NED vs OMN Dream11 Prediction: The 8th warm-up match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 is scheduled to be played between Netherlands and Oman on 14 October (Thursday) at the ICC Academy Ground in Dubai. This will be the 2nd warm-up games for both these teams and an important chance to prepare themselves and pick out the best possible permutations and combination before Round 1 of the mega event.
Both these teams are coming into this match after witnessing quite similar results in their previous few outings. Netherlands have won two out of their last five games in the shortest format of the game. On the other hand, the Oman side suffered a disappointing 0-2 T20I series whitewash at the hands of Sri Lanka at home recently losing both the matches by convincing margins. However, Oman defeated Mumbai in their previous T20 series at home.
This will be a big opportunity for both these teams to prepare well for the T20 World Cup. Oman occupies the 18th spot in the ICC Rankings with a total of 1732 points. On the other hand, Netherlands occupies the 17th spot in the ICC Rankings with a total of 3504 points. Both these teams will also play the Round 1 of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021.
Fixture Name: Match 8, Netherlands vs Oman
Competition: World T20 Warm-up Matches
Date: 14 October
Time: 11:30 AM IST
Ground: ICC Academy Ground, Dubai
Pitch Report: The surface and the conditions at the ICC Academy Ground are once again expected to be dry and slow. The spinners have extracted great amount of turn from this track and it will behave similarly in this match as well. There will be some amount of dew in the second innings. However, the captain winning the toss should choose to bowl first. The average first innings total will once again remain around the 150-160 mark.
It will be a great move to pick a mixed combination of Oman and Netherlands players in your respective dream fantasy cricket teams. Since it is the opening stage of the tournament, it will be a good decision to include more of batters and all-rounders to increase the chances of winning big contests. The likes of Aaqib Ilyas, Zeeshan Maqsood, Roelof van der Merwe and Pieter Seelaar remain the must pick players for this exciting contest.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Scott Edwards
BATSMEN: Ben Cooper, Max O’Dowd, Jatinder Singh, Aaqib Ilyas
ALL-ROUNDERS: Pieter Seelaar, Roelof van der Merwe, Zeeshan Maqsood
BOWLERS: Paul van Meekeren, Kaleemullah, Bilal Khan
Oman will start as the overwhelming favourites to win this match due to their superb performance in the shorter format in the recent while. Both of their players in the batting as well as bowling departments have been in a good form. On the other hand, Netherlands will also be hoping to gain some important confidence before the start of the all-important Round 1 of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021.
Netherlands will be hoping to grab the momentum ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 both with the bat and ball. The likes of Ben Cooper, Max O’Dowd, Roelof van der Merwe and Pieter Seelaar will be their important clogs in the batting department and all of them will be excited to contribute well before the T20 World Cup. On the other hand, the likes of Paul van Meekeren, Logan van Beek and Timm van der Gugten will be very much crucial with the ball.
Netherlands skipper Pieter Seelaar has contributed immensely well from the front in his short T20 career. He has scored more than 600 runs after playing just 55 T20 innings that includes a best of 96 not out. Pieter Seelaar also has the ability to deliver well with the ball as he has picked up 63 wickets so far at an economy of less than 8. He has an average of 25.95 with the ball.
For Netherlands, Roelof van der Merwe is quite an experience campaigner when it comes to the shortest format of the game. He has played in a total of 256 T20 matches having smacked nearly 2700 runs at a strike-rate of 131.94. He has notched up as many as 10 half-centuries. Roelof van der Merwe can also contribute impressively well with the ball as he taken a total of 242 wickets at an economy of 7.18.
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NED Playing 11 (likely)
Roelof van der Merwe
Ryan ten Doeschate
Paul van Meekeren
Logan van Beek
Timm van der Gugten
The Oman cricket team has performed well above their potential in the recent while both in the batting as well as bowling departments. The likes of Jatinder Singh, Aaqib Ilyas, Zeeshan Maqsood and Kashyap Prajapati will have to play a significant role in the batting department and all of them will want to be amongst the runs before the T20 World Cup. On the other hand, the trio of Kaleemullah, Bilal Khan and Fayyaz Butt will form part of the bowling attack.
Oman captain Zeeshan Maqsood has been really effective both with the bat and ball in the shortest format of the game. He has the ability contribute immensely well as an all-rounder having scored more than 800 runs while playing in a total of 44 T20 matches. Maqsood has also notched up as many as four half-century in his T20 career so far. The Oman skipper can deliver with the ball as well taking 29 wickets at an economy of less than 7.
For Oman, opening batter Aaqib Ilyas is coming into this T20 World Cup warm-up match on the back of a stunning knock of 60 runs off 38 balls that included 4 sixes and 3 fours against Sri Lanka in the second T20I. He has scored a total of 185 runs in the last five matches that includes two brilliant half-centuries as well. While talking about his T20 career so far, he has smashed 471 runs in 24 matches at a strike-rate of 114.60.
OMN Playing 11 (likely)
Watch Netherlands vs Oman World T20 Warm-up match Live score and streaming on the Star Sports Network and HotStar app. All the players stats and match scores along with exciting live ball-to-ball commentary will be available on the Hotstar app. There will a great experience of entertainment as both these international teams, Netherlands and Oman have some exciting players in their respective line-ups who will been keen to do well these warm-up matches before the start of the mega event.
The Netherlands vs Oman World T20 Warm-up match will be broadcasted live on the Star Sports 3 channel from 11:30 AM IST. The Star Sports Network are the official television rights holder for this year’s ICC T20 World Cup. The viewers will get to listen to expert comments and detailed pitch report alongwith live ball-to-ball commentary on the Star Sports Network and the Hotstar app.
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