Netherlands look for a series win against Zimbabwe
Our prediction is Zimbabwe will win the match!
Netherlands will be delighted with their win against a full member nation in the ODIs. They will look win this match and clean sweep the series 2-0. Max ODowd shined on his debut scoring an unbeaten 82 runs guiding his team in the chase. Tobias Visee, Ben Cooper and Wesley Barresi chipped in with crucial runs to build a partnership with Max ODowd. They chased down the target of 206 runs in just 42.4 overs with 26 balls remaining.
Their bowlers set up the match by restricting Zimbabwe to just 205 runs in their 47 overs. Fred Klassen, Pieter Seelar and Paul Meekran took 2 wickets each and gave away runs at an economy of just 3 RPO. They had combined figures of 29-2-91-6 in the match. Vivian Kingma and Roelof Van der Merwe chipped in with a wicket each.
Zimbabwe will be gutted after their loss to the Netherlands in the first match. They need to win this match to level the 2-match series. Brendan Taylor put up a lone fight scoring a valiant 71 runs of 85 balls. No other batsmen in the top 7 crossed the 20-run mark and they kept losing wickets at regular intervals. A late partnership between Donald Tiripano and Kyle Jarvis lifted the team total to a respectable 205 runs.
Zimbabwe bowlers were not able to create any kind of pressure with a small total on board. Spinner Sean Williams took 2 wickets and bowled economical in his quota of 9 overs. Their bowlers gave away almost 17 wides which did not help their cause. Ainsley Ndlovu took a wicket giving away just 29 runs in his 9 overs. Zimbabwe needs to score more runs to put pressure on the Netherlands team.
Fred Klassen – Fred Klassen dismissed the Zimbabwe openers inside the first powerplay and put the opposition on the back foot very early in the match. He had match figures of 10-1-29-2 in the last match.
Wesley Barresi – Barresi scored an unbeaten 39 runs to guide his team to victory with Max ODowd. He added an unbeaten 96-run partnership with Max ODowd after they were in a spot of bother at 117 for the loss of three wickets.
Bas de Leede, Wesley Barresi, Pieter Seelaar (c), Scott Edwards (wk), Ben Cooper, Vivian Kingma, Tobias Visee, Roelof van der Merwe, Max ODowd, Fred Klaassen, Paul van Meekeren
|P Van Meekeren||9.0||1||30||2||3.33|
|P Van Meekeren||9.0||1||30||2||3.33|
Scott Edwards, Wesley Barresi, RE Van Der Merwe, Ben Cooper, Saqib Zulfiqar, Brandon Glover, VJ Kingma, Pieter Seelaar, Tobias Visee, Fred Klaassen, Max O'Dowd
Brendan Taylor – Taylor was the only batsmen in the Zimbabwe team to put up a good show with the bat. He scored 71 runs with 7 boundaries and a couple of maximums. He will look to repeat his performance to help his team win this match.
Kyle Jarvis – Kyle Jarvis was erratic with the ball leaking runs at 9 RPO in a low scoring game. He is an experienced bowler and needs to step up this match to restrict the opposition. He scored attacking 30-ball 32 runs coming at No. 9 position for the team in the last match.
Hamilton Masakadza (c), Solomon Mire, Craig Ervine, Brendan Taylor (wk), Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Peter Moor, Donald Tiripano, Kyle Jarvis, Tendai Chatara, Ainsley Ndlovu
BRM Taylor, Hamilton Masakadza, Ainsley Ndlovu, Sikandar Raza, Peter Moor, Tendai Chatara, Craig Ervine, Donald Tiripano, Solomon Mire, Kyle Jarvis, Sean Williams
Deventer pitch a good balance between the bat and ball and it has something for everyone. Batsmen will find run-scoring easier once they are set. We can expect scores in a range of 220-250 runs here. The weather on match day looks cloudy and overcast with 15-20% chances of rain predicted.
Both captains will look to take advantage of the overcast conditions early in the match. They will look to restrict the opposition and chase down the target with ease.
Zimbabwe team has players who have the experience of bouncing back from tough situations but the Netherlands will be high on confidence after their win in the first match. We bet the experience of Zimbabwe team in this match and expect them to level the series with a win.
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