ICC Academy, Dubai, 18th October at 03:40 PM IST
Six places are up for grabs in the ICC T20 World Cup 2020 for which 14 teams divided into two groups namely A and B will be contesting to make it to the mega event.
18th October will see the commencement of Men’s T20 World Cup qualifiers 2019 and the first day will witness four matches taking place. One of the four matches will be played between Kenya and the Netherlands at ICC Academy Ground in Dubai.
Kenya are coming into this fixture on the back of twin defeates in the T20 World Cup Qualifiers warm-up matches against Canada and Jersey by 26 runs and 7 wickets respectively.
On the other hand, the Netherlands had a disappointing show in the recently concluded pentangular T20I series where they finished fourth in the points table. Let us see, which team takes the early momentum going into the tournament.
Here is the KEN vs NED Dream11 Today match prediction.
Kenya Won- 02
The Netherlands won- 03
The team management has announced a 15-man squad for this tournament led by S Ngoche.
Dhiren Gondaria and Alex Obanda will open the innings for Kenya.
Collins Obuya and wicket-keeper batsman Collins Obuya will follow the openers.
E Otieno and S Ngoche will be the key bowlers in the side.
The Netherlands have retained the same squad which competed in the Pentangular series.
All-rounder Pieter Seelaar will be leading the side.
Tobias Visee and Max O’Dowd will open the innings for the Netherlands followed by Ben Cooper, Colin Ackermann and Ryan ten Doeschate.
Paul van Meekeren, Fred Klaassen and Shane Santner will behold the bowling department.
S Ngoche (c), Nelson Odhiambo, Collins Obuya, Rakep Patel, Aman Gandi, Rushab Patel, Elijah Otieno, Dhiren Gondaria, Sachin Bhudia, Emmanuel Bundi, Irfan Karim, Pushpak Kerai, Jasraj Kundi, Lucas Ndandason, Shem Obado, Alex Obanda.
Pieter Seelaar (c), Shane Snater, Roelof van der Merwe, Ben Cooper, Tobias Visée, Scott Edwards, Colin Ackermann, Philippe Boissevain, Paul van Meekeren, Timm van der Gugten, Ryan ten Doeschate, Fred Klaassen, Tonny Staal, Brandon Glover, Max O’Dowd.
Kenya Playing 11-
I Karim, Rakep Patel, A Obanda, D Gondaria, Collins Obuya, S Ngoche, Jasraj Kundi, E Bundi, Pushpak Kerai, E Otieno, Nelson Odhiambo.
The Netherlands Playing 11-
Tobias Visee, Max O’Dowd, Ben Cooper, Pieter Seelaar, Ryan ten Doeschate, Roelof van der Merwe, Scott Edwards, Tim van der Gugten, Paul van Meekeren, Pieter Seelaar, Fred Klaassen/P Boissevain.
Fantasy picks from Kenya
The veteran all-rounder Collins Obuya has been a part if this setup for a fairly long time. He has 575 runs to his name from 27 innings in T20Is and has scalped 12 wickets.
Wicket-keeper batsman Irfan Karim has 113 runs to his name from 10 T20I innings.
Young opening batsman Dhiren Gondaria has 58 runs to his name from just 3 T20I innings.
Skipper Shem Ngoche has scalped 27 wickets from 22 matches in T20Is.
Fantasy picks from The Netherlands
Ryan ten Doeschate has been around the Netherland circuit for a fairly long time. He has 300 runs to his name from 13 T20I innings at a strike-rate of 131. He was monumental in the success of Essex Eagles in the recently concluded T20 Blast.
Roelof van der Merwe has 377 runs from 23 T20I innings and has also scalped 410 wickets.
Opening batsman Max O’Dowd has amassed 648 runs from 26 T20I innings at a healthy strike-rate of 127.55.
The Netherlands will bat first
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Disclaimer: Management can take late decisions depending on the match situation. The fantasy teams which we have produced here of KEN vs NED Dream11 are the best of our interest and depending on the credit scores of the players.