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ZIM vs NED Dream11 Prediction Possible 11 Pitch Report – ODI WC Qualifier 2023 Match 5

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Last Updated on 11 months by Charbel Coorey

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Zimbabwe made a dream start to their ODI World Cup Qualifier campaign, cruising past Nepal on Sunday to sit atop Group A. Next up is a Netherlands team who have what it takes to reach the Super Six stage, but will be missing key players who are on county cricket duty.

So, the hosts have an excellent chance to make it two from two. They made hay in the sun on a good batting surface at Harare, overcoming Nepal’s huge 171-run opening stand to eventually chase 292 with a huge 35 balls to spare. Skipper Craig Ervine (121*) was at the heart of it all, with Sean Williams’s magnificent 70-ball 102* giving the Zimbabweans an important net run rate boost.

For Netherlands, their experience lies in their batting. One feels their best chance is to bowl first and try take advantage of any morning movement before batting in pleasant conditions in the afternoon. Regardless, they need a complete performance to have a say against their confident hosts.

ODI WC Qualifier Match 5: ZIM vs NED Possible Playing XIs

Zimbabwe may stick with the same team unless they choose Brad Evans over Tendai Chatara, who went at 8.42 per over against Nepal.

Zimbabwe: 1. Joylord Gumbie, 2. Craig Ervine (c), 3. Wessly Madhevere, 4. Sean Williams, 5. Sikandar Raza, 6. Ryan Burl, 7. Clive Mandande (wk), 8. Wellington Masakadza, 9. Richard Ngarava, 10. Tendai Chatara/Brad Evans, 11. Blessing Muzarabani

Fred Klaassen, Paul van Meekeren, Colin Ackermann, Roelof van der Merwe and Brandon Glover are all unavailable for Netherlands. Shane Snater and Timm van der Gugten are also not participating in this tournament.

Netherlands: 1. Vikramjit Singh, 2. Max O’Dowd, 3. Wesley Barresi, 4. Noah Croes, 5. Bas de Leede, 6. Scott Edwards (c & wk), 7. Teja Nidamanuru, 8. Logan van Beek, 9. Shariz Ahmad, 10. Clayton Floyd/Aryan Dutt, 11. Vivian Kingma

Key Players to Watch/Key Stats

Zimbabwe:

  • Craig Ervine comes into this match off the back of a century against Nepal. The Zimbabwe captain has scored 187 runs in five matches against Netherlands at an average of 37.40.
  • Sean Williams, who also struck a century against Nepal, won player of the series against the Dutch in March 2023. He scored 120 runs and took three wickets in the three-match ODI series.
  • Sikandar Raza had a quiet outing on Sunday, but he can fire at any moment. The star all-rounder has scored the third-most runs at Harare Sports Club (1,547) at an average of 40.71. He also has 28 wickets.
  • Blessing Muzarabani has dismissed Max O’Dowd once in 38 deliveries in ODIs, conceding just 23 in the process. Also, he has conceded just 13 off 39 balls against Vikramjit Singh, with one dismissal.
  • Richard Ngarava was excellent at the death against Nepal. The left-arm seamer mixed his lengths brilliantly, taking four wickets after the 42nd over.

Netherlands:

  • Max O’Dowd has hit three fifties in five ODIs against Zimbabwe. Overall, he has struck 284 runs against them at an average of 71.00.
  • Vikramjit Singh has struck 14 double-figure scores in 17 ODIs innings, including six 40+ scores. However, he has crossed 60 just once.
  • Bas de Leede is crucial with his all-round ability. He hit 85* in county cricket last week and took six wickets in the same game.
  • Scott Edwards was one of the strong performers in ODIs in 2022. The captain struck 619 runs at an average of 47.61, with eight half-centuries in 15 innings.
  • Edwards against Zimbabwe in ODIs: 4 inns, 121 runs, avg. 40.33, SR 95.27.
  • Talented spinner Shariz Ahmad took eight wickets in three matches against Zimbabwe earlier this year. This included 5/43 in the second ODI.

Other Stats and Facts

  • Head-to-head: Matches 6, Zimbabwe, Netherlands 3.
  • Sean Williams has the most wickets in ZIM-NED ODIs (9).
  • Vikramjit Singh scored 49 runs in three matches against Zimbabwe earlier this year.
  • Sikandar Raza vs Netherlands in ODIs: 5 inns, 136 runs, avg. 45.33, SR 102.25.
  • Teja Nidamanuru hit 110* in the first ODI against Zimbabwe earlier in 2023.

Harare Sports Club Pitch Report and Weather

Expect the captain who wins the toss to bowl. Conditions usually get better for batting as the day goes on in Harare. Another clear day is forecast with a top of about 26 degrees.

ODI WC Qualifier 2023 Match 5: ZIM vs NED Dream11 Prediction Today 20 June

Note: The below teams are not based on the final playing XIs. We may not be able to update these in time. Use the stats and commentary in this article, as well as your own instincts, to create your teams.

Option 1:

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ODI WC Qualifier 2023 Match 5: ZIM vs NED Dream11 Prediction

Option 2:

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ODI WC Qualifier 2023 Match 5: ZIM vs NED Dream11 Prediction

ODI WC Qualifier 2023 Match 5: ZIM vs NED Match Prediction – Who will win?

Zimbabwe should win given the players the Netherlands are without.

Charbel Coorey
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