Zimbabwe National Cricket Team
Zimbabwe National Cricket Team. Pic Credits: Twitter.

ZIM vs NED, Zimbabwe Playing XI vs Netherlands (Predicted), 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.

ICC T20 World Cup 2022 Trophy
ICC T20 World Cup 2022 Trophy. Image Credits: ICC

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
Sean Williams. Image-Twitter/ICC

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 vs South Africa
Zimbabwe vs South Africa (Credits: Twitter)

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 vs Pakistan
Zimbabwe vs Pakistan. Image Credits: Twitter

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.

Sikandar Raza (PC-Getty Images)
Sikandar Raza (PC-Getty Images)

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

ZIM vs NED, Zimbabwe Playing XI vs Netherlands (Predicted), ICC T20 World Cup 2022

Wesley Madhevere

Zimbabwe's Wesley Madhevere
Zimbabwe’s Wesley Madhevere (Photo by AAMIR QURESHI/AFP via Getty Images)

Wesley Madhevere, the 22-year-old has opened the batting for Zimbabwe in ICC T20 World Cup 2022. In 6 T20Is, he has amassed 105 runs including an 18-ball 35* against South Africa in an abandoned game. He averages 21 and has a strike rate of 136.36 in this World Cup. He is a veteran of 42 T20Is. He scored 4 off 3 balls against Bangladesh.

Craig Ervine

Craig Ervine
Craig Ervine Photo Credit: (Getty Images)

Craig Ervine, the 37-year-old Zimbabwe skipper, has amassed 96 runs in 5 T20Is in ICC T20 World Cup 2022 averaging 19.2 at a below-par strike rate of 97.95. He managed 58 against Scotland and has played 54 T20Is where he managed over 1000 runs. He scored 8 runs against Bangladesh.

Sean Williams

Sean Williams
Sean Williams (Image Credits: Twitter)

Sean Williams, the 36-year-old former captain of the side, has managed 116 runs in 6 T20Is averaging 19.33 at a strike rate of 120.83. He did well in the July ICC T20 World Cup Qualifiers. He led from the front against Bangladesh by scoring 64 off 42 balls before being run out. But his effort went in vain as Bangladesh emerged victorious by 3 runs. He also picked 1/10 in 2 overs against Bangladesh.

Sikandar Raza

Sikandar Raza. (Photo Source: Getty)
Sikandar Raza. (Photo Source: Getty)

The 36-year-old veteran Pakistan-born Sikandar Raza is in red hot form. He is the leading run-getter and wicket-taker in ICC T20 World Cup 2022 for Zimbabwe, having amassed 145 runs averaging 24.16 at a strike rate of 145 and picking 9 scalps averaging a mere 14.66 in 6 T20Is.

His highest of 82 came in the Qualifiers against Ireland while his best bowling figures of 3/25 came against Pakistan. He averaged above 50 in the July ICC T20 World Cup Qualifiers and T20I series against Bangladesh. He scored a 3 ball duck against Bangladesh. He picked 1/35 against Bangladesh. Despite not scoring against Bangladesh, he is the 3rd highest run scorer so far in T20 World Cup 2022 and 4th highest wicket-taker.

Milton Shumba

Milton Shumba
Milton Shumba (Image Credits: Twitter)

Milton Shumba has played all 6 T20Is but has amassed only 63 runs with a highest of 18 against Proteas. He averages only 12.6 in ICC T20 World Cup 2022. The 22-year-old has played only 29 T20Is. He scored only 8 against Bangladesh.

Regis Chakabva

Regis Chakabva
Regis Chakabva (Credits: Twitter)

The 35-year-old skipper Regis Chakabva is a keeper and has managed only 25 runs in 5 T20Is in ICC T20 World Cup 2022 averaging a mere 5. He has played 46 T20Is but averages only 15.05. He scored 15 off 19 balls against Bangladesh.

Ryan Burl

Ryan Burl
Ryan Burl. Image: ICC

Ryan Burl has managed 64 runs in ICC T20 World Cup 2022 averaging 32 in 6 T20Is but is wicketless so far in the World Cup bowling 4 wicketless overs- 3 against Windies and 1 against Pakistan. The 28-year-old all-rounder has played 52 T20Is. He scored an unbeaten 27 against Bangladesh.

Tendai Chatara

Tendai Chatara
Tendai Chatara (Credits: Twitter)

Pacer Tendai Chatara replaced Luke Jongwe against Bangladesh but was wicketless conceding 18 runs in 3 wicketless overs. Tendai Chatara has picked 4 scalps in 5 T20Is averaging 24.75 this WC with a best of 2/14.

Luke Jongwe, the right-arm pacer has scored 49 runs averaging 24.5 in 3 innings at the ICC T20I World Cup 2022, and is the team’s 3rd highest run-getter. He also picked up 1/10 against Pakistan in 1 over. The 27-year-old has picked 49 scalps in 43 T20Is.

Brad Evans

Brad Evans in his delivery stride•Aug 10, 2022•AFP/Getty Images
Brad Evans in his delivery stride•Aug 10, 2022•AFP/Getty Images

Brad Evans, the right-arm 25-year-old pacer was the star of the night against Pakistan as he picked 2 wickets for Pakistan skipper Babar Azam and a set Mohammad Nawaz returning with figures of 2/25 in 4 overs. He has claimed 5 scalps in as many T20Is averaging 19.8. He conceded 32 runs in 3 overs against Bangladesh.

Richard Ngarava

Richard Ngarava
Richard Ngarava, Credits: Twitter

Richard Ngarava has picked 6 scalps in as many T20Is averaging 22.5 which included 2/22 against Ireland and 2/28 against Scotland. The 24-year-old has played 29 T20Is where he picked 28 scalps. He picked 2/24 against Bangladesh.

Blessing Muzarabani

Blessing Muzarabani
Blessing Muzarabani. Image: Twitter

Blessing Muzarabani has picked the most scalps for Zimbabwe in the ICC T20 World Cup 2022. His 9 scalps in 6 T20Is came at an average of 14.  He picked 3/23 against Ireland and 2/38 against West Indies besides picking 1/34 against Scotland and 1/18 against Pakistan.

The 26-year-old has picked 37 scalps in 31 T20Is. He picked 2/13 in 2 overs against Bangladesh. He is the 2nd highest wicket-taker in his WC after Sri Lanka’s Wanindu Hasaranga (10 scalps).