The United Arab Emirates will be hosting Netherlands for the first Playoff of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019.
With Ireland and Papua New Guinea having booked a spot in the mega event, the focus will now be on the playoffs. Netherlands currently occupies the second spot in Group A, while UAE finds itself at third in Group B.
A win for either of the team will make them qualify for ICC World T20 that is scheduled for next year. The loser, however, will have to face Scotland in the third-Playoff.
The Netherlands are high on confidence and are fresh from a four-wicket win against Scotland. Meanwhile, UAE is on the back of a 14-runs win against Canada.
Date- Tuesday, October 29 | Time- 3:40 PM (IST) | Venue- Dubai International Cricket Stadium Dubai
Pitch Conditions/ Weather Conditions
The Dubai International Stadium wicket is generally a batter friendly wicket and a high scoring game could be expected. The weather, in Dubai, is expected to be warm as usual with no signs of interruption from rain.
UAE- Chirag Suri, Rohan Mustafa, Rameez Shahzad, Muhammad Usman, Darius D’Silva, Sultan Ahmed, Waheed Ahmed, Mohammad Boota (WK), Ahmed Raza (C), Junaid Siddiqui, Zahoor Khan, Zawar Farid, Imran Haider.
Netherlands- Tobias Visee, Max O’Dowd, Ben Cooper, Colin Ackermann, Pieter Seelaar (c), Ryan ten Doeschate, Roelof van der Merwe, Scott Edwards (wk), Brandon Glover, Paul van Meekeren, Timm van der Gugten, Shane Snater, Antonious Staal, Philippe Boissevain, Fred Klaassen.
Probable Playing Eleven
UAE-Ahmed Raza (c), Ashfaq Ahmed, Sultan Ahmed, Waheed Ahmed, Mohammad Boota, Darius D’Silva, Zawar Farid, Imran Haider, Zahoor Khan, Rohan Mustafa, Ghulam Shabber (wk), Rameez Shahzad, Junaid Sidique, Chirag Suri, Muhammad Usman
Netherlands- Tobias Visee, Max O’Dowd, Ben Cooper, Colin Ackermann, Pieter Seelaar (c), Ryan ten Doeschate, Roelof van der Merwe, Scott Edwards (wk), Brandon Glover, Paul van Meekeren, Timm van der Gugten
Muhammad Usman’s valiant knock of and unbeaten 89 was one of the key reasons why UAE made it to the playoffs after beating Canada. Rameez Shahzad has also contributed with quick 30’s and 40’s time and time again. In terms of bowling, Waheed Ahmed was the standout performer in the last game with figures of 3-21.
For Netherlands, Max O’Dowd, Ben Cooper and Ryan ten Doeschate will play a vital role in the batting order. Paul van Meekeren and Roelof van der Merve have been constantly among the wickets columns.
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NED vs UAE Dream11 Today Match Prediction
Wicket-Keeper- Scott Edwards
Batsmen- Max O’Dowd (VC), Rameez Shahzad, Muhammad Usman
All-Rounders- Colin Ackermann, Roelof van der Merwe, Rohan Mustafa (C), Waheed Ahmed
Bowlers- Ahmed Raza, Timm van der Gigten, Paul van Meekeren