Date: October 20, 2021
Time: 3:30 PM IST
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
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Namibia will face Netherlands in match number 7 of the World T20 Cup at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi. Both the sides have lost their opening matches in Round 1 but would want to register a win here to stay pretty much alive in the tournament and be in the race for the top-two finish which will imply a place in the Super 12 stage.
While Namibia were outplayed by former champions Sri Lanka, Netherlands succumbed to a defeat against Ireland where again the Dutch were overpowered by the Irishmen. It should be a battle of which team has the ability to bounce back when they meet on Wednesday.
With a quick turnaround at the same venue, trust the ones in good form to come good. Moreover, a conscious attempt could be made to try and pick the players in the fantasy team who have the best chance to make an impact. This suggests that multi-skilled performers could be more bankable options than single-skilled players. Zane Green in this sense is a no-brainer pick. Not only will he bat at the top of the order but will also keep wickets thereby creating more opportunities to fetch points. Scott Edwards is another keeping option but bats lower down the order so should be picked as a last resort to balance the side.
Among other multi-skilled players, all-rounders will have a huge role to play. The likes of JJ Smit, Pieter Seelaar, Roelof van der Merwe, Colin Ackermann among others could be in consideration for a place in the fantasy side. Having said that, the batters and bowlers often play the match-defining role. Max ODowd, Craig Williams, Stephan Baard, Ben Cooper could be trusted as batting options while Fred Klaassen, Ruben Trumpelmann, Bernard Scholtz, Logan van Beek can be looked as the bowling options.
Probable Playing XIs:
Stephan Baard, Zane Green (wk), Craig Williams, Gerhard Erasmus (c), David Wiese, JJ Smit, Jan Frylinck, Pikky Ya France, Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton, Ruben Trumpelmann, Bernard Scholtz
Max ODowd, Ben Cooper , Bas de Leede, Colin Ackermann, Ryan ten Doeschate, Scott Edwards (wk), Roelof van der Merwe, Pieter Seelaar (c), Logan van Beek, Fred Klaassen, Brandon Glover
Wicketkeepers: Zane Green, Scott Edwards
Batters: Max ODowd, Craig Williams, Stephan Baard, Ben Coope
All-rounders: JJ Smit, Pieter Seelaar, Roelof van der Merwe, Colin Ackermann
Bowlers: Fred Klaassen, Ruben Trumpelmann, Bernard Scholtz, Logan van Beek
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