Hosts Zimbabwe will square off against the Netherlands in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier B final at the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo on Sunday, July 17. The match will start at 5:00 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).
By reaching the tournament’s final, both Zimbabwe and Netherlands have clinched the final two available berths at the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia starting on October 16.
ZIM vs NED Dream11 prediction
Led by Craig Ervine, Zimbabwe defeated Papua New Guinea in the first semi-final to storm into the summit clash. Earlier, the hosts topped Group A standings with six points from three matches.
On the other hand, the Netherlands beat the USA by seven wickets to book their place in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier B final. With six points from three games, Scott Edwards-led Netherlands also finished at the top of the Group B standings.
Zimbabwe and Netherlands are unbeaten in the ongoing tournament, having won four matches each so far.
However, Zimbabwe have an edge over the Netherlands in the T20 head-to-head record, winning two of the three matches that they have played so far.
Going by their past head-to-head record, hosts Zimbabwe will start as favourites against the Netherlands on Sunday.
ZIM vs NED Dream11 team tips for ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier B final
Top Tip: Best batter
Zimbabwe’s Sean Williams has been one of the in-form batters in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier B cricket tournament so far. The 35-year-old middle-order batter has amassed 169 in four matches at a strike rate of 140.83 and an average of 42.25. Sean Williams has accumulated 327 fantasy points and will be a worthy pick at 9.5 credits.
Top Tip: Best bowler
In the bowling department, Netherlands’ Fred Klaassen will be the overwhelming choice. The left-arm seamer has been the leading wicket-taker in the tournament so far, picking nine wickets in four matches at an impressive economy of 6.13. Klaassen will look to add to his fantasy tally of 346 points and will be a quality investment at 9.5 credits.
Top Tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper
Among the all-rounders on display, picking Netherlands’ Bas de Leede in any fantasy team is a no-brainer. The 22-year-old all-rounder has scored 169 runs and also bagged seven wickets in four matches so far. Bas de Leede has already accrued 451 fantasy points - the most by any player involved in the upcoming final.
For the wicket-keeper spot, Zimbabwe’s Regis Chakabva pips Scott Edwards of the Netherlands. Opening the batting, Chakabva has scored 91 runs in four matches at a strike rate of 149.18. The Zimbabwe wicket-keeper is also reliable behind the stumps and will be a valuable addition to any team at just 8.5 credits.
ZIM vs NED playing XI (probable)
Zimbabwe playing XI (probable): Regis Chakabva (wicket-keeper), Craig Ervine (captain), Wesley Madhevere, Sikandar Raza, Sean Williams, Milton Shumba, Ryan Burl, Wellington Masakadza, Luke Jongwe, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava
Netherlands playing XI (probable): Stephan Myburgh, Max O’Dowd, Bas de Leede, Tom Cooper, Scott Edwards (captain/wicket-keeper), Teja Nidamanuru, Logan Van Beek, Tim Pringle, Fred Klaassen, Paul van Meekeren, Shariz Ahmad
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