The Village, Dublin
September 16th, 2019
6:00 PM IST
After a false start, the tri-series kick-starts with Netherlands taking on Scotland in Match 2 at The Village in Dublin. Both sides are evenly matched on paper with vital experience also on their side. While a couple of Scottish players did enhance their reputation while playing in the Global League T20 last month, Netherlands’ Shane Snater and Fred Klassen featured in the T20 Blast for Essex and Kent respectively. With the weather on the brighter side on Monday, an even contest between the two sides awaits in Dublin.
Seamers should feel at home with friendly conditions favouring them in Dublin. With swing on offer, the bowlers should be crucial to the outcome of this match. Batsmen will have to work hard for their runs on a pitch on which 150-160 should be competitive.
The weather forecast looks promising with no rain on the cards for the entire duration of the match. New ball bowlers should be supported by the overcast conditions with the spinners also coming into play later in the day
Injuries: No injury concerns were reported from either side
Scotland will field their strongest eleven with Kyle Coetzer and Calum MacLoed being key for them in the batting unit. George Munsey had a productive GT20 2019 campaign and is one to watch out as well. They have ample batting depth as well to counter the likes of Seelar and van Meekeren with star bowler Sharif having a good record against the Dutch.
Kyle Coetzer, Matthew Cross, George Munsey, Calum MacLoed, Richie Berrington, Craig Wallace, Michael Leask, Mark Watt, Ally Evans, Hamza Tahir and Safyaan Sharif
A couple of new faces in Staal and Glover headline the roster for the Dutch, who don’t avail the services of Reolof van der Merwe for this series. Their opening pair of ODowd and Visee is a solid one and will be banked upon heavily while Ben Cooper’s ability to pace his innings nicely serves the team well. Snater and Klaassen have T20 Blast experience behind them and will be crucial to the cause alongside captain, Pieter Seelar, who doubles up as the lone spin option as well.
Max ODowd, Tobias Visee, Ben Cooper, Bas de Leede, Scott Edwards, Pieter Seelar, Antonius Staal, Fred Klaassen, Paul van Meekeren, Shane Snater and Brandon Glover.
Kyle Coetzer is one of the most consistent batsmen in the Scottish side and is a must-have in the side along with Max ODowd and Pieter Seelar. Richie Berrington’s ability to score quick runs towards the death overs makes him a worthwhile option as well. Only one keeper in Tobias Visee is opted while the likes of Safyaan Sharif and Shane Snater should pick a wicket or two on a pitch that suits pace bowling on Monday.
1. Kyle Coetzer
2. Max ODowd
3. Richie Berrington
Fantasy Team & Point Projections
Tobias Visee, Points: 34-36, Grade: B
Kyle Coetzer, Points: 56-58, Grade: A
Richie Berrington, Points: 60-62, Grade: A
George Munsey, Points: 42-44, Grade: A
Max ODowd, Points: 58-60, Grade: A
Ben Cooper, Points: 22-24, Grade: B
Pieter Seelar, Points: 24-26, Grade: B
Shane Snater, Points: 22-24, Grade: B
Ally Evans, Points: 40-42, Grade: A
Paul van Meekeren, Points: 48-50, Grade: A
Safyaan Sharif, Points: 28-30, Grade: B