Can UAE complete the T20I series with a whitewash?
Our Prediction is UAE to win the game!
Host Netherlands will be looking to end their losing streak when they take on UAE in the third game of the T20I series at Sportpark Westvliet in Hague on Tuesday.
The home side was comfortably brushed aside by UAE in the second game of the series played at Amstelveen. With this result, UAE has taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the four-match T20I series. Captain Pieter Seelaar will be hoping that the big players can raise their game and deliver the goods in this must-win contest.
On the other hand, Captain Muhammad Naveed will be pleased with his side’s performance in this T20I series. The visitors have played excellent cricket so far on this tour and will be looking to create history by winning their maiden T20I series against the Netherlands.
The home side will be looking to end their losing streak in the T20I series when they take on UAE at Hague. Pieter Seelaar and co. will need to raise their overall game in order to continue their good form against UAE.
In the previous game, the home side managed to post 136 for 9 in their 20 overs, courtesy splendid contributions from Ben Cooper and Captain Pieter Seelar. Stephan Myburgh and Max O’Dowd perished for low scores to see Netherlands get off to a worse possible start in the second T20I game. Max O’Dowd suffered a rare failure in the previous game and will be keen to produce runs for the side in the remaining two games of the series. Ben Cooper produced a splendid performance with the bat and scored at a brisk rate. He scored 46 off 38 balls with the help of five fours and a six.
Captain Pieter Seelaar also stood tall in the previous game and produced crucial innings of 34 runs off 29 balls to help Netherlands post a decent total on the board. Saqib Zulfiqar and Sikander Zulfiqar have contributed with crucial scores for the side in the previous game. The duo will be looking to contribute to the team’s cause in this game. Wicket-keeper Scott Edwards failed to produce a low score in the previous game. He will be keen to make a notable contribution in this game. In the bowling department, the home side will be relying on the likes of Brendan Glover, Vivian Kingma and Pieter Seelaar to provide crucial breakthroughs with the new ball. Sebastian Braat, Phillipe Boissevain and Sikander Zulfiqar bowled well and picked one wicket apiece.
Pieter Seelaar (captain), Stephan Myburgh, Max O’Dowd, Ben Cooper, Scott Edwards (wk), Philippe Boissevain, Sikander Zulfiqar, Saqib Zulfiqar, Vivian Kingma, Sebastiaan Braat, Brandon Glover
On the other hand, UAE managed to register a comfortable five-wicket win over the Netherlands on Monday, courtesy splendid performances from Rameez Shahzad, Rohan Mustafa and Muhammad Usman.
In the previous game, the bowlers delivered another clinical performance to restrict the Netherlands to a modest score of 136 runs in 20 overs. In reply, opening partner Ashfaq Ahmed continued his good form with the bat and smashed 25 off 21 balls with the help of two fours and a six. Despite losing Rohan Mustafa and Ghulam Shabber, Ashfaq continued to play his shots and kept the scoreboard ticking nicely for the UAE. In the previous game, Rameez Shahzad was the standout performer with the bat for UAE. He scored 49 off 41 balls with the help of six fours. He managed to put on a much-needed 58-run partnership with Muhammad Usman to take UAE closer to victory. Rameez was well supported by Muhammad Usman, who chipped in with 34 off 31 balls with the help of two fours and a six. The team management will be hoping that the likes of Rameez Shahzad and Muhammad Usman continue their rich vein of form in the remaining two games of the T20I series. Mohammad Boota also chipped in with crucial cameo to see UAE complete the chase in the final over of the innings.
In the bowling department, the side will be relying on likes of Captain Muhammad Naveed, Rohan Mustafa, and Zahoor Khan to provide crucial breakthroughs in this game. In the previous game, Rohan Mustafa was the pick of the bowlers for the side and finished with 3 for 27 from his four overs. Zahoor Khan also picked up two wickets and conceded 20 runs from his four overs.
Muhammad Naveed (captain), Ashfaq Ahmed, Rohan Mustafa, Ghulam Shabber (wk), Rameez Shahzad, Muhammad Usman, Mohammad Boota, Waheed Ahmed, Sultan Ahmed, Ahmed Raza, Zahoor Khan
The wicket prepared for the game will provide an interesting contest between bat and ball. The weather forecast for the game to be played on Tuesday is expected to have sunny intervals with a gentle breeze. Sportpark Westvliet in The Hague is going to host the third T20I game between Netherlands and UAE. The home side managed to only one game out of three played at this venue. On the other hand, UAE have yet to play at this venue.
The side that wins the toss would be looking to bowl first and restrict the opposition to a modest score. The quick bowlers might get something out of this surface.
Based on current form, UAE will be fancy their chances of winning their maiden T20I series against the Netherlands. With the likes of Rameez Shahzad, Muhammad Usman, and Rohan Mustafa in excellent form in this T20I series, UAE will be keen to continue their winning streak in this game as well.
Our winning prediction for the day is: Expect UAE to clinch the T20I series against the Netherlands.