Haagse CC aim to see off VRA Cricket Club in style in the Dutch OD, get tips and predictions
Defending champions Haagse CC take on VRA Cricket Club in the second game of the Dutch OD at the De Diepput The Hague on Saturday, May 8.
Haagse CC, winners of the previous edition, kicked off their campaign with a 177-run win over Amsterdamsche CC. Disciplined performances in the batting and bowling sector got the team in a favourable position and secured a victory without much hassle.
Meanwhile, VRA Cricket Club were subdued by VOC Rotterdam. Chasing a score of 193, VRA were bowled out for 142.
The match is set to start at 3:30 PM IST (12:00 PM GMT) on May 8.
HGCC vs VRA Dream11 prediction
Given how either side fared in the opening round of the Dutch OD, it is a no-brainer that Haagse CC will run out winners in this fixture.
VRA Cricket Club does have the resources to give HGCC a tough battle but only complacency could affect their chances of winning the tie.
HGCC vs VRA best players
Top Tip: Best Batsmen
Ben Cooper is a left-handed batsman who is expected to play a vital role in VRA Cricket Club’s charge against HGCC’s bowlers. The 29-year-old, who has represented the Netherlands in eight ODIs, has tallied 171 runs in his international career and that will be a boon to his prowess on Saturday.
For VRA Cricket Club, Tonny Staal could spoil the party for HGCC. The 25-year-old smashed a 63-ball 69 that was laced with eight boundaries and one six. To see your team have a winning edge, it is important to have Staal as your pick among batsmen.
Top Tip: Best Bowler
After picking a five-wicket haul in the opening game of Dutch OD, Clayton Floyd is the best bowler for HGCC vs VRA. Despite the pitch being on the slower side, you can expect the bowler to shine with the ball.
Ashir Abid will be the dangerman from the VRA Cricket Club. The bowler is highly rated amongst the VRA bowlers and one can fancy a quality spell from him against HGCC.
Top Tip: Best All-rounder and Wicket-keeper
The seasoned Peter Borren is backed as the top-performing all-rounder for the latest HGCC vs VRA clash. The all-rounder is a veteran of 58 ODIs, with 1004 runs and 46 wickets to his name. Expect a commanding performance from the 37-year-old.
As a budget pick, Mitch Lees comes with the added advantage that he can contribute in the middle order. Having scored 27 runs in the opening game, VRA will hope he can drive the team in the middle overs.
HGCC vs VRA probable playing XI
Haagse CC playing XI: Antonius Staal, Boris Gorlee, Dietmar Hennop, Felix Vecchi, Olivier Klaus, Yash Patel, Chris Hammer, Damian Crowley, Daniel Trijzelaar, Musa Ahmad, Hidde Overdijk.
VRA Cricket Club playing XI: Peter Borren, Udit Nashier, Zamaan Khan, Debrub Dasgupta, Ben Cooper, Luke Hartsink, Leon Turmaine, Ashir Abid, Mitch Lees, Quirijn Gunning, Vikram Singh.