ZIM vs NED Match Preview, ICC T20 World Cup 2022. Zimbabwe will play against the Netherlands on Wednesday, 2nd November at 9:30 am IST (2:30 pm Local Time) in the 34th match of ICC T20 World Cup 2022 at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide. The match between ZIM and NED would be played in day time at Adelaide.
ZIM vs NED Match Preview, ICC T20 World Cup 2022
Zimbabwe lost against Bangladesh while Pakistan will take on the Netherlands later in the day. Zimbabwe were decent with the ball and restricted Bangladesh to 150 at the end of the first innings. Bangladesh have won by three runs.
Bangladesh defeated Zimbabwe by three runs in their ICC T20 World Cup 2022 Super 12 stage fixture, at The Gabba in Brisbane on Sunday. Defending a target of 151 runs, Bangladesh restricted Zimbabwe to 147 for eight in 19.5 overs.
Sean Williams played a knock of 64 runs off 42 balls but failed to take his side past the finish line. Meanwhile, Taskin Ahmed took three wickets, and Mosaddek Hossain and Mustafizur Rahman bagged two-wicket hauls. Initially, a knock of 71 runs off 55 balls by Najmul Hossain Shanto helped Bangladesh post 150 for seven in 20 overs. Meanwhile, Richard Ngarava and Blessing Muzarabani bagged two-wicket hauls for Zimbabwe.
Brief Scores: Bangladesh 150/7 ( Shanto 71, Afif 29, Muzarabani 2/13) beat Zimbabwe 147/8 (Williams 64, Burl 27, Taskin 3/19, Musytafizur 2/15)
South Africa were ahead of the five-over DLS par for no wickets lost but had only faced three overs when rain ended the game against Zimbabwe. South Africa were denied a victory in their ICC T20 World Cup 2022 opener after rain ensured their shortened fixture against Zimbabwe could not be completed. After a two-hour-and-35-minute delay, the match was reduced to nine overs a side.
Zimbabwe recovered from being 19 for 4 to set South Africa a target of 80, which was then cut down to a target of 64 in seven overs after another weather interruption. South Africa were well ahead of their five-over DLS par score when the players went off for rain again, but they had only faced three overs at that point – a T20 match is only completed when both teams have faced at least five overs.
No result Zimbabwe 79 for 5 in 9 overs (Madhevere 35*, Ngidi 2-20) vs South Africa 51 for 0 in 3 overs (de Kock 47*)
Zimbabwe continues to make history in what is turning out to be an ICC T20 World Cup 2022 to remember for them as they stunned former champions Pakistan in Perth, winning by one run after successfully defending three runs from the final three balls of the match. That win keeps Zimbabwe well in the hunt for a place in the semi-finals after having already gained a fortunate point against South Africa in their opening fixture of the ‘Super 12’s which was abandoned due to rain interruptions.
Zimbabwe promised to cause as much damage as they could in the Super 12s and, two games in, they have inflicted a major blow. They defended 130 to deny Pakistan their first points and leave them at risk of not making the semi-finals, and they did in an extraordinary fashion.
After a strong start in their batting, they slipped to 95 for 7 and set Pakistan a modest target on a pitch with good bounce and a big outfield. But Zimbabwe have an understated and varied attack and they gave Pakistan’s – which Shadab Khan proudly proclaimed the best in the tournament – competition for that label. An all-round disciplined bowling effort led by Sikandar Raza (3/25) helped Zimbabwe stun Pakistan by one run in a thriller in Perth.
Zimbabwe’s pacers removed Pakistan’s openers in the first five overs before Sikandar Raza, in the form of his life, took two wickets in two balls and another in his next over to leave Pakistan on 94 for 6. Still, they should have fancied their chances. Pakistan needed 38 runs in the last five overs. Pakistan needed 11 to win off the final over of a pulsating evening, and that equation came down to three from three with the well-set Mohammad Nawaz at the crease.
But 25-year-old pacer Brad Evans produced three stunning deliveries right when it mattered. It still was at three needed off three but Brad Evans, playing his first game of this ICC T20 World Cup 2022 picked 2 scalps to flip the whole entire script.
Zimbabwe 130 for 8 (Williams 31, Wasim 4-24, Shadab 3-23) beat Pakistan 129 for 8 (Masood 44, Raza 3-25, Evans 2-25) by one run
Bangladesh scored 144/8 against the Netherlands who have lost all wickets for 135 runs. Bangladesh won by 9 runs against the spirited Netherlands. Netherlands’ Colin Ackermann waged a lone battle as he scored 62 off 48 balls before being a victim of Taskin Ahmed. Bangladesh’s Afif Hossain scored 38 while Najmul Hossain Shanto scored 25 and Mosaddek Hossain scored an unbeaten 20.
The in-form Dutch side bowled well for the majority of Bangladesh’s innings and some solid catching in the field meant the Asian side could only muster 144/8 from their 20 overs at Bellerive Oval. Seamers Paul van Meekeren (2/21) and Bas de Leede (2/19) picked up two wickets apiece. Taskin Ahmed has picked 4 scalps for 25 and Hasan Mahmud has claimed 2 scalps for 15.
After being 31/4 in the Powerplay one would say it was quite a close game. But apart from Colin Ackermann and a few lusty blows from Paul van Meekeren, there were hardly any contributions. Bangladesh just kept picking wickets throughout the innings as the Netherlands did in the first innings.
Bangladesh 144 for 8 (Afif 38, van Meekeren 2-21, de Leede 2-29) beat Netherlands 135 (Ackermann 62, Taskin 4-25, Mahmud 2-15) by 9 runs
India defeated the Netherlands by 56 runs to register their second consecutive win in the ICC T20 World Cup 2022. Electing to bat, India scored 179 for 2 and then restricted Netherlands to 123 for 9. India produced a solid batting display with Rohit Sharma (53), Virat Kohli (62 not out), and Suryakumar Yadav (51 not out) – all scoring scintillating fifties.
Defending, pacers Bhuvneshwar Kumar (2/9) and Arshdeep Singh (2/37) and the spin duo of Axar Patel (2/18) and Ravichandran Ashwin (2/21) shone bright with the ball for India. India’s five specialist bowlers shared the wickets, with Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Axar Patel, and Ravichandran Ashwin picking up two apiece, and Mohammed Shami one.
India 179 for 2 (Kohli 62*, Rohit 53, Suryakumar 51*) beat Netherlands 123 for 9 (Bhuvneshwar 2-9, Axar 2-18) by 56 runs
Netherlands Predicted Playing XI vs Zimbabwe and Playing XI vs Pakistan:- Stephen Myburgh, Max O Dowd, Bas de Leede, Colin Ackermann, Tom Cooper, Scott Edwards (wk/c), Roelof van der Merwe, Tim Pringle, Fred Klaassen, Brandon Glover, Paul van Meekeren
Zimbabwe Predicted Playing XI vs Netherlands and Playing XI vs Bangladesh:- Wesley Madhevere, Craig Ervine (c), Milton Shumba, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Regis Chakabva (wk), Ryan Burl, Brad Evans, Tendai Chatara, Richard Ngarava, Blessing Muzarabani