Date & Time: Saturday, October 19, 15:40 IST
Venue: ICC Academy, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Confident Namibia face off on the strong Netherlands
It is just the second day in the ICC Men’s Qualifier 2019 but it seems like it has gone past few days with fast-paced matches being played. In that very front, Netherlands take on Namibia in their second match of the season. The Netherlands has started the season with a victory against Kenya, courtesy of an all-round performance in spite of a fight from the opposition. Now they will be raring to go with a win under their belt. On the other hand, Namibia playing their first match of the season has come into the tournament on the back of the good WCL2 and CWCL2 form. But facing the Netherlands will be a big challenge for them and now is when they have to come with a collective effort to continue their recent form.
NED Possible XI: Max O Dowd, T Visee, C Ackerman/ F Klassen, B Cooper, R Deschate, S Edwards, P Sealer, R Van der Merwe, B Glover, P Meekern, T Gugten.
NAM Possible XI: S Baard, J Kotze, N Davin, G Erasmus, C Willimas, Z Geren, C Viljoen, JJ Smit, M Lungameni, Z Groenewald, B Scholtz
The surface at ICC Academy in Dubai has been great for batting on the first day of the season where scores of 160 were recorded. It is expected to behave in the same way for the second day as well.
The Netherlands opener has continued his good form from the recent Tri-Series. His half-century in the side’s first game has helped them to post an above part total on the board. He has a PPM of 45 in the last 5 games which makes him a worthy pick for the fantasy cricket team.
The Netherlands Skipper has a crucial part to play for the team’s success in UAE where spin plays a big role. He may not be the front line spinner but he can be effective when he gets it right. Adding to it, his ability to play brisk knocks at the fag end of the innings makes him a worthy pick to consider.
He is Namibia’s most consistent bowler in recent times. He possesses the highest PPM among all bowlers in the side with 48 in his career and he also has an impressive MDTA of 1.3.
Having made his debut in 2018, he has become the side’s most vital player. He can be destructive with the bat and he has become a reliable bowler in the past few months. He has a PPM of 72 and an MDTA of 1.2 in the format.