The 34th match of the T20 World Cup tournament is scheduled to take place on 2nd November at Adelaide Oval. And this face-off will be taking place between the winner of ‘Group B’ (Zimbabwe) and runner-up of ‘Group A’ (Netherlands).
Team of Zimbabwe
Overall, the Zimbabwe team has encountered three matches of the tournament. But till now, they managed to register only one victory as one of the matches was washed out by rain, and they were defeated in the other match. They successfully defeated Pakistan but couldn’t retain their form in the face-off against Bangladesh. According to reports, their bowling options leaked 150 runs in 20 overs. Among the bowlers, Richard Ngarava showed up as the most successful one. He was followed by Blessing Muzarabani, Sikandar Raza and Sean Williams.
Also, their batsmen managed to score 147 runs. Sean Williams, from the team managed to score 64 runs on 42 balls, with the help of eight boundaries. Ryan Burl was the other batter, who faced around 25 balls and smashed two boundaries and one huge six during his inning. Along with them, Regis Chakabva also scored 15 runs.
Zimbabwe Playing XI
Wesley Madhevere, Craig Ervine (Captain of the team), Milton Shumba, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Regis Chakabva (Wicketkeeper), Ryan Burl, Brad Evans, Richard Ngarava, Blessing Muzarabani, Tendai Chatara.
Team of Netherlands
The Netherlands team, on the other hand, couldn’t register a single victory for their team in the Super 12 rounds. Not long ago, the team was defeated by Pakistan with a margin of around six wickets. According to reports, their batting unit did try to set a tough competition for their competitors, but they could score only 91 runs in 20 overs. Among their batsmen, Colin Ackermann managed to score the maximum runs, with 27 runs to his name in 27 deliveries, with the help of two boundaries. And the skipper, Scott Edwards scored 15 runs.
Moreover, the bowlers also struggled to show their excellent form. It was Brandon Glover from their side, who picked two wickets in 2.5 overs against 22 runs. Paul van Meekeren was the other bowler who picked up one wicket in four overs against 19 runs.
Netherlands Playing XI
Stephan Myburgh, Max O’Dowd, Tom Cooper, Colin Ackermann, Scott Edwards (Captain of the team and Wicketkeeper), Roelof van der Merwe, Tim Pringle, Logan van Beek, Fred Klaassen, Paul van Meekeren, Brandon Glover.
As per previous records, Zimbabwe won three matches against Netherlands. But the Netherlands team could register only one win against the team of Zimbabwe.
Based on recent performances and past records, Zimbabwe seems to be stronger than the Netherlands. Perhaps, the chance of winning the upcoming match is more in favour of Zimbabwe. Moreover, Zimbabwe’s performance has been better in the tournament compared to their next competitor.
But players of Netherlands are equally expected to come up with their previous form that were showcased by them in the qualifier battles.