Date & Time: Tuesday, October 29, 15:40 IST
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Can UAE stop the Netherlands from securing a place in the Semi Finals?
It’s time for the Playoffs in the World T20 Qualifier 2019 as the Netherlands face off the UAE in the first playoff on Tuesday in Dubai. The winner of the contest will face off Ireland in the Semifinal-1 and also become the third team from the tournament to enter into the mega event in Australia. While the loser of the contest will face-off Scotland in the playoff- 3 tomorrow. UAE which finished at No.3 in Group B hasn’t had a smooth run as they have to go through a couple of losses and also found themselves in the grasps of elimination. On securing crucial victories in the last two games, they are still in contention for the top 6. On the other hand, the Netherlands was dominant throughout by winning 5 out of the 6 games that they played and their only loss came against the Group A toppers Papua New Guinea.
Both sides are unlikely to change the playing XI.
The surface at Dubai International Stadium has seen more high scoring games than any other venue in the tournament where scores between 165 to 180 was the norm. So expect nothing different for the playoff 1.
He is the most consistent batsman for the Netherlands in the tournament where he has provided the team with good starts most of the time. He has a PPM of 45 and an MDTA of 1.2 on the tour which makes him a must-have in the Dream11 cricket team.
The UAE middle-order batsman has not only been the consistent performer but he has also stepped up when the team needed his efforts most. His 89 in the last game against Canada is one of the reasons for UAE’s presence in playoffs. He has a PPM of 37 and an MDTA of 1.5 on the tour.
He is the one among the top point scorers of the tournament where he has an impressive PPM of close to 70 on the tour. He has at least chipped in with a wicket or given good start at the top of the order for the UAE.
He may have missed a couple of games early on in the tournament, but since his comeback he hasn’t left a stone unturned. He has continued his good form from where he left in the T20 Blast. He has a PPM of 60 and an MDTA of 1 in the four matches played on the tour.
He is the most consistent bowler for the Netherlands in the tournament where he has chipped in with at least a wicket in every match played. Adding to it, he also proved to be the most economical bowler for the side. He has a PPM of 51 and an MDTA of 1.2 on the tour.