee and Max O’Dowd are a dangerous opening duo adept at going hammer and tongs in the powerplay overs whilst the likes of Ben Cooper, Colin Ackermann, and Ryan ten Doeschate bring additional muscle-power to the batting unit.
Tobias Visee, Max O’Dowd, Ben Cooper, Colin Ackermann, Pieter Seelaar (c), Ryan ten Doeschate, Roelof van der Merwe, Scott Edwards (wk), Brandon Glover, Paul van Meekeren, Timm van der Gugten
Like their opponents, UAE come into this game with some good momentum on their side after consecutive victories over Canada and Nigeria. Muhammad Usman played a smashing inning(89) to power his side through to victory over the Canadians and will undoubtedly be buzzing with confidence ahead of this encounter. Waheed Ahmed grabbed three wickets in the last game and will have a crucial role to play with the bowl in hand.
Chirag Suri, Rohan Mustafa, Rameez Shahzad, Muhammad Usman, Darius D’Silva, Sultan Ahmed, Waheed Ahmed, Mohammad Boota (WK), Ahmed Raza (C), Junaid Siddiqui, Zahoor Khan
Max O’Dowd is an explosive customer at the top and a must in the side considering he can accumulate runs at a brisk rate. He has scored 185 runs at a decent average of 30.83 and could notch a big score in this match. In the last game, Ryan ten Doeschate plundered a quick-fire 51 from 35 balls at a strike rate of 145.71 and is one watch out for in this contest. For UAE, Rohan Mustafa has bagged eight wickets in addition to accumulating 115 runs with the bat which warrants him a place in the Dream11 Team. Moreover, Muhammad Usman and Rameez Shahzad should also be included in the fantasy side due to the threat they carry with the willow in hand.
1: Max O’Dowd
2: Rohan Mustafa
3: Muhammad Usman
S Edwards, Points: 40-42, Grade: A
M Usman, Points: 82-84, Grade: A
R ten Doeschate, Points: 68-70, Grade: A
M O’ Dowd, Points: 86-88, Grade: A
R Shahzad, Points: 66-68, Grade: A
R Mustafa, Points: 84-86, Grade: A
R van der Merwe, Points: 60-62, Grade: A
C Ackermann, Points: 62-64, Grade: A
A Raza, Points: 50-52, Grade: A
T van der Gugten, Points: 58-60, Grade: A
P van Meekren, Points: 62-64, Grade: A