ZIM vs NED Match Preview, Match Details, Pitch Report, Probable Playing XI, Match Predictions for Match 34, Super 12 Group 2 of ICC Mens T20 World Cup 2022

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ZIM vs NED: Group 2 will be in action on Wednesday in the ICC Mens T20 World Cup 2022. In the first game, Zimbabwe will face Netherlands in the 34th fixture on 2nd November 2022. Adelaide Oval will be the host for this match. 

Zimbabwe cricket team is in the form of their lives. They came into the tournament to prove their relevance in the cricket circuit. They started the qualifiers stage with a bang and knocked out West Indies to book their spot in the Super 12 group. However, the Super 12 stage did not look that easy. But, Zimbabwe came with intent and was in no mood to back down. They produced the biggest upset of the tournament as they defeated the Asia Cup runner-up, Pakistan, in a last-ball thriller game. Sikandar Raza turned the game around with an all-round performance. Zimbabwe is turning out to be one of the most prominent teams in this tournament that has the capability to defeat any team on a given day. 

Meanwhile, Netherlands is the worst performer in Group 2. They have lost all three games and stand last in the group. They last faced Pakistan and were destroyed by the Pakistani pace unit. Hence, they stand at the edge of elimination. 

Match Details for ZIM vs NED

Series: ICC Mens T20 World Cup 2022

Date: 2nd November 2022 (Wednesday)

Time: 9:30 AM IST

Venue: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

Live Streaming: Star Sports, Hotstar

Pitch Report for ZIM vs NED

The wicket will be new as this is the first game in the tournament that is going to be held at this venue. The surface will produce an even game. Scoring won’t be easy as the boundaries are longer on the sides. Bowling first would be a good choice on this wicket. 

Probable Playing XI


Wesley Madhevere, Craig Ervine (captain), Milton Shumba, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Regis Chakabva (wicket-keeper), Ryan Burl, Brad Evans, Tendai Chatara, Richard Ngarava, Blessing Muzarabani


Stephan Myburgh, Max ODowd, Bas de Leede, Colin Ackermann, Tom Cooper, Scott Edwards (captain/wicket-keeper), Roelof van der Merwe, Tim Pringle, Fred Klaassen, Logan van Beek, Paul van Meekeren

Match Predictions for ZIM vs NED

Zimbabwe is the probable winner of this fixture. They did come close to defeating Bangladesh in a dramatic previous fixture but fell short by just 4 runs in the end. They have a good chance of making the semi-finals if they win a couple of games ahead of schedule. Meanwhile, the T20 World Cup tournament is almost over for Netherlands and they have their pride as a team at stake. Hence, they are expected to come out all guns blazing. Overall, a close encounter is likely on the cards.

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