Rattled after losing the first ODI, Zimbabwe would come out looking to square the two-match ODI series 1-1 when they meet hosts Netherlands on Friday.
Zimbabwe arrived in Netherlands as favourites but the Netherlands produced a fine all-round performance to push them on the brink of series defeat. Bowlers and Max O’Dowd starred in the Netherlands’ win.
Head-to-head (last two ODIs)
Netherlands – 1, Zimbabwe – 1
Netherlands surprised the opposition with a complete performance in the 1st ODI. The hosts are expected to remain unchanged.
Zimbabwe TEAM NEWS
Ryan Burl and Chris Mpofu missed the last game. There is an outside chance of them featuring here.
Venue & Pitch
The last game at Sportpark Het Schootsveld produced an even battle between the bat and ball. This could turn out to be a similar affair.
Last result – Zimbabwe 205/8 (47.0) lost to Netherlands 209/3 (42.4) – June 19 1st ODI of Zimbabwe tour of Netherlands 2019
Expected XIs for Netherlands vs Zimbabwe 2nd ODI
NED Playing 11- Bas de Leede, Wesley Barresi, Pieter Seelaar (c), Scott Edwards (wk), Ben Cooper, Vivian Kingma, Tobias Visee, Roelof van der Merwe, Max ODowd, Fred Klaassen, Paul van Meekeren
ZIM Playing 11 – Hamilton Masakadza (c), Solomon Mire, Craig Ervine, Brendan Taylor (wk), Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Peter Moor, Donald Tiripano, Kyle Jarvis, Tendai Chatara, Ainsley Ndlovu
SL vs SCO Dream11 Team Prediction
Sean Williams and Brendan Taylor remain the two most threatening batsmen from the visiting side. Williams averages 78.50 in the last 10 ODIs while Taylor’s batting average in the last 6 knocks is 46.
As far as bowlers are concerned, Kyle Jarvis and Tendai Chatara can be backed to do the most damage. Jarvis has 18 scalps in last 10 ODIs while Chatara has picked 12 wickets in last 8 outings.
MaxO’Dowd of Netherlands would be confident after a match-winning unbeaten 82 in the first ODI. Paul van Meekeren, Pieter Seelaar and Fred Klaasen picked two wickets apiece in the first ODI on Wednesday.
Captain options – Sean Williams, Brendan Taylor
X-factors – H Masakadza