ABOUT THE MATCH
The 1st Playoff of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019 will be played between the Netherlands and the United Arab Emirates at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai.
In the past six completed games, teams batting first have scored in excess of 180 on four instances. Expect the team winning the toss to Bat first.
PITCH AND CONDITIONS
It is expected to be another bright and sunny day in Dubai. According to the weather report, the humidity is expected to be around 38% while the max-min temperatures will be in the range of 27-37 degrees celsius.
The pitch at the Dubai International Stadium has seen high-scoring games thus far. In the past six completed games, teams batting first have scored in excess of 180 on four instances. Much of the same should be expected tomorrow.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI OF Netherlands
Tobias Visee, Max O’Dowd, Ben Cooper, Colin Ackermann, Pieter Seelaar (c), Ryan ten Doeschate, Roelof van der Merwe, Scott Edwards (wk), Brandon Glover, Paul van Meekeren, Timm van der Gugten.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI OF UAE
Chirag Suri, Rohan Mustafa, Rameez Shahzad, Muhammad Usman, Darius D’Silva, Sultan Ahmed, Waheed Ahmed, Mohammad Boota (WK), Ahmed Raza (C), Junaid Siddiqui, Zahoor Khan.
- The Netherlands come into this playoff after having secured a four-wicket win against the Scotts thanks to Pieter Seelaar’s economical bowling effort (2-12) and Ryan ten Doeschate unbeaten 35-ball 51.
- UAE, on the other hand, comes into this game on the back of a 14-run-win over Canada a victory that was set-up by Muhammad Usman’s 63-ball 89 and ably backed up by Waheed Ahmed’s 3-21.
PROBABLE WINNING TEAM:
It will be a close encounter but given the all-round strength of the Netherlands, they’ll start as favorites.
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