Netherlands tour of Zimbabwe, ZIM vs NED, 2nd ODI Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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Netherlands tour of Zimbabwe 2023

ZIM vs NED, 2nd ODI



The 2nd ODI between Zimbabwe and the Netherlands will occur on Thursday, 23rd March 2023, in Harare Sports Club at 12:45 PM IST. The Netherlands is leading the 3-match ODI series with 0-1.

With his bowlers, Craig Ervine would be enraged to the max. With a 250-run target, they had the Netherlands at 110 for 6. The bowlers, however, should have capitalized on their favorable circumstances. As they attempt to tie the series, Ervine will need a more robust performance from his bowlers and starting lineup in this match.  

The team needs a strong start from Craig Ervine and Innocent Kaia after they failed to score runs in the last game. Next, the squad will require a strong performance from the experienced middle-order trio of Wesley Madhevere, Gary Ballance, and Sikandar Raza. Finally, with Ryan Burl, Wellington Masakadza, and Richard Ngarava in the batting order, Clive Madande offers depth after his outstanding performance in the previous game.  

The bowlers must go beyond their performance in the previous game. As they did in the last match, Richard Ngarava and Blessing Muzarabani must bowl tense periods with the new ball. To maintain pressure on the Dutch players throughout the middle overs of the game, Brad Evans, Raza, Burl, and Masakadza must all play nicely.  

It will make Scott Edwards glad to end his losing run. The Netherlands captain, though, has a lot to think about. Teja Nidamanuru led them to victory in their most recent game, which was a one-man performance for them. To duplicate the outcome, they will require a strong team effort. The hosts will attack them hard in this game, and a more robust performance is anticipated.  

Since Max O'Dowd and Vikramjit Singh have struggled lately, the team needs a good performance from them at the top. Experienced batsman Colin Ackermann is required to lead the middle order alongside Musa Ahmed and Tom Cooper. Teja Nidamanuru, who joined Scott Edwards and Shariz Ahmed in their batting lineup, will be confident following his electric performance in the previous game.  

In the first game, Fred Klaassen and Paul van Meekeren disturbed the Zimbabwean hitters with the new ball; they must continue their performance. The scoring in the middle overs has to be stopped by Vikramjit Singh and Brandon Glover. Ackermann and Shariz Ahmad will be expected to put in a strong performance by the side.


Match Details

Match: ZIM vs NED, 2nd ODI, Netherlands tour of Zimbabwe, 2023

Date: Thursday, March 23, 2023

Time: 12:45 PM

Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare


Pitch and Weather Report

As we witnessed in the last game, the surface has proven challenging for batting. As a result, the batters are having difficulty scoring runs since the ball has halted on them. Therefore, the team that wins the toss would choose to bowl in this situation and try to keep the opposition's score low.

The sluggish surface at Harare Sports Club is well-known for requiring the batters to focus on performing successfully. Fast bowlers get early help, although spinners have historically performed well on this surface. Additionally, the vast outfield limits the side's possibilities to score runs from outside the box.

There won't be any clouds above Harare. The temperature will revolve around 27℃ with a wind speed of 5 km/h in the east direction. In the most recent games, the pitch has proved challenging for batters. The slowness of the pitch has allowed spinners to worry the batters. In this game, the team batting first would be content with 300 runs or more. 


ZIM vs NED Squads

ZIM: Craig Ervine (capt), Gary Ballance, Ryan Burl, Tendai Chatara, Brad Evans, Innocent Kaia, Clive Madande, Wesley Madhevere, Tadiwanashe Marumani (wk), Wellington Masakadza, Brandon Mavuta, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava, Sikandar Raza, Sean Williams

NED: Scott Edwards (capt & wk), Colin Ackermann, Musa Ahmad, Shariz Ahmad, Wesley Barresi, Tom Cooper, Aryan Dutt, Brandon Glover, Vivian Kingma, Fred Klaassen, Ryan Klein, Bas de Leede, Roelof van der Merwe, Paul van Meekeren, Teja Nidamanuru, Max O'Dowd, Vikramjit Singh.


ZIM vs. NED Probable Playing XIs

ZIM: Craig Ervine (c), Innocent Kaia, Wesley Madhevere, Gary Ballance, Sikandar Raza, Ryan Burl, Wellington Masakadza, Clive Madande (wk), Brad Evans, Richard Ngarava, Blessing Muzarabani

NED: Scott Edwards (c & wk), Vikramjit Singh, Max O’Dowd, Tom Cooper, Musa Ahmed, Colin Ackermann, Scott Edwards (c & wk), Teja Nidamanuru, Shariz Ahmad, Paul van Meekeren, Fred Klaassen, Brandon Glover


Match Prediction

The Netherlands won the final game because of some outstanding individual play. However, the site has several flaws that must be addressed as a unit. To win this game, their top order must be more reliable. Zimbabwe possesses an intense spin assault and an experienced batting lineup. They play at home and get off to a head start on the guests. Zimbabwe to triumph


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