Facing losses in their previous encounters, the Netherlands will go head-to-head against ZImbabwe in today’s t20 world cup match. This will be an important encounter for Zimbabwe, who are aiming to keep their semi-final hopes alive, as difficult as it may be.
Here are the match details:
- Match Date and Time: 2nd November 2022, 9:30 AM IST
- Venue: Adelaide Oval
- Tournament: ICC T20 World Cup 2022
Netherlands vs Zimbabwe – Previews and Betting Tips
Fourth-placed Zimbabwe have a good NRR, and a win here could help them a lot. As for the Netherlands, they are yet to open their account and are placed at the bottom of the table. They faced Pakistan in their previous encounter and it couldn’t have been more disappointing than this.
Batting first, the dutch put up a poor batting display as they could only manage to put up 91/9. In a rather disappointing performance, Colin Ackermann was the only positive with his run-a-ball 27. However, the scare of the first innings for the dutch was the delivery by Haris Rauf that knocked out Bas de Leede. Although, he battled his fears and walked back inside to get treated. Defending 92, there was not much hope for the Netherlands. Mohammad Rizwan’s gritty 39-ball 49 helped Pakistan win the match by 6 wickets and 37 balls to spare. However, Brandon Glover did turn a few heads with his brilliant 2/22.
Meanwhile, Zimbabwe went on to face yet another thrilling encounter, this time against Bangladesh. Being asked to bowl first, the Zimbabwe pacers did well to restrict Bangladesh to 150/7. Blessing Muzarabani bagged 2/13 while Richard Ngarava picked up 2/24. Chasing 151 took a lot out of the batsmen but Sean Williams seemed to be handling it quite nicely. He scored a brilliant 42-ball 64 but couldn’t get his side over the line. The Bangladesh quicks restricted Zimbabwe 147/8 in a final-over thriller.
Although, in the past four encounters that the two teams have had, Zimbabwe has won on three occasions. They also have been performing brilliantly so far, making them favourites to win the match. In an exhilarating contest such as this, we recommend you choose three-way betting and in-game betting. This option offers the best returns on investment, courtesy of the exceptional match odds. Also, keep in mind to keep track of the pitch and weather conditions alongside previous performances by the players.
With their key player Bas de Leede out of the picture, the dutch will heavily rely on Max O’Dowd with the bat. He has scored 197 runs in his past 10 games. Alongside him, Colin Ackermann and Stephan Myburgh will have a lot of responsibility for them. What the Netherlands are widely known for is their bowling and Paul van Meekeren will come in very handy. The star bowler has had 10 scalps in his past 10 games. Roelof van der Merwe, who has been recently introduced, will need to step up and use all his experience to get his side their first victory.
Squad: Stephan Myburgh, Max O’Dowd, Tom Cooper, Colin Ackermann, Scott Edwards(C)(wk), Roelof van der Merwe, Tim Pringle, Logan van Beek, Fred Klaassen, Paul van Meekeren, Brandon Glover
A pressure situation for Zimbabwe as they desperately need a win here to keep their hopes alive. They will heavily require the all-around services of Sikandar Raza. In his past 10 matches, the southpaw has 291 runs and 15 wickets to his name. Alongside him, batters Wesley Madhevere and Sean Williams will need to step up and score some runs. Wesley has contributed well with his 190 runs for Zimbabwe in 10 competitive matches. Meanwhile, with 9 wickets in just 6 games, Blessing Muzarabni will lead the charge of the bowling department.
Squad: Regis Chakabva(wk), Craig Ervine(C), Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Wesley Madhevere, Milton Shumba, Ryan Burl, Luke Jongwe, Richard Ngarava, Tendai Chatara, Blessing Muzarabani
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Pitch and weather Conditions
The weather is predicted to be mostly cloudy throughout the day. The temperature is expected to fluctuate between 12 to 15 degrees. In addition, there are zero to no chances of precipitation, with humidity being moderately high at 60%.
Meanwhile, the pitch at Adelaide Oval has plenty on offer. It frequently maintains its level of character thus, both batsmen and bowlers can avail the advantages on offer. The pitch is a batting-friendly one with the average first innings score being quite high at 180. However, bowlers will get plenty of help from the surface and the boundaries are difficult to clear. Certain variations can help trick the batsmen into giving their wicket away. Hitters can get useful runs under the pretext of playing out the initial stages of the bowler's opening onslaught.
Netherlands vs Zimbabwe: Betting Tips
|Betting Tips||Betting Odds||Operator Links|
|Toss Prediction||Netherlands to win||1.90||Bet on Parimatch|
|Top Batsman – Zimbabwe||Sikandar Raza||4.50||Try Dafabet today|
|Match Winner||Zimbabwe||1.46||Check Odds on Crickex|