Host Netherlands aim to salvage pride against UAE in dead rubber!
Our Prediction is UAE to win!
Host Netherlands will be looking to playing for pride when they take on UAE in the fourth and final game of the T20I series in Hague on Thursday.
Captain Pieter Seelaar will be desperate to earn a consolation win in the final game of the T20I series. In the previous game, the Netherlands suffered a narrow defeat at the hands of the UAE to lose the T20I series. The home side will need to raise their game with bat and ball to end this tour on a positive note.
In the previous game, UAE produced an excellent performance with bat and ball to clinch their maiden T20I series against the Netherlands. Captain Muhammad Naveed will be pleased with his side’s excellent performances so far in this series.
The home side will be looking to earn a consolation win after losing the T20I series to UAE. Captain Pieter Seelaar will admit that the side has not delivered the goods as a unit. The Netherlands have looked heavily reliant on one or two players so far in this T20I series.
In the previous game, opening batsman Max O’Dowd was the standout performer with the bat for the Netherlands. He carried the whole innings in the chase and scored 65 off 54 balls with the help of four boundaries. Max O’Dowd is currently side’s leading run-scorer in this T20I series with 120 runs in 3 matches. The Netherlands will be hoping that O’Dowd can deliver a notable score in the final game of the series.
Antonius Staal, Ben Cooper, and Saqib Zulfiqar perished for low scores to see the Netherlands reeling at 25 for 3 in 4.5 overs. Ben Cooper suffered a rare failure in the previous game and will be keen to make a strong statement with the bat in this final game of the series. Sikander Zulfiqar, Captain Pieter Seelar and Hidde Overdijk also produced crucial cameos to take the game down to the wire.
In the bowling department, medium-pacer Sebastian Braat was the pick of the bowlers in the previous game with three wickets to his name. Hidde Overdijk and Pieter Seelaar also bowled well and claimed to wickets each.
Antonius Staal, Max ODowd, Ben Cooper, Saqib Zulfiqar, Pieter Seelaar (captain), Hidde Overdijk, Sikander Zulfiqar, Scott Edwards (wk), Sebastiaan Braat, Philippe Boissevain, Brandon Glover
|H C Overdijk||3.0||0||23||2||7.67|
|H C Overdijk||3.0||0||23||2||7.67|
Sebastiaan Braat, Hidde C Overdijk, Pieter Seelaar, Tonny Staal, VJ Kingma, Ben Cooper, Scott Edwards, Sikander Zulfiqar, Philippe Boissevain, Max O'Dowd, Stephan Myburgh
For UAE, the side will be looking to maintain their standards with bat and ball to complete a clean sweep over the Netherlands in this T20I series.
Captain Muhammad Naveed will be hoping that side can end their tour on a winning note. In the previous game, opening batsman Ashfaq Ahmed continued his good form with the bat and scored 56 off 41 balls with the help of five fours and two sixes. He is UAE’s leading run-scorer so far in this T20I series with 135 runs at an average of 45.00. Ashfaq will be looking to continue his good form with the bat in the final game of the T20I series.
Rohan Mustafa, Ghulam Shabber and Darius D’Silva also chipped in with crucial cameos to keep the scoreboard ticking for UAE. Rameez Shahzad once again chipped in with crucial runs for UAE in the later stages of the innings. He scored run-a-ball 22 with the help of two sixes. Mohammad Boota also contributed with much-needed runs at the back end of the innings. He scored 15 runs off 6 balls with the help of two sixes. Pinch-hitter Muhammad Usman suffered a rare failure in the previous game played against the Netherlands.
The team management will be hoping that Usman can deliver the goods in the fourth and final game of the T20I series. In the bowling department, the focus will be on the likes of Mohammad Naveed, Rohan Mustafa, and Qadeer Ahmed to produce breakthroughs with the new ball. Rohan Mustafa once again produced the goods for the side with the ball and claimed three wickets in the previous game. Medium-pacer Qadeer Ahmed also bowled well and finished with 2 for 18 from his four overs. Left-arm orthodox spinner Ahmed Raza and off-spinner Zawar Farid also claimed one wicket apiece.
Mohammad Naveed (captain), Ashfaq Ahmed, Rohan Mustafa, Ghulam Shabber (wk), Mohammad Boota, Ahmed Raza, Qadeer Ahmed, Rameez Shahzad, Muhammad Usman, Darius D'Silva, Zawar Farid
Rameez Shahzad, Ghulam Shabber, Muhammad Usman, Ashfaq Ahmed, Ahmed Raza, Qadeer Ahmed, Sultan Ahmed, Waheed Ahmed, Darius D'Silva, Zawar Farid, Mohammad Boota
The wicket prepared for the game will be decent for batting. The quick bowlers will certainly get rewards if bowl in the right areas. The weather forecast for the game to be played on Thursday is going to be partly cloudy throughout the day.
The side will be looking to win the toss and bat first on this surface. The pace bowlers got favorable assistance from the pitch in the previous game of the T20I series. The Sportpark Westvliet in the Hague is going to host the fourth and final game of the T20I series between Netherlands and UAE. The home side lost their previous game played at this venue. On the other hand, UAE won their maiden game at this venue.
Based on current form, UAE will be outright favorites to win this final game of the T20I series against the Netherlands. With the batting and bowling showing excellent form in the three games so far, UAE will have an opportunity to complete a whitewash over the Netherlands in the T20I series. On the other hand, the Netherlands will need to produce something special with bat and ball in order to earn a consolation win in this dead rubber.
Our winning prediction for the day is: Expect UAE to complete a clean sweep over the Netherlands!