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Knocked out of the T20 World Cup, the Netherlands look to upset Zimbabwe

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Losing their first three video games within the Super 12 to Bangladesh, India and Pakistan, Netherlands turned the primary staff to be knocked out of the 2022 T20 World Cup ultimate 4 rivalry. Thanks to their sensational one run win towards Pakistan and a washed out recreation towards South Africa, Zimbabwe nonetheless stay within the race for the semis. If that’s to stay, a win towards the Dutch is the minimal that has to go in Zimbabwe’s favor as the 2 lock horns on the Adelaide Oval on Wednesday.

The two have beforehand met on 4 events within the format, with Zimbabwe successful twice, Netherlands successful one and a fourth that resulted in a tie. The solely assembly between the 2 on the World T20 was in 2014 when Zimbabwe emerged victorious by 5 wickets.

Where will the match be determined?

Max O’Dowd within the powerplay

Amidst common batting collapses in the course of the event, Maxwell O Dowd has been Netherlands’ sole hope with the bat. The 28-year-old has scored 161 runs in six matches and the opener must rating huge if Netherlands are to finest Zimbabwe together with an unbeaten 71 towards Sri Lanka. Blessing Muzarabani and Sikandar Raza have each picked 9 wickets and featured within the powerplay this season. The duo are prone to bother Max O’Dowd within the first six overs.

Next up, 🇿🇼 lock horns towards the Netherlands 🇳🇱 in an important Super 12 match in Adelaide #ZIMvNED | #T20WorldCup

— Zimbabwe Cricket (@ZimCricketv) November 1, 2022

Sikandar Raza towards de Leede-van Meekeren

Going into the event, Sikandar Raza was Zimbabwe’s highest T20I run-scorer this yr (652 runs in 18 innings). The 36-year-old has scored most runs for Zimbabwe on the World Cup as nicely however his type has barely resembled his pre event exploits. The tempo duo of Bas de Leede and Paul van Meekeren have a complete of 16 wickets between them within the event to this point and might be raring to take away Zimbabwe’s finest batter out of the best way.

Six lust

Zimbabwe have hit 10 sixes of their final 5 outings within the event whereas Netherlands have cleared the boundary a complete of 12 occasions in as many matches

Form information

Starting from the Round 1 video games at this T20 World Cup, Netherlands have gained solely two of their final six matches that features 4 defeats within the final 4 video games (W,W,L,L,L,L). Zimbabwe alternatively, have gained thrice in as many fixtures and in addition performed a washed out fixture towards South Africa barring the 2 defeats. (W,L,W,NR,W,L)

Probable Playing XI:

Zimbabwe: Wesley Madhevere, Craig Ervine, Milton Shumba, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Regis Chakabva, Ryan Burl, Brad Evans, Richard Ngarava, Blessing Muzarabani, Tendai Chatara

Netherlands: Stephan Myburgh, Max O’Dowd, Bas de Leede, Tom Cooper, Colin Ackermann, Scott Edwards, Roelof van Der Merwe, Tim Pringle, Logan van Beek, Fred Klaassen, Paul van Meekeren.