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Ireland T20 Tri-Series Match 2: NED vs SCO Preview Dream11 & MyTeam11. Netherlands vs Scotland Preview Dream11 & MyTeam11 Prediction

Just as the case in Dharmasala, rain played spoilsport in Dublin as the Ireland T20I Tri-Series kicks off a day later than planned after cancellation of the Euro T20 Slam.

Netherlands will be out for some redemption after a 4-0 series defeat to UAE last month. Such a result was a let down after a successful series against Zimbabwe just weeks earlier, where the Dutch won the ODI series 2-0 and drew the T20I series only because of a lost Super Over.

They take on Scotland, rivals of nine T20Is, for the chance to take an early lead in Ireland T20I series. Scotland, the highest ranked team in this Tri-Series, are playing their first T20I since February, and will be out to make a mark in conditions similar to home. With the T20 Qualifier a month away, both sides will be out to find form – will it be Scotland?

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Key to a Netherlands win

The absence of Ryan ten Doeschate and Roelof van der Merwe leaves a big hole in the Netherlands middle order. So, plenty rests on the top order to deliver. The likes of Tobias Visee, Max O’Dowd and Ben Cooper have had good moments throughout 2019, and will be key in ensuring a good start in the powerplay, and then building on it in the middle overs. Keep an eye out for Bas de Leede, Scott Edwards, Pieter Seelaar and Antonius Staal in providing important steel in the Dutch middle order with the absence of experienced players.

However, Netherlands welcome back some bowling experience that was missing during the recent UAE series. Fred Klaassen, Paul van Meekeren and skipper Pieter Seelaar will be expected to carry much of the load, with Scotland boasting players capable of clearing the boundary including Calum McLeod, Kyle Coetzer, Matthew Cross and George Munsey. Early wickets will be key for Netherlands, of which they can look to build on.

Ireland T20 Tri-Series Match 2: NED vs SCO Preview Dream11 & MyTeam11. Netherlands vs Scotland Preview Dream11 & MyTeam11 Prediction
Ireland T20 Tri-Series Match 2: Max O’Dowd will be key for The Netherlands.

Key to a Scotland win

Richie Berrington, along with his top order teammates, present a threat to the Netherlands bowling attack. Berrington hit 68 and 81 in ODIs against Oman and PNG respectively in ODIs last month, and is a player that can push the Netherlands onto the back foot. With skipper Kyle Coetzer boasting nearly 50 matches of T20I experience, no one will know more than him that if Scotland enjoy a good powerplay, they can look to exploit Netherlands’ lack of experience throughout their team.

However, can the Scots overcome the Netherlands top order that holds an important key to their fortunes? The likes of Mark Watt and Alasdair Evans need to provide control that the battery of medium pacers and spinner Michael Leask can build on in the middle overs. Can the Scots also get things right at the death?

Ireland T20 Tri-Series Match 2: NED vs SCO Preview Dream11 & MyTeam11. Netherlands vs Scotland Preview Dream11 & MyTeam11 Prediction
Ireland T20 Tri-Series Match 2: George Munsey can find the boundary.

Possible Playing 11

Scotland: 1. George Munsey, 2. Kyle Coetzer (c), 3. Matthew Cross, 4. Calum MacLeod, 5. Richie Berrington, 6. Craig Wallace, 7. Michael Leask, 8. Alasdair Evans, 9. Safyaan Sharif, 10. Hamza Tahir, 11. Mark Watt

Netherlands: 1. Max O’Dowd, 2. Tobias Visée, 3. Ben Cooper, 4. Bas de Leede, 5. Scott Edwards (wk), 6. Antonius Staal, 7. Pieter Seelaar (c), 8. Philippe Boissevain, 9. Paul van Meekeren, 10. Fred Klaassen, 11. Brandon Glover

Pitch and Conditions

The weather played spoilsport on Sunday. However, the forecast looks a little more promising for Monday. The average first innings score in T20s at Dublin since 2018 is 206.

Stats and Facts

  • Max O’Dowd has scored 284 runs in eight T20Is this year (average 35.50).
  • Mark Watt has taken seven wickets in three T20Is in 2019.
  • Fred Klaasen is a key bowler for the Netherlands: he has taken nine wickets in five T20Is in 2019.
  • Tobias Visee and George Munsey both scored over 150 runs in the recent Global T20 Canada 2019 tournament.
  • Head-to-Head in T20Is: Matches: 9, Netherlands: 4, Scotland: 5.

Fantasy Cricket Prediction

MyTeam11 (regular) Prediction: Tobias Visee (wk and vc), Kyle Coetzer, Calum McLeod (c), Craig Wallace, Max O’Dowd, Ben Cooper, Richie Berrington, Pietar Seelaar, Mark Watt, Fred Klaasen, Ben Glover

Dream11 Prediction

Option 1:

Ireland T20 Tri-Series Match 2: NED vs SCO Preview Dream11 & MyTeam11. Netherlands vs Scotland Preview Dream11 & MyTeam11 Prediction
Ireland T20 Tri-Series Match 2: NED vs SCO Preview Dream11

Option 2:

Ireland T20 Tri-Series Match 2: NED vs SCO Preview Dream11 & MyTeam11. Netherlands vs Scotland Preview Dream11 & MyTeam11 Prediction
Ireland T20 Tri-Series Match 2: NED vs SCO Preview Dream11

Match Prediction

Both sides will want good performances with the World T20 Qualifier beginning next month. However, Scotland’s experience in this match could give them a slight edge.

Thanks for reading!

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