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Last Updated on 5 years by Charbel Coorey

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Who knows what to expect when an Associate hosts a lower-ranked Test nation, especially considering both sides have been short of cricket in recent times.

However, The Netherlands should be mighty proud of what they have achieved. Three wins in three matches against Zimbabwe (two ODIs, one T20I) has sent a big statement that they are a side deserving of more opportunities. Indeed, the first T20I was something to behold, with Roelof van der Merwe channeling his inner Shakib Al Hasan to deliver an outstanding all-round performance that was too good for Zimbabwe. Can the Dutch make it a clean sweep across two formats?

Zimbabwe are struggling. Outplayed in all departments, the Zimbabweans have been playing catch up right throughout their tour to date. Their bowlers haven’t been in the wickets regularly, and their batsmen continue to underwhelm. A clean sweep across four matches against an Associate side will be a huge blow to Hamilton Masakadza’s side, who are working hard to prove that they are a team that can thrive with more opportunities. Can they get their first win of the tour?

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Key to a Netherlands win

The Netherlands’ top order has been good form right throughout these matches. Max O’Dowd has taken his opportunities like a duck to water, scoring 175 runs across the two ODIs and lone T20I so far. With Ben Cooper also in fine touch, the Netherlands can hope for another good start given what Tobias Visee showed in the ODIs as well. With Roelof van der Merwe showcasing all his experience in the first T20I, it is crucial that the Dutch give their star all-rounder another good platform to play off.

Also, it is not only in the batting department that the Netherlands have excelled in. 22 year old Brandon Glover, on T20I debut, was outstanding in paralyzing the Zimbabwean run chase. Also, a key feature was how well the Dutch bowled as a unit in the first T20I, with the ten wickets shared among four bowlers – three of which took three wickets each. Can the Netherlands once again put the pressure on Zimbabwe and then pounce when the opportunity presents itself?

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Key to a Zimbabwe win

It has been tough going for Zimbabwe. Their bowlers have struggled, going the distance in the first T20I after failing to defend 290 in the second ODI. The onus is on the seamers to bounce back and lead the way after being significantly outplayed by their Dutch counterparts first up, going for a total of 111 runs in just nine overs. With the spinners bowling pretty well for Zimbabwe last time out, the seamers need to put in a better display.

Also, can Zimbabwe get some proper momentum into their batting innings? Skipper Hamilton Masakadza continues to underwhelm, which has put pressure on those following him to deliver. Solomon Mire is another, failing to discover the form he showed in the Tri-Series with Pakistan and Australia last year. Indeed, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe is a chance of getting a run as a result of poor scores. In a must-win game, the openers have to get Zimbabwe into the game, setting a platform for the likes of Brendan Taylor, Craig Ervine, Sean Williams and Sikandar Raza to play off.

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Pitch and conditions

A high of 31 degrees with no rain is the forecast for Rotterdam. The Netherlands’ score of 199 in the first T20I is by far the highest first innings total in five T20Is played at this ground (next best is 158). The average score batting first is 157.8.

Possible Playing 11

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

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

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Stats and Facts

  • Netherlands and Zimbabwe have one win each in two T20I meetings.
  • Netherlands have won each of three matches on Zimbabwe’s tour so far.
  • Bangladesh toured the Netherlands in 2012 for a T20I series. This is the only other T20I series the Dutch have played against a Test nation. That series finished 1-1.

Match Prediction

Zimbabwe have no answers to the Netherlands at the moment. With the Dutch playing well under the guidance of Ryan Campbell, I predict they will win yet again and take the series 2-0.

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Thanks for reading!

Charbel Coorey
Charbel Cooreyhttps://cricblog.net
Charbel is the owner & founder of cricblog.net, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. He is also a keen fantasy sports player. Charbel has also had the privilege of interviewing cricketers on the CricBlog TV YouTube channel, including James Neesham, Rassie van der Dussen, Andrew Tye, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat and Saurabh Netravalkar: https://www.youtube.com/@cricblogtv For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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