Zimbabwe men’s cricket team will host the Netherlands in a three-match One Day International (ODI) series at the Harare Sports Club from March 21 to 25. ZIM vs NED 2023 ODI series will be live streamed in India.
Both Zimbabwe and Netherlands are languishing at the bottom of the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Super League points table but have already advanced to the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Qualifier stage to be held in Zimbabwe in June-July.
The Netherlands, despite having a 2-1 lead in head-to-head fixtures against Zimbabwe in ODIs, will have their task cut out against an improved Zimbabwe men’s cricket team playing on home soil.
Zimbabwe will be playing in their second ODI series of the year. They drew a three-match ODI series against Ireland in Ireland 1-1 in January after the final ODI was washed out.
Zimbabwe concluded their 2022 ODI season by beating Australia in Australia in the third of the three-match series but lost 1-2.
The Netherlands, meanwhile, gave a good account of themselves against Pakistan in their final ODI series of 2022 despite losing 0-3. They lost their first match by 16 runs while chasing 315 and fell short by nine runs in the third ODI match after bowling out Pakistan for 206 runs.
The Netherlands, however, could not win a single ODI match last year and lost all 15. The series against Zimbabwe will be their first ODI assignment of 2023.
The last time the two sides met in an ODI series was back in 2019. The Netherlands beat Zimbabwe by seven wickets in the first match and won the second game by three wickets while chasing 291.
While Zimbabwe are yet to announce their squad for the upcoming ODI series, the Netherlands will be led by captain and wicket-keeper Scott Edwards and will welcome back former South Africa spinner Roelof van der Merwe in Dutch colours.
The Netherlands’ key players like Brandon Glover, Paul van Meekeren, and Fred Klaassen, all of whom missed the ODI series against Pakistan due to county cricket commitments, will also be back in the mix.
Where to watch Zimbabwe vs Netherlands 2023 ODI series live in India?
Live streaming of the ZIM vs NED 2023 ODI series in India will be available on the FanCode app and website.
There will be no telecast for Zimbabwe vs Netherlands 2023 ODI series in India.
Zimbabwe vs Netherlands 2023 ODI series schedule and match times in India
As per Indian Standard Times (IST)
|March 21, Tuesday||Zimbabwe vs Netherlands, 1st ODI match||Harare Sports Club, Harare||1:00 PM|
|March 23, Thursday||Zimbabwe vs Netherlands, 2nd ODI match||Harare Sports Club, Harare||1:00 PM|
|March 25, Saturday||Zimbabwe vs Netherlands, 3rd ODI match||Harare Sports Club, Harare||1:00 PM|
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