After a stunning victory on foreign soil, the Netherlands will be riding high on confidence as they face Zimbabwe for the second time in three days on Thursday at the Harare Sports Club. Let us take a detailed look at the team news, predicted playing XI, pitch report, and much more ahead of this action-packed contest.
Zimbabwe fell short by one wicket in the first ODI against the Netherlands, despite being expected to win. The former team will be looking to perform better with the bat in the upcoming match in order to save the ODI series and their pride at home.
Anil Nidamanuru’s heroics previously helped the Netherlands cross the finish line in a nailbiting match against Zimbabwe. The top-order batsmen, on the other hand, will be looking to redeem themselves in the second ODI, as the Dutch side is on the verge of an unexpected win in this ODI series against 11th-seeded (latest ICC ODI Ranking) Zimbabwe in Harare.
The 2nd ODI between Zimbabwe vs Netherlands will take place on March 23rd, 2023 at Harare Sports Club, Harare.
Match Details to Note
Match: Zimbabwe vs Netherlands, 2nd ODI, Netherlands tour of Zimbabwe, 2023
Date: March 23, 2023 (Thursday)
Time: 12:45 PM IST
Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare
Given how the home side’s top-order batting lineup struggled to establish their presence, Tadiwanashe Marumani can replace Wesley Madhevere in the starting XI.
The hosts have lost their last three one-day internationals, including one against the Netherlands.
Innocent Kaia, Craig Ervine (c), Wesley Madhevere, Gary Ballance, Sikandar Raza, Ryan Burl, Wellington Masakadza, Clive Madande (wk), Brad Evans, Richard Ngarava, Blessing Muzarabani, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Sean Williams, Brandon Mavuta, Tendai Chatara
Players to watch out for:
The most anticipated Zimbabwe International star got off to a good start, scoring 22 runs, but was unable to build on his innings.
Fresh off a 74-run inning, Madande will be expected to provide a quality finish to Zimbabwe’s batting innings against the Dutch.
This slow-arm orthodox bowler used the new ball perfectly to take three wickets in the first ODI and will be eager to repeat the feat in the second.
Possible Playing XI:
Richard Ngarava, Brad Evans, Craig Ervine (C), Wellington Masakadza, Clive Madande (Wk), Sikandar Raza, Garry Ballance, Blessing Muzarabani, Ryan Burl, Innocent Kaia, Tadiwanashe Marumani
Vivian Kingma, who has taken 6 wickets in his previous 6 games for the Netherlands, can replace Brandon Glover in the starting XI.
Given the opportunity to play in an ODI series after 8 months, the Netherlands team certainly responded to their critics by fighting until the bitter end against Zimbabwe in the first ODI.
Vikramjit Singh, Max ODowd, Tom Cooper, Musa Ahmed, Colin Ackermann, Scott Edwards (c & wk), Teja Nidamanuru, Shariz Ahmad, Paul van Meekeren, Fred Klaassen, Brandon Glover, Roelof van der Merwe, Vivian Kingma, Ryan Klein, Aryan Dutt
Players to watch out for:
Rising as the underdog in the Netherlands starting XI, Anil was the MOM in the first ODI and will be expected to deliver with the bat again in the upcoming game. Given how the top of the batting order has struggled, Nidamanuru could be batting much higher.
The captain hasn’t been playing well lately and was even dismissed at 7. However, if the Dutch team is to win this series, he must deliver a quality finish to their batting innings.
Showing off his ability with the new ball, Klaassen took three wickets in the first ODI.
Possible Playing XI:
Tom Cooper, Scott Edwards (C) (Wk), Anil Nidamanuru, Musa Ahmad, Max O Dowd, Shariz Ahmad, Vivian Kingma, Colin Ackermann, Paul Van Meekeren, Vikramjit Singh, Fred Klaassen
Zimbabwe vs Netherlands Head to Head
The Netherlands has won their last three games against Zimbabwe. More importantly, both of their previous two victories over the mentioned nation were by three wickets.
Zimbabwe vs Netherlands Head to Head Stats in ODI
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Zimbabwe vs Netherlands Toss Prediction
This does not appear to be a high-scoring venue, as the unexpected movement of the ball caused problems for both sides’ top-order batsmen. As a result, both captains will attempt to field first.
Zimbabwe vs Netherlands Pitch Report
While batsmen will need to take their time settling in, fast bowlers can be the X-factor on this track, with the ball swinging in both directions as it bounces off the surface.
The conditions are ideal for a good match, with humidity peaking at around 64% during the match hours and a temperature of around 19 degrees.
Zimbabwe vs Netherlands Prediction
While the Dutch team is eager to play, Zimbabwe was on the verge of defeating the former team. However, given the importance of the second ODI, the home team is most likely to rebound, as the Netherlands’ top batting order has shown signs of inconsistency throughout. Furthermore, Klaassen could be named MOM if Zimbabwe defeats the Netherlands in a one-sided match. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!
Zimbabwe is the favourite to beat Netherlands at the odds of 1.47.
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Clive Madande was Zimbabwe’s only batsman who appeared to be in good form, scoring 74 runs off 98 balls to help the home side reach a total of 249.