Bangladesh vs Netherlands Match Preview
Bangladesh and Netherlands are ready to lock horns in the extremely exciting contest of the Super 12 phase of ICC T20 World Cup 2022 at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart on Monday. Let us look at Bangladesh vs Netherlands Match Preview in detail.
It’s been quite a journey for the Netherlands side, who defeats all odds against them and advanced to the Super 12 stage.
At first they defeated the UAE side by 3 wickets on Sunday. They outlasted Namibia in their second game then by 5 wickets. However, they lost their final qualifier against Sri Lanka.
The game against the Asian Champions was truly fantastic, where both teams tried hard to win, Sri Lanka, however always remained 70:30 in the game. But, the Dutch side too played a good game. As they first restricted them to 162 in 20 overs and the managed to take the game to the last over but lost it by 16 runs.
Max O’Dowd the savior
Max O’Dowd of, who scored the most runs for Netherland with 71 off 53 and was remained unbeaten, has scored the 129 runs in 3 games so far at an average of nearly 64.
They finished at the second spot of the points table and joined the tough group of India, Pakistan, South Africa, Bangladesh and – for the Super 12 phase of the competition.
The tigers, on the other hand, not in good touch for the past couple of months. After failing to reach Super 4 at the Asia Cup 2022, they failed to reach the finals of the tri-series between Pakistan. New Zealand and them by losing all of their games. And then they lost their warm-up game on Monday too, which is a sign of concern for the Shakib Al Hasan side.
Bangladesh and Netherlands have met only 1 time before in the marquee event. Where Bangladesh tasted success by 8 runs in the 2016 World Cup in India.
It’s a good wicket to bat on, however, it mostly favours the pacers. But if batters managed to stay on crease for some time then they can score good runs on this surface.
BAN Vs NED: Probable Playing XIs
Afif Hossain, Najmul Hossain, Soumya Sarkar, M Hossain, Shakib Al Hasan(C), Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Liton Das, Nurul Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Hasan Mahmud
Colin Ackermann, Tom Cooper, Bas de Leede, Max O’Dowd, Roelof van der Merwe, Vikramjit Singh, Scott Edwards(c), Logan van Beek, Timm van der Gugten, Fred Klaassen, Tim Pringle
BAN Vs NED: Who will win?
Considering the Bangladesh side’s current form one can say that the Dutch may beat them. But the Tigers experience playing at the big tournaments will help them and the biggest factor. Their skipper is a one man army to boost the confidence of their players. So, it feels like they will pick up a win over Netherlands.
However, we simply cannot just underestimated the Netherlands. Who played some exceptional cricket in recent times.