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Match Prediction For Kenya Vs Netherlands Group A, 3rd Match | ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier | ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019 | KEN VS NED

ABOUT THE MATCH

Kenya will be playing its first match of the tournament against Netherlands on Friday, 18 October 2019 at ICC Academy, Dubai.

After struggling a lot to participate in the qualifiers, Kenya recently earned the privilege, with a 2nd spot in T20 World Cup Africa Regional Finals and settled at 29th rank in the ICC Men’s T20I Team Rankings. 

On the other hand, Netherlands is holding 18th spot in the ICC Men’s T20I Team Rankings and has players who play in the English County circuit. Earlier, Netherlands appeared in 2009, 2014, and 2016 editions of the T20 World Cup while Kenya last participated in 2007. 

PITCH AND CONDITIONS

We could witness ICC Academy Grounds producing scores over 160+ in the first few matches due to fresh pitches which are slower in nature. The majority of wickets here go to spinners and slow bowlers.

The weather is expected to be cloudy during the afternoon at the ICC Academy Ground on Friday. However, there are no chances of rain and the game is expected to be played without any interruption.

PROBABLE PLAYING XI OF Kenya

Irfan Karim, Rakep Patel, Alex Obanda, Dhiren Gondaria, Aman Gandhi, Collins Obuya, Shem Ngoche, Emmanuel Bundi, Pushpak Kerai, Elijah Otieno, L Ndandason

PROBABLE PLAYING XI OF Netherlands

Scott Edwards, Ryan ten Doeschate, Ben Cooper, Max O’Dowd, Tonny  Staal, Roelof van der Merwe, Pieter Seelaar, Fred Klaassen, Shane Snater, Brandon Glover, Paul Van Meekeren.

MATCH PREVIEW

Kenya

  • Kenya performed very well in the 2003 World Cup and reached the qualifiers by topping the Africa-Eastern sub-region qualifiers.
  • Irfan Karim and Gurdeep Singh are the two top performers of Kenya. 
  • N Kalyan and A Obanda will open the innings with Kalyan being in good form.
  • Collins Obuya, Shem Ngoche and Dhiren Gondaria are the players to watch for.

Netherlands

  • Netherlands is looking forward to revival after an absolute disappointing T20 pentangular tournament in Oman.
  • Netherlands are set to be boosted by the inclusion of Colin Ackermann and Ryan ten Doeschate.
  • Tobias Visee and Max O’Dowd will be opening the innings. Tobias Visee has an average of 39.8 in the last 5 T20 matches with 199 runs while Max O’Dowd scored 204 runs.
  • Ryan ten Doeschate, Pieter Seelaar and Scott Edwards will wield influence on the game for their team.

PROBABLE WINNING TEAM:

The Netherlands looks pretty strong with their team and is likely to get off with a win.

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Lasya Priya
Lasya Priya
Apart from reading inspirational and thrilling genre of books, I am a cricket-crazy girl, who loves to watch all formats of the game. The energy of cricketers infectiously affects me, inspiring me in the way I live my life.

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T20 WORLD CUP 2024 POINTS TABLE

GROUP A

TEAMMWLPTNRR
IND33061.137
USA32140.127
PAK31220.191
CAN3122-0.493
IRE2020-1.712

GROUP B

TEAMMWLPTNRR
AUS33063.580
SCOT32052.164
ENG31133.081
NAM3122-2.098
OMA4040-3.062

GROUP C

TEAMMWL PTNRR
AFG33064.230
WI33062.596
UGA3122-4.217
PNG3030-0.886
NZ2020-2.425

GROUP D

TEAMMWLPTNRR
SA33060.603
BAN32140.478
NED3122-0.408
NEP2011-0.539
SL3021-0.777

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