Zimbabwe is hosting the Netherlands for a 3-match ODI series starting today at Harare Sports Club.
Scott Edwards is leading the Netherlands for this series while Craig Ervine is the Zimbabwean skipper.
Looking at their ODI team rankings, then Zimbabwe is in 13th place while the Netherlands are just below them in 14th place.
Moreover, both these teams have faced each other only 3 times in ODIs so far. Furthermore, on these three occasions, Zimbabwe won 1 while the Netherlands won 2 times.
Meanwhile, both these teams have a great mix of young and experienced players in their lineups.
Some of the star players for the Netherlands are Vikramjit Singh, Bas de Leede, Max O’Dowd, Roelof van der Merwe, and Colin Ackermann.
On the other hand, Zimbabwe has the likes of Gary Ballance, Ryan Burl, Wesley Madhevere, Tendai Chatara, and Blessing Muzarabani.
Thus, we are going to have a good game between these two teams today at Harare.
Match: Zimbabwe vs Netherlands, 1st ODI
Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare
Date: 21st March 2023
Time: 1:00 PM IST
The surface at Harare is a neutral one, supporting both batters and bowlers. Meanwhile, spinners can become dangerous in the middle overs while pacers will be effective throughout the game. Furthermore, the average first innings score at this venue is 241 runs.
Full Squads for Zimbabwe vs Netherlands, 1st ODI
Craig Ervine (c), Gary Ballance, Innocent Kaia, Brad Evans, Brandon Mavuta, Ryan Burl, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Wesley Madhevere, Clive Madande (wk), Tadiwanashe Marumani (wk), Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava, Tendai Chatara, Wellington Masakadza
Max O’Dowd, Musa Ahmed, Teja Nidamanuru, Tom Cooper, Vikramjit Singh, Colin Ackermann, Roelof van der Merwe, Shariz Ahmad, Scott Edwards (c & wk), Aryan Dutt, Brandon Glover, Fred Klaassen, Paul van Meekeren, Ryan Klein, Vivian Kingma
Probable Playing XI for Zimbabwe vs Netherlands, 1st ODI
Innocent Kaia, Tadiwanashe Marumani (wk), Craig Ervine (c), Gary Ballance, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Ryan Burl, Wesley Madhevere, Richard Ngarava, Blessing Muzarabani, Tendai Chatara
Max O’Dowd, Vikramjit Singh, Colin Ackermann, Bas de Leede, Tom Cooper, Musa Ahmed, Scott Edwards (c & wk), Roelof van der Merwe, Paul van Meekeren, Fred Klaassen, Vivian Kingma
From the team combinations and previous results, we can say that the Netherlands have a great chance of winning this game.
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