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As CWC 2019 fever starts to heat up, a lower-profile ODI series begins in The Netherlands between two sides desperate for more opportunities.

Zimbabwe, who missed out on qualification to the 2019 World Cup in heartbreaking fashion, are set to play just their fifth ODI of this calendar year. Their previous four were at home to UAE during IPL 2019, so gaining the attention and exposure required to build has been a challenge. They did enjoy the winning feeling, though, taking out that series 4-0, and ODIs against Netherlands and Ireland can be used as a message to say they are ready to play higher-ranked sides more often.

The Netherlands have had quite the wait for their next ODI. Their last was a one-run loss to Nepal all the way back in August last year, which is reason to be excited for this clash. They have enjoyed success against a Test playing nation in an ODI before (Bangladesh in 2010), so can they create another fine moment in their cricketing history with another scalp? Under the leadership of Pieter Seelaar, that is what they will be after.

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Key to a Netherlands win

The retirement of Peter Borren leaves a bit of a hole in the Netherlands’ batting stocks. So, plenty rests on the top order’s ability to get their side off to a good start against Kyle Jarvis and Tendai Chatara, who were too good for UAE back in March. The likes of Wesley Barresi, Max O’Dowd and Ben Cooper will be key in setting a platform, backed up by the likes of Bas de Leede who can then look to take advantage.

Also, pace bowler Vivian Kingma has been brought back into the Netherlands’ squad for this series. 26 wickets in 25 List A games at an average of 28 is something to build on, and he has an opportunity to test himself against some fine players for Zimbabwe. Keep an eye out for how well the likes of Fred Klaasen, Reolof van der Merwe and Pieter Seelar can build pressure on Zimbabwe in an attempt to get the better of their more experienced players such as Brendan Taylor.

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Image credit: ICC/Donald MacLeod. Netherlands vs Zimbabwe 1st ODI Preview Dream11 – Australian-born Ben Cooper will be key.

Key to a Zimbabwe win

Kyle Jarvis took 10 wickets in four ODIs in Zimbabwe’s recent series vs UAE, displaying excellent line, length and movement to prove too good. In conditions that could assist the bowlers up-front, Jarvis will be Zimbabwe’s main man with the ball, backed up by Tendai Chatara and Donald Tiripano who took a combined 11 wickets in that series against UAE. These three will be key in setting a fine platform for the all-rounders, namely Sean Williams and Sikandar Raza, to continue the work.

Also, Zimbabwe welcome back plenty of experience in what is positive news. Hamilton Masakadza returns to the lead the side, along with Brendan Taylor who also missed the UAE series through injury. The two stalwarts will be key in overcoming an enthusiastic Dutch attack, paving the way for the likes of Craig Ervine, Sean Williams and Sikandar Raza to build a strong total via middle overs accumulation and partnerships.

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Image credit: Getty Images. Netherlands vs Zimbabwe 1st ODI Preview Dream11 – Brendan Taylor returns for Zimbabwe.

Pitch and conditions

Some rain is predicted for the afternoon in Deventer. This is the first ever ODI at Sportpark Het Schootsveld, so what the pitch plays like will be interesting to see. Typically, pitches in The Netherlands are similar to that of Ireland, offering some assistance early before becoming pretty good for batting.

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Possible Playing 11

Ryan ten Doeschate is unavailable for Netherlands as he is playing for Essex.

Netherlands: 1. Wesley Barresi, 2. Max O’Dowd, 3. Ben Cooper, 4. Tobias Visee, 5. Bas de Leede, 6. Roelof van der Merwe, 7. Scott Edwards (wk), 8. Pieter Seelaar (c), 9. Brandon Glover, 10. Vivian Kingma, 11. Fred Klaassen

Hamilton Masakadza returns to captain the side. Regis Chakabva, Timycen Maruma, Brian Chari , Brandon Mavuta and Tony Munyonga are all out of the squad that played UAE, replaced by Masakadza, Brendan Taylor, Richmond Mutumbami and Tinashe Kamunhukamwe.

Zimbabwe: 1. Hamilton Masakadza (c), 2. Solomon Mire, 3. Brendan Taylor, 4. Craig Ervine, 5. Sean Williams, 6. Sikandar Raza, 7. PJ Moor (wk), 8. Elton Chigumbura/Chris Mpofu, 9. Donald Tiripano, 10. Kyle Jarvis, 11. Tendai Chatara

Dream11 Prediction

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Netherlands vs Zimbabwe 1st ODI Preview Dream11 Prediction

Stats and Facts:

  • Netherlands won the last match between these sides (a List A match) in 2017. Zimbabwe won the series 2-1, though.
  • The only official ODI between the sides was way back in the 2003 World Cup, where Zimbabwe won by 99 runs.
  • Brendan Taylor and Hamilton Masakadza, back in the Zimbabwe setup, have played 392 ODIs between them.

Match Prediction

A great opportunity for The Netherlands to do well against a Test team.

However, Zimbabwe look to have enough experience on hand to get a win.

Thanks for reading!

Also read: New Zealand vs South Africa World Cup Match Preview Dream11 Prediction

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Charbel Coorey
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